GREAT Project Blog

GREAT project posters presentations at IEEE Games, Entertainment & Media Conference

Posted in Events

Jane Yau presented GREAT project findings at IEEE Conference, highlighting game co-design for climate action, data sprints, and AI in marketing.

We are Falling Walls Science Engagement Finalist!

Posted in Events

Our GREAT project is a finalist in the Falling Walls Summit Science Engagement 2024, showcasing games' impact on climate policy.

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen Speaks at the Creative Business Cup 2024 Global Finals

Posted in Events, Games

Exciting panel discussion on "Gaming for Culture and Society" at Creative Business Cup 2024 Global Finals.

Playmob/PlanetPlay Lead Delegation of Games Studios at UNDP Climate Promise Event

Posted in Events, Climate Change

During Earth Week 2024, CEOs Jude Ower and Rhea Loucas discussed how the games industry can support climate action by leveraging games to mobilize players for climate advocacy.

GREAT Project Presentation at the International Conference of Young Scientists 2024

Posted in Events

DIPF's Jane Yau presented, receiving positive feedback on its alignment with the UN Climate Promise Plan.

NWU Launches Educational Card Game Prosper to Mark World IP Day

Posted in Games

Created by Dr Byron Bunt and Dr Lance Bunt, the game presents different challenges relating to making society better.

How Does Environmental Perception Affect Players' In-game Behaviors?

Posted in Publications, Games

Professors Tlili and Huang's study in Entertainment Computing reveals that players’ environmental perceptions affect their in-game behaviors, influencing eco-friendly game design.

GREAT Project Presentation at World Forum Women in Science

Posted in Events

Led by DIPF's Jane Yau, the session included a number of initiatives of empowering women and underrepresented groups to take on science activities and careers to advance the SDGs

GREAT Poster at the 5th European Citizen Science Association Conference

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Project partners Katharina Koller and Barbara Kieslinger from ZSI raised interest with their poster titled 'Game On: Exploring Game-Based Tools for Citizen Engagement in Climate Research Policy'.

GREAT Endeavors: Reflections of a Year of Impact!

Posted in Project Updates

20+ GREAT presentations & communication events in 2023 including upcoming ones in 2024.

2nd GREAT Consortium Meeting in Copenhagen on Feb 28-29th, 2024

Posted in Project Updates, Events

GREAT Project partners held 2 productive days of interactive workshops, capacity-building activities and interesting conversations.

GREAT presentation at UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Posted in Events

GREAT Project presented to UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg.

Frederick University Collaborates with Urban Gorillas NGO to Explore the Potential of Rooftop Utilization in Cities for Adapting to Climate Change

Posted in Project Updates

Pioneer projects in Nicosia with the European Creative Rooftop Network highlight underused rooftop potential for biodiversity and renewable energy.

2023 5th World Young Scientist Summit - China

Posted in Events, Climate Change

The GREAT Project was invited to take part in events to advance climate actions as part of the 5th World Young Scientist Summit, being held being held in Wenzhou China.

SGI Presents DiBL at Game-Based Learning Summit

Posted in Events, Games

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen introduced SGI's digital learning game format designed to cater to the classroom’s unique strength and weaknesses.

2023 American Psychological Association Divisision 34 Conference

Posted in Events, Climate Change

ZSI’s Katharina Koller shared insights on the GREAT Project's participatory approach to game-based research for promoting climate action.

Invitation to Collaborate on the Games for Culture Cluster

Posted in Project Updates, Horizon Europe

The GREAT project is excited to be invited to collaborate with other projects in the EU Games for Culture cluster.

Using Games to Increase the Reach of Diverse Citizens

Posted in Events, Games

At the Berlin Institute of Health, GREAT discussed how the use of games can be used to increase the reach of diverse citizens to improve research quality.

First Meeting and Synergies With EU Sister Projects

Posted in Project Updates, Events, Horizon Europe

The GREAT Project coordinates its efforts with two Horizon Europe sister projects.

17th European Conference on Games Based Learning

Posted in Events, Games

University of Bolton's Prof. Paul Hollins gave a talk on "The Application of Games to Engage Citizens in Climate Change Policy Development".

Dilemma Games for Policy Making

Posted in Games

GREAT's dilemma based approach helps highlight the complexities of policy-making to citizens.

13th Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposium in Bremen, Germany

Posted in Events, Climate Change

Dr. Jane Yau presented in the a healthcare session, on the use of computer games to improve and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

SGI Demos Dilemma Based Learning at EdTech Denmark's 2023 Digital Learning Day

Posted in Events, Games, Climate Change

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen spoke with various stakeholders regarding DiBL and climate games with the aim of attracting interest and increasing awareness of the GREAT Project.

Global Young Academy Magazine

Posted in Press Coverage

Explore the transformative potential of innovative technologies in education, gender equality, and climate action through Dr. Jane Yau's article in the Global Young Academy's Connections Magazine, shedding light on how mobile technologies, open science, and mobile games can drive positive change and improve well-being worldwide.

UN SDG and Games for Change Summit

Posted in Events, Games

Jude Ower, Founder and CEO of Playmob presented at the first ever SDG and G4C (Games for Change) Summit, held at the United Nations HQ on 17th July 2023.

Malaysia Young Academy

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Discover the insights shared in the plenary talk, 'Achieving 21st Century Education and Skills for Sustainable Development Goals', at the 'Young Minds in Technology Advancements' event.

World Young Scientist Summit

Posted in Events, Climate Change

The GREAT Project invited to present their work at a key side event of the World Young Scientist Summit 2023 - International Young Scientists Forum on Ecology and Resource Sustainable Development of Silk Road held in Urumqi, China on 8-10 July 2023.

Irish Games Based Learning Conference

Posted in Events, Games

Dr. Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen's talk 'Collaborative Dilemma Based Learning Games' at the Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning discusses harnessing the power of students and teachers in the classroom for a richer digital learning experience.

GREAT Project Presentations at the 2023 Intl. Conference of Young Scientists

Posted in Events, Project Updates

Dissemination activities were underway at the event held in conjunction with the Global Young Academy Annual General Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda, 5-9 June, 2023.

GREAT Project attends UN Steering Committee event

Posted in Events

In May 2023, three representatives of the GREAT project were invited to a UN Steering Committee event targeting Education for Sustainable Development, organised by UNECE.

Climate Change Symposium

Posted in Events, Climate Change

Professor Paul Hollins from the GREAT project gave a keynote presentation at the "Five Minutes to Twelve" Symposium on Climate Change, garnering interest and anticipation from climate change experts and students alike.

Sustainable Innovation

Posted in Events, Climate Change

The GREAT project made its mark at the 23rd Sustainable Innovation conference, presenting 'A Pathway to Sustainable Impact on Climate Change Policy' through games and engaging in panel discussions, aiming to raise awareness and collaborate with industry partners for advancing climate action and sustainable development goals.

GREAT Project kick-off meeting

Posted in Project Updates

A fruitful and successful kick-off meeting for the GREAT project (Games Realising Effective and Affective Transformation, co-funded by EU and UKRI) with all consortium partners was held on 1-2 March.

Project kick-off: Games Realising Effective and Affective Transformation (GREAT)

Posted in Project Updates

A new European Union-funded project involving scientific and private-sector partner organizations is investigating how computer games can be used to improve climate protection.