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Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2023
March 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - March 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2023 program is organized by the SDG Innovation Lab, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Centennial College with OSPE and Canadian Partners and the support from UNDP and Digital Society School Amsterdam. It is a weekend program to contribute to the Global Goals by collaborating and building solutions to pressing social or business challenges and invoking the participation and engagement of students, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, creative thinkers, and the public community. The program uses a design process and lean methodology to guide participants ensuring that any potential solutions actually solve the problem at hand.
This 2 ½-day program was developed to engage participating designers, engineers, developers, strategists, and all community members to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by creating solutions with long-term impact.
Friday, March 10th | 2:00-6:00pm EST
Saturday, March 11th | 8:30am-6:00pm EST
Sunday, March 12th | 9:00am-6:00pm EST
Participants will work on their problems and solutions with mentor support addressing the themes using design thinking and lean methodology. Participants work towards solutions resulting in presentation and pitching to a panel of eminent judges for a chance to win awards. During the weekend while teams are working, they are extensively mentored by subject matter, design thinking, business model, and pitching experts.
The Global Goals Jam Canada Winter 2022 is based two selected Global Themes with three topics each.
Theme #1: Designing a Thriving Planet for All
Solutions to address issues contributing to climate change
1a) Solutions to develop sustainable and affordable energy
1b) Solutions to develop sustainable mobility/transportation
1c) Solutions to ensure sustainable tourism
Theme #2: Designing Equitable Communities for All
Solutions contributing to healthy and thriving communities
1a) Solutions to ensure health and well being for all age
1b) Solutions to develop equitable social infrastructure
1c) Solutions to ensure food security and eliminate food waste
We hope you can join our one-of-a-kind learning experience!
– Sandra Odendahl, Senior VP and Head, Sustainability and Diversity, Business Development Bank of Canada
– Angie Redecopp, Corporate & ESG Lawyer, Impact Business Law
– Desirée Bombenon, CEO, Surecall
– David Nicholas Oswald, Founder & President, DE Design + Environment Inc, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society