It’s time: your journey into a more sustainable world begins here and now! Pack your bags, slip on your running shoes and head off with your fellow travelers into a sustainable future.
Do you want to join us on the journey?
You are inquisitive, and you believe that you can have a positive influence. You want to make a difference in our world and create a sustainable future for everyone. You are proactive and able to adapt to different perspectives and see other people’s points of view. You are prepared to develop and implement future visions as part of the team, while keeping both feet firmly on the ground.
Our common journey
Your path will at times be rocky, but we will provide you with what you need to face every challenge with confidence:
A suitcase containing the tools necessary to develop a common vision and to blend quickly as a team,
Experts by your side for help and advice
and of course, the necessary provisions to make sure that you arrive at your goal invigorated.
Can you see the land beyond the horizon?
Then join us now on the journey!
Who are you?
What do you have to offer?
What would you like to take along?
At the start of our journey, we will investigate who the potential users of our proposals for new mobility and liveable city concepts are, and which problems they need us to solve for them. We will establish an overview of trends, technologies, and markets.
We reveal potential solution spaces and develop tangible ideas with which to resolve the requests and requirements of our users regarding our challenge.
We throw everything at it! Our users test our ideas. We check whether our proposed solutions are attractive, cost-effective, sustainable, and technically possible and develop a proceeding roadmap.
Our journey together comes to an end.
There will be a fitting celebration!
This is where you discover what you need in your suitcase:
You are studying leisure sciences, history, health sciences, graphic design, innovation management, IT, logistics, product design, psychology, sociology, town planning, environmental or sustainability sciences.
You have the time and energy to focus intensively on our common challenge from November 2 to December 7, 2021 (five weeks/40 hrs/week).
You are a team player, inquisitive, visionary, self-disciplined, reliable and you get results. You are fluent in business English.
We look forward to receiving your application, samples of your work or references and, above all, your personal story about why you want to work in the QLab!
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org before September 22, 2021, and you will hear from us in the last week of September latest if you will join us on our journey.
Please note: Our get-to-know-us meetings will take place online on September 27 and 28, 2021.
As we address curious people worldwide, your involvement will be remote, so you must bring your own device!
What we will give you to take along:
- You will be accompanied by people with many years of experience in the fields of innovation, agile working practices and sustainability.
- You will receive invaluable inspiration from experts in the fields of new mobility, architecture, sustainability, and others.
- You will be part of a network dedicated to sustainability.
- You will be taught about new methods and tools.
- You will receive a fair remuneration for your efforts.
- You will receive a certificate of attendance.
What motivates us...
When we were designing this website, we had many thoughts buzzing around in our heads. We have shown a few here... What are your thoughts?
We are the heart and brain of the QLab:
Boris Gloger, the maestro of agile working. He puts his heart and soul into the establishment of forms of learning which empower school-children to learn proactively and organise themselves as well as to ask the right questions.
Boris is an organization developer, a management consultant and he is not afraid of making visionary ideas become a reality. As a passionate cyclist and train traveler, he is convinced that we can create a sustainable future through appropriate mobility solutions.
Andrea Kuhfuss is a traveler between various professional worlds. Her journey has taken her from a background in art history into innovation consultancy.
She creates networks of different individuals and binds them together. Andrea is an inquisitive generalist who likes to share her knowledge and support both individuals and organizations looking to increase their potential. She is convinced that we can find creative solutions for personal, social, and global problems through collaborative work in multi-disciplinary teams.
Finn Faust studies Psychology at Leiden University and Science & Society at LU Honours College. He is passionate about traveling and following his vision to develop sustainable solutions for people's connectivity.
Finn completed the advanced training "Content Strategy for Professionals" at Northwestern University, is a design thinker and storyteller, and is responsible for scientific research and our blog.
Angelina Bieler studies Business Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen. As a young mother, she desires to take part of creating a livable world for future generations. She supports QLab as the back office assistant and as sparring partner.
Angelina is certified as a Professional Scrum Product Owner. She is on to do her very best in everything she does and having fun with that. There is no final state with her. Everything keeps changing and those changes only need to be turned towards the better option.
Patrick Runge studies International Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing. At the beginning of 2021, he brought his interest in disruption, innovation and sustainability to our first QLab Sprint.
As a Junior Coach, Patrick accompanies the team during the sprint and helps shape new projects in the preparation phases. The need for holistic, sustainable solutions is inevitable for him. To bring forward such concepts for liveable cities, he has become part of the QLab.