Ideas for sustainable tourism
12th-13th March

What is the Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge?

Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge is an opportunity for students across Universities to join forces and solve some of Copenhagen’s challenges towards a more sustainable city. You do not need any specific qualifications or have experience with innovation. We will guide your team through the process and provide the tools and knowledge you need along the way.


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of living as well as our possibilities and choices as tourists.

In particular, the experience industry in Copenhagen has suffered due to decreased international tourism. It is problematic, but at the same time creates a unique opportunity to restart the experience economy in a more sustainable way.


We want to create opportunities for a new sustainable tourism in Copenhagen, that is considerate of the city, nature, inhabitants and climate – as well as of the economy, and we need your help to do so!


Be part of Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge and tackle this real-life issue with some of the major players within Copenhagen tourism.


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Please note:
The event will be held virtually, because of the current COVID-19 restrictions.


How much time is expected that I spend on Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge?

You must be present (online) for the entire challenge from 12.00-22.30 the 12th of March and from 9.00 -17.30 the 13th of March.

How many people in each team?

There will be 4-6 persons in each team

Can I sign up as a team?

No, we will put together the teams

Do I need any specific qualifications or experience to participate?

No, you don’t need any specific qualifications or experience to participate. We have a team of mentors and facilitators, who will support your team in the process.

Is the challenge open for all students?

All students at Bachelor, Master or Ph.d level can apply
We have a limited amount of seats and will therefore choose between the incoming applications in case the number of applicants exceeds our capasity.

When do I get notified wheather I am selected to participate in the challenge?

After the application deadline 25th of February, we will go through the incoming applications and select, who will be invited to Copenhagen Sustainability Challenge. We will get back to you on email the 1st of March as the latest and let you know if you are accepted.

We focus on having diverse and motivated teams – which we will be our focus in the selection process

Does the solutions have to be commercial?

No, All solutions are welcome

Who has the rights to the idea my team creates during the challenge?

When an idea is presented at the challenge, everyone can subsequently use the idea.

Do you and/or your team want to work on the idea after the challenge is over?

We can help you move forward in the process

What about food?

We are working on a solution to provide food for you and your team – even though you are working from home.

About COVID-19

Because of the current high-risk level, the entire event will be held virtually.

Does it cost anything to attend?

No, the event is free of charge.

What happens after the challenge?

You are welcome to continue working on your idea in Actory, Studenterhusets new place to grow and develop sustainable projects.

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Project Manager

Ellen-Margrethe Dahl-Gren

+45 31354383