Metamorphany and sustainable aviation:
Aviation Game Week and Sustainable Innovation Challenge program goes global
Article date: 02 April 2019
Local Community: Universities/Colleges and students—Global
Facilitator(s)/Consultant(s): Metamorphany Changemakers
Concept and Methodology: Metamorphany’s Youth-Driven Innovation Program and Sustainable Innovation Game Week in higher education
Global Impact Path: Metamorphany's International YDI Program; the international network of educational institutions; international network within the course related industries; and the international YDI Alumni network
After four years of successfully running the Aviation Game Week and Interactive Innovation Challenges for aviation students at the the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Metamorphany is extending the program to all universities and aviation academies worldwide, as part of its 'sustainable aviation' mission.
The program for the Aviation Game Week was originally designed as kick-off program for all 4th and final year students of the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
The Aviation Academy offers bachelor and master programmes in the fields of Aviation Engineering and Aviation Operations. Professionals prepare for the challenges ahead in their job(s) in the aviation industry.
The Amsterdam Aviation Academy has excellent working relations with the business community, flight schools, Air Traffic Control The Netherlands and government institutions, enabling them to make their educational programs practice-oriented and business relevant. The aviation community is actively involved in the development of the curricula and guest lectures. This ensures that their students gain valuable experience in their future professional fields through internships and work placements.
Aviation Academy graduates
After their graduation the Aviation Academy students are employed in many different fields in the aviation sector. Wherever aircrafts are being designed, used, loaded, handled, maintained and repaired, the graduates can be found. The academy graduates often also find work outside of the aviation industry, for example in the oil, IT and automotive industries. Some students already have started their training as airline pilot or air traffic controller as part of their specialization within their Bachelor program.
The Aviation Game Week concept
Students are sorted into teams of approximately ten students. Each team will work together to run their own (fictional) airline and compete with their airline against all other teams/airlines. The program consist of the following elements:
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As mentioned earlier. the Innovation Game Week can also be implemented in other faculties and industries. Contact us to discuss possibilities.
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