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Ignite NEB Event Riga: The Need for Long-Term, Life Cycle Thinking in the Industrial Ecosystem

Join the Ignite NEB Event Series and help support communities across Europe.

Launched in early 2021, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an EU-backed initiative that calls on all Europeans to imagine a new future for the continent – one that’s built on the principles of sustainability, inclusivity and beauty.

The Ignite NEB series will be working with organisations across four countries to bring about long-lasting change in local communities through championing entrepreneurship, renewal and creativity.

During a series of online and in-person events, participating teams will respond to local challenges set by each organisation, after which one winner per location will receive a grant of €10k to turn their ideas into reality.

What: Based in the Latvian capital, this event series creates a mutual point of connection between students and local citizens. The main ambition is to develop business models that have a positive impact on the use of resources and waste management in the community – although within these parameters, other challenges are welcome. The structure of the series rests on local stakeholders presenting challenges during a series of online events, and teams will come together to develop their creative and entrepreneurial responses during a two-day hackathon. Following this, one winner will be selected to receive support from the EIT Community NEB to develop their ideas over the course of a year.

When: Online events on 22 and 27 September, and 11 and 13 October. In-person events on 11 and 12 November.

Where: University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Aspazijas boul.5, Riga (and online)



Register: here (Deadline: 3 November)

About the project

The initiative was announced as an innovative, participatory dimension to the European Green Deal and borrows from the original Bauhaus School, a radical German art school that was founded in 1919 and became famous for an approach that unified artistic vision with function.

Along with project partners, EIT Digital, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, the EIT Climate-KIC leads the EIT Community NEB, whose task it is to support on-the-ground projects that embody the values of the NEB movement.

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