At Wärtsilä, we believe in collaboration and working together as an ecosystem. Through co-operation we can enable and foster change and innovation. This is what STHEC is all about. The event gives you the opportunity to work and innovate as team but also as a part of the competition ecosystem. It offers you a unique concept, where collaboration is the key.
Join STHEC - An event where students across different universities and universities of applied sciences work in interdisciplinary teams and solve real challenges provided by Wärtsilä and our partners.
During the competition, each team will come up with a product, service or business idea as an answer to their challenge in question. What you create and how you make this happen is up to you! The teams will compete against other groups within the competition ecosystem consisting of customers, service designers, facilitators, coaches and of course, the judges (sharks). The event final will include each team pitching their ideas to" the sharks", who will both challenge the ideas and offer feedback. In the end, the overall winning team will receive a grand price. Other teams will also be rewarded based on success in different categories. This will for sure be worth your time!
We challenge you to look into the future for a chance to innovate and win amazing prices while having the unique opportunity to network, challenge yourself and to truly think outside the box. In fact, why don`t you just break the box?
The event location will be Wasa Innovation Center (Gerbyntie 16, 65230 Vaasa) where transportation is provided by Wärtsilä. Participation will be free for all students and we will also offer food and beverages for the participants during the event days. This event is arranged in collaboration with our partners Vaasan Sähkö, City of Vaasa, University of Vaasa and Danfoss.
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. Let us know which school you are studying in, what your major is and which year you are studying. Note that there are a limited amount of spots available. We will send confirmations on your acceptance after October 20th, when registration closes.
Early bird: 21.9.2019 - 1.10.2019 (Better chance to get to work on the challenge you want)
Second Chance: 7.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
Remember to rate your preferred challenges. The earlier you apply, the bigger the chance you end up with the challenge of your choice.