24 teams participate in Climate Quest solutions workshop

    Design Concepts president Dave Franchino recently led a Solutions Workshop at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The workshop was in support of Climate Quest, a community-wide climate solutions challenge. The design thinking workshop will help applicants grow the seeds of ideas into practical, high-impact climate change solutions.

    “The Climate Quest Solutions workshop attracted a diverse group of over 130 people from across the state of Wisconsin to work on game changing ideas for climate change, said Darin J. Harris, consultant and facilitator for UW-Madison’s Office of Quality Improvement. “Led by Design Concepts, 24 teams brought their nominated ideas and learned how to apply design thinking tools to take these ideas to the next level.”

    Climate Quest is a team-based challenge that seeks to engage interdisciplinary groups in designing actionable solutions to real-world climate challenges. Led by the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability in partnership with the Global Health Institute, Wisconsin Energy Institute, and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the competition will offer substantial funding opportunities to teams that can produce novel, meaningful, and scalable outcomes in the form of products, policies, approaches, or other innovations.