Want to do more? Read about Actory’s Innovation Programmes

Time for immersion, collaboration and community

If you want to spend a little more time, and get in depth with a sustainable issue, join Actory Works. We start new innovation programmes every semester.

Actory Works are innovation programmes that revolve around changing topics. You do not need to have an idea of ​​what you want to do before signing up. We have a number of issues that can be dived into, but you can also choose your own within the current topic.

Upcoming innovation programme, Spring 2022

Actory Works: Rethinking Waste

Our planet is under pressure from over-consumption of resources and large amounts of waste. In the course of the project, we will find concrete solutions that can either minimize consumption and thereby limit waste, or to a greater extent see waste as a resource where we work on reusing waste in new ways. You can work within one of these 5 areas:

  • Fashion industry
  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Plastic and / or packaging
  • Water

At the first workshop, we will form smaller, interdisciplinary teams based on your specific interest. You will together select a project you will work on for the next 11 weeks.

There will be workshops every other Monday at 17.30-20.30, which consists of a professional inspiration presentation & work in the team. Along the way, you will get various tools and sparring that will help you along the way. We also eat a (free) meal of food together

Workshops on the following days:
March 7
March 21
April 4
April 19.  (nb. this is a Tuesday)
May 2
May 20 (afternoon) This day the groups will present their projects at the KU Spring Festival

This innovation programme is in English. Application deadline: March 2.
Sign up through this link: https://forms.gle/zj6mtX3ha5nynMVs8

Practical information

What do we expect of you?

When you start an innovation programme, you commit to stay in the programme throughout the period.

You agree in your group how much time you can invest – the expected time is in average between 2-4 hours a week – you are always welcome to spend more time than that.

In Actory, we care about and focus on the interdisciplinary meeting and diversity. Everyone is welcome. You do not need any special prerequisites – come as you are – and we will help you find your place at Actory.

Participation in Actory Works is on voluntary basis and you do not obtain ECTS credits.

What is in it for you?

By participating in an innovation programme, you learn about interdisciplinarity, collaboration, innovation, sustainability, partnerships, project management, etc. Instead of working on a predominantly theoretical level, you get the opportunity to test your subject knowledge in practice – and make a real sustainable difference here and now.

  • You are expanding your network among both students and companies
  • You use your subject knowledge in practice
  • You get the opportunity to deal with sustainable issues you encounter in your everyday life
  • You become a part of a unique community of students with similar interests
  • A lot of free coffee
  • You get a certificate of participation after the programme
  • You and your team are also invited to work from Actory’s office space at Studenterhuset.
Sign up Actory Works