How do you make sure younger generations have the skills to tackle future climate issues? You give them their design and innovation training wheels as early as possible… 

Like many skills in life, practice makes perfect. That’s why Design to Improve Life Education is all about giving our youth essential design competencies today, to ensure they are effective problem-solvers tomorrow.

As part of the Aarhus 2017 Design to Improve Life Challenge, this year we engaged 1,000 4th-grade students throughout the Central Region of Denmark in a fun and educational design competition. In teams, they each created solutions to address climate challenges that affect their local communities, such as torrential rain, flooding, and other issues related to water.

From a thorough voting process by our expert jury panel, only 20 finalists emerged and went on to the final battle event in the municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern. In a storm of creativity, each team exhibited their impressive designs, and pitched to jury members and guests in a bid to take out the big prize…

This is the Aarhus 2017 Design to Improve Life Challenge!

To read more about the day, click here.

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