Past Event

Columbia Design Challenge - Urban Works India

October 2, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR, 530 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

The Urban Works Innovation Challenge invites applications from passionate young students who can create viable and interdisciplinary design-concepts for transforming 21st-century workspaces into innovative and productive environments. In this 2018 challenge, winning individuals and teams will specifically work on environmentally friendly, ergonomic, and cost-efficient solutions for improving the sustainability of Indian workspaces.

We invite students from all schools at the university to participate in this exciting opportunity to address such a complex and future-facing problem.

This Design Challenge aims to generate innovative interdisciplinary technology solutions and policies that could have an immediate impact on the future of workspaces in urban settings in India. Teams selected to continue will win a trip to Mumbai in January 2019.

Below are key dates. For more information about the design challenge, please contact SEAS Director of Entrepreneurship Ivy Schultz [email protected]


Tuesday, October 2
Kickoff, Davis Auditorium, 5:30PM

Saturday, October 6
Understanding the Problem and Ideation,
Design Studio 9:30AM

Tuesday, November 13

Midpoint feedback session, Mudd, 12:00-2:00PM

Tuesday, December 11 
Final Presentations, 520 Mudd Building 12:30PM