What you can expect at hack4oceans

Hack4oceans is a multidisciplinary hackathon, open to people with a diverse skill set, including expertise in any marine/maritime related discipline but also communication, design, technology and entrepreneurship. Technical skills are welcome but not a prerequisite for taking part. The main goal of the hackathon is to generate and validate robust ideas for new solutions or initiatives in the Blue Economy.

As a participant you will attend short briefings about the hackathon themes and challenges; you will work in small groups to brainstorm new ideas for solutions and initiatives; you will form teams around the best ideas; you will develop your idea further by validating assumptions, exploring technological opportunities, crafting a business model and creating a rough prototype of the solution; and finally you will present your project to a jury of experts who could potentially support your project further beyond the hackathon.

Day 1 : 20 October 2021

Ideate & Team up

08:30

Registration and breakfast

09:00

Opening Briefing & Ice Breaker

09:20

2 rounds of challenge insights & ideation sessions

13:15

Lunch

14:00

Briefing and team formation

14:40

Team work and 1st check with expert panel

17:15

Closing Briefing

18:00

Dinner with refreshments

18:30

Optional Hacking Time until 19:30

Day 2 : 21 October 2021

Build & Launch

08:30

Welcome & Breakfast

09:00

Briefing and session on developing & validating Ideas

12:30

Lunch

13:15

Pitch Preparation & Hacking continues

16:30

Pitching in 4 Challenge Rooms

17:00

One-minute Pitches & Closing Remarks

17:45

Closing Reception (Optional)