Tallinn University of Technology

Collider 23/24 academic year

EuroTeQ Collider is a challenge-based learning activity in which students are presented with challenges (incl. by research groups/businesses) in the field of sustainability, for which they then need to find solutions as a team. To solve real-life problems, interdisciplinarity is essential, based on the knowledge of different fields and the ability to link them to the needs of society and the industry. For the academic year 2023/24 and 2024/25, the central theme is “ENHANCE CONNECTIONS for Sustainable Futureswhere the sub-themes are:

  • People - e.g. strengthening and empowering communities, connecting people's needs and desires with the help of technology (including e.g. digital solutions) in various fields such as well-being, health, culture, etc.
  • Nature - e.g. mindful connections with nature, considering our environmental resources and the connection of living organisms with the environment: interactions in the ecosystem, ensuring biodiversity and nature conservation, using renewable energy, etc. 
  • Technology - e.g., effective digital and physical connections in different areas such as information technology, logistics, transport, manufacturing, communication, etc.

Collider's final product is a design, concept or prototype demonstrating a specific solution to a challenge.

  • During the spring semester, it is possible to participate in Collider through various problem- and project-based courses.

MMJ5240

Social Entrepreneurship

TMJ3300

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

UTT0120

Problem- and Project Based Learning

IXX1530

Computer and Systems Engineering Project

UTT0110

Mechatronics and Smart Systems Project

IHT1020

Semester Project

EMD0053

Design Studio 2: Context

TMJ3331

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

TMM2420

Marketing Management

MET0330

Internet of Things

MMJ3010

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

As an additional option, all students are invited to improve their knowledge and skills through the Green and Sustainability module and the pitching seminar in May. These modules, offered across the courses, will help you approach your project/topic from the sustainability aspect, understand the need for communication and develop presentation skills.

Join us and be part of the journey towards a more sustainable future!

Communication Excellence 16.04.24, 10:00 am CET (11.00 in Estonia)

16.04.24, 10:00 am CET (11.00 in Estonia) “Communication Excellence”. 

Whether you need to pitch an idea or give a presentation, it's crucial to make a strong impression. The audience evaluates both the content of what you say and the way you present it. In this inspirational session, you will receive concrete tools to develop a convincing pitch and insights into how to deliver it convincingly.

Facilitator Christel Ladegaard, MSc in Management and Communication, provided by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

READ MORE AND JOIN HERE

How modern technology can help in validating ideas fast?

This workshop is aimed to help all study level students build  their first working website with the product video on it for 90 minutes, working in groups and using free tools only  

Facilitator: Ekaterina Demiankova, Lecturer and Early-Stage Researcher, School of Business and Governance, TalTech

How: Fully online class for EuroTeQ and TalTech Collider courses students in Teams

When: 25th of April, Thursday 17:30-19:30 CET (18:30-20:30 in Estonia)

To whom*: This workshop is aimed to help all study level students build their first working website with the product video on it for 90 minutes, working in groups and using free tools only (including AI tools, Miro, Padlet, etc.)

*The maximum number of participants is around 30 people

REGISTER HERE FOR THE WORKSHOP by 19th of April

GREEN AND SUSTAINABILITY MODULE

This module gives insight into the multifaceted impacts of climate change and climate-smart strategies on global, regional, national and local scales. It addresses climate mitigation and adaptation through strategic frameworks and measures, along with practical examples.

By Kerli Kirsimaa, Strategy Manager of Climate Smart University

Green Deal and Sustainability, recording and slides

This module guides students towards understanding the interconnectedness of nature and helps them see beyond the goal of reducing carbon emissions. Drawing from various disciplines the students gain an understanding of how sustainable solutions can include a large variety of activities, extending from circular initiatives to the use of nature-based solutions. 

By Piret Vacht, TLÜ Associate Professor of Environmental Management

Sustainable Solutions, recording and slides

This part is devoted to developing an understanding of the role of communication in applying sustainable solutions. While the theoretical principles of strategic environmental communication are briefly glanced at, the main emphasis is on practical examples and developing the ability to critically assess environmental communication cases – including, for instance, how to recognize greenwashing. This guides the students towards having the basic knowledge to avoid making similar mistakes in communicating their sustainable solutions and ensuring their projects receive the attention they deserve.

By Piret Vacht, TLÜ Associate Professor of Environmental Management

Communicating Sustainable Solutions, recording and slides

Pitching seminar

During the workshop, an overview of the nature and main components of a presentation speech (pitch) will be given. A pitch presentation is practised to get valuable feedback from the seminar leader and other students.

The seminar will take place on 10.05 from 10:00-12:30 in room SOC-213 in English.

Trainer: Mayri Tiido, founder of Materialivoog.ee and pitch trainer

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TalTech Sustainable Futures (17.05)

It is a university-wide student project competition, which will take place on May 17 in the main building of TalTech. All students who work in teams in the course and/or solve a problem/challenge related to contributing to sustainability goals are invited to participate. 

Read more: https://taltech.ee/en/taltech-sustainable-futures-2024

Students present their projects to a specially selected jury during the event, which selects the three best projects.

In addition to passes to the EuroTeQaThon, there are cash prizes for the three best teams. The entire event will be held in English.

More details:

  • Team size of 3-6 students
  • TwoPager introducing the team's project
  • Evaluation criteria (not mandatory, but rather a helpful and context-creating aid)
  • Pitch 3-5 minutes

Important dates: 

  • 3.05 registration deadline for pitch practice and TalTech Sustainable Futures;
  • 13.05 deadline for submitting TwoPager;
  • 16.05 by 12.00 deadline for submitting presentations.

EuroTeQaThon

The EuroTeQaThon is a three-day extra-curricular pitching and networking event for the best teams from six EuroTeQ partner universities, where:

  • the participating teams will pitch their projects to a dedicated judging panel
  • the winning teams will gain a prize and the opportunity to develop their project further

This semester, the EuroTeQaThon will be held in Paris at the École Polytechnique from June 8 to 10. The university will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the winners of the Sustainable Futures event. 

EuroTeQaThon winning teams will have one of the opportunities:

  1. to develop their project further in Ignite Bootcamp 26-31 July in Barcelona, IESE Business School
  2. participate in the Green Challenge on June 28 at DTU (Technical University of Denmark)

EUROTEQATHON WINNING TEAMS WILL GET:

  • monetary prizes
  • opportunity to participate in the Green Challenge on June 28 at DTU (Technical University of Denmark)

One of the teams from each university attending EuroTeQaThon will have the opportunity to further develop their project at the Ignite Bootcamp, 26-31 July, in Barcelona at IESE Business School.*

* Refer to the evaluation criteria file to see which dimensions are prioritized when choosing teams for the Bootcamp during the EuroTeQaThon. 

Collider 22/23 academic year

 This semester, it is possible to participate in Collider through various spring semester problem- and project-based courses. The initial list of courses that have joined the Collider and TalTech Sustainable Futures:

  • EPX5020 - Startup Entrepreneurship for Built Environment
  • EKE8260 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • TMJ3300 - Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
  • MMJ5240 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • HHI0132 – techEstonia - Innovation Lab of an Entrepreneurial State
  • UTT0110 - Mechatronics and Smart Systems project
  • MNA5410 - Digital Transformations of Government
  • IXX1530 - Computer and Systems Engineering Project

As an additional option, all students are invited to improve their knowledge and skills in the following modules offered across the course. This will help you approach your project/topic from the sustainability aspect, understand the need for communication and develop presentation skills.

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