Have an idea how to improve urban mobility and reduce pollution? Join Urban Mobility Hackathon on April 15-17!
Clean mobility is more important now than ever. Actually, it should’ve been here already 20 years ago. The transport sector currently accounts for 20% of total CO2 emissions, and in combination with the joint target of climate neutrality by 2050, there’s extremely fertile grounds for clean mobility innovations.
In this 48-hour hackathon, we’re looking to find innovative solutions within the scope of challenges proposed down below. Professionals and students who are interested in sustainability, technology, and innovation are invited to participate in the hackathon by joining a team or creating their own. We will guide you through all the steps of the hackathon, from idea submission to mentoring and final presentations to the jury for the selection of winners.
Top 3 most promising solutions will be awarded monetary prizes to aid further solution development!
1st place - 3 000 Eur
2nd place - 2 000 Eur
3rd place - 1 000 Eur
Register at www.urbanmobility.io <span >until April 12th for a chance to make our cities greener! Once you register as a participant, you will have access to the Participant area chat straight away to start brainstorming.</span>
Moreover, the hackathon is not a stand-alone event, but will kick off 10-week summer incubation program devoted to mobility innovations. Get the first idea validation in the hackathon and take it further by applying to Urban Mobility Incubator!
Urban mobility hackathon is organized by the first innovation district VEFRESH, City of Riga, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Teikums co-working and EIT Urban Mobilty. The event's lead partner is the Embassy of the Netherlands in Latvia, and it is supported also by Accenture Latvia and Latvia's largest telecommunications operator LMT.
This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: www.eiturbanmobility.eu