City of Knowledge Innovation Camp

Developing the innovation skills of children and young adults

Background

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an essential role in creating growth, a dynamic society and in increasing wealth and welfare in Denmark. Innovation and entrepreneurship therefore represent an important opportunity for solving the challenges our future welfare society will face.

That is why The City of Knowledge Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has developed the ‘City of Knowledge Innovation Camp’. Since the idea was first introduced in 2012, its methods have been constantly developed to ensure the project is at the forefront with the latest knowledge and trends within the field of children and young adults’ innovation skills.

The City of Knowledge Innovation Camp 2017 takes place November 1st at VUC Lyngby with the participation of students from high schools and youth educations as well as secondary schools in Lyngby-Taarbæk. Every year, a member of the Lyngby-Taarbæk City of Knowledge presents a challenge.  This year Sinatur Hotel Frederiksdal will set the scene with a focus on sustainability in the hotel and leisure industry.

Objective

The objective is to create an innovation chain that links all educational levels and institutions and helps students acquire an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.

The City of Knowledge Innovation Camp is designed for educational institutions in Lyngby-Taarbæk: 9th and 10th graders and high school students from Handelsskolen K-Nord, Virum High School, H.C. Ørsteds High School, VUC and Medieskolen.

Students from DTU and Cphbusiness act as an advisory panel and judges for the given challenge.

Previous challenges

  • 2017: Sinatur Hotel Frederiksdal ‘Sustainability’
  • 2016: Hotel Scandic Eremitage ‘Future hotels’
  • 2015: Lyngby Boligselskab KAB ‘The future accommodation for young people’
  • 2014: Lyngby Mall and Lyngby Boldklub ‘City life in Lyngby after 6 PM’
  • 2013: Dyrehavsbakken ‘More young adults to Dyrehavnsbakken’
  • 2012: Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality ‘Young adults and elderly care’

Project partners

Representatives from the primary schools | Handelsskolen KNord | Virum Gymnasium | H. C. Ørsteds Gymnasiet | VUC Lyngby

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