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Circular Bootcamp

The TRANSUNIV Interreg project launches the 3rd edition of the Innovation Brainstorm and Bootcamp. This year's topic is Circular Economy. The goal of this “Circular Bootcamp” is to set up concrete collaborations between universities, companies and public or private institutions in the region Flanders-Wallonia-France.

Concept

The Circular Bootcamp takes place in 2 phases: the brainstorm in October and the actual bootcamp in December.

Brainstorm week

In the week of 26 October we organise our brainstorm week. During this brainstorm week senior researchers and professors from the 6 partner universities and some socio-economic actors will exchange ideas to transform the needs of the circular economy into concrete societal challenges that will be solved during the bootcamp.

Are you a senior researcher or professor from one of the 6 partner universities? Do you want to setup new projects or put your research into practice with companies and/or other universities?

Practical info on the brainstorm week:

  • Monday 26 October at 10 am: online kick-off meeting + start of the virtual brainstorm (1-2 hours)
  • Thursday 29 October: online voting for the ideas (15 minutes - at your convenience)
  • Friday 30 October at 10 am: online meeting with presentation of the best ideas (1 hour)

Register for the brainstorm!

Bootcamp

From 9 to 11 December, we organise the actual, online bootcamp where a group of 30 PhDs will work on the challenges, identified during the brainstorm, together with interested companies and non-profit organisations.

We will apply design thinking and business modeling in order to put research into practice!

Are you interested to work with other researchers or companies? Do you want to explore the circular economy and see how your research fits in? Do you want to find opportunities for a research project or maybe even a start-up?

Practical information about the course of this online bootcamp will follow in November when we know the topics that came out of the brainstorm. In any case, we have decided to organise the bootcamp completely online. So you can participate safely from home or from your office.

Register for the bootcamp of 9-11 December!

Partners

The Interreg project TRANSUNIV unites 6 universities: KULeuven Campus Kulak Kortrijk, UCLouvain FUCaM Mons, UGent, ULille, UMONS, and UNamur. The brainstorm and the bootcamp will be moderated by Peter Bertels of Norsu BV.

TRANSUNIV partner universities