- 28. February 2020
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Last week students from all over Austria and neighboring countries participated in Lakeside Park Klagenfurt to the Clean Energy Design Thinking Challenge – CEDCT2020 (19 to 21 February 20202). The competition represents an innovative learning format strongly based on real-life challenges of the relevant industry. Students worked under the coaching of SAP-Next Generation over 32 hours like in a hackathon and produced concept solutions for companies based on the Design Thinking methodology.
CEDCT is yearly organized by the Institute for Production, Energy and Environmental Management at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt in cooperation with SAP Next-Gen and uniforce Consulting GmbH..
Two topics have been advanced from the part of Silicon Alps partners:
• From Nymea: Functionality of energy management in wallboxes
• Silicon Alps in general: Getting added-value from cluster coopetition
DAY TWO: In the observation phase of the Design Thinking Process interviews with end-users (Nymea Team) and Silicon Alps Cluster partners and management were conducted.
Silicon Alps express warmly thanks to our colleagues from LAM Research, PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik, Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, TU Graz, Comprei, Silent-Quo for sharing their experiences and views with the student teams! Based on the interviews the students reformulated and fine-tuned the challenges and developed the solution concepts
DAY THREE: The developed concepts were pitched in a lively form by means of role-playing and presentations.
After jury evaluation…we proudly congratulate the winner team “Kraftwerk” – topic advanced by Nymea!
The second place was won by the other Silicon Alps team, which came with a deep understanding and innovative perspective on the digitalization of cooperation and the special benefits for the Silicon Alps partners!
Photo credits “SAP University Alliance/Next Gen” and Silicon Alps