Impact Week Amman, Jordan 14th – 22th October 2023

Impact Week is bringing you to the place with "out-of-this-world" scenery: Petra, and the Dead Sea. 

After making great memories in Jordan in 2019, Impact Week is coming back to the Middle Eastern country.

Together with our local partners IBTECAR and the University of Jordan, we are excited to CREATE IMPACT! Join us for an intercultural exchange of a different kind and foster innovation and entrepreneurship and inspire each other. 


You want to be part of Impact Week Jordan? Then apply here – or get more information below.


Applications can be submitted until September 15, 2023 via the following link.

How does the Impact Week work?

The dual concept of Impact Weeks consists of two modules. In a three-day learning phase, international innovation talents and lecturers from local universities are trained as Design Thinking coaches. During the practical phase, the trained coaches apply their new skills and help students identify challenges within their respective societies and solve them using innovative business models.

Upon completion of the program, you will be a trained coach who has already applied the methodology. You'll gain key skills through Design Thinking, such as innovation, customer focus, and implementation orientation. In addition, Impact Week promotes local entrepreneurship and social innovation. We enable universities to apply Design Thinking themselves and run their own Impact Weeks.

What are the focus area for challenges?

Each participating team will work on one of the focus areas.

Each team decides which focus area they want to participate during the registration process. The teams would then together ideate on how they would like to approach the challenges within the focus areas - as a Problem, Need or an Opportunity.


The tracks for this year's event are

  • Digital Transformation in Education
  • Public Health
  • Eco-Tourism / Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable Solutions for the Food Water Energy (Nexus)
  • Unemployment: Solutions for Employment 

Challenge timeline

The challenge is scheduled in the Jordanian time zone (GMT +3:00)

Date Activity

1 June

Registration opens for participation
15 September Registration Closes
30 September Kick Off Call with further information
13 October Travel to Amman
14 - 16 October Train the Trainer: Our Junior Coaches get a professional Design Thinking training
17 October Rest time, explore Amman
18-19 October Impact Week Design Thinking Challenge Part I
20 October Public Holiday
21 - 22 October Impact Week Design Thinking Challenge Part II
23 October End of Impact Week


Teams will receive details regarding exact timings of the event after registration confirmation & selection.

Conditions for Participants

To sponsor your participation we ask for a contribution of €2,995 (excluding travel costs to and from Amman, visa and vaccinations).

Do you have further questions?

Contact the organizing team for Impact Week Jordan 2023:

Sebastian Schneider

Michael Kögel

Erram Nasith Shariff

Angela Haas

Lead Organizer


Marketing & Communications Lead

Lead Coach