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vacancies for young professionals: QLab innovation sprints

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For Young Professionals

Join the QLab as an expert in one of our five-week innovative design sprints for a public utility company!

Your journey into a more sustainable world begins here and now! Pack your bags, slip on your running shoes and head off with your fellow travelers into a sustainable future.

You are a student, and you are keen to work with a curious and creative team on innovative solutions for liveable cities through sustainable architecture, infrastructure, and new mobility?

Then join the QLab! An exciting topic, an inspiring network, and a fair remuneration are awaiting you!

Team

Do you want to join us on the journey?

You are inquisitive, and you believe that you can have a positive influence. You’re driven to make a difference in our world and create a sustainable future for everyone.

Being proactive, you’re able to adapt to different perspectives and see other people’s points of view. While keeping both feet firmly on the ground, you are prepared to develop and implement future visions as part of the team.

The Process

Our common journey

Your path will be rocky at times, but we will provide you with what you need to face every challenge with confidence:

A suitcase containing the tools necessary to develop a common vision and to blend quickly as a team, experts by your side for help and advice
and of course, the necessary provisions to make sure that you arrive at your goal invigorated.

Can you see the land beyond the horizon?
Then join us now on the journey!

How we work

The QLab Innovation Sprint

In the QLab, visionary minds deal with your specific challenges. We develop user-oriented and sustainable ideas for new business models, services, or processes based on trends, technologies, and market requirements.

You can find our previous project results here.

Phase 0

Define tasks and assemble the team.

Understand

Sharpen requirements and outline solutions.

Design

Building a functional prototype.

Evaluate

Test and get feedback.

I want to take part!

What you will need in your suitcase:

You are a Master’s student, or you finished your studies in Business Administration, Energy Management, History, Graphic Design, Innovation Management, Computer Science, Logistics, Product Design, Psychology, Urban Planning, or you can contribute with other expertise.

Do you have the time and desire to dedicate yourself to our next challenge between November 8th – December 15th (five weeks/40 hrs./week)?

You are a team player, inquisitive, visionary, self-disciplined, reliable, and work for results. Importantly, you are fluent in business English.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, samples of your work or references, and, above all, your personal story about why you want to work in the QLab!

We will accept your application at application@q-lab-thinking.com until September 25th, 2022. and you will hear from us no later than October 6th, 2022 if we’re going on the trip together.

Please note: Our get-to-know-you meetings will be held online on October 4th, 2022.

As we address curious people worldwide, your involvement will be remote, so you must bring your own device!

join us on our journey: QLab innovation sprint vacancies

We want to go on this journey with you

You will:

  • Be accompanied by people with many years of experience in the fields of innovation, agile working practices and sustainability.
  • Encounter invaluable inspiration from experts in the fields of architecture, green energy, new mobility and others.
  • Join a network dedicated to sustainability.
  • Be taught about new methods and tools.
  • Receive a fair remuneration for your efforts.
  • Obtain a certificate of attendance.

Focus points

Challenges requiring innovation

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Energy transition
Essential questions

  • How will the war-related shortages of gas supply affect my prices?
  • Is my municipality’s network reliable enough to ensure heating in the upcoming winter? 
  • Is it feasible for me to invest in private solar power?
  • Which heating alternatives are there, and how can I invest best in heat pumps?
  • What is my public utility provider doing to diversify its green energy supply?
  • How is my municipality tackling energy and climate-related issues?

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Working in public utilities
Essential questions

  • What career options can the public sector offer that the private sector can’t?
  • Which position do I qualify for, and what is currently available?
  • How can I further professionalize when working for a public utility company?
  • What working conditions and payment can I expect?
  • What is the working environment like in public utilities?

Green architecture
Essential questions

  • When and how should I renovate my home?
  • What is a deep renovation, and how is it different from an energy renovation?
  • How can I climate-proof my home?
  • Which building materials are the most durable and climate-friendly ones?
  • Which public funding options apply to my construction project?

New mobility
Essential questions

  • Is it feasible to invest in an electric vehicle?
  • Which funding options do my municipality or the state provide?
  • Is the charging infrastructure in place?
  • Which progress did my utility provider or city make in infrastructure and public transport matters?


Cooperations


Meet the Team

We are the QLab team! We are supported by numerous external cooperation partners who support us with their expertise.

Boris Gloger, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
CEO, Co-Founder

Boris Gloger, the maestro of agile working. He puts his heart and soul into establishing forms of learning that empower school children to learn proactively, organize themselves, and ask the right questions.

Boris is an organization developer and management consultant who is not afraid of making visionary ideas a reality. As a passionate cyclist and train traveler, he is convinced that we can create a sustainable future through appropriate mobility solutions.

Andrea Kuhfuss, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
CEO, Co-Founder

Andrea Kuhfuss is a traveler between various professional worlds. Her journey has taken her from a background in art history into innovation consultancy. She creates networks of different individuals and binds them together.

Andrea is an inquisitive generalist who likes to share her knowledge and support both individuals and organizations looking to increase their potential. She is convinced that we can find creative solutions for personal, social, and global problems through collaborative work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Patrick Runge, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
Project Management, Business Development

Patrick Runge graduated in International Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing at the end of 2021. In mid-2021, he already brought an interest in disruption, innovation, and sustainability to our first QLab Sprint.

As the project manager, Patrick prepares our various projects and accompanies the processes. In addition, he shares responsibility for business development at QLab itself. His goal is to push holistic and sustainable solutions in municipalities and cities.

Finn Faust, QLab: We build the foundation of your one-stop shop within a week. We make remote teams happy and successful.
Research, Blog, Webdesign

Finn Faust studies Psychology at Leiden University and Science & Society at the LU Honours College. He is passionate about traveling and follows his vision to develop sustainable solutions for people’s local and global connectivity.

Finn completed the advanced training Content Strategy for Professionals at Northwestern University and is a Design Thinker and storyteller. He is notoriously curious and responsible for our scientific research, web design, and the QLab blog.

Contact us

Let us know how you would like to work with us. We will get back to you asap. You can also contact us directly via contact@q-lab-thinking.com.

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Upcoming Events: Sign up now!


Title: Design Thinking Methodentraining | Workshop hosted by QLab Think Tank GmbH

Language: German
Entry fee: 450,- per person (150,- for students)

06. October 2022
09:30 – 17:30
Casino Futur, Bremen