Garage48 Circular Economy

8Oct
6Oct

Garage48 Circular Economy is a hackathon devoted to finding eco-innovative solutions – action towards the sustainable future and growth.

Taking place from October 6-8th, 2017, at the Spring HUB in Tallinn, Estonia, the hackathon awaits developerts, designers, marketers and field experts with big hearts and bright ideas to work together and to find new and innovative solutions for transition to circular economy through eco-innovation. If you want to make the world a better place, then this hackathon is for you!

Environmental problems are complex and integrated to everyday production and consumption patterns and value chains. So the solutions have to be “out of the box” for the already developed patterns to change.

Registration to Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 international hackathon is for free, but make sure to register via Eventbrite link here.

Central to achieving the goals of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement is the redesign of EU activities in a smart, resource efficient and innovative way, while reducing impacts on the environment. The EU has committed itself to play the role of a frontrunner in the actions towards circular economy and a contributor to the achievement of Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eco-innovation is one of the key enabling instruments in achieving these goals. It addresses circular economy and SDGs from a solution-oriented perspectiveand puts a way forward for a cleaner environment, economic growth, healthy lives and social well-being.

Join the pre-events of the hackathon to learn more about the topic, discuss challenges & problems and network with other participants:

Wednesday, September 27th at 18:00 “Eco-innovative solutions – action towards the sustainable future & growth”
@ LIFT99 (Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn)

Thursday, October 5h at 18:00 “Tips & Tricks to succeed in Garage48 Circular Economy 2017”
@ Spring HUB (Pärnu mnt 128, Tallinn)

What is Garage48 about?
Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out innovative technological solutions. In 48 hours, participants turn their ideas into working prototypes. A Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper’s bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere. The aim of Garage48 is to bring innovative ideas and new startups into life.

How does Garage48 work?
The event begins on the Friday night with pitching ideas and forming teams. Experienced technical mentors and field experts guide the teams towards better solutions and working prototypes over the weekend. On Sunday evening the event ends with presenting prototypes and selecting winners. Although, everyone is a winner after making many new contacts, crazy progress and learning a lot over the weekend. Read more about the event on the event page.

This event is organised in collaboration with Estonian Ministry of the Environment, financed by European Union European Regional Development Fund.

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