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Phase 3 of the Summer School has started with Summer School participants finally joining us in Leipzig for this project. After all the online interactions there was a real air of anticipation of meeting each other in person for the first time. This also happens to be the first in person summer school since 2019 and we are all excited to be having people over again.

The first week was packed with activities, on the main agenda we kicked off with the intercultural workshop to learn about how to handle ourselves in the IDEAS multicultural environment. Participants also learnt about innovation which was facilitated by Vesa Vuorinen and had an opportunity to play an innovation game developed by one of the SEPT MBA graduates Brenda Irala. The week ended with participants developing their business cases through using the business model canvas facilitated by our colleagues from SMiLe and the first coaching session.

In addition to the main learning activities, participants had a chance to go on a Leipzig walking tour and visited the German contemporary history museum. We even had a cooking session where we collaboratively cooked our dinner!

We are looking forward to the next three weeks which are lined up with many more interesting activities. Stay tuned for more updates!