Sustainable Development Goals Olympiad

22 July -26 July 2024

This summer school involves participants in a global challenge-based competition to develop innovative solutions that contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Keywords: SDGs, Olympiad, UN

APPLICATION OPEN
Location

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Participants

Application is open to Master and PhD Students of the member universities from the IDEA League Alliance.

Expenses

There are no registration and accommodation fees. Students from IDEA League member universities selected to participate in a summer school only have to pay for their own travel costs where applicable.

Requirements

Curriculum vitae & publication list

Letter of motivation

Letter of recommendation (optional)

Embark on an innovation journey with the SDG Olympiad IDEA League Summer School at Politecnico di Milano. Join a global competition to address real-world challenges aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and seize the opportunity to emerge as a social innovator. This summer school is a qualification stage for the SDG Olympiad, running concurrently across Africa, Asia, and Europe. Winning teams from each region will convene in Paris after the 2024 Olympic Games to showcase their solutions to international partners such as the World Health Organization, the International Olympic Committee, and the United Nations.

Held at Politecnico di Milano, this IDEA League summer school invites applicants from diverse disciplines to explore the synergy between sports and technological innovations. Engage in team-based activities and receive training to develop, prototype, and pitch ideas as potential solutions for pressing social challenges. While expertise in areas like open-source tools, data monitoring and processing, sports technologies and materials, product design, artificial intelligence, business strategies and human-centred design is valued, all Master’s and PhD students passionate about sports and technology are encouraged to apply.

Mentors and experts will guide participants through the summer school, possibly supplemented by online training sessions in July, before the summer school officially starts, to prepare for the on-campus experience. Besides, the winning team will be further supported in developing their idea to prepare for the Paris event in September 2024.

Unleash your potential, challenge the status quo, and be part of the next generation of social innovators!