Design for Inclusion

Please note that due to the ongoing developments regarding COVID-19, this activity has now been postponed until further notice. Please stay tuned for further application updates on our site and social media channels.

A City for Everyone

Make Stockholm a more inclusive city. During an intense one-week bootcamp experience, you will work together with students from a multitude of disciplines and cultures to design and prototype solutions that benefit individuals with disabilities.

Through a variety of sessions and excursions, you will meet entrepreneurs and other experts in technology, culture and design while working closely with students from Babson College. Expand your creative capacity, learn how to design for inclusion and develop ideas with a human-centered approach.

What is a BootCamp?

SSES Bootcamps are full-time one-week highly interactive deep-dive into an exciting challenge area, where students work alongside each other to learn, solve, bond and grow. This social immersion takes place somewhere around the globe, or in beautiful Stockholm, in collaboration with our world-class academic partners. These Bootcamps are designed and developed for engaged and ambitious students, giving them the tools and opportunity to address wicked problems and complex social challenges through interdisciplinary groups. Through a meticulous selection process, we handpick students from each of our six member universities in order to maximize diversity of disciplines, perspectives, cultures and genders. Bootcamps are completely free and students and alumni of SSES and our six member universities are all welcome to apply.

Learning Objectives

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Acting: Participants will participate in a ‘Design Challenge’ that requires them to create, identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in an unfamiliar social context within a short timeframe.
  • Social, Environmental, and Economic Responsibility: Participants will make decisions about how to execute the design challenge by assessing in real-time an awareness of relevant stakeholders and ethical considerations pertaining to matters of creating social, environmental, and economic value.
  • Self and Contextual Awareness: Participants will leverage cross-cultural opportunities to learn about their respective similarities and differences.
  • Functional Depth with Integrative Ability: Participants will draw upon their own functional knowledge and multiple functional skills and perspectives to execute the design challenge project for the course.
  • Managing in a Global Environment: Participants will be exposed to a variety of complex decisions during site visits and informal conversations about recognizing, evaluating, and managing complex global opportunities.
  • Leadership and Teamwork: Participants will experience a fast-paced, interactive design
    challenge with international students in a temporary work team that will require collaborative work and effective leadership.


In order to be eligible, you must be a student of one of our member universities KI, KMH, Konstfack, KTH, SSE or SU.


May 18–22 - 2020




1 week




This workshop is free to attend for all eligible participants

Group size

40 participants from SSES & Babson


All participants are expected to attend all days and daytime sessions. All materials and lectures will be conducted in English. Some meals are provided, including an introductory and closing dinner.

About Babson College

Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, established in 1919. Its central focus is on entrepreneurship education, and it is often ranked the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States.


March 29th, 12.00 pm (noon, CET +1)


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