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How to Apply

Please send your statement of intent to until 30th August.

Any submission after the deadline or incomplete submissions will not be considered. The same applies to submissions, which significantly exceed the maximum words.

The statement of intent for the Summer School ‘Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) Entrepreneurship’ should be structured as follows:

  1. Name, surname, contact details
  2. Short profile / CV (maximum 100 words)
  3. Business idea:
    1. Problem statement
    2. Solution (if applicable)
    3. In case your business idea is a German and Egyptian cooperation, please indicate whether you already identified respective partners abroad
  1. Personal motivation (maximum 200 words)

You are welcome to participate as interested party also without your own proposal, too, but applicants with a resources-based business innovation will be selected preferably.


Who can Apply?

The summer course is open to:

  • Engineering students in need of more business knowledge

MSc-level environmental engineering students or natural scientists with a similar thematic focus: It is assumed that these students have a basic awareness of water and waste related service delivery and technologies. Ideally they have completed WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) related courses.

  • Business students interested in opportunities in the waste and sanitation sectors

MBA and MSc-level business students: It is assumed that these students have knowledge in entrepreneurship, social innovation, product design, and some background information on financing, managing and marketing new ventures.

  • Resources Management students in need of skills towards entrepreneurship

The course targets MSc-level students in interdisciplinary programs. It is assumed that these students have knowledge in natural resources, material flow, as well as background information on resources markets and economics.

  • PhD students of related fields

All students are also expected to have an interest in circular economy and development cooperation. This offer is ideal for students who wish to expand their knowledge in business for energy, nutrients and water recovery. It gives students insight into waste to resources streams, financially viable RRR business models, important aspects of the business environment, and market positioning of RRR business models.


After the Application

Complete statement of intent received by the deadline will receive full and equal consideration. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Accepted participants will be notified by 31th August 2020.

We are looking forward to receiving your statement of intent!

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