For Students

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Finding solutions today for
tomorrow’s Liveable Cities!

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!

Check-in

Who are you?
What do you have to offer?
What would you like to take along?

Research

At the start of our journey, we will investigate who the potential users of our proposals for green architecture and liveable city concepts are, and which problems they need us to solve for them. We will establish an overview of trends, technologies, and markets.

Design

We reveal potential solution spaces and develop tangible ideas to resolve our users’ requests and requirements regarding our challenge.

Evaluation

We throw everything at it! Our users test our ideas. We check whether our proposed solutions are attractive, cost-effective, sustainable, and technically possible and develop a proceeding roadmap.

Check out

Our journey together comes to an end.
There will be a fitting celebration!


I want to take part!

What you will need in your suitcase:

You are studying 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 August 30th – October 6th (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 July 10th, 2022, and you will hear from us no later than July 22nd, 2022 if we’re going on the trip together.

Please note: Our get-to-know-you meetings will be held online on July 19th, 2022.

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

Save the date! Our upcoming sprints in 2022:

  • Sprint 6: August 30th – October 6th
  • Sprint 7: November 8th – December 15th

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.

Contact

Any questions? We’ll get right back to you!

Inspiration

What motivates us…

While designing this website, we had many thoughts buzzing in our heads. Some you can find here… What are your thoughts?

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New ways

Expanding mobility and protecting our heritage – harmonizing both is the key!

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Context

Are exceptionally good concepts always dependent on their target environment?

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Synergy

Are there concepts that, when combined, build on each other’s strengths?

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Perspective

It is important to change perspective and think outside the box to arrive at new insights.

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Together

An integrated team en route to a common goal draws on individual strengths.

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Tried and tested

What do I need to do to transfer a long-term past successful concept into a successful future?


Our Team

We are the heart and brain of the QLab:

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

Boris is an organization developer, a management consultant and he is not afraid of making visionary ideas become 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 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.

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, is a Design Thinker and storyteller. Being notoriously curious, he is responsible for our scientific research, web design, and the QLab blog.

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 a Junior Coach, Patrick accompanies the team during the sprint and helps shape new projects in the preparation phases. The need for holistic, sustainable solutions is inevitable for him. To bring forward such concepts for liveable cities, he has become part of the QLab.


And we’re not alone!

Our partners:

The work of QLab is supported by numerous committed,
clever, and future-oriented players from various different sectors and contexts.

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Upcoming Events: Sign-up now!

8. July, 12:00h - 21:00h | #DMWday & Net.Work.Power Bremen

Location: Universum Bremen, Germany

Language: German

Entry fee: Free, but please register through the link below!

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12. July, 9:30h - 17:30h | Design Thinking Methodentraining

Location: Casino Futur, Bremen, Germany

Language: German

Entry fee: 599,- per person (199,- for students)