A perfect match
delaware is proud to become the Innovation Partner of the Agoria Solar Team, not least because the Agoria Solar Team’s and delaware’s values are perfectly matched. For example, the Agoria Solar Team places paramount importance on sustainability and actively promotes renewable energy. Sustainability and the desire to create a greener future are also part of delaware’s own DNA and some of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Patrick Andersen, Managing Partner of delaware: “delaware originates from a dream of founding an organization that lasts. Our whole business model is built around this long-term mindset and the eagerness to pass our business down through the next generations. We will only be able to realize our dream, however, if our planet has a future too.”
To build the best solar car, the students are raising funds to buy components, pay for travel, purchase tools, set up marketing campaigns and so on. They are experiencing first-hand what it means to work on a difficult project from scratch and to act as an entrepreneur to achieve the set goals. With entrepreneurship as one of its main values, delaware applauds this. As part of the partnership, the students can draw on delaware’s extensive project management experience as a consulting firm to help make their project a success.
The Agoria Solar Team is also sharing its experiences with other high school and university students, for instance by organizing the ‘Solar Olympics’ together with its partners. This event challenges students at all Flemish secondary schools to develop a solar-powered miniature vehicle or gadget. delaware is delighted to be contributing to this initiative that invests in the next generation.