Organised by EIT InnoEnergy’s Career Centre during Enlit Europe, the EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges connect students with real-life energy projects of major European energy companies.
What is EIT InnoEnergy
EIT InnoEnergy is the sustainable energy engine of Europe. Founded in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology with the mission of accelerating Europe’s energy transition. Nowadays, we bring together ideas, inventors, students and industry.
EIT InnoEnergy Master School is the go-to destination for current and aspiring sustainable energy engineers. All our programmes are double-degree two-location programmes which are offered at some of the highest-ranked technical universities and business schools across Europe. As a result, students are trained in innovation & entrepreneurship in addition to top engineering skills.
At the EIT InnoEnergy Career Centre, we provide expert professional support to ensure our talents make a smooth and empowered transition into the labour market. This is achieved through activities such as the Career Impact Programme. The Career Impact Programme is a 12-month professional development journey that is fully aligned with EIT InnoEnergy Master’s programmes.
Expertly designed to bring depth and context to the academic and technical work of our students, the Career Impact Programme is built on one-to-one coaching, dynamic interaction with industry experts, real-world exposure, and continuous, personalised feedback on our student’s progress.
As a result, they develop:
- A rock-solid understanding of industry requirements and the realities of working life
- The practical skills and confidence to create value from day one
- A road map to deliver significant and lasting impact across their future career.
The Career Impact Programme finishes with the EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges, where students put their learning into practice by solving real-life challenges.
Organised by the EIT InnoEnergy’s Career Centre during Enlit Europe, the EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges connect students with real-life energy projects of major European energy companies.
In the Career Impact Challenges, the brightest international student teams compete to conceive innovative sustainable solutions for current challenges in the energy industry and are an excellent way for EIT InnoEnergy Master’s students to demonstrate their skills, expertise and creativity.
The EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges offer participants great match-making opportunities with industry leaders and a unique opportunity to extend their network. While sponsoring companies can bring their specific business challenge so students, who then create a solution according to their needs with the aim to bring instant value.
Check out the 2021 edition
Want to get an idea of what a dynamic, exciting and collaborative experience participating in the EIT InnoEnergy CIC is? Then, please view this video from the 2021 staging.
Why not become a 2022 sponsor?
Deliver a challenge: Innovate by utilising the next-gen of talent!
Your company together with 2-25 young talents from EIT InnoEnergy Master’s School will build and develop innovative and strategic projects and processes that will support the further development of your business.
After the programme, you will return to your company with lots of new innovative solutions that will bring value to your business. The students will once again prove to be agile and creative problem solvers.
The EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges 2022, will take place once again at Enlit Europe in Frankfurt, from 29 November to 1 December.
No business or sector can live off their past glories, we need to continually come up with new ideas and new strategies to give us an edge in our respective fields; this is where the involvement of young, dynamic and creative people is vital.
Taking part in the EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges allows your company to:
- Identify responses to challenges you have within the industry or sector.
- Meet creative and dynamic individuals who have game-changing impact potential
- Build innovative and strategic projects and processes that will support the further development of your business
- Identify potential candidates that can join your business
As part of the innovation and progress in the energy industry, we need to create game-changing impacts which will disrupt and evoke change for prosperity in the energy transition; the EIT InnoEnergy Career Impact Challenges are specific sector and business challenges that will be provided to EIT Master students, supported with design thinking and innovation techniques.