By connecting brilliant minds from all around the world in the global online hackathon Hack for Earth, we are creating real solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
But where other hackathons end, we level up! After the confetti at the prize ceremony has gone away, we offer the winning solutions a spot in our Acceleration Program Build for Earth supported by our Partner Community. This is where we make the winning solutions come to life and create real value for the people and the planet. Citizendriven innovation, we like to call it.
Dream for Earth is the interactive campaign inviting people all around the world to share their dreams for our future, related to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The dreams submitted will shape the foundation of the challenges in the hackathon Hack for Earth.
By inviting everyone, children, youth and adults from all around the world to share their own dream about our future, everything in Hack for Earth is based on involvement from citizens of the world.
All the collected dreams will be part of the physical exhibition Dream for Earth in the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
You can share your Dream for Earth throughout the whole Expo 2020 period (1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022), through the website dreamforearth.com or by visiting the Swedish Pavilion. All dreams will be part of the exhibition.
Hack for Earth is a global online hackathon with its mission to find real solutions to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through citizen driven innovation, inviting everyone to join, solutions meeting the overall goal will be possible to achieve.
By inviting the 192 countries at the world exhibition Expo2020 to join the hackathon, Hack for Earth is an international platform where people come together to create our future.
Hack for Earth is the embodiment of ”Connecting minds, creating the future” which is the explicit goal of Expo 2020 Dubai. By digitally bringing the World Exhibition to citizens of the world, we invite everyone to play an active part in creating our future.
Build for Earth is the third element in Hack for Earth where all the seven winning solutions from the hackathon are made a reality. All winners take part of the customized acceleration program Build for Earth, organized by the Hack for Earth Foundation.
Based on research and global innovation expertise on sustainable innovation, Build for Earth acceleration program is customized to the seven winning solutions' needs. The program is coordinated and executed in close collaboration with Hack for Earth partner community.
When you are ready to join the hackathon, either as an individual, a new created team or as an already existing team, you have to have the following information ready:
- Name/Name of the Team
- Name and personal info of team members (all who will participate in the hackathon)
- Contact information to all team members
Note: You have to be minimum 16 years old and be able to communicate and understand English.
Do you already have team members and want to join as one team?! - Perfect! You can be as many people as you think it has to be to get the job done. Recommendation for an effective and successful team is 4-6 people in the same group.
Note: Application closed on Oct 15.
If you don’t have a team and want to apply as a full team, no worries! You can join our matching tool Meet & Match to find team members to create a team with people from all over the world with the competences you need to be as innovative and successful as possible.
This is a fun and also a great way to meet new people with the same ambitions as yourself — creating real solutions to the SDGs.
Note: Application closed on Oct 15.