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Final 2 weeks & Presentation!

Team Spring - Week 24 The last two weeks have been massive for Team Spring! We had an amazing opportunity to present our final showcase in front of so many important people, friends and family. We sure did have a wonderful outcome. The day of the showcase began with...

Oceans5- Final Week

Hi everyone! Thanks for following along in our blog posts throughout our implementation phase. We were delighted to see everyones progress as well. This has been an amazing experience for us all here at Pace. We certainly pushed ourselves beyond our boundaries (design...

QUATA: Final Presentation!

The final pitch - we had the honor to call our stage at the SDG Festival of Action in Bonn. This was organized by UN SDG Action Campaign at the World Conference Center. It was a unique and amazing experience. The initiatives, organizations and like-minded people came...

QUATA: Week 24

Guess what? This week was the premiere of our solution video and we think the 3 weeks of work were worth it! Our storyboard and concept are brought to life as we had imagined. No unnecessary speech, the right music and the right 3D animations. Now it finally goes into...

QUATA: Week 22 & 23

During the last two weeks, we mainly focused on our white paper, final presentation and prototype. For the prototype we decided to build a fish drone with the following features/characteristics: The drone shouldn't be waterproof and thus can't move in water.Can...

Team Spring – Week 21

With 3 weeks to go - we are very conscious that it’s crunch time! We have locked in very concretely onto our idea of the curbside robot, named Kirby (haha, get the pun?) who is a toddler-sized autonomous sweeping robot that focuses specifically on curbside dust (in...

Team Spring – Week 20

This week we spent time researching our assumptions and looking for statistics that supported our concept. It was good to revisit this to build conviction for our idea, especially after numerous pivots. We are still looking at street sweeping/ street cleaning as our...

Team Spring – Week 19

This week we took a short break from the overload of insights from the previous weeks. We went through the first piece of our timeline in detail. Looking at the first five years, we roughly detailed out a plan of how to raise awareness. Our final idea was to have a...

QUATA: Week 20 & 21

Week 20 and 21 we had a social lean canvas session with frank rust from sommerrust Heidelberg. He helped us to find a nice way of explaining our canvas model to an audience. Then we tried to destroy our idea in order to see any leaks in the argumentation. We also did...

Week 16

This week our team went over in our Monday meeting how our idea would work into the real world. We discussed the how the implementation of our idea will work in our predicted future. The depth at which the idea as to understand if there are any violations of the laws...

Week 15

This week we finalized what our solution will be and presented it among ourselves. These practiced pitches helped us boil down the essence of what our project is, clarifying the description. Here it goes: β€œOur solution is a vertically constructed wetland that embeds...

QUATA: Week 19

Sad news! Teaching Team member Peter is leaving us for 3 months to teach about Design-Thinking in Porto. Good for them, sad for us! :(As a farewell, we organized a small party with: a TimTam Slam,Bolo de Bolacha,Pastel de Nata,and a portrait made with the laser...

Week 17

This week, we had a lot of different things to do. First of all, we drafted a project plan to see what we still need to do until the end of April. We will work on every task in parallel. The video is our main concern, as it will take some time to animate and cut....

Team Spring – Week 16

This week our coach and friend - Paris suggested that we map out the stakeholders, the users, existing ideas, connections, basically everything we had - on a long scroll of paper. We started from the basics, looking at the SDGs Goal 6 and 14 and branching out to the...

Week 14

Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  This week was interesting. During our ideation our week student meeting we spent some time envisioning how and what our future will look like. We really took a lot of time to dissect which aspects of society are going to change with as technology...

Week 13

Today for CBI, OCEANS5 focused on developing new ideas as well as focusing on solutions. We decided to expand from our original idea of combined sewage overflow, and try go beyond our original prototype, β€œThermaT.” Today’s meeting was very productive because we...

QUATA: Week 16

Our interview phase is coming to an end this week. On Tuesday we had an interview with Geomar Institute located in Kiel (Germany) to find out more about their AUV ABYSS. Our interviewee is responsible for the technical management of the AUV ABYSS and therefore the...

QUATA: Week 15

The week started with a trip to Frankfurt am Main. Our first destination was the Senckenberg Museum, where we organized a private tour with a marine geologist as a guide. That the guided tour could be realized in such a short time (usually a tour must be announced two...