Germany: Climate Innovation Summer School

EIT Climate-KIC
Environment & Climate Change; Education & Employment Promotion

project description

The Journey is the world’s largest climate innovation summer school, comprising 400+ participants in a 4-week, full-time residential learning programme. As the second of three hosts in Journey 2020, Luvent Consulting hosted students in Berlin for 1.5 weeks to make stakeholder engagements and prototype a transferable and widely applicable skill set. The overall objective of this segment was to help students develop action plans to make significant change towards current climate change systems.

Specifically, this segment comprised of the following activities:

  • Coach-led sessions to develop participants trajectories into projects and autonomous learning space with local experts
  • Clinics where participants can interact with stakeholders in Berlin to further their understanding of systems, entrepreneurial transformations, and the project process
  • Workshops delivering content on systems innovation implementation, holding stakeholder dialogue, creating action plans, prototyping, setting up finance and grants, presentation and communication skills
  • Physical prototyping support to build, map, or design a project idea coupled with customer or stakeholder dialogues in an iterative process

The participants received the following values upon graduation from the Journey Berlin 2020:

  • Learning how to apply implementation tools to business, projects, and campaigns
  • Interacting within a stakeholder environment
  • Developing a peer network of like-minded people
  • Accessing experts and high use of the Journey participant group expertise
  • Learning by doing

services provided

  • Developed 1.5-week curriculum to help students develop action plans to make significant change towards current climate change systems
  • Trained students to make stakeholder engagements and prototype transferable and widely application skill sets
  • Coordinated EIT Climate-KIC stakeholder, partners, and local actors to provide coach-led sessions, workshops, clinics and other expertise for the students
  • Engaged in community development through events for students and local actors
  • Connected students to local opportunities for action against climate change