Online shopping is so convenient, yet so stressful on the transportation infrastructure and the environment. In Berlin, 2,450 vehicles deliver around 400,000 packages - a day. These delivery vans clog streets and bike lanes, create noise, and pollute the air. The DO School, in partnership with BVG, Berlin's public transportation authority, will bring together 20 talented innovators with diverse backgrounds to co-create compelling new ways of leveraging the public transportation infrastructure to make goods delivery smart and sustainable  in the City of Goods Challenge.

How can buses, subways and stations be used as part of system to transport parcels to individuals and companies? And what role can BVG play in collaboration with traditional service providers and new crowd-delivery opportunities? You will create exciting answers to such questions - and the best approaches to the test.

During the intense six-day program, participants will explore new approaches to sustainable city transport logistics. They will innovate, learn and connect in a diverse community of inspiring individuals. The City of Goods Challenge will take place in one of the world’s most dynamic and and sustainability-focused capitals, Berlin.

What participants get

  • The opportunity to develop concrete products and services that will have a real-world impact.
  • Lifelong connections with like-minded passionate peers and the chance to join the DO School's global community of purposeful DOers.
  • Deep insight into the DO School Method, an award-winning, tested innovation approach used by world-leading business and non-profit organizations.
  • The ability to work with international experts in your area of interest and also learn from the diverse, handpicked peer community.
  • And of course: it is great fun to see the community and the project evolve during this innovation sprint.

General Information

Who should apply

Individuals residing in Europe over the age of 18, who have demonstrated a pioneering, creative spirit in fields such as - but not limited to - logistics, mobility, urban planning, engineering, shared economy, design, and technology.

Tuition

Selected participants will receive a full scholarship covering tuition, travel cost to and from Berlin and local accommodation for the program duration.

How to apply

Applications are completed through an online application form. The deadline is September 28th.

Location

The program takes place at the DO School campus located in the heart of the Berlin.

Partner Organisations

The DO School is a global platform dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, and social impact. Active in 27 nations and utilizing its wide network of experts, The DO School empowers individuals and organizations to become purposeful DOers who can quickly turn ideas into real world products and services. Headquartered in Berlin, the DO School also has operations in New York City, Hamburg and Hong Kong.

BVG keeps Berlin moving. While responding to the challenges of a city in constant transformation, the Berliner Verkehrsbetreibe (BVG) wants to offer everyone a pleasant journey and aims to provide a green and affordable way to get people to their destinations on time. BVG's objective is to be reliable and innovative, and in the process make a contribution to the face of the city - both inwardly and outwardly.