IDA Challenge is a case competition and IDA’s response to a demand from students to bridge the gap between university and work life.
•Get insight into a company’s challenges and get an idea of what you would like to work with as a new graduate.
•Test your skills from the classroom in a real-life case challenge and strengthen your skills within collaboration, problem solving and innovative thinking.
In short: You will get closer to your future working life.
A Challenge: Hack4Water - Grundfos Lifelink
With the purpose of pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges, Grundfos has developed Lifelink sustainable water solutions. Solutions that strengthen the reliability and sustainability of supplying the developing world with clean and efficiently delivered drinking water.
However, the AQtap itself is under pressure from competitors, and we therefore need to improve it and make it smarter. We need your help by for example hacking on:
•How can the AQtaps communicate better with each other in a remote area, by for example P2P communication?
•How can new payment methods such as facial requisition, finger print, SMS, replace Water Cards?
•How can big data be used to predict new business models based on demand, consumption, weather conditions, etc.?
•Can alternative power sources be utilized?
•Other brilliant ideas.
You will also get the chance to meet our IoT Requirement Specialist, Nick Nielsen, who will talk about his daily work tasks and how it is to pursue a career in Grundfos.
By the way: We will provide you with pizza
•16.00 – Welcome by IDA
•16.05 – Keynote and challenge 'Hack4Water' presented by Grundfos
•16.30 – Idea Generation
•16.45 – Teams are formed (4-5 people in each team)
•17.55 – Start working on concepts
•18.30 - Pizza time
•19.50 – Pitches
•20.30 – Roundoff by Grundfos
Have you ever participated in a case competition before? Don’t worry – you will be fine. In five hours you delve into a challenge posed by a company, and in groups with other students you work on how to solve it.
We hope to see you there!