Open Innovation Lab: Using design thinkingto solve regional challengesof climate change
Katowice October 23-28, 2023
Aims & Objectives of BIP
Blended Intensive Programmes combine physical (on-site) mobility with a virtual learning component. We developed a short-term blended course titled „Open Innovation Lab: Using design thinking to solve regional challenges of climate change”. This course is in line with the University of Economics in Katowice educational offer and expertise. In particular, our course is dedicated to students of land use, real estate and all those interested in the problem of transformation of regions in the face of climate change. In this sense, it adds to the education priorities in sustainable development, by enhancing students and institutions’ cross-border activities.
The physical mobility within our BIP programme took place between 23-28 of October, 2023. We have planned an intensive week full of networking activities, inspirations and project work. It is completed by the virtual component that will last till mid December, 2023, with the intention to promote online cooperation and teamwork.
The incoming students were also given a chance to learn about the history of our region (Upper Silesia) and social activities to strengthen their further collaboration over the project and challenge.
It was the first BIP organised at the University of Economics in Katowice, with the support of Erasmus+ short term mobility grant.
University of Economics in Katowice, Poland 1 Maja 50, 40-287 Katowice (CNTI Building)
Organising Committee at UE Katowice: Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala (convenor) Dominika Bochańczyk-Kupka (teaching & social programme) Anna Losa (social media) Renata Pęciak (Director of Study Programme in Economics) Paulina Badura Agnieszka Stadnicka
Teaching programme: Mario Carrassi, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Partner universities: University of Belgrade: Aleksandra Fedajev, Milica Veličković Obuda University: Viktor Patrik Silesian University of Opava: Lucas Vomela