Student City Challenge 2021
On 28 May Arnhem Studiestad and partners are organizing the Student City Challenge 2021 on the HAN Campus in Arnhem.
Working together on inspiring projects
The challenge is a 15-hour event where students tackle issues that can innovate and boost the student climate in Arnhem. These are real issues that local government (City of Arnhem), research institutes and the business community are now facing. During the challenge, 2 nd - and 3 rd -year students use ideation and design to work towards an innovative business case. See it like a pressure cooker where students are continuously fed and stimulated through associations, emotions and intuition based on the Creative Inventive Thinking method.
Students from different degree programs explore the issues together in an interdisciplinary setting and under the guidance of a coach. This is a great practical case for students to get acquainted with entrepreneurship. Interdisciplinary cooperation, workshops on social design, biomimicry, business model canvas and stakeholder validation are all part of the program. A pitch fair will be held at the end for the City Deal Kennis Maken and Ondernemers Kontakt Arnhem entrepreneur network. A jury will select the 3 best teams for a public pitch. There are prizes too!
Arnhem Studiestad works together with Citymarketing Arnhem, HAN University of Applied Sciences, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Van Hall Larenstein and ROC Rijn IJssel to make Arnhem an even more attractive city for study and work.
Multidisciplinary groups divided into 5 themes
What does your future student residence look like? Devise a housing concept that uses sustainability and social impact as its starting points. What’s a good location in Arnhem? Do you want mixed housing? Social diversity? Circular design/energy transition? And what part of this concept could contribute to a healthy lifestyle, including e.g. physical, mental, spiritual and nutritional health?
Studying: lots of fun! New contacts, friends, going out together, doing fun things and discovering the city: a great adventure. But what if you’re not doing quite so well? Come up with a solution to contribute to student well-being in the broadest sense of the word: where can students turn with feelings of loneliness, financial concerns, and questions about health, study or personal matters?
What would be an attractive student campus for you near the Van Hall Larenstein and HAN campuses? And how can your startup contribute to this?
Arnhem is known as a fashion city. But how can we get this message across to students? In other words: how do we put Arnhem on the map as a sustainable fashion city? Not just during events but all year round?
“We would like Arnhem citizens to know more about the food they consume, to be connected with the producers in the region, and to rely on as few food miles as possible. This will benefit our wellbeing, the regional economy and the environment. It will also create a feeling of community and safety.” What if we managed somehow to make sure that at least 20% of the food we consume in Arnhem comes from local growers? How can your team contribute to achieving this goal?
Want to find out more? Check out the Study in Arnhem website.