Sustainability and Waste: Innovation, Training and Community Hub
OUTPUT 1 is an online MOOC-type platform intended to understand and study the positive and negative externalities of a material or an object (impact of a product of its creation consumption, or even at the end of its life). It will be created by young people from the research they have done on the life cycle of waste and materials. These materials can be fabrics, wine cases, wooden furniture, cans of detergents… etc.
This MOOC platform that we wish to develop is a place where information is accessible also to the general public. Its ambition is to become a resource space where dynamic and digital data will be offered so that each visitor has access to information that may be useful to him.
OUTPUT 1 is part of the perspective of an educational approach to waste prevention. The overconsumption is explained in particular by the ignorance of the conditions of manufacture and destruction of products (life cycle). Getting informed is a necessary step in making a lasting change in the way we consume. This online platform will highlight the negative externalities of overconsumption and the positive externalities of creative reuse or upcycling.
Committed and experienced actors, driven by the desire to transmit know-how and skills, the consortium wished to develop an intellectual output on the subject of training for social entrepreneurship and environment with waste as a working medium. From our various experiences for several years in the field of supporting young entrepreneurs, flow a base of knowledge, tools, methods, communication support to offer concrete, educational and dynamic support in the construction of these projects. Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, and not an end in itself, which must be cultivated among young people by using new and creative methods. The creation of a business is not the exclusive form, it can also represent the development of a project within an already existing structure (intrapreneurship). Young people are waiting for sharing and concrete experiences to launch into the realisation of their projects.
The Project Marathon is the final part of the SWITCH project. During OUTPUT 2, the young people selected as project leaders will be the subject of personalised coaching by the professionals. Once their projects have been developed, the young entrepreneurs will be responsible for presenting them to a jury made up of elected officials, eco-entrepreneurs, financial partners and the public.