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What is Stormathon?
The concept is inspired by traditional hackathons and is based on the idea of creating new ideas and solutions in a short period of time, together with others. Students interested in problem-solving for societal improvement and innovation, are welcome to apply and are, thereafter, divided into dynamic teams with different competencies. All teams work with the same case throughout the day and are coached in problem-solving methodology and idea development by experienced process managers. At the end of the day, each team pitch their solution for an external client and a jury – with great prizes for the winning concepts!
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
Stormathon is an innovation day that makes it possible for you as a student to:
– practice your innovation and problem-solving abilities
– work with a real case from an external client
– expand your network
– collaborate with students outside of your program or field of study
– identify and utilize your specific skills
– compete against other students for the best solution and the chance to win great prizes
Structure of the challenge
During 12 intensive hours, you will work in a team of students from different programs and with different competencies – with a real assignment from an external client.
One week before Stormathon, you will receive information about your team and your assignment. You will also receive background information about the assignment and the process. Your team will have time to prepare yourself with team exercises, as well as access to the digital tools that will be used during the challenge day. It takes about 6 hours to get acquainted with the material and to get to know your team and you and your team decide how to plan this time.
On the challenge day, you will be introduced to the client, the jury, your team’s coach, concrete problem-solving methods and presentation techniques. During the day, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the client and access coaching, all day. At the end of the day, you present your solution to a jury and a winner is chosen.
At your disposal you will have
– a kit with background and inspiration material
– digital as well as analogue tools that enable a creative process
– access to method support and coaching
– direct contact with representatives from the client
Stormathon is organized by Storm Innovation Hub at Malmö University. We continue to follow the recommendations of FHM and will adapt the challenge if needed. Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the challenge.