On the 23rd of November 2017 at WDCD Live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The international jury of the Climate Action Challenge of What Design Can Do selected our Backpack Radio Station for the Acceleration Phase! So, we are one of the winners of the Climate Action Challenge.
In September the WDCD received 384 entries from 70 countries. Out of the 384 entries the selection committee nominated 35 projects. Subsequently the nominees were given the opportunity to improve and re-submit their proposals based on the feedback of the selection committee and the challenge committee. An international jury of experts in design, social enterprise and climate sciences judged the refined proposals in November. The winners share an award package of €900.000, including an acceleration programme tailor-made in collaboration with Social Enterprise NL.
On 24 May 2018 the winners will show the result of a five-month acceleration program, during the What Design Can Do conference in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. During this demo day the prototypes and accompanying business plans are shown.
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