Let’s change the world this weekend at Tech For Humanity hackathon @Startup Incubator!

Thursday June 1st, 2017

Tech for Humanity is a hackathon organised in the collaboration of Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and Garage48, to find innovative solutions to ease and prevent humanitarian disasters.

This hackathon awaits FIELD EXPERTS, DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS and MARKETERS with kind hearts and bright ideas to work together on solving important problems.

There are three areas of focus to aid the:
• refugee crisis, 
• natural disasters 
• developing countries

According to the United Nations, there were 65 million displaced people in the world in 2016 - that is the highest number since the Second World War. Millions more suffered due to hunger and numerous natural disasters. When it comes to helping in such disasters, the effective use of information and technology are nowadays as important as food, water and medicine.

Our partners International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Global Humanitarian Lab (GHL), MTÜ MondoTerveilm and Eesti Pagulasabi / Estonian Refugee Council have mapped out the most curcial problems:
• BETTER SOLUTIONS in LOGISTICS, INFORMATION GATHERING and DISTRIBUTION are essential to ensure that help would quickly reach the ones who need it the most. 
• SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS in EDUCATION and PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP are needful to ensure the normal quality of life for displaced people. 
These are just a few examples of areas in need of innovation.

As a result of this hackathon, along with your team, you will have developed an idea into a working prototype and have a chance to present your solution to the ICRC, GHL and our other partners. From there on, the product development can continue in collaboration with the GHL or ICRC and the best solutions will be put to work at the international catastrophe sites.

Join us on the 9th-11th of June at Tehnopol Startup Incubator, Mäealuse 2/1.

Find more information from the Facebook event HERE

And if you think of participating, but have not made up your mind yet or you already have an amazing idea, then come to the pre-event on Wednesday, June 7 at Tehnopol Startup Incubator!
There You can hear about the challenges by our partner organisations and share your own ideas for the hackathon. We will walk you through the whole hackathon process and give you PRO TIPS on how to master your 90-second PITCH. Find more infromation about the pre-event HERE!