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Focus: Design Thinking Skills, public speaking skills
TIM (Trust and Identity Incubator Mentorship) is a new initiative which brings together ambitious young talents and subject matters experts to pioneer new ideas in the Trust and Identity Incubator. TIM is a collaboration between Future Talent Programme and the GN4.3 WP5 T&I Incubator task. The program aims to deliver max 2 incubation projects per year as well as promote collaboration between NRENs and young talents in the community. TIM runs two times per year (2 cycles of 6 months) and starts in February and in August.
- Young talents nominated by the NREN collaborate in (TIM) teams with a mission to solve a Trust and Identity challenge
- Competing (TIM) teams conceptualise and prototype their most innovative ideas with ongoing coaching and guidance from T&I experts
- Two prototypes will be selected for the T&I incubator by an expert panel
- During a 5-6 months internship one consolidated TIM team collaborate to develop the prototype into a product or service
- Design thinking f2f workshop including travel and accommodation for students and NREN mentor
- Practical and interactive workshops under the guidance of professional public speaking coach for all students
- 1:1 coaching on public speaking for finalists
- Conference travel package for finalists
- This challenge is open to individual(s) who are registered on any IT & networking (related) course(s) at a university, college or learning provider and must be nominated by the operating NREN/GÉANT Project Partner
- Participants commit themselves to the full training programme.
- Participants opt for a 6 months internship in the T&I incubator, via the local NREN
- Selected participants will sign a volunteer contract in order to present at international conference
- High English language proficiency is required.
- All participants are invited to share their experiences on social media.
- NREN can subscribe to max 1 of 5 topics
- NREN is allowed to nominate max 1 candidate per topic
- NREN is responsible for mentorship agreement with the intern
- NRENs must commit significant amount of time of the student to the incubator (at minimum 0.8 FTE
- Time of the young talents may be claimed from the GEANT4-3 T&II project.
|Feb||Topics Launch||Aug||Topics Launch|
|Mar||Registration Cycle 1||Sep||Registration Cycle 2|
|Apr||TIM team formation||Oct||TIM team formation|
Idea conceptualisation + Presentation training
|Nov||Idea conceptualisation + Presentation training|
|Jun||Selection development projects - Hackathon + Design Thinking Workshop||Dec||Selection development projects - Hackathon + Design Thinking Workshop|
|Jun-Dec||Product development - 6 months internship||Dec-May||Product development - 6 months internship|
|Mar||Selection conference presenters + 1:1 coaching public Speakin|
How to Apply (NRENs)
Step 1 Select your topic and register your candidate online
Step 2 All accepted candidates will become participants of the Future Talent Programme and will receive training. Your participants takes part in the e-workshops in March and April. Dates and Programme will be confirmed to you and your participant by email.
Step 5 Selected candidates take further training and take centre stage at TNC19
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