On May 22 and 23, the second workshop of our collaborative project Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability (HEdIS) took place at Oldenburg University. Every year, we develop module curricula that we test in a Summer School at our South African partner universities. The topics that we will cover over the four-year project runtime are Water & Waste Management, Mobility and Energy Efficiency, as well as Education on Sustainability. This year’s topic is Sustainability Entrepreneurship in the frame of ICT.
Besides our project partners from the Nelson Mandela University and the University of Cape Town, we invited academic and industrial partners and students to participate in the two-day workshop. The workshop was moderated by Antonieta Alcorta de Bronstein and Tatjana Timoschenko, both working with Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking at Leuphana University.
After a warm welcome, the participants introduced themselves and what Sustainability Entrepreneurship means for him or her. We had an idea jam to brainstorm about topics, methods, tools and activities for the Summer School. Personas were established based on interviews with professors, students and practical partners from both countries to include their wishes and fears, contributions and opportunities in the Summer School. At the end of the first part of the workshop, the groups exchanged their ideas which have been resumed the next morning.
While the aim of the first part of the workshop was to generate ideas for the Summer School, the aim of the second part was to narrow these down. By the end of the workshop, each group presented a potential structure for the Summer School. These will help us in planning our Summer School that will take place in in Cape Town in November.