Event exclusively in English
Evénement exclusivement en anglais
The 5th edition of the Humanitarian Hackathon organised by THE Port and hosted by IdeaSquare will reveal its results to the general public with a final presentation at the end of a 60 hours process of innovation on Sunday 7 October, followed by a cocktail reception (by invitation only).
Humanitarian Hackathons organised by THE Port have demonstrated that fundamental science can provide tech-enabled responses to urging humanitarian issues. This year, interdisciplinary teams will innovate the way humanitarian organisations handle the most critical aspects of field work during a 60 hours event. Groups of experts from all over the world will provide out-of-the-box proposals to tackle challenges set up by IFRC, Terre des Hommes, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the United Nations and other international institutions. The call for advancement covers different areas of humanitarian interventions ranging from particular medical issues to logistic aspects of refugee protection.
The outcome of the innovation process will be showcased on Sunday 7 October from 18:00 - 19:30 at the Globe of Science and Innovation.