Next Generation

‘Next Generation’ engages students, university associated start-ups and youth-organizations at high-level international events and summits, focusing on sustainability, as next generation academics, entrepreneurs and influencers through course collaboration, journeys, sprints and tailored tracks for early stage start-ups.

 

Next Generation City Action

Next Generation City Action 2019

The Next Generation City Action gathers 100 young professionals from around the world to bring forward the youth perspective, current research and innovation on pressing city challenges to the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

It is aiming to inspire young talented people to become drivers of future development through building partnership networks around sustainable city development. The two thematic areas for this year’s program are next generation buildings and carbon free streets. Check out the video on how we involved young people in last years’ climate summit Next Generation P4G.

This year we have the possibility to engage young people with residency in the following countries: Denmark, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Colombia and Mexico.

Next Generation City Action is a partnership between DTU, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, P4G, C40 and City of Copenhagen.

 

Next Generation P4G 2018
Green growth and sustainable development is the only pathway that will sustain business, people and the planet and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). To succeed in this momentous task, the next generation must be involved.

The initiative “Next Generation P4G” sought to engage youth at the inaugural P4G Summit in Copenhagen on 19-20 October 2018. The objective was to ensure youth perspectives, skills and talents in order to enrich the P4G Summit and to pave the way for a new generation of P4G advocates. Next Generation P4G worked through three joint initiatives leading up to and during the P4G Summit: (1) Young academics, (2) Young entrepreneurs, and (3) Young influencers.

See the recap video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9hmj4aeH7s

Next Generation PG4 Summit

 

Young Academics
Students contributed with creative ideas and innovative approaches on how selected P4G partnerships could increase their impact on the SDG’s. Throughout the autumn semester, a diverse group of master’s students worked to analyze and formulate recommendations to strengthen selected P4G partnerships’ organization and strategy. The day prior to the summit, the students pitched their ideas to representatives from the P4G partnerships.

 

A diverse group of master’s students work to analyze and formulate recommendations to strengthen selected P4G partnerships’ organization and strategy.

 

Young Entrepreneurs

Young tech entrepreneurs presented fresh perspectives and new technological solutions that could accelerate the realization of the SDG’s. Early stage tech start-ups from P4G countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe convened at the P4G Summit in Copenhagen. By pitching their start-ups and interacting with existing partnerships and sector experts, entrepreneurs gained valuable feedback on how public-private partnerships could contribute to developing and scaling their solutions.

 

Young tech entrepreneurs present fresh perspectives and new technological solutions that could accelerate the realization of the SDG’s.

Young influencers

Young influencers are already focused on the SDG’s and work to shape tomorrow’s policies. Leading up to the P4G Summit, SDG focused student organizations visited companies and organizations throughout Denmark. They learned about Danish experiences with public-private partnerships and their potential to accelerate green growth and sustainable development both at the local and national level. During the Summit, the young influencers presented the essential lessons learned on City Hall Square. Finally, Hanny Mulugeta Semere (Co-Fouder, Epov) and Samuel Rigu (CEO, SAFI Organics) engaged in an intergenerational dialogue with Gro Harlem Brundtland (former Prime Minister of Norway and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change).

 

Hanny Mulugeta Semere (Co-Fouder, Epov) and Samuel Rigu (CEO, SAFI Organics) engaged in an intergenerational dialogue with Gro Harlem Brundtland (former Prime Minister of Norway and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change).

 

 

Background and partners

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark supported the initiative, which was anchored in the Technical University of Denmark’s (DTU) hub for technology-based student innovation and entrepreneurship, DTU Skylab. The initiative was developed and implemented in partnership with:

 

Next Generation partner logoer

Contact

Marie Louise Møllebæk Pollmann-Larsen
Project Manager
Office for Innovation and Sector Services
+4561 65 56 69

Contact

Linda Weiss
Projekt coordinator
Office for Innovation and Sector Services
+4593 51 09 95

Contact

Lasse Vinblad Thaisen
Project Coordinator
Office for Innovation and Sector Services
+4540 71 06 70
https://www.skylab.dtu.dk/programmes/next-generation
16 OCTOBER 2019