Design It Green

Design It Green

For You as a Student

Do you want to work with product, service and business development with a strong sustainability perspective? Then this is the LTU Business Sommar theme for you! Through the idea development programme Design It Green we’ll match you with forward-looking regional companies who wants to improve their offers specifically from a green point of view.

What you’ll be doing

The summer starts with the whole team of four student (plus your coach) visiting the four case owners in Västerbotten and Norrbotten and them describing their challenges to you. When you come back to Luleå you’ll divide into teams of two (all participants will split their time between two cases) and reframe the challenges to make them your own. After that the work of re-designing the products/services/business models with both the user and sustainability as focus points begins.

During the summer you’ll have a contact person from your company available to answer your questions as well as at least one experienced coach from LTU Business to help you forward with processes, methods and, to some extent, project planning.

Just before your vacation you’ll have a semi formal check in with your companies to make sure that you’re on the right path and at the end of the summer you’ll present your final result to your companies and, in a scaled down version, to your other Sommar colleagues.

Who can participate?

Any and all students at Luleå university of technology can apply to this theme. It doesn’t matter which educational program you’re studying or which year you’re in but experience during and/or before your time at the university will weigh heavy in the selection. You can apply from any campus city but note that the programme will be held in Luleå and you are expected to work with your colleagues on site.

How to apply

To be a part of the Design It Green-team you’ll apply to LTU Business Sommar. When filling in the application form you’ll let us know which theme/-s you are interested in. By March 31st at the latest you’ll have received notice from us regarding your acceptance to the programme.

You apply to LTU Business Sommar individually and will be matched with your team mates before the start of the programme.

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LTU Business Sommar

Design It Green is a part of LTU Business Sommar, a summer job for students who want to make a difference.

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Design It Green

For You as an Entrepreneur

Why not let young talents develop sustainability aspects in your company’s products and services during your summer vacation? Together with us you’ll define an interesting challenge that a team of students will take on during nine summer weeks (a bit over 300 hours).

The programme will give you:

  • New perspectives on your challenge
  • Development of your products/services from a sustainability perspective
  • Connections to ambitious and creative students with great skill sets

This is what happens

After the challenge is decided we’ll put together a team of two students whose skill sets match your specific challenge of which one will be the main point of contact for you as a case owner.

The programme will have three set meetings: One at the beginning of the summer where you get to present the challenge to the team of students, one half-time check in and one final presentation of the results at the end of the summer. But as usual, the more you give and show that you’re interested in the team’s work – the more you’ll get back at the end of the summer!

In addition to your time and commitment, the programme has a participation fee of 10 000 SEK plus VAT that will be invoiced in connection to the students’ work.

Application

We’re looking for a total of four companies for this year’s programme that meets the criteria:

  • Your company is an SME
  • You have your own products or services
  • You are based in Västerbotten or Norrbotten

If you want to know more about the programme or send in a registration of interest you are more than welcome to email or phone the programme’s contact person Karoline!

Kontaktperson

Karoline Pettersson

Project manager070 – 547 96 28

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