Urban Shift proudly presents seven green startups that resulted from the first round of this transdisciplinary and international education programme. Young creative professionals pave the way toward a sustainable future by developing green, out-of-the-box business ideas and prototypes. Shortly, there will be a second round, focusing on extreme weather events and mobility. Are you an expert in the field and happy to help green business ideas with insights from the field?
Urban Shift proudly presents the seven green startups that resulted from the first round of this transdisciplinary and international education programme. During six months, students worked in transdisciplinary and cross-border groups to develop start-ups addressing urban challenges. The focus of the green startups ranges from vegan leather to natural façade cooling systems. The students were supported by experts from each discipline, as well as great business minds that helped turn the ideas into viable start-ups.
If you are interested in approaches used to empower students from Design and Architecture, Media, Business and Engineering and the startups themselves, check out the project website and social media channels! Shortly, a second round will be launched, focusing on extreme weather events and mobility. If you are an expert in the field and happy to help green business ideas with insights from the field, then please reach out to the project organizers!
Urban Shift is an experimental, impact-based, and transdisciplinary education programme that focuses on creating lasting change by bringing together stakeholders from Higher Education Institutions, a Vocational Education Institution, urban experts, and business partners. Aspiring entrepreneurs create green business solutions for tackling urban challenges. The project was developed by Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) (Austria), Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IAAC (Spain), Hochschule Der Medien - HdM, (Germany), Wirtschaftskammer Österreich - WIFI (Austria), Multicriteria- MCRIT (Spain), Terra Institute - TERRA (Italy), Pretty Ugly Duckling - PUD (Denmark), Green Innovation Group A/S - GIG, (Denmark).