ESI Student Innovation Programme: Sustainability Challenge

Saturday, March 18, 2023
At various venues & Online

Are you a high school or university student who cares about sustainability? The ESI Student Innovation Programme and SSE Riga have partnered with leading companies such as "Rimi Baltic", "SEB banka", and "Eco Baltia" to invite you to participate in the Sustainability Challenge. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your ideas and creativity while making a positive impact on the environment. Don't miss out on this chance to contribute to a better future. Apply before March 15th!

Sustainability Challenge

Get ready for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference! The Sustainability Challenge is a hackathon-style competition that invites participants to develop innovative solutions to pressing sustainability issues. With a focus on energy production and use, waste reduction, and proper management, this challenge offers a chance to make a positive impact on the environment. Whether you have an existing idea or want to start from scratch, we encourage you to participate in this competition. Throughout the challenge, you'll receive expert mentoring and participate in various tasks and activities to help bring your idea to life.

Join us today and be a part of the solution!

Activities of this competition will be implemented in three phases. 

1/ March 18: an opening event for all participants.

2/ March 20-24: online mentoring sessions, work in teams, and face-to-face meetings with companies to generate ideas.

3/ March 25-26: participants will meet with industry experts and mentors, who will help to develop their ideas further. Activities will take place at “Rimi Baltic” premises in Riga. On the last day, all teams will present their solutions to a jury consisting of project partners - “Rimi Baltic”, “SEB banka” and "Eco Baltia".

All activities will be held in English.

Teams will compete for valuable prizes. The first place will be awarded 3000 EUR, the second place - 2000 EUR, and the third place - 1000 EUR.
The winners will be announced on March 26.

Registration and detailed info:

The ESI Sustainability Challenge is supported by the ESI Student Innovation Program of the Stockholm School School of Economics in Riga, “RIMI Baltic”, “SEB banka”, AS "Eco Baltia" and the European Regional Fund. Project number: 1.1.1. 3./21/A/008.a. The event is supported by ESI program partner organisations: Art Academy of Latvia (LMA), Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA), Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL), Civitta, TechHub, Riga TechGirls, LSUA, LETERA, LU CFI.

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