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YOUTH FOR INNOVATION 2021

In cooperation with several academic partners, WSA conducts the international entrepreneurship program for students - Youth for Innovation (YFI).

 

As part of the WSA European Young Innovators Festival students collaborate in teams to compile and present business analysis of the Young Innovators. Watch their pitch presentations live:

 

 

Youth for Innovation - Pitching event agenda for Dec 1, 2021

 

14:00 - Opening Event

  • 14.10 - Akademi.al
  • 14.20 - Shayp
  • 14.30 - CircuitMess
  • 14.40 - WeSolve, Better Together
  • 14.50 - #Walk15
  • 15.00 - KPI of Vilnius City
  • 15.10 - Alfabetar

5 min break

  • 15.28 - Bracelet Maker (former GirlBOT)
  • 15.38 - Sharemac
  • 15.48 - Userwill
  • 15.58 - Colibri Charity
  • 16.08 - Snapstudy
  • 16.18 - EnRoute
  • 16.28 - CycleAI

16:40-17:00 - Jury Meeting

17:00-17:15 - Winners Announcement & Program Closing

 

WSA YFI brings together students from multiple Universities to collaboratively analyse purpose-driven tech ventures from across the world which use digital solutions to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

 

YFI ENABLES students to:

  • Apply their skills and knowledge on real ventures
  • Analyse, consult and exchange with purpose-driven enterprises worldwide
  • Collaborate internationally and interdisciplinary
  • Gain intercultural competences
  • Pitch their work in front of an international jury
  • Grow an international network
  • Gain ECTS credits as part of their curriculum (depending on university)

YFI PROVIDES purpose-driven tech ventures with the OPPORTUNITY to:

  • Receive case studies and in-depth evaluations from international students
  • Create their own challenges and focus points for students to work on

 

WSA YFI consists of 2 PHASES, an 6-weeks ONLINE and a 3-days ONSITE PHASE, providing participating students with the opportunity to work on two different case studies.

 

Students can enter both or only one program phase.

 

 

TIMINGS:

  • Start 6-weeks online program: 4th of October 2021
  • 3-days onsite phase as part of the European Young Innovators Festival: online program (Nov 24, 2021), physical event in Graz/Austria (Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2021)

 

PARTICIPATION COSTS:

  • Online phase: € 70,- / student
  • Onsite phase at EYI Festival*: € 55,- / student
  • Both phases*: € 110,- / student

*Participation costs include catering on-site.

 

Find more detailed information about the YFI program here.

YFI 2020 program

TEAM LEADS

Diana Pamela Villa Alvarez

PhD candidate in Design

Politecnico di Milano

Italy

Andrea Steiner

Academic Programs Manager

Salzburg College

Austria

Attila Horányi

Director (BA program Design Culture)

MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design

Hungary

Franziska Uhing

Professor for Interactive Media

University of Applied Sciences Kiel

Germany

Dimitar Jovevski

Associate Professor

University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”

North Macedonia

Tanja Madžarević

Business Development Manager

Education Development Center Inc.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

EXPERTS

Josine Bakkes

Coach, University Lecturer & Community Architect

Netherlands

Georg Nistl

Innovation Manager

Next Incubator - Energie Steiermark AG

Austria

Connor Sattely

Co-Founder

SEMA

Netherlands

JURY

Josine Bakkes

Coach, University Lecturer & Community Architect

Netherlands

Anna Nolvi

Senior Lecturer in Business Management

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Finland

Babak Fakhamzadeh

IT consultant, designer, developer

B's projects

Brazil

Odeta Iseviciute

Co-Founder & CEO

Dealoyal

Lithuania

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