The world is in a constant state of change. Innovative processes and progressive ideas are turning entire value chains upside down and revolutionizing our everyday lives. However, these developments do not always bring only advantages.
It is becoming increasingly clear that our everyday consumption and use can also have enormous destructive effects on people and nature and that we urgently need to find solutions to preserve our environment in all its diversity and incredible complexity. However, this will only work if we as a collective manage to reconcile long and short-term, economic and social, national and international interests.
In 2015, the United Nations met at the UN Sustainable Development Summit to present a set of guidelines with 17 sustainability goals. These include no poverty, no hunger, health and well-being, and affordable and clean energy.
Now creative solutions are needed, and the brightest minds are called upon to develop new concepts. In this year’s EBS Onboarding Project, we will challenge you by working on a case study on the topic of Sustainability and the challenge of Digital Transformation. In addition to gaining an initial insight into economics, you will develop your digital start-up idea together with your fellow students, lecturers, company partners and founders, which aims to achieve the goals as mentioned above. Through this interaction of academic teaching and entrepreneurial practice, you will learn right at the beginning of your university career, how challenges can turn into opportunities. In a final presentation, the teams will defend their idea in front of a commission of experts. If you cannot only think outside the box but innovatively understand and redefine the edge of the plate, you and your team can win this competition.