This event is planned for 15 days (11 – 26 June 2022) at the SRH University Heidelberg, where students from Germany and Mexico will come together to develop friendships personally and for an exchange of intercultural ideas and activities. To discuss the outcomes of the Hackathon challenges with the participants and to further develop their strategies, representatives of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Viva con Agua e.V. Ostgruppe Heidelberg are also invited.
In the afternoon sessions of the next few days, the students will continue to work on their challenges with further supervision. The morning sessions will be devoted to training, workshops and technical input. Students can also participate in a city rally of Heidelberg with the help of the Explorer-App, by which they can visit and gain more knowledge about all water-related historic architectural highlights of the city.
A 3-day excursion is also planned so that the students may gain more practical knowledge by interacting with experts from the water resource management fields. During the visit, the students will have experience on wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, water supply systems, among other related themes.
At the end of the event, the students will have the opportunity to present an outdoor poster session about their respective challenges and tasks, along the picturesque location of the Neckar River.
The Schedule of the Program:
11-13 June: Arrival from Mexico
13 June: Official Welcome Ceremony, Kick-Off YIP Project, Heidelberg City Tour
14 June: Intro of Lectures and Workshops, Visits to Energiepark Pfaffengrund and Bahnstadt HD
15 June: Excursion to Erlebnisgarten in Worms
16 – 19 June: Visits to Stuttgart, Sinsheim, Schwetzingen Castle and Neckar Boat Trip
20 June: Lecture ‘Innovation Management’, Final Discussions
21-24 June: Guided Tour in Baden Württemberg, including Workshops, Visits to Water Treatment Plants, Outdoor Activities
25 June: Preparation of Final Ideas out of the Innovation Workshops
This website was designed in the project “YIP (Your Ideas to Practice)“, which is part of Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.