Dutch Wavemakers is present at the Cutting Edge Festival in Oslo on October 24th at the invitation of the deputy ambassador in Oslo, Maartje Smitshuysen. The invitation came about as a result of the activities of Dutch Wavemakers during the stopover in Newport during last year’s Volvo Ocean Race. During that stopover, Dutch Wavemakers organized water labs and guest lectures for children to increase water awareness among the younger generation.
At the Cutting Edge Festival the latest breakthroughs in science, the most promising innovations, and the most exciting startup companies are presented.
During the Cutting Edge Festival, the representatives of Dutch Wavemakers explain how we raise water awareness in the Netherlands and encourage young people to choose a study in the water and energy sector. We also zoom in on international Dutch Wavemakers projects. Dutch Wavemakers are present in many different countries such as Japan, China and South Africa, and we are exploring a collaboration in the US, Indonesia, Turkey and New Zealand.
In addition, Dutch Wavemakers is not only focused on global water issues, but also looks at individual problems that each country faces, in which we work with local universities and other institutions to try and create awareness and lead children and youth towards making better decisions for their future.
Dutch Wavemakers works closely with its partners in achieving its objectives, including DOB-Academy and Plastic Playground. They are also present at the Cutting Edge Festival.
There is sufficient room for interaction with the festival visitors, consisting of students, university professors and companies active in water technology. For example, DOB academy is present with the Energy Lab and a guest lesson on wind turbines and their rotor blades. Plastic Playground tells about their machine that transforms plastic from fishing nets and plastic caps into table tennis bats.
For more information about the festival: https://cuttingedgefestival.no