Frequently Asked Questions

How many applicants will be selected to join the O17 coaching?

We will select 30 international students (bachelor or master level) from diverse disciplines.

How will they be selected?

The selection criteria are related to the relevance of the proposed project to the 6 challenges, the innovation of the approach, the feasibility of the project via the use of low-cost digital technology, crowdsourcing and open data, and finally criteria of balance for gender, geographical region and subject of study.

When and how will the coaching happen?

The coaching will start the week of Nov 4, 2019, and will last for 5 weeks. It consists of one 2h long session every week, run virtually on the ZOOM platform. Precise dates/times will be communicated to successful applicants (taking into account participant time zones). The coaching will include weekly homework (requiring about 1-2 hours work). No travel is required for attending the coaching.

How much time will participation entail?

Between the two weekly sessions you will have to work with your (virtual) team on group assignments concerning your project proposal. You should anticipate 2-3 hours per week on the assignment.