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 : Ideate & Team up

08:30

Registration

09:30

Opening Briefing

09:50

Breakout: Challenge Insights & Ideation Sessions

11:20

Coffee Break & Idea Gallery

11:40

Breakout: Team Formation

12:00

Lunch / Team Kick Off

12:40

Team Kick Off

13:00

Optional Skills Workshops & Hacking Time

13:45

Hacking Time: Developing & Validating Your Idea

17:15

Closing Briefing

18:00

Dinner with refreshments

18.30

Optional Hacking Time until 22:00

Day 2 : Build & Launch

08:15

Welcome & Coffee

09:00

Welcome Briefing

09:10

Hacking Time: Developing & Validating Your Idea

12:30

Lunch

13:15

Hacking Time: Prototyping & Pitch Preparation

15:30

Submitting Presentations

15:45

Pitching: Rapid Fire 3 Minute Pitches

16:55

Breakout: In-depth Feedback Sessions

18:00

Closing Reception (until 19:00)