GREENOVATION HACKATHON 2020. circular. bioeconomy. entrepreneurship.

GREENOVATION HACKATHON 2020. circular. bioeconomy. entrepreneurship.

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circular. bioeconomy. entrepreneurship.

Your own business idea – different teams – 54 hours

Everyone is talking about sustainability – at the GREENOVATION HACKATHON 2020 you will take action! Together with other passionate students and experienced mentors you will develop solutions to today’s grand challenges!

Earth overshoot day on August 22, 2020 marked the date when humanity exceeded the maximum capacity of resources for this year. Clearly, humanity would need more than one earth to satisfy the demands for products and services. The depletion of the earth’s resources comes along with climate change and an unprecedented extinction of species.

The GREENOVATION HACKATHON 2020 aims to develop entrepreneurial solutions to tackle such challenges. By developing products and services that reduce or compensate environmental footprints, finding smart ways to source future products from bio-based resources and using waste for goods through re- or upcycling processes, you will contribute to realize a better future.

From Friday (October, 23) to Sunday (October, 25) student teams will tackle the challenge of an earth overshoot by developing products and services for a sustainable economy. Over the course of the weekend, experienced mentors and entrepreneurs will help teams to move their ideas forward in a virtual event format.

Ultimately, teams will pitch the prototypes developed over the weekend at the closing event on Sunday evening. An experienced jury will provide feedback and teams will be awarded.

Event schedule (deviations from the description are possible)

Friday October 23th

  5:15 PM     Check-In starts: Come to our online room and get to know each other

  5:30 PM     Hi and welcome!

  5:45 PM     Keynote about "Inner Competencies for meaningful innovations" by Joana Breidenbach (betterplace lab)

  6:15 PM     Short introduction to the event and presentation of the ideas & groups in which you will work in

  6:45 PM     Group work starts: Get comfortable with your team in your workspace for the weekend

  7:30 PM     Input session about sustainable lean canvas by Armin Eichhorn

  10:00 PM     Day 1 is finished: End of the first day and take some rest on your couch

Saturday October 24th

 8:00 AM     Group work continues

 9:00 AM     Input session about "Mindful Skills for Entrepreneurs" by Dr. Björn Pospiech (Strong People Institute)

9:30 AM    Continue your group work in your group room

    2:15 PM     Status report: News / update of the teams

 3:00 PM     Startup mentor meeting: Mentors will be there to help you with your questions and problems

7:00 PM    Dinnertime and interactive games

10:30 PM    Day 2 is finished: End of the second day and take some rest on your couch

Sunday October 24th

  8:00 AM     Group work continues

10:00 AM    Input session: Digital prototypes and pitch training by Armin Eichhorn

  2:00 PM     Optimize your presentation & tech-check

5:00 PM     Introduction of the jury and final presentations

6:15 PM     Judging & Awards: Winners and prizes will be announced

  6:30 PM     Wrap-up and final get-together in the meeting room

  7:30 PM     Third and last day is finished: End of the last day - relax on your couch and enjoy the evening

Interested? For more information, please visit our website: (the number of participants is limited)

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