Let’s innovate green future in the Kymenlaakso region in partnership with NY Nuori yrittäjyys and Twin Campus!

The XAMK Green Future Hackathon was an accessible, online 48-hour sprint for everyone interested in innovation and helping boost Kymenlaakso!

The hacking started Thursday, February 4th at 3 pm and ended on Saturday, February 6th at 5 pm.

We strongly support local business and the aim of this hackathon was to help innovate and plan environmental friendly solutions. The solutions could have included for example:

  • New completely green services
  • sustainable development
  • ecological improvements

Student participants received 2 study credits for participation, and all hackathon participants from Xamk who were in a pitching team also got the possibility for meals from chosen restaurants in XAMK campus cities.

The hackathon was produced by XAMK RISICO, but organizers include the EIT Raw Material (European Institute of Technology and Innovation) Innovation Camp by JA Finland (Nuori Yrittäjyys) and XAMK Twin Campus with ITMO University in St Petersburg.

During the event, we provided mentoring and other help for idea-creation and successful teamwork in a virtual team.

From participants, we expected an open mind and a willingness to work with people you have possibly not met before.

Preliminary timetable:
4.2 THURSDAY
15.00-15.45 Hackathon intro
15.45-16.00 Break
16.00-16.30 Challenges
16.30-17.00 Ideation session with facilitators
17-00-19.00 Working time
19.00-19.45 Inspirational Speech
19.45-20.00 Wrap up of the day
5.2 FRIDAY
10.00 FIRST TASK DUE
10.00-10.15 Kik-off
10.15-10.30 Group check-up with facilitator
10.30-12.30 Working time/mentoring
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 How to pitch your idea
14.30-15.30 Working time/mentoring
15.30-16.00 Break
18.30-19.00 Chek-up with facilitator
19.00-20.00 Working time
20.00-20.15 Wrap-up
6.2 SATURDAY
10.00 DEADLINE FOR FIRST VERSION OF PITCH
10.00-10.15 Kick-off
10.15-10.45 pitch check with facilitators
10.45-12.00 working time
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Working time, finalizing pitch
14.30-15.00 Final deadline, break until 15.00
15.00-17.00 Åoitching and feedback
17.00-17.15 Closing of event

 

 

The XAMK Green Future Hackathon is brought to you by RISICO, an innovation and business development project funded by the European Regional Development fund via the Regional Council of Kymenlaakso.

In partnership with

EIT Raw Materials Innovation Camp is organized by JA Finland. The camp is a part of the EIT Raw Materials Challenge by European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

XAMK Twin Campus and ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

More info

Teijo Javanainen
RDI-Specialist
044 702 8518
teijo.javanainen@xamk.fi

Erna Gronow
Project Manager
040 688 6919
erna.gronow@xamk.fi

Facts

Risico Green Future Hackathon

04.02.2021 - 06.02.2021

Implementers

Administrator: Kaakkois-Suomen ammattikorkeakoulu, Xamk

Fields of expertise: Digitaalinen talous