Frequently Asked Question

About the challenge

Can I join the Challenge individually?

No. If you want to participate in the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, you need to be part of a team that consists of at least two persons. The recommended team size is 5-8 persons with different disciplinary backgrounds.

Yes. If you want to participate in the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, you need to be part of a team that consists of at least two persons. The recommended team size is 5-8 persons with different disciplinary backgrounds.

The recommended team size is 5-8 persons. The teams should include different areas of expertise, ranging from technical to social and economic.

On average you will spend 8 hours per week working your team’s entry but it will vary depending on the phase of the Challenge and your role withing the team. Typically the periods around the deadlines are more intensive and team members with significant team responsibilities (such as team leaders) invest more time in the Challenge.

To successfully complete the Challenge the team needs to deal with aspects related to plant and food production, spatial design and architecture, environmental sustainability, social design and business model. Besides students from those study programmes, every student that is creative, committed to contribute to more sustainable and equitable food systems, and is willing and able to spend sufficient time can make a valuable contribution to a team.

Fresh graduates are welcome to join the Challenge. The graduation should take place not earlier than academic year 2020/2021. Fresh graduates should not exceed 20% of team members.

 

No. PhD students and fresh graduates together cannot exceed 20% of the team members. 

If you missed the registration deadline on 17 October you can still join the Challenge by joining one of the existing teams. Reach out to the team captain of one of the teams to receive code to join.

It is not mandatory, however it is strongly recommended. The events organized as part of the Challenge are designed to help you with your entry.

Most of the events are on-line, with the exception of the Kick-off Event and Grand Finale that are hybrid. 

This depends on your University. We recommend to discuss it with you academic advisor. Students of Wageningen University can receive study points for participating in the Challenge upon completion of the course Student Challenge Learning Journey 1 (YWU51803) and 2 (YWU52309).

Unfortunately the participation in the Challenge does not replace ACT. Please consult your academic advisor in case you have any doubts.

1.      Log in to the online platform. 

2.      Select ‘Competition’ button.

3.      Tick the box ‘I want to continue with my own project’.

4.      Click on ‘Add team member’.

5.      A unique share code will pop up. Use this code to invite team members. 

1.      Log in to the online platform. 

2.      Click on the ‘Competition’ button.

3.      Tick the box ‘I want to join an existing team’.

4.      Enter the unique code that that will be sent sent to you by your team captain (see previous section). 

1.      Log in to the online platform. 

2.      Click on the ‘Competition’ button.

3.      Tick the box ‘I want to join an existing team’.

4.      A list of teams that are still looking for members appears.

5.      Click on ‘I would like to join this team’ and explain why you’re motivated to join this team and hit ‘Send’. The team you are interested in will get an email notification. 

1.      Log in to the online platform. 

2.      Click on the ‘Competition’ button.

3.      Tick the box ‘I want to continue with my own project’.

4.      Go to ‘Team Info’. 

5.      Tick the ‘Yes’ box in the ‘We are looking for team members’ section. This makes your team visible to participants who are looking for a team to join.  

6.      If participants are interested in your team, they’ll pop up in the ‘Members’ section and your team will get an email from them. 

1.      Log-in to the online platform. 

2.      Click on the ‘Pinboard’ button. 

3.      Make a new pin (regarding the forming of a team) and make sure to add your contact information (i.e. email). 

4.      Click on the pencil to public your post. 

5.      Other individuals that want to form a team can email you and you can accordingly see the posts of other individuals that want to form a team and email them. 

If you have any remaining questions, send them to studentchallenges@wur.nl