Margate festival

Postgraduate Innovation Challenge Day: Sustainability and the Margate Soul Festival

All postgraduate students are warmly invited to take part in an Innovation Challenge Day, held in partnership with Olby’s Creative Hub Margate, organisers of the annual Margate Soul Festival.

Thursday 7 July 20229.15 17.00.
Cornwallis East Seminar Room 5 (CESR5)

The challenge

All over the world, festivals, both large and small, are growing conscious of their ecological footprint. So far, over 40 U.K. festivals have pledged to form a more sustainable future by halving their emissions and obtaining 50% recycling rates by 2025.

The Margate Soul Festival aims to join this group, by reducing the environmental impact of its annual weekend event which attracts over 20,000 music fans per day over three days in a regenerated Margate town centre.

Working in small, interdisciplinary teams, we challenge you to come up with creative and practical solutions to helping the Margate Soul Festival on its pathway to sustainability.

  • Increase your problem-solving and team-working skills
  • Help a local business to solve a real-world challenge
  • Add the IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner badge to your CV
  • Gain 15 Employability Points
  • Network over a free lunch and refreshments

The day has been organised by Research and Innovation Services, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation Department at the University of Kent

Register online at PG Innovation Challenge Day: Making Margate Soul Festival more Sustainable Tickets, Thursday 7 Jul 2022 at 09.15 | Eventbrite