We are Naemi, Christian, Carina and Matthias and together we are team ekopaís. Our name is formed from the Swedish word “ekologiskt” for ecological and the Spanish word “país” for land. So our name reflects the SDG 15 – Life on Land, which we will focus on over the next few months. We hope that this new challenge will help us to develop ourselves and find a sustainable and useful solution.
RESEARCH & IDEA DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
Team Ekopaís: Final Update
Almost unbelievable - it's already over! It's done, the project is over. Yesterday we handed in our final whitepaper. We feel happy about what we have achieved, but also a bit wistful that it is over now. But what has been going on in the last few weeks? It's been a...
Ekopaís: Proposed Direction
The last post was only a few days ago, but there are new things to tell. The most important is: the second phase of the inno.space project started. Right now, we are going to explore deeper dimensions of our idea. What are we going to do next?...
Ekopaís: Idea Audit
What happened after the exploration festival? After the long exploration festival, we figured out two ideas, the Shopogram, and the WOBOT. After receiving feedback from some experts, the choice which idea we are going to explore...
Ekopaís: Idea Bank & Festival Reflection
"Keep dreaming and follow your ideas. Think big!" (Laura) During the last 6 weeks, the Festival of Exploration took place and all project partners - Teaching Team from Design Factory Melbourne, IdeaSquare CERN and inno.space Mannheim as well as Team GTG and Team Globe...
Ekopaís: Local Opportunity Areas
If you start thinking about problems on this earth, you will not find an end. To not sink into them and to create solutions, we first need to know the current status of them. And that's exactly what we've been doing over the past two weeks. First, we asked ourselves...
Quote of the first week: „It doesn’t have to be a Hollywood video!“ We - Carina, Christian, Matthias and Naemi - are team Ekopaís. A team that did not know each other before and will work together on the CBI A³ project for the next few months. Let us explain you our...
About Our Team
Naemi did her bachelor degree in energy engineering and studies now process engineering. Environmental awareness and living have always been very important for her. Think „outside the box“ and try to make the world a little bit better is her motivation to participate in this project.
Christian did his bachelor degree in business information systems and is now doing his master in computer science. To improve his prototyping and design thinking skills, he decided to participate in this project. Together with his team, he now wants to contribute to the achievement of SDG 15 – Life on Land.
Carina is currently working on her Master’s degree in Business Engineering. Before that, she completed a cooperative study program at the KIT Research Centre in the same field. The CBI A3 is a new challenge for her where she sees the opportunity to self-grow and learn new ways of thinking. She loves to chat with others about animes or to be outside in nature.
Matthias started a Master study in process engineering, after he did his bachelor degree in chemical technology. Joining the project was a spontaneous decision, with the knowledge, to do something for the environment. He has many interests, especially for sustainable technologies, and he is aiming for a successful conclusion for the project.