On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, FUJIFILM Europe GmbH proudly presented the second issue of Women4Women in collaboration with female scientists across the world to showcase their amazing stories.
Also in this magazine an article about the Open Innovation Hub Europe and the Fujifilm Future Challenge. Kelly Chan and Luiza Cumpanasu from Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands, share their story of winning the 5th (online) edition of this Fujifilm Student Challenge.
Kelly and Luiza had some doubts whether they had enough entrepreneurial mindsets. Nevertheless, they developed a winning product idea named “Auxulus”, smart contact lenses for people with high light-sensitivity. Inspired by the Netflix series Atypical, they developed and tested in a very international team their business idea.
Kelly: “it was my first working in a team full of ambitious and highly motivated people. It was a great learning opportunity. We bonded and helped each other grow in other ways as well. We all learned a lot about teamwork and how to develop essential skills in the business such as market research, data analytics and entrepreneurship”. The online character of the challenge made the team -according to Kelly - even stronger.
At October 16th, we presented concepts, results and experiences of student-business collaboration in green venturing of the ScaleUp4Sustainability (S4S) project in Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands. See press release.
At September 11th and 12th, students from Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands collaborated in five international virtual teams to develop new ideas to improve the circular business models. See press release.
You can find the hand-outs below
Spin-up Innovation Summit 2020.
May 2020 – The Netherlands. On 20 May, Scale-up4Sustainability (S4S) business partner ECOR participated in the online spin-up innovation summit 2020. Watch her presentation here.