The Recupel E-loop Challenge calls for students from all educational and geographical backgrounds who like to become masters in dealing with the problem of e-waste. It creates a unique contest to dive into this problem and design inspiring solutions.
The outcomes of the challenge should stage a future where in electronics either or both
• have a longer lifecycle and are more intensively used
• are careful and easily collected by the whole community
• can and will be almost seamlessly and completely re-used.
The outcome should be highly inspirational and demonstrate the efficiency of cross-functional, international thinking and an intense collaboration between students of a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds.
After the World Resources Forum, we’ll help interested groups taking their solution to the next level.
The Recupel E-loop Challenge is open to students of over 18 years, of any nationality and educational background who want to act as agents of change.
An interest in themes as behavioral change (“nudging”), circular economy, innovation, stakeholder management, technological processing, product or engineering design, innovative cooperation, environmental preservation and education, and sustainable development are a plus to participate.
We call for students with a critical and entrepreneurial mindset, who can combine ambition and great curiosity with a healthy portion of empathy.
Students should be willing to travel to Antwerp (Belgium) and to participate in the bootcamp sessions between 24rd -26th of February 2019. Travel and accommodation will be paid for by the organisation.
Deadline open call: 1 december 2018.
Students will compete in three groups of 5. We search for 15 students in total.
In order to create great diverse teams, they will be selected and composed by the organisation before the 15th of December, based on their entry form and the probability of team fit. The selected members will receive a confirmation e-mail this same day.
Candidates who were not selected to participate, will also receive a notification in the following week.
Being able to participate in the Recupel E-loop Challenge is a win on it’s own. You get a unique opportunity to develop sustainable projects to work on yourself! At the end of the bootcamp you’ll present the invented solutions to the whole conference. A jury at the World Resources Forum will then choose the winning team.