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Få et formål med efteråret: Verdens bedste praktikanter søges

Hos Leaderlab hjælper vi organisationer, myndigheder og virksomheder mod bæredygtig vækst. Siden vores start i 2010 har vi hjulpet regeringer, byer og over 30 globale virksomheder med at udarbejde strategier, mobilisere aktører og udvikle partnerskaber, der skaber bæredygtig innovation. Ved siden af arrangerer vi konferencer og events, rådgiver organisationer, faciliterer innovationsprocessser og laver kommunikation.

HVEM LEDER VI EFTER?

Vi elsker aktivisme, skøre innovatører og folk med passion. For tiden har vi travlt med at hjælpe København med at skabe den folkelige forankring om det store klimatopmøde C40 Mayor Summit, som finder sted til oktober, drive vores partnerskab Sustainable Build og meget mere. Vi har derfor brug for folk til at hjælpe os.

  • Vil du forandre verden og gøre den lidt mere bæredygtig?
  • Er du nysgerrig, skør, modig og lidenskabelig?
  • Leder du efter et sjovt praktiksted, hvor du kan lære en masse?

Ja, vi leder efter en praktikant, men vi har en temmelig flad organisationsstruktur, så du vil ikke blive betragtet som “praktikanten”. Vi lover dig, at med en praktikplads hos os vil du blive udfordret.

Opgaverne er varierede og afhænger af dine evner og interesser, men vi vægter følgende kompetencer:

  • Projektledelse, planlægning og styring af mindre projekter
  • Formidling i ord, billeder, video og på SoMe – på dansk og engelsk
  • Indsigt i bæredygtighed
  • Mod på at række ud til mennesker, du ikke kender, ifm. rekruttering til events

Vi forestiller os, at du er:

  • Proaktiv og modig – bliver ved, når du mangler svar
  • Har en passion for bæredygtighed
  • I gang med en akademisk uddannelse
  • En holdspiller
  • Kan lide at skrive, designe eller tale med folk.

HVEM ER VI?

Vi er et team på fem, og vi bor med mange andre start ups og konsulentvirksomheder på BLOXHUB lige ved Langebro.

Fordele:

  • Gratis frokost: Nyd en gratis frokost med dine kollegaer hver dag
  • Fleksibel arbejdstid og ferie: Morgenperson eller natugle, dette job er til dig
  • Gratis kaffe / te: Få dit koffeinfiks gratis
  • Fri badning: Vi hopper i havnen så ofte vi kan
  • Sjov: Vi er hos Leaderlab, fordi vi kan lide det uformelle

Praktikperioden er fra 1. august til 15. december, men du er velkommen til at starte før. Send en kort ansøgning pr. email til info@leaderlab.com med dit CV. Husk at angive, hvornår og hvor længe du kan være hos os. Det er som udgangspunkt en fuldtidsstilling, men selvfølgelig kommer dine studier først.

Vi ser frem til at høre fra dig!

Årets 10 udvalgte SUSTAINABLE BUILD innovatører er fundet

I år er fokus rettet mod ”Det gode Indeliv” med brugerne i centrum. Vi modtog hele 62 ansøgninger fra 19 forskellige lande, som alle stræbte efter at komme med i forløbet med deres innovationer. Efter en hård udvælgelsesproces er vi nu stolte over at kunne præsentere årets 10 udvalgte innovatører. 

De 10 udvalgte spænder over et bredt felt med alt fra digitale måle- og analysesystemer over AI driftssystemer til specifikke produkter som interaktive plantesystemer og bæredygtige brusesystemer.

DE 10 INNOVATIONER ER:

What’s next?

De 10 innovatører skal nu forberede sig til SUSTAINABLE BUILDs Accelerator Forum d. 11.-12. april, hvor de skal præsentere deres innovation foran SUSTAINABLE BUILDs partnere og udvalgte eksperter, herunder Henning Larsen Architects, Grundejernes Investeringsfond, Tarkett, NCC, PensionDanmark samt Region Midt. Her vil de få rådgivning og støtte til at skalere innovationerne, så de kan implementeres i branchen og bidrage til øget vækst inden for bæredygtigt byggeri og ikke mindst et bedre indeliv for brugerne.

Læs mere på sustainablebuild.dk 

C40 & CPH: LIVE LIKE TOMORROW

Science is clear. We have to act now to reduce the climate change. And we need to get everyone involved in new innovations, new practices and a different happier, healthier and much more climate friendly lifestyle.

In autumn this year between October 9th and 12th, mayors and leaders from 96 different global cities will descend upon Copenhagen to attend the C40 Mayor Summit. Through their own words and contexts, attendees will present innovative actions they have taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience. They will debate, discuss and provide solutions to unite everyone together in taking bold and urgent actions needed to keep global temperature rises to below 1.5°C.

ANDEL x LEADERLAB

The twist this year comes in the form of citizen engagement, and we are inviting you in! Here in the Nordics we are passionate about collaboration, joining together to explore and seek solutions to global challenges. Leaderlab, in partnership with our friends Andel we will be delivering the Citizens Engagement Platform at the C40 Mayors Summit. Our ambition is big and bold, we are calling on all Copenhageners to engage in this process and showcasing our city with pride.

There will be a whole host of different opportunities for engagement, from media to business forums to jumping into a GreenKayak, so do watch this space as the programme for events and activities evolves.  

Mayors and 1,500 experts and enthusiasts from cities, companies and organizations all over the world come to Copenhagen in October to show how cities can speed up the sustainable change, we so critically need. And we will work hard to bring enthusiasm out all over Copenhagen. Cities are a meeting place, something that is real to all of us. In a world where climate goals and sustainability can become very abstract sizes, the city is a concrete thing we all have a relationship with.

So we have to show all the mayors and experts how to live, taste and feel the sustainable life in Copenhagen. And we must learn and listen to how to do things elsewhere.

CURIOUS?

Write if you are curious to Toke Sabroe at toke@leaderlab.com

The LAUNCH Forum: People come first in a Circular Society

It’s our favorite time of the year! And while we love the holidays, it’s bringing our amazing Innovators together with our committed Council Members at the LAUNCH Forum that we look forward to the most.

Last week in Bentonville, Arkansas, some 50 game-changers in the circular economy space convened for the LAUNCH Forum, an opportunity for the 9 latest LAUNCH Innovators to present their solutions and Calls to Action to 30+ leaders in the public and private sector. The Forum, jointly hosted by Waste Management and Walmart, welcomed Innovators from the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, and the United States of America, to enter discussions around what the future of the circular economy looks like and how the diverse room of stakeholders could be part of shaping that future. In the spirit of unlikely collaboration, the convening was powered by LAUNCH partners IKEA, eBay, VF Corporation, Novozymes, Kvadrat, and Region Skåne along with Forum sponsors Walmart, Waste Management, Nature’s Path, Sympatex, and Cisco.

For the last nine years, these leaders, known as Council Members, have been a pivotal part of the LAUNCH process. They have worked closely with our Innovators to unlock critical resources and promising opportunities for our Innovators to bring their solutions to market, and ultimately help our communities, our companies and our global society thrive as we work to shift global systems. At this latest LAUNCH Forum in Bentonville, we welcomed LAUNCH newcomers and longtime supporters alike, each with a different story for why they traveled to the Forum and what they were taking away.

A FORUM FOR LEARNING

For Regina Northouse, Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network, LAUNCH Circular was an opportunity to learn. While Regina’s organization recently reached a major milestone — three million pounds of food donated (and 2.6 million kg of CO2 emissions prevented from harming the environment) — joining LAUNCH for the first time meant an opportunity to learn about intersections between her work and other aspects of the circular economy. On her experience, Regina reflected,

“We can do this together, and I learned that at LAUNCH.”

A FORUM FOR ACTION

Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences, returned to LAUNCH, bringing her own energy, perspective, and research on how to engage people in a circular future. Her organization’s Academy for All initiative lowers barriers to entry to the sciences by providing free and reduced admission opportunities and access programs, and she shared her experience with the LAUNCH Forum attendees to drive a conversation around how to ensure that the circular society we’re building is an accessible one, one that all people can be part of. At the end of the Forum, Elizabeth shared,

“My favorite thing about this two-day LAUNCH Forum event was networking with folks who truly care about making a difference, people who are willing to roll up their sleeves, get work done, and build the community that we need to make the circular society a reality.”

A FORUM FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING

Dr. Rüdiger Fox is CEO of Sympatex, a pioneer in sustainable functional textiles and a LAUNCH partner. As longtime part of the innovation ecosystem, Rüdiger presented on how the LAUNCH network can be part of reinventing our future, reminding the Council Members and Innovators in attendance that “it’s in your hands”. Rüdiger highlighted that, with LAUNCH, the participants come together to challenge their own thinking and “come out with an economy that can actually safeguard the future for the next generations to come.”

A FORUM FOR COLLABORATION

Faith LeGendre, Circular Economy Solutions Strategist at Cisco Systems, works to enable cities and companies with technology services to bring their circular economy to fruition. For Faith, the unlikely partnerships and unexpected conversations at the LAUNCH Forum were one of the major value-adds. Looking back at her time in Bentonville, Faith explained the catalytic importance of her two days at LAUNCH: “Without this Forum, we would not have known and would not have come together to actually create the solutions that we need for our world.”

A FORUM FOR PROGRESS

For Pia Huusfelt, Global Business Leader at IKEA Group, the LAUNCH Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas, was her second LAUNCH event, following the previous year’s LAUNCH Forum. Over the course of one year alone, with all of the advances in the circular economy, Pia’s own notion of the possibilities had shifted:

“These two days have given me an understanding of where we are as a company… I found out that I can join forces with some of these startups and innovators…”

What’s happens now?

Following the LAUNCH Circular Forum, the LAUNCH team will be working with each of the Innovators to prioritize and capitalize on the relationships and resources they developed during the Forum. This bespoke support is designed to help each Innovator advance their innovation, usually in one or two priority areas identified prior to or during the Forum.

If you or someone you know is interested in connecting with one of the Innovators, please reach out to Toke Sabroe from the LAUNCH Circular team at toke@launch.org.

Uniting a global community to achieve a Circular Society: This week at the LAUNCH Forum

This week, a group of brilliant, talented, and resourceful Innovators are descending in Bentonville, Arkansas for the LAUNCH Forum. Joining them will be experts in circular economy, sustainability, and innovation, corporate pioneers, leading government agencies, investors and more, all with a common goal; to promote and accelerate the mainstreaming of the circular economy by enabling consumers to not only participate in it but to determine the future of it.

Across industries, businesses are seeing customer behaviors slowly shift towards new relationships to ownership, expectations for increased transparency and trust, and more demand for experiences.   Each of the selected innovators are presenting mid-to-late stage business models and concepts that have the potential to meet customer demands, create market advantage for companies invested in circular business models, and ultimately shape a circular society.

Discussing some of the key systems changes that are needed to drive circular solutions, Håkan Nordkvist, head of Sustainability Innovation at IKEA Group, pointed out that one of the urgencies is to change consumer behavior. Innovations are needed to create convenience in order to engage more people in our society and reducing our impact.

“We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and that includes playing an active role in moving toward a circular society,” Nordkvist said. “We are thrilled to see so many leading companies and pioneering innovators gather at the LAUNCH Forum to collaborate for a better future.”

LIBRARY OF THINGS - UK’s first high street offer for user-friendly item rental. The community-led ‘Zipcar for Things’ - founded in United Kingdom.

LIBRARY OF THINGS by Emma Shaw, Sophia Wyatt and Rebecca Trevalyan – UK’s first high street offer for user-friendly item rental. The community-led ‘Zipcar for Things’ – founded in United Kingdom.

Rebecca Trevalyan, co-Founder and Community Director of Library of Things, the UK’s first high street offer for user-friendly item rental.

“I’m excited to learn how fellow innovators and council members are driving our economy towards a greener and fairer one,” Trevalyan noted when asked about the upcoming Forum, “and finding partners to help Library of Things get the UK (and the world!) sharing.”

When asked about why Waste Management is a co-host to the LAUNCH Forum, Tom Carpenter, Senior Director of Energy & Environmental Services stated,

“Waste Management is honored to be co-hosting the upcoming LAUNCH Forum at our Sustainability Center,’ We are excited to explore these innovative companies, and their novel approaches to customer engagement.  It is an exciting time to be focused on innovation.”

The 2018 LAUNCH Circular Forum will take place on December 5th and 6th, 2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas. The theme this year is ‘Customer Engagement and New Business Models for a Circular Society’. This year’s Forum is supported by a number of LAUNCH Partners and sponsors, including IKEA, VF Corporation, Waste Management, Walmart, Kvadrat, Novozymes, eBay, Region Skane, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and SympaTex.

To learn more about the Challenge, visit us at launch.org/circular or follow us on Twitter @launchorg. For more information regarding the 2018 Innovation challenge, reach out to carla@launch.org

Here are the 9 Select LAUNCH Innovators:

CIRCULARISE by Mesbah Sabur and Jordi de Vos – Open, distributed and secure communications protocol for the circular economy, which allows any stakeholder to add information and communicate about individual physical objects – founded in the Netherlands.

DEEMLY by Sara Green Brodersen and Jens Farvig Thomsen – Social verification tool for P2P platforms helping increase trust and activity – founded in Denmark.

EACHTHING by Sven Phillipsen – Gives consumers the power to demand insight and transparency into the products they buy – via a mobile application for the consumer and a platform for producers – founded in Denmark.

LIBRARY OF THINGS by Emma Shaw, Sophia Wyatt and Rebecca Trevalyan – UK’s first high street offer for user-friendly item rental. The community-led ‘Zipcar for Things’ – founded in United Kingdom.

OLIO by Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One – Free food sharing app that connects users with unwanted food with neighbours living nearby who would like it – founded in United Kingdom.

RECYCLEPOINTS by Alison Ukonu and Chioma Ukonu – Waste recycling and social benefit venture that motivates people to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste – founded in Nigeria.

SEAL by Bart Verschoor and Joris Verschoor – Digital twin platform with an untamperable virtual and physical link allows building digital features/apps on top of products. Their system gives products an identity by pairing a virtual counterpart to each unique item, on which digital services can run – founded in the Netherlands.

STUFFSTR by John Atcheson and Steve Gutmann – Universal Consumer Buy-Back Programme that offers retail customers instant buy-back of every item purchased when they’re done using it – founded in USA.

WORN AGAIN TECHNOLOGIES by Cyndi Rhoades, Adam Walker and Nick Ryan – Pioneering polymer recycling technology to eradicate textiles waste and to enable circularity for the global textiles industry – founded in United Kingdom.

 

Established in 2009, LAUNCHis an innovation-centered platform founded on the understanding that today’s problems are too big to be solved by any one organization working alone. Founding  partners NASA, the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of State, and NIKE, Inc. joined together back then to identify, showcase, and support innovative technologies to help solve global sustainability challenges. LAUNCH helps convene and curate networks of unlikely public and private partnerships to accelerate innovations and disrupt pathways for change.

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