Temporary The City of Goods Challenge
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During the intense six-day program, participants will explore new approaches to sustainable city transport logistics. They will innovate, learn and connect in a diverse community of inspiring individuals. The City of Goods Challenge will take place in one of the world’s most dynamic and sustainability-focused capitals, Berlin.
About the Challenge
Online shopping is so convenient, yet so stressful on the transportation infrastructure and the environment. In Berlin, 2,450 vehicles deliver around 400,000 packages – a day. These delivery vans clog streets and bike lanes, create noise, and pollute the air. The DO School, in partnership with BVG, Berlin’s public transportation authority, will bring together 20 talented innovators with diverse backgrounds to co-create compelling new ways of leveraging the public transportation infrastructure to make goods delivery smart and sustainable.
How can buses, subways and stations be used as part of the system to transport parcels to individuals and companies? And what role can BVG play in collaboration with traditional service providers and new crowd-delivery opportunities? You will create exciting answers to such questions – and the best approaches to the test.
What participants get
- The opportunity to develop concrete products and services that will have a real-world impact.
- Lifelong connections with like-minded passionate peers and the chance to join the DO School’s global community of purposeful DOers.
- Deep insight into the DO School Method, an award-winning, tested innovation approach used by world-leading business and non-profit organizations.
- The ability to work with international experts in your area of interest and also learn from the diverse, handpicked peer community.
- And of course: it is great fun to see the community and the project evolve during this innovation sprint.
Who should apply
Individuals residing in Europe over the age of 18, who have demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – logistics, mobility, urban planning, engineering, shared economy, design, and technology.
Selected participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, travel cost to and from Berlin and local accommodation for the program duration.
How to apply
The program takes place at the DO School campus located in the heart of the Berlin.