Other NeurotechEU Hackathon

31-05-2023 to
01-06-2023 Add to iCal
Biomedicum (TBD)

Join other students and researchers in the first ever NeurotechEU Hackathon. You as student or researcher, will work in teams, drawing from all your experiences and expertise to find new and creative solutions to a complex and multifaceted societal challenge relevant for the NeurotechEU alliance.

So, what is the challenge? 

After a 50 % majority vote in the NeurotechEU Student Council, the teams will be working on a challenge related to mental health. The chosen angle and exact theme will be revealed on the first day of the hack.  

Profile of participants 

The beauty of a hackathon is the different perspectives of each participant. Students (bachelor, master, PhD) and researchers within the broad field of neuroscience is the target group. 

Registration of interest  - closed

It will be first come first served - and KI will have an equal participation of doctoral students and bachelor/masters students.On the evening of May 31, there will be an opportunity to participate in dinner and networking with other participants in the NeurotechEU Rectors' meeting, which is taking place in parallel..

For times for the hackathon see the agenda of the Rectos´meeting. 

Why a challenge-driven hackathon? 

The aim of a challenge-driven hackathon is to bring people with various perspectives together and engage you to work intensely to accelerate innovative ideas, solutions, and potential paths forward to pressing and relevant issues.  

In collaboration with Openlab

NeurotechEU is organising this hackathon in cooperation with Openlab Sthlm, an innovation centre that has been working with social innovation in the public sector for 10 years, together with the City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm and the four Stockholm universities, including KI.

Openlab believes that great societal innovations come from a deep understanding of the needs and experiences of the people connected to a challenge, ensuring relevant solutions that are solving real needs. To support this way of thinking the user-centred and creative problem-solving method design thinking is applied.   

The Hack agenda 

During the hackathon, facilitators, coordinator and a back office will energise and support the teams and guide them through the hack process.  

  • We begin by deepening our understanding of the challenge, by defining the needs of the people connected to it. There will be several resources and experts available for the teams to help them gain insights.   
  • Based on these insights, the teams will work together to find a number of potential ideas and solutions.  
  • The teams will come up with one final idea, which they will pitch to a jury panel who will grade the projects based on certain assessment criteria.  
  • And finally, the award ceremony where the winning team will receive a nice prize.

For more information

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Project manager KI NeurotechEU


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