Welcome to the Summer Camp 2018

Come and share your ideas, skills and drive, so that you can create, learn and experiment!

This August, Catch, IDA, Open Entrepreneurship and DTU Fotonik hosts a learning programme that will encourage its participants to develop entrepreneurial skills by exploring opportunities at the intersection of technology, art, design and science.

The Summer Camp will take place in a new workshop area in Helsingør, Denmark, and will offer three different 6 days long courses. The course topics are:

1. Future Climate Solutions (sold out)
2. Future Digital Health
3. Future Food Solutions

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The participants will be working towards a prototype and a business plan, collaborating with people from diverse disciplines, addressing the challenges and opportunities of the future, developing and testing their ideas and setting the ground for bringing their projects to life.

Aside from gaining solid business insights, the participants will be introduced to critical design, an approach to design providing tools and methods that can be applied across fields. The purpose of critical design is to investigate how to develop new perspectives on the impact beyond the user and how to speculate on how things could be in the future.

The Summer Camp builds on the broad range of social and economic development issues as defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to offer new knowledge, skills, inspiration, methodology and network to the participants, so that they can, among others:

  • Strengthen their creative confidence and collaborative skills
  • Embrace a new set of tools to imagine new solutions
  • Learn to prototype
  • Develop and communicate ideas
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Create sustainable business models


Future Climate Solutions: Aug 20 – 25, 2018 (sold out)
Future Digital Health: Aug 27 – Sept 1, 2018
Future Food Solutions: Aug 27 – Sept 1, 2018

Fees per course:

  • Standard: 6500 DKK
    This includes lovely shared accommodation in Helsingør by the sea coast, breakfast and dinner.
  • Light: 3600 DKK
    Accommodation and food is not included in the price.
  • IDA membership: 3900 DKK
    As part of collaboration with IDA (The Danish Society of Engineers), up to 7 IDA members per course can get a 40 % discount on the Standard fee (including accommodation, breakfast and dinner). IDA members can select this option in the application form and it will be granted on first come, first served basis.
    IDA membership discounted places remaining:
    Future Food Solutions: 5 places
    Future Digital Health: 4 places

Structure & Details:
The courses are full-time, intensive programmes, starting in the morning and finishing with late evening talks. The participants will be expected to be present for the entire duration of the course.

There is 25 places in each course provided on a first come, first serve basis. Both courses are taught in English and it is a necessary requirement for the participants to be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Depending on your home university’s regulations it may be possible to transfer ECTS credits obtained (2,5) to your degree programme.

Who Should Apply:
The programme welcomes entrepreneurs, students, artists, professionals, makers and creatives of all sorts, age and cultural background to come together and broaden their network. We look for individuals who are highly motivated to learn and excited to work in a team.

In order for the participants to fully immerse into the programme and enjoy the side activities, shared accommodation in Helsingør will be arranged and included in the course fee, along with breakfast and dinner.

Applications deadline is on August 1st, 2018. As each course has a limited number of places, they will be assigned on a first come, first served principle.*

*Please note that we reserve the right to decline applications that do not fulfil the requirements or are incomplete or inaccurate.

Majken Overgaard at mov03@helsingor.dk

The 2018 Summer School is a joint project between Catch, Open EntrepreneurshipThe Technical University of Denmark (DTU)The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and other partners (companies, artists, cultural and public institutions).