The June 12 design-thinking Climate Quest Solutions Workshop will help 20-25 teams in the community-wide climate solutions challenge grow seed ideas into practical, high-impact climate change solutions.
A team from local firm Design Concepts will guide attendees in using the principles of design thinking to develop their ideas into prototyped solutions with broad societal impact in a team-focused environment.
Two dozen teams were selected from nearly 80 ideas submitted to the Climate Quest competition. At the workshop, they will work with trained facilitators to focus and develop their proposed ideas.
Climate Quest is a team-based challenge that seeks to engage interdisciplinary groups in designing actionable solutions to real-world climate challenges.
Led by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability in partnership with the Global Health Institute, Wisconsin Energy Institute, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Climate Quest competition will offer substantial funding opportunities to teams that can produce novel, meaningful, and scalable outcomes in the form of products, policies, approaches, or other innovations.