At the Summit
The SES 2019 team will introduce the concept of the Innovation Jam and re-iterate the importance of the role of the app in deciding the ideas. Use the networking events, meal-times and the other sessions to discuss your ideas with the delegates at the Summit and boost the popularity of your idea!
On Day 3 we will host an introduction session where Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation at the European Commission, will be providing a video keynote on the importance of innovation in solving complex challenges.
At this point you will be shown which ideas have been chosen for the Innovation Jam, which room/ table they have been allocated to in order to join the team focused on your idea!
After lunch, head to your chosen room and find your table. Join your team and start innovating! As a heads-up, see the criteria that the judges will be scoring your idea on below. It is important to note, you are free to move tables during the Innovation Jam and there will be unallocated tables in each room where you can develop new ideas, should you wish to!
Judging will take place in the final 30-minutes of the Innovation Jam session. At this point, a maximum of 4 members of your table’s team may be involved in the 2-minute pitch. Your pitch will be judged based on its problem-solving potential or feasibility, creativity and the quality of your team’s pitching skills! This is when the Innovation Jam Final teams will be selected!
Congratulations if you make it this far, if not - do not fear! There are plenty of ways to stay connected with your team, build your idea and gain funding for your idea. You will hear more about this during the Changemakers panel - where SES alumni will discuss how they took their ideas from the Summit and successfully implemented them in the real world to make a tangible difference and drive their careers. The teams entering the Final will be informed on the day of the Innovation Jam.
Your team will win enrolment onto the Student Energy Leaders Fellowship - an exciting new program led by the Student Energy team. The 10-month program, consists of online course work and mentoring sessions paired with in-person experiential education through a practicum project. The course is broken down into two tracks: Track 1, is the Energy knowledge component of the program, where we teach young people about the current energy system, and the different systems that influence it; Track 2 focuses on future work skills, and allows participants to learn and practice these skills in relation to their practicum projects.