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1st February 2019

INSPIRATIONS’ MEETING AND MIND STIMULATION
Innovation Hub for Humanities | Social impact capstone projects
Olivia Business Center, Gdansk Sky Club 12th Floor,
1st February 2019, 3:00 pm

Inauguration of Innovation Hub for Humanities – into social change

Higher education, Companies and organisations are applying human potential and technology to social and environmental problems.m

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INSPIRATIONS’ MEETING AND MIND STIMULATION
Innovation Hub for Humanities | Social impact capstone projects

Biograms of keynote speakers

Discover the rich life background of our keynote speakers that will take you on an inspirational journey on February 1th 2019.

IDEA

  • Cooperation linked to the relations with companies, NGO’s (from Poland and Internationally)
  • Developing the idea for mutual responsibility for the Society of the future regarding Digital Transformation by Innovations Hub for Humanities initiative
  • Extending co-operation with other alliances, organizations, universities
  • Developing co-operation in the field of digital transformation in educational programmes

VISION

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We envision new collaborative partnerships between campuses and various types of public and private organizations that will allow participants to develop knowledge and skills of direct relevance to the society.

PROJECT CHALLANGE

Capstone projects – Final MBA Dissertation

with applicable outcome, with social value impact

Where: Olivia Business Center, Gdansk Sky Club 12th Floor

When: 1st February 2019

Duration: 3/4 hrs

Who may attend: Unrestricted

THE MBA CAPSTONE PROJECTS

Following the AMBA recommendations of the 2018 review of the program, the GUT MBA Advisory Board and MBA teaching staff designed a required, concentration-wide GUT MBA capstone projects to bring valuable experience towards society.

It will require for all concentrators to work with their peers across the three tracks:

  • to synthesize theoretical and real world knowledge;
  • to synthesize learning across the MBA’s 4 pillars disciplines;
  • to demonstrate connections between the education and business ecosystem.

Meaningful platform
for social innovation projects

HOW IT WORKS

AIM & OUTCOMES

AIM

  • projects that bring social value
  • projects combining technology with social needs
  • building archipelagos of various competences

OUTCOMES

  • innovative social projects
  • practical work for others
  • mutual learning
  • learning social entrepreneurship

PROJECT AREAS

society 4.0

 

CITIES AND CITIZENS

 

EQUALITY IN EDUCATION

 

HEALTH

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

 

diversity

 

DIGITAL DISRUPTION

 

KEY PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES

To benefit both the students and sponsor organizations, following are project success factors:

  • Well-defined project goals and scope negotiated by sponsor, team and faculty advisor
  • Clear deliverables incorporated in a written project plan with milestones
  • Setting of context within the sponsor organization and access to data

BENEFITS

COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Sponsor organizations view Capstone projects as an exciting opportunity to:

  • Access bright, focused and community-oriented students and faculty
  • Receive an objective study of a critical issue facing  a sponsor organization
  • Receive written documentation of analysis  and recommendations
  • Develop connections to GUT students and faculty for future collaborations

STUDENTS

Students participating in Capstone projects receive academic credits and learn to:

  • Build skills in problem analysis, business case preparation, product/solution development, market research, presentation and public speaking
  • Enhance project management, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Develop expertise in a specific problem area while understanding context, leverage points and constraints (e.g. economic, legal, social, diversity and cultural conditions)

CAPSTONE PROJECT TIMELINE

DEC 2018

Projects concepts delivery

Supervisors + Selected Mentors

Tollgate checked

PROJECT OUTLINE RECEIVED

FEB 2019

Project presentation

Project Challange
Supervisors & Mentors

PROJECT PITCH

APR 2019

Tollgates

Approvals

DRY RUNS

SEP 2019
OCT 2019

PROJECT VALIDATION

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DEFENCES

HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER?

VIDEO MEETINGS

 

CASE STUDIES

 

DISCUSSION PLATFORMS IN COWORKING AREA

 

CO-CREATION WORKSHOPS

 

ONLINE LEARNING AND SHARING EXPERIENCE

 

STUDY VISITS

 

for:

  • MBA Students
  • MBA Alumni
  • MBA Business Ambassador

 The final 3 will be nominated for The AMBA Excellence Awards 2020 →

  • MBA Innovation Award
  • Business School Impact on Community and Society Award by an AMBA-accredited Business School
  • MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (charity / third sector / community interest company / social interest group)

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