Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility (STaR)

Sustainability Challenge - 11th year's halfway milestone reached


Participants look back on a fruitful first half of this cross-university course, presenting their service learning projects and start-up pitches. . .

Nine service learning projects and seven start-ups are currently taking part in the 11th annual Sustainability Challenge, in which educators, students, and business practitioners from Vienna and beyond team up under the shared objective to make a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. At the stop over event, which took place on January 14, cross-institutional student teams presented their project concepts.

Projects in the Service Learning track this year range from designing a participatory transcultural climate dialogue to exploring different possibilities of using concrete in a more sustainable way. And the student teams in the Start-up track are developing their ideas into business plans, aimed at solving pressing issues such as reducing plastic waste arising from food take-away menus, closing the gap between agricultural producers and consumers, or setting a counter trend to fast fashion.

Short descriptions and videos with participants’ presentations are available here [please note that this site is in German].

We are proud of this half-way milestone and look forward to the second part of the Challenge!

[This text was contributed by Anna-Maria Krulis from the RCE Vienna]

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