July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

THE Port Humanitarian Hackathons at CERN for Diversity and Inclusion

Jul 30, 2020, 8:25 AM
virtual conference

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Talk 16. Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion


Karolos Potamianos (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))


Humanitarian and social challenges from the United Nations, Red Cross and Non Governmental Organisations meet HEP expertise at CERN for impactful innovation. THE Port association at CERN combines physicists and engineers working on HEP topics in their day job with researchers, refugees, entrepreneurs, artists, designers, humanitarian workers and other creative minds. In 60-hour hackathons they co-create prototypes, identify new methods, materials and processes, that can solve real-world problems of the humanitarian sector, and which sometimes even feed back into HEP. Examples of the last years of humanitarian hackathons at CERN, the fist THE Port & InAct hackathon in India, their outcomes now utilised by UN, ICRC, UNITAR and others are presented. Future initiatives for HEP impact on society are discussed.

Secondary track (number) (17)

Primary authors

Agnes Reka Jakab Ines Knapper Karolos Potamianos (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) Daniel Dobos (gluoNNet & THE Port) Benjamin Krikler (University of Bristol (GB))

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