Green Gown Awards 2020 - University of Warwick - Finalist

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Warwick Enterprise: Summer Programme 2020 - Inspiring UNSDG innovators 

At Warwick Enterprise, Innovation Group, The University of Warwick, we recognise the importance of developing the next generation of socially and environmentally conscious education leavers who can rise to the 21st century's economic, environmental, and social challenges.  

We have supported our socially and environmentally driven enterprising students and graduates through workshops and initiatives such as: our Student Enterprise Fund and Lord Rootes Memorial Fund. We have also supported our enterprising student societies that make a positive contribution towards UNSDG’s.   

Seeing the need and importance, we expanded our commitment by developing and successfully delivering our new online enterprise and innovation Summer Programme 2020.  Our aims were: to be a source of inspiration and positivity, along with demonstrating our resilience and agility during the pandemic. Our exciting online Summer Programme focused on key enterprise skills and also Ingenuity (a social impact competition: https://ingenuityimpact.org/) that features UNSDG specific themes: wellbeing, community, climate change and creating prosperity. 

Top 3 learnings:

  1. We learnt from participation and feedback that we offered a real source of positivity.  
  2. We have a great network of people and projects that offered real insight and inspiration. 
  3. We have a truly engaged student and graduate population that want to make a difference.