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Battle of ideas … all winners

The winners of the WOTRO Science for global development Battle of Ideas

WOTRO Science for global development was organizing this interesting battle for international students in honor of their 50th anniversary! The students picked a theme (Food, Water, Security and Rule of Law, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Inclusive development) and started cracking in search for innovative ideas to make this world a better place. An important challenge was that besides coming up with a good idea, the students had to invest in the social innovative part. In short, come up with different methods of working and implementation of their ideas.

Hems Zwier of the Social Innovation Lab teamed up with WOTRO to create the most exciting and challenging sandpit ever. Experts from all over the world joined in and worked with the students in the final sandpit on the 15th of October. The Battle of Ideas is not only a challenge but also a co-creation event. The students challenged each other with the objective to even make their opponent better by reflecting on their ideas. Call it a Competitive Cooperative Challenge! Besides Hems, Anook and Maria joined in to facilitate the teams.

The Battle had an energizing effect on the audience of the WOTRO 50 years Forward Thinking Conference. Besides the harvesting of the students brilliant ideas, the hidden agenda was to seek new ways of co-creation in scientific research. For an impression of the Battle click this link

 

The battle of ideas …is on! Go4it!

groupThe battle of ideas is on! WOTRO Science for global development is organizing this interesting battle for international students in honor of their 50th anniversary! International students living in the Netherlands will team up and challenge themselves and each other to come up with the most innovative ideas. The students will pick a theme (Food, Water, Security and Rule of Law, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Inclusive development) and start cracking.

Experts from all over the world will join in and work with the students in the final sandpit on the 15th of October. And the best thing is the winners get some nice price money to invest in their idea. The Battle of Ideas is a challenge but also a co-creation event. The students challenge each other with the objective to even make their opponent better by reflecting on their ideas. Call it a Cooperative Challenge! Hems Zwier of the Social Innovation Lab will team up with WOTRO to create the most exciting and challenging sandpit ever.

Join the battle

If you are an international student living and studying in the Netherlands and you think you’re up to it … just go4it! There is still time to enter the challenge and be part of it! Read the details and apply!

Matchmaking event

In June WOTRO organized a matchmaking event for the students that registered for the Battle. In Utrecht they met-up, got acquainted and got a good look at their opponents or better their co-creators. Watch the video for a short impression.