The Journey of Innovators at TUKE

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The Journey of Innovators at TUKE

EIT CLIMATE KIC summer school is successfully behind us

The European association EIT Climate organises a unique Journey summer school focused on climate change again this year. The summer school begun in Lisbon in July, from there the students came to Košice and they are going to end their journey in Hamburg next week.

A 40-member international group of foreign university students of various fields of study visited Košice. During their 11-day stay, the Technical University of Košice, in co-operation with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, prepared a busy programme for them. Inspirational premises for the summer school were provided by the modern University Science Park TECHNICOM.

The core of the summer school programme was a number of interesting lectures and workshops that were led by local experts on, among others, green innovations. Students were lectured by, for example, Matúš Draganovský, Michal Hladký from the Creative Industry Košice, Viliam Vajda from T-Systems Slovakia or Matúš Lavčák. Emphasis were placed on developing soft skills of the participants.

During the summer school, participants worked in groups on their own environmental projects. They might have also got inspired by the local startups from the university Incubator. In addition, students took a tour of the steelworks U.S. Steel Košice. During the tour, they directly saw the production process and learned about technological innovations through which the steelworks reduce its environmental footprint.

The Journey summer school represents a unique combination of academic study and creative workshops. During the four-week course in different European cities in collaboration with world universities, participants acquire knowledge and skills from the field of climate change. On 21 July participants have gone from Košice to Hamburg, where they are staying for a week. At the community summit in Hamburg, each team is going to present their project and consult it with potential investors and experts.

By working together on their own projects in an international environment, students are becoming eco-innovators.

"What was good yesterday is not enough today and tomorrow will be not enough what meets our demands today."

John Amos Comenius

The Journey of Innovators at TUKE

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