FREE EVENT! ThinkNation ENGIE at University of Leeds
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FREE EVENT! ThinkNation ENGIE at University of Leeds

FREE EVENT! ThinkNation ENGIE at University of Leeds

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University of Leeds: The Dale Suite

5-7 Cromer Terrace (just around the corner from the Student Union)

Leeds, United Kingdom

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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 Think Tank event at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 19 October, 1pm-8pm. This important event will gather students from the University with industry leaders to tackle a major energy problem, get inspired and learn.


Get involved on October 19

ENGIE and ThinkNation want you: engaged, forward thinking Leeds University students to tackle this BIG question:

What product or service would YOU develop to facilitate the reduction of energy cost to consumers?

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 all disciplines from art and humanities to science and business.

The prize

As well as a trophy, 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
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  • 5pm-6pm: Break/refuel (beer/pizza/softies)
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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

  • 7pm-7.15pm: break

  • 7.15pm-7.30pm: Expert panel feedback and brief audience discussion on issues covered in pitches

  • 7:30pm: Winner announced

  • 7:30pm-8pm: Networking

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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About ENGIE

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.

About ThinkNation

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.

Any questions contact lizflynn@thinknation.co 

Contact ENGIE: graduate.opportunities@engie.com   

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