The 3W idea seeks to enhance cooperation between different entities and build robust social capital. This social capital is a set of knowledge and skills, but most importantly a network of mutual relationships, trust and cooperation, which is the foundation for the development and creation of innovations. We believe that by introducing younger generations to the world of sustainability and responsibility towards natural resources, we are building the foundation for future social capital. Education is an important part of our activities, because it is the starting point for building a better world for future generations.
Educational animations on 3W resources
We presented a series of educational animations that focus on three key resources: water, hydrogen and carbon. These three elements will shape the economy and our lives in the future.
The first of the animations, “Man in a 3W World”, is a vision of a better tomorrow and a sustainable economy that uses the available resources responsibly. The second shows how natural water resources are needed for the survival and development of the human population, and how we need to change the way we use water and switch into water saving mode. Another one focuses on carbon, which as a material with a wide range of applications that has inspired science and technology. Next, we enter the era of energy transition and green energy – hydrogen, thanks to its unique physico-chemical properties, is of vital importance here. The animation on hydrogen shows examples of its uses.
All animations can be found on our YT channel:
From an early age
Our initiative is also targeted to pupils at Polish schools. There, we hold workshops, presentations and organise knowledge quizzes. Examples of such activities include our cooperation with pupils from Elementary School No. 11 in Warsaw and a visit to the Education Establishment Complex in Łomazy, where we presented the 3W Idea and played a self-created board game.
Moreover, our commitment goes beyond schools. We support students in the Explory programme and we are present during the Gdynia Explory Week and at school festivals.
We regularly support young and talented scientists. We organise competitions for the best theses on topics related to water, hydrogen and carbon, and we distinguish projects that can positively change our everyday life. We engage in scholarship programmes, such as the Student Nobel Prize and Talents of Tomorrow, promoting students with the greatest talents, whose research and achievements are related to key resources: water, hydrogen or carbon.
We have created the 3W Interdisciplinary Science Club, to which we invite all enthusiasts of modern technologies related to water, hydrogen and non-energy carbon. We want to share knowledge together, carry out interesting projects and expand horizons. The 3W Interdisciplinary Science Club has been active under the auspices of the 3W Interdisciplinary Innovation Centre. We participate in science picnics across Poland, where we promote the 3W Idea. In 2023, we visited the Epi-Centre of Science in Białystok during a science picnic to celebrate the third anniversary of its establishment, where we shared knowledge about water, hydrogen and carbon. We also support our partners that conduct educational activities in the 3W area. This is an example of our commitment and activities that help raise awareness and promote a sustainable approach to these key resources. Examples of our partners’ activities:
Water Science And Technology Institute – H2O SciTech organises a family workshop on hydroponics at AquaFarm in Wrocław. It educates on the principles of aquaponics.
Leszno Waterworks holds workshops for elementary and secondary school children about water supply, sewage disposal and treatment.
“3W Idea for secondary schools” – 3W IIC educational programme
At the beginning of October, the pilot educational programme “3W Idea for secondary schools” began, as part of which experts from higher education institutions that are members of the 3W Interdisciplinary Innovation Centre will share knowledge with students and teachers on the three key resources of the future: water, hydrogen and carbon. The training courses will be held in 10 secondary schools across Poland.