The DT Lab @ UiT The Arctic University of Norway, in collaboration with DT4U @ Lodz University of Technology, SHOPA @ Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology and the University of Vigo, Spain, are hereby inviting current UiT students to take part in a week-long “design thinking challenge” in September, with the best student group winning a fully paid trip to Vigo, Spain!

Details: As part of an EU-funded project named “DiamonDT”, the DT Lab will host a design challenge for students interested in design thinking.

There will be six students per team, with the only requirements being that you are a current UiT student and that you have some prior knowledge or interest in design thinking. Students from all faculties can apply to take part in the challenge.

While the challenge takes place in Tromsø, a similar challenge will take place in Vigo, Spain, Lodz, Poland and Bydgoszcz, Poland. A total of 16 teams (4 in each partner location) and 96 students will take part of the challenge.

The challenge will last exactly one week. On the last day of the challenge, the groups will present their projects, and a local “winner” will be decided. The winning group from each university will later travel to Vigo, Spain to present their work as part of a finishing conference hosted by the DT Lab and its international partners.

Who can apply to join? It's very simple; you must be a UiT student and you must have some prior knowledge, experience and/or interest with design thinking.

When is this happening? The local design thinking challenge is scheduled to take place from Monday 12.09.2016 through Friday 16.09.2016. During this time, you can work as much as possible, but you can of course leave as you please to attend other classes during the challenge days.

How to apply? Go to the official DiamonDT website and fill in the form called "National Good Practice Academy", link below: (scroll all the way down)

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This project has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

This publication reflects the views only of the author, the National Agency and European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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