The Ecodesign Challenges are 2-day events where students look for a creative solution for a specific challenge that we throw at their feet.
The students work in teams from the direction of product development or design, supplemented by another course that makes an interesting match.
Every two days has a strict schedule. During the first day, students start looking for the solution in smaller groups, with the support of experts. Day two is all about the pitch: presenting their idea to a professional jury.
ECODESIGN CHALLENGES 2019
In the fall of 2019 we organized 3 Ecodesign Challenges! For six days, more than 300 students from Flemish colleges and universities put their handsome heads together to solve social problems with better design. The Ecodesign Challenges 2019 have been launched since 26 September. Until 16 October we challenged a total of more than 300 students from Flemish colleges and universities to jointly develop solutions for greenery and bees in the city, to adjust our sustainable behavior and to optimize residual flows. All hackathons could be followed live on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram!
Since 2015, OVAM has been the owner of a building in Mechelen that is currently empty and neglected. OVAM has major plans for this building and bundles it under the project name 'De Potterij'.