Kedge Master Students and Global MBA participants invited to apply for a Fellowship with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation le 12/12/2014

Kedge Global MBA participants...

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, partner of the chair “Business as Unusual”, offers for the third year an exclusive fellowship program for one circular economy innovation project coming from Kedge Business School. The Chair ‘Business as Unusual’ examines new managerial practices through a sustainability lens’ working with a mixture of corporate, NGO, and institutional partners to develop understanding of how circular, service and collaborative systems can contribute to more sustainable business practices. The Chair draws from academic and partner expertise in sustainable development, innovation, markets and consumption and supply chain management as the basis for collaborative research projects, the development of pedagogic content and the dissemination of best practice…..’

This competition is open to any student currently registered on our Masters or MBA programs, who, in collaboration with their academic mentor, submits a 90 second video pitch by February 2nd 2015. The idea you present should be linked to business and/or design and/or engineering and integrate the circular economy framework. The pitch shall expose the stake/innovation/question which the team wishes to explore; the format of the video pitch is open. 

Please find here examples of last year: http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/higher_education/global_campus/s...

This fellowship is project open to 12 TOP universities in the world (such as Berkley, MIT, Leuven, Stanford, Tongji and Kedge BS). It will be linked to the chair’s activities and promoted as such. The proposed innovation projects ideally connect with these focus areas but can address any other innovation issue within the circular economy framework.

The fellowship is composed of:

- A week long, fully paid summer school in June 2015 in London, working with representatives from 3 UK Hub Universities and the CE100 network of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (mentor and mentee are requested to attend the full week)

- A stipendium for the student and a honorarium for the academic mentor (each 2500€)

- Online and offline support for the project for the whole period of the project development (June 2015 – Aug 2016)

The project can be integrated in a “pro-act recherche”, an internship, a “pro-act” or simply be a standalone project.

 

References for further information: 

Macroeconomic Reports on circular economy (volume 1-3): http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/business/reports

Last year’s fellowship summary video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pie1fAmiFWU

For more information, please contact Elisabeth Franklin Johnson

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