Watch out - Climate Change
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Civil rights movements: equality of minorities
Environmental concerns: saving nature
All these are representive for changes in political activities. All of them got a big platform.
Result: climate change should become visible!
Why having a coach
We recently had our first meeting with our KIC InnoEnergy coach, a chemist and seasoned tech/energy consultant. Together we went through our project timeline and blueprints. Identifying weak points and strengths, market forecasts and the virtues of rubber versus steel connectors, he helped us get a fresh perspective on willpower energy. Here are some of the takeaways from our meeting:
1) Pose the tough questions.
Why are we doing this? Who cares? How do we convince the people who don’t? Is that even possible? Why are we doing THIS and not THAT and have we thought about alternative x, y and z, (which are, by the way, all cheaper)? Will we make profit from this? What will come out of this project?
These questions help frame and focus your work. They will also help you when you face critics—and you will inevitably have critics. If you don’t, your project probably didn’t work. Answer their questions before they have a chance to pose them if you want to be convincing.
2) Anticipate problems.