Journeying around Europe: What happened in Week 5 on the #ClimateJourney16

As our Journey students finish the fifth week of their summer school we take a look back at what they’ve been up to in Wroclaw, Bologna, the Netherlands and Hamburg.

More than 220 students from over 45 countries, representing 50 disciplines, are currently taking part in Europe’s largest climate change education programme – the Climate-KIC summer school.

The Journey summer school is an introduction to the world of climate change entrepreneurship. The students learn about making decisions, pushing boundaries, getting out of their comfort zone, improving performance and reinforcing their confidence. Set over 13 locations across Europe, this year’s programme is Climate-KIC’s largest summer school and is divided into six separate groups. Each group travels to three different locations gaining insight and experience from a selection of Europe’s best universities and most innovative businesses. 

After an introduction into climate change and entrepreneurship the students will start work on forming their own climate change business idea. Last week the first two streams of the Journey met in Wroclaw for their finals! Whilst the shorter three-week summer schools also met Bologna to pitch their business ideas. 

The last two groups of students set off this week for Tronheim and London after spending the last two weeks of their Journey in the Netherlands and Hamburg. 

Bologna finals

Summer school students who journeyed from Zurich and Budapest joined together in Bologna last week for their business idea pitches. Winning teams were Tex-olution, who won the best pitch award, and Blue-Dock who took home best idea. 

Wroclaw finals

The first two Journey streams joined together in Wroclaw, Poland last week for their finals! Teams practiced their pitches and finalised their business cases before competing against one another in front of a Jury, and audience of their peers. 

Port of Hamburg

Students in Germany visited to Port of Hamburg to learn about how they tackle climate change

Water innovations

Meanwhile in the Netherlands students were shown state of the art water innovations by start-up, Wetsus, at the TU Delft campus last week.

Check out some of the photos taken so far:

Journey Summer School #ClimateJourney16

Social media

Check out how #ClimateJourney16 has been going down on Twitter this week below: