ThinkNation & ENGIE: create an energy solution for your chance win tour of The Olympic park (and ENGIE HQ in Canary Wharf!)
ENGIE and ThinkNation are hosting a one day innovation event at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 19 October, 1pm-8pm. Collaborate with other students and industry leaders to tackle this challenge, get inspired and learn.
Get involved on October 19
What business model would YOU develop to disrupt building management costs to organisations?
From smart design to Internet of Things, we want to hear your ideas around solving this real life problem that ENGIE are working on right now.
There are no right or wrong answers, we’re looking for innovative and creative thinking!
Throughout the day, you’ll be supported by mentors from ENGIE, and work together with other students to collaborate, iterate and develop your idea before pitching it to a panel of experts later in the day.
Everyone welcome! We need University of Leeds students from art and humanities to science and business.
As well as a prize on the day, the team presenting the winning idea also get a paid trip to ENGIE’s London HQ at Canary Wharf where they will meet one of ENGIE’s UK directors. Plus they’ll have a tour of the Olympic Park, including a ride on The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit!
There are two parts to the day:
Part 1 - 1pm-6pm: The Think Tank Workshop open to University of Leeds students
1pm-2pm: The brainstorm session (with food and refreshments)
2pm-4pm: The final concept session
4pm-5pm: The pitch creation
5pm-6pm: Break/refuel (beer/pizza/softies)
Part 2 - 6pm-8pm: The Pitches - all welcome! Open to the wider community
If you can’t attend the workshop but are interested in finding out more, then come to the pitch session. You’ll also have the chance to meet ENGIE personnel, including Head of Talent.
6pm-7pm: Team presentations
7.15pm-7.30pm: Expert panel feedback and brief audience discussion on issues covered in pitches
7:30pm: Winner announced
Why take part?
ENGIE are on a mission to find and attract the brightest, most innovative students for both graduate recruitment and industry placements during studies. Attendees from ENGIE include Head of Talent.
“In June 2016 I took part in an ENGIE event at The University of Sussex during ENGIEs Innovation Week. I was really impressed by their attitude towards students and the value they believe students and graduates will bring to their organisation. I’m now doing my year placement in London in their innovation team, developing new ideas and working with global startups. It's brilliant!” Ameenah Begum, University of Sussex BSc Product Design.
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ENGIE are a global energy and services group. As well as providing energy, ENGIE are constantly researching ways to develop and sustain it. ENGIE work hard to innovate new solutions: they introduced smart energy to power the entirety of the Olympic Park in 2012, with the resulting carbon emissions 20% lower than the rest of the UK.
ThinkNation work to bring students, creatives and thought leaders together to tackle how technology is impacting our everyday life and futures. We provide opportunities for discussion and debate, encouraging big thought at a local level. We give students the opportunity to learn and inspire others, creating momentum through the sharing of ideas, opinions and crucially- solutions to the challenges they are inheriting.
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