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Dopper Changemaker Challenge

For the third edition of the Changemaker Challenge, Dopper has decided to go international! So they asked Impact Hub Amsterdam, Impact Hub Berlin and Impact Hub King’s Cross (London) to help them find the most innovative student ideas for a plastic-free future with crystal-clear waters.

Who can join the Dopper Changemaker Challenge?

Whether you are a hbo and university student, working towards your Bachelor or Master degree, from Product Design to Biology, from Marketing to Economics – students from ALL disciplines are welcome to join the Dopper Changemaker Challenge! It doesn’t even matter if you just started brainstorming for ideas or if you recently finished your graduation project or thesis.To join the Dopper Changemaker Challenge, make sure you check off the criteria:

  • Your project is about clean water and/ or plastic waste. You can find some examples here
  • You are or were registered at a university or higher vocational school (known as hbo in the Netherlands & Belgium) as a Bachelor or Master student;
  • You are or were studying in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Nepal or the United Kingdom;
  • You are still working on your graduation project or thesis, or finished it after 1 September 2018;
  • You have chosen or currently determining the subject of your project or thesis yourself;
  • You are available on 29 May 2019, and you can attend events on 15 and 16 June 2019 in person;
  • Are you writing your thesis for a company? No problem. Read about thesis embargoes here.

What's in it for you?

Your graduation project on the subject of plastic waste or clean water could win you:

  • Funding (research grants): €5,000 for 1st place, €2,500 for 2nd and 3rd place, and €500 for places 4 through 10.
  • Valuable introductions: The winner of 1st place will take the stage at an event relevant to their field of research. And the winners of places 1 through 10 will be introduced to established partners and/or organisations.
  • Promo support: The ideas and solutions of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be actively shared with the international media.