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Global Goals Jam for the first time in DesignLab

Think Big. Start Small. Act Fast.

The Global Goals Jam is a two-day hands-on event for students to ideate, brainstorm and prototype ideas based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Goals Jam is happening world-wide in 23 cities on September 15 and 16. This year the UT will host this event for the very first time in the DesignLab, opening up to students from Enschede.

The students will focus on five of in total 17 ambitious goals:

Bright young minds from various fields will work in groups on the goal of their choosing. Each goal will be connected to a challenge, designed in close cooperation with Lemonaid, O&H Concepts, UNICEF and Province of Overijssel.  

Also there are inspiring speakers Mirjam Bult, Vice President of the University of Twente and Hugo von Meijenfeldt, SDG Coordinator. 

For students a chance to step up and make an impact to make the world more sustainable. Think big and start small. Students can join the Global Goals Jam and add their solution to the growing idea cloud of the United Nations.


No Poverty, Lemonaid

Design a community that actively supports the Lemonaid mission, for example, by connecting Lemonaid to the right remote projects and businesses during their backpacking holidays in Mexico, Argentina, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Rwanda or Paraguay and much more. 

Zero Hunger, O&H Concepts

Design a biogas system for houses and communities as cheap as possible with materials available worldwide.

Good Health and Well-Being

Surprise challenge which is going to be announced soon.

Quality Education, UNICEF

Design a system for children in third world or conflict countries to adopt to the future labour skills of the 21st century. How can refugee children follow education on the way.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Province of Overijssel

Design working spaces in Enschede that at the same time lower the CO2 emission. 

Sign up!

Sign up before 11 September to reserve your limited seat right here and add this event to your calendar.

Date:                    Friday & Saturday, 15-16 September 2017
Time:                    8.30-22.00 on Friday, 11.00-17.30 on Saturday
Location:             DesignLab, Gallery building, University of Twente

The Global Goals Jam Twente is part of the Global Goals week and sponsored by the University of Twente, Province of Overijssel, Novel-T, Saxion, Lemonaid, O&H Concepts and UNICEF.

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