THE CITY OF GOODS CHALLENGE

How can we leverage Berlin’s public transportation infrastructure to make goods delivery smart and sustainable?

WELCOME

Welcome to the City of Goods Challenge

During the intense six-day program, participants will explore new approaches to sustainable city transport logistics. They will innovate, learn and connect in a diverse community of inspiring individuals. The City of Goods Challenge will take place in one of the world’s most dynamic and and sustainability-focused capitals, Berlin.

APPLICATION PERIOD

31st of August 2018 – 28th of September 2018

PROGRAM DATES

11th of November 2018 to 16th of November 2018

LOCATION

The DO School campus in Berlin, Germany

HOW TO APPLY?

Applications are completed through an online application form.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Individuals residing in Europe over the age of 18 who have demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – logistics, mobility, urban planning, engineering, shared economy, design and technology.

TUITION

Selected participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, travel cost to and from Berlin and local accommodations for the program duration.

ABOUT

Welcome to the City of Goods Challenge

Online shopping is so convenient, yet so stressful on the transportation infrastructure and the environment. In Berlin, 2.450 vehicles deliver around 400.000 packages – a day. These delivery vans clog streets and bike lanes, create noise, and pollute the air. 

The DO School, in partnership with BVG, Berlin’s public transportation authority, will bring together 20 talented innovators with diverse backgrounds to co-create compelling new ways of leveraging the public transportation infrastructure to make goods delivery smart and sustainable.

How can buses, subways and stations be used as part of system to transport parcels to individuals and companies? And what role can BVG play in collaboration with traditional service providers and new crowd-delivery opportunities? You will create exciting answers to such questions – and the best approaches to the test.

MEET YOUR DO SCHOOL TEAM

ROUVEN STEINFELD

Program Head

CATIA DAWOOD

Talent & Community Manager

VALENTIN ZAHRNT

Program Team – Innovation Catalyst

MATT STEWART

Program Team – Innovation Catalyst

WHAT YOU GET

  • The opportunity to develop concrete products and services that will have a real-world impact. 
  • Lifelong connections with like-minded passionate peers and the chance to join our global community of purposeful Doers.
  • Deep insight into the DO School Method, an award-winning, tested innovation approach used by world-leading business and non-profit organisations.
  • The ability to work with international experts in your area of interest and also learn from the diverse handpicked peer community.
  • And of course: it is great fun to see the community and the project evolving during this innovation sprint!

“The DO School empowers people to create solutions by learning from a diverse group of experts as well as fellow DOers. All aspects of the Challenge taught me so much. I am now ready to grow my venture.”

TASHFEEN

Alumni, Founder of Social Technology Hub

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
Individuals residing in Europe over the age of 18 who have demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as – but not limited to – logistics, mobility, urban planning, engineering, shared economy, design and technology. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. We will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and wide range of experiences, so if you feel like you can make a valuable contribution, please apply and tell us why! We value diversity of thought and experience more than anything! There are no formal requirements in terms of knowledge, education or work experience. Most of all we want to see that you are passionate about this topic and motivated to make a positive impact!
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA
All backgrounds and nationalities are welcome! However for this program we can only accept applications from people already based in Europe. If you are a non EU national, you will need to have a valid visa / residence permit for the duration of the program. If you are a EU national based outside of Europe we will not be able to consider you.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Please submit your application through our online application platform. The application from consists of:

 

  • A 60 second introduction video
  • Four questions with regard to your motivation, experience and expectations
  • A link / document to support your application
    Please note: only applications which meet the formal requirements will be considered. After reviewing the applications, we will invite selected candidates for a 30 minute Skype interview. All applicants will be informed of the outcome on their application, whether successful or not.
QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the application and selection process, please get in touch with Catia Dawood: admissions@thedoschool.org

ABOUT BVG

BVG keeps Berlin moving. While responding to the challenges of a city in constant transformation, the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) wants to offer everyone a pleasant journey and aims to provide a green and affordable way to get people to their destinations on time. BVG’s objective is to be reliable and innovative, and in the process make a contribution to the face of the city – both inwardly and outwardly.

ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the application and selection process, please get in touch with Catia Dawood

CATIA DAWOOD

Talent and Community Manager

BERLIN. HAMBURG. HONG KONG. NEW YORK.

The DO School Innovation Lab GmbH

Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 847 11 88-0

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