The 4th edition of the Humanitarian Hackathon organised by THE Port and hosted by IdeaSquare will culminate with a final presentation at the end of a 60 hours process of innovation on Sunday 8 October (18:00 – 19:30)
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 Terre des Hommes, the Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL), 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 revealed to the public on Sunday 8 October from 18:00 - 19:30 at the Globe of Science and Innovation.
Registration for the Final Presentations is now open.
Sascha Schmeling, Head of Physics Education Research at CERN, will open the event. Olivier Delarue (Global Humanitarian Lab), Kali Taylor (UN SDG Lab), Thierry Agagliate (Terre des Hommes) and Derek Queisser (Queisser & Cie) will give reactions to the presented opportunities.