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ESI Student Innovation program invites you to an educational course “Eco-Innovation, Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Management”


ESI Student Innovation Program of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga invites you to join a one-month course on eco-innovations, which will start on September 18th, 2023. Registration is open until August 17th, 2023. Students from all universities in Latvia can apply.

The course “Eco-Innovation, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Management” will be taught by Xavier Landes (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Daiga Brakmane (University of Latvia), Maija Krastina (Zero Waste Latvia), Jana Simanovska (Ecodesign Competence Centre, Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences).

The course is open to all students from partner universities with no prerequisites for entry. Students from non-partner universities must provide proof that attending the program will not interfere with their regular studies. Non-students must have attained at least EQF Level 4 qualification. By the completion of the course, the students will obtain 3 ECTS.

The goal is to prepare students for a changing world by supporting their creativity and entrepreneurship skills in a direction conducive to sustainable development. Therefore, this course is designed to give an overview of contemporary environmental and sustainability challenges and prepare future eco-innovators. Students will be introduced to essential areas and topics (including eco-design, supply chain management, regulation, and climate change) and undergo practical teamwork where they will formulate an environmental problem, identify an entrepreneurial opportunity, and propose a product/service that addresses this problem.

Students from SSE Riga and those living in Riga will have to be physically present at the lectures and commit to teamwork. One cannot miss more than two lectures. Those who are not from SSE Riga and who live outside Riga can attend online while committing to being present for the teamwork. But they need to inform the course director first.

To participate in the course, students must register by August 17th, 2023. Please fill out the questionnaire here. The maximum number of students is 50.

More detailed information about the course can be found in the course outline. The schedule of the course can be found here.

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ESI project number: 1.1.1. 3/21/A/008.a. ESI project is supported by Rimi Latvija, SEB Latvija and the European Regional Development Fund. Program partners: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvijas Mākslas akadēmija, Rezekne Academy of Technologies and Riga Graduate School of Law.

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