Plastic Free Challenge
Plastic Free Challenge is an innovation challenge with a two-day event, where the goal is to innovate new ways to use sustainable (packaging) materials! We want your input in creating a more sustainable ecosystem and your views on how to use resources more efficiently. Start working on your idea now and come to Kotka to get mentoring and to put final touches in your pitches!
WHEN AND WHERE
3.12. – 4.12.
In Xlab Kotka, Kirkkokatu 20, 48100 Kotka. More information about Xlab Kotka at www.xlabkotka.fi
WHO CAN JOIN
Anyone, who is interested in tackling the challenges of a sustainable future! We are looking for students from different backgrounds, from business, environmental engineers, designers, ITC and others!
The event agenda will be here soon
HOW TO JOIN
Register for the event it Peppi [MO00DO88-3002 Innoleiri 2 op] and join the course in Learn* to get 2 ECTS
Check the pre-challenge tasks in Learn (search Plastic Free Challenge, learn.xamk.fi)
The deadline for the pre-challenge tasks is 2.12.
Work on your idea before the event, sketch your pitch presentation and join us at 3.12. in Kotka to finish your idea!
!! We will contact everyone registered in Peppi closer to the event to inform you about transportation and other important things.
WHAT DO I GET
2 ECTS if you do the pre-challenge tasks and pitch your idea
Networking opportunities, learn new things, make new contacts!
Participate in a Seminar in Pyhtää to pitch your idea
..and much more!
Register for the event before the end of 30.11.
- Register for the event it Peppi and join the course in Learn* to get 2 ECTS
Peppi MO00DO88-3002 Innoleiri 2 op/ECTS and Learn -course, Plastic Free Challenge
(You can also participate in the event without gaining credits, but more detailed information will be sent to students registered in Peppi and in Learn)
- See the preliminary tasks and start brainstorming your idea on your own or with a team
- Create a short presentation and pitch to support your idea. the presentation doesn’t need to be perfect yet, you can work on it at 3.12. in Kotka.
- Participate in the innovation day on 3.12. in Kotka. More information about transportation etc. provided later on.
*Moodle will be replaced by Learn in Xamk, so the material and tasks will be in Learn, learn.xamk.fi
EVENT AGENDA 3. - 4.12.
|9:00||Welcome coffee’s at Kotka Market Square, Cafe Paussi|
|10:00||Introduction: Welcome & Workshop Goals. Introduction to Lego Serious Play @ Xlab Kotka|
|10:45||Exploration of the topic, Building Insights and Customer Profiles with LSP|
|12:30||Ideation of solutions, Brainwriting Experience Prototyping with LSP|
|13:45||Building Customer Journeys with LSP|
|15:00||Summary and next steps|
|16:00||End of workshop|
|17:00||Time to work on your ideas and mentoring, more info at the event|
|8:00||Breakfast @ Sokos Hotel Seurahuone|
|10:00||Working on the ideas @ Xlab Kotka|
||Transport to Pyhtää, departure @ Xlab Kotka|
|11:15||Pitching at Pyhtää|
|13:00||Seminar speeches and free time|
|16:15||Back to Kotka, end of the event|
Xlab Kotka, Kirkkokatu 20
What if I can’t come to Kotka? Can I participate online?
Yes, you can do the pre-challenge tasks and do your pitch via Skype/Teams on 4.12.!
I haven’t been at an event like this. What do I need to know/do?
Have an open mind and ready for teamwork. Work on your idea online on your own or with a team and join us in Kotka for the event days. Bring with you all things necessary (see packing check-list)
What if I don’t know anybody there?
Don’t worry! You will meet new people and make new friends! It’s part of the experience.
Do I need to have a prototype?
No, a prototype is not necessary. If you have a mock-up or a sketch of your idea thats great!
I don’t know much about packaging/waste management/…
Don’t sweat! You don’t need to be an expert about the topic. You have time to learn and remember to think outside the box!
How about accommodation/sleep?
We will send more information about the situation. We’ll try to arrange everyone to have a place to stay in Kotka. Remember to get some sleep during the event!
What to pack
Laptop & charger
Phone & charger
Toothbrush, toothpaste & deodorant
Clothes (pyjamas, socks, t shirt)
Towel & facewash / bodywash / soap / shampoo
Sleeping bag / blanket / pillow & mattress
Medicines eg . Allergy
Keyboard / mouse
Pen / Pencil / Paper