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Mission Identification

Join a diverse global community for this introduction to identifying your purpose and developing your own personal mission statement. Your mission statement is your north star for personal and professional success.
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Mission Identification
Mar 29, 2023
2.5 ECTS

The Challenge

Develop a personal mission statement and explore your values, strengths, and passions through immersive tasks and discussions to advance your career. You’ll earn 2.5 ECTS credits that can be applied to a full degree program. Become a lifelong learner with us.


Upon successfully completing the challenge, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Define Your Purpose, Define Your Life: Steps to Discovering Your Path

This Challenge provides an essential introduction to finding your purpose and developing your own personal mission statement. Identifying your purpose will help you navigate your path throughout your life.

A major part of the challenge is to share your personal mission statement with others. This is particularly important as feedback will help you to grow.

Explore the problem space

In this milestone, you´ll get familiar with your real-world case study topic (sustainable micro-mobility, sustainable consumption or robotics). The introductory lesson on brainstorming methods will help you and your peers to develop an initial idea about which aspect of the problem space you want to explore.

Develop your design research question

In this milestone, you'll dive into the discovery phase of a design project. With our lessons you'll be able to identify the different phases of a design process and to develop a guiding design research question.

Gain desk research insights

In this milestone, you'll explore a new subject area, understand product environments and use processes, and identify potentials and problems. With our lessons you'll be able to select suitable desk research methods, such as stakeholder mapping and environmental analysis, and you'll be able to conduct them on your own.

Discuss your first finding (challenge discussion)

After having conducted your desk research, you will present your insights to your peers and mentors. Backed up with their feedback you will refine your design research question and insight landscape.

Select your user research method

In this milestone, you'll get to know four key methods for user research and corresponding analysis methods to conduct rigorous research and gain valuable insights. You will decide on the appropriate methods to apply in your own research process.

Conduct your research

Backed up with all the knowledge, you'll conduct your own user research and analyze it. You'll share your experiences in a discussion with your peers.

Pitch your insights

In this milestone, you'll learn how to derive key insights from your research and condense them into a consistent problem definition. You'll summarize your whole research process, insights and problem definition in a pitch presentation to experts and industry mentors.

Build to Orient.
Build for Everyone.

Our learners come from a variety of different professional and experiential backgrounds. The common thread is that they all want to make a sustainable impact and further their professional development.

You are looking for a education in...
Sustainable Leadership
Intrapreneurial Organizations
Technology and AI
Founding Startups
Learn by doing

Experience real "learning by doing" in an international environment

Network and community

Engage your network and new global community to speed up your impact and get noticed


Receive guidance from  industry leaders and mentors who are already thriving in successful careers


Grow your network with peers from around the world in a remote-first setting

Mission Identification Challenge Starts on

29th May

Here are some dates to keep in mind for you to successfully join a next cohort

Application deadline (limited seats)
until 30th of Sep
Confirmation of participation
until 31st of Oct
Trial Challenge Starts
March 2023

Upon successfully completing the the Impact Degree in GreenTech, you'll receive a digital certificate that can be shared with your personal and professional networks.

Learn From an Industry Expert

Meet the Program Director, Thomas.
Challenge Owner
Christian Rebrenik

Christian Rebernik is a serial entrepreneur and finance expert. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of ToU and has also founded several other successful startups where he helped them navigate the financial world and scale profitable businesses. He is the Ex-Founder and CEO of Vivy, a personal health record, and helped build N26 Bank as Managing Director. He was CTO at Parship and created award-winning apps like ShareTheMeal for the UN World Food Program. Christian helped Awin to become a global affiliate network. He is a Venture Partner at Founderslane, Advisor to the GreenTech Alliance, and a member of the board of advisors to Sprk Global and Tomorrow Bank. He supports startups as a mentor and angel investor.

"The Mission Identification challenge helped me to set priorities and gain clarity. By the end of the challenge, I was able to set a goal in a realistic time period while building my network in a dedicated community."

Maria Rivero
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