Tygron Student Contest 2019
Ladies & Gentlemen… We have a winner!
Ellie Williams is this year’s winner of the Tygron Student Contest 2019. Originally from New Zealand Williams now studies in the Netherlands. She impressed the jury with a project on sustainable water management in the city of Leiden that she researched for her Master Thesis in cooperation with Rijnland District Water Control Board. She walks away with 1500 Euros and bragging rights for a full year.
Second and third place went to students from Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Lubbert van Urk took second place with a project that dealt with sustainable industries. And Jelmer Nas took third place with a project that aimed to make the city of Basel climate proof. All winners will officially receive their prizes during the Tygron Water Symposium on 27 June.
We would like to thank all participants for applying and participating. Over 210 students from 48 countries took the time and effort to join the Tygron Student Contest 2019. We hope you will try again next year.
Enter the Tygron Student Contest 2019 and show us how you would tackle the biggest problems facing our world today with your vision of a bright and sustainable tomorrow.
Tygron believes in transparency, democracy and sustainability in urban planning. We created the Tygron Platform with those ideas firmly integrated in the core. We provide the ideal tool to assess the present day situation, plan for the future and work together with all stakeholders to achieve a bright tomorrow for everyone.
We full-heartedly support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The 17 goals address global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Tygron aims to be part of the solution.
And that’s where you come in.
Create a project that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals. You are free to choose what kind of project you would like to do. As long as you use the Tygron Geodesign Platform to its full capacity. That means exploring all its options and working with the extensive data sets and indicators included in the software. We do however strongly urge you to collect and use your own data and indicators as well. It will definitely impress our judges.
APPLY NOW AND WIN!
Apply now by filling out the contact form wich can be found by clicking on the sign up button at the top of this page. Be quick because we only accept 500 entries. After signing up you’ll receive further information about the contest and the Tygron Platform by mail. The contest starts on March 1st and the deadline is May 31st 2019. A jury of experts in the field will decide on the winners. First prize wins €1500, second place €500 and third place €250.
Whether we like it or not, cities are the future. Today, more than half of the world’s population live in urban areas and that number is rising rapidly. Every week 1.5 million people are added to the urban population. It is expected that in 10 years around 60% of the global population live in urban areas.
That puts enormous strains on the environment, because while cities are the center of the economy (generating over 85% of the global GDP), cities also consume 75% of the natural resources and account for 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. With the rapid expansion of urban areas in the future, the need for sustainable cities is more urgent than ever.