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15
Dec

Hack for Earth Award Ceremony

The winner of Hack for Earth will be appointed
Dec 15, 2021 2:30 PM
Dec 15, 2021 4:00 PM
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At the Award Ceremony, the winners in the 7 challenge categories will pitch their winning solutions, live on stage in front of the Head Jury Group in the United Nations Hub at Expo 2020 Dubai. You are welcome to join the livestream of this event - we will have high level speakers and specially invited guests to add some extra spark to the celebration!

Past events

19
Nov

Winners announcement

The challenge category winners in Hack for Earth will be announced
Nov 19, 2021 19:00
Nov 19, 2021 20:00
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The challenge category winners will be announced in this livestream event!

Winners and runners up in each of the seven challenge categories will be announced. Number one in each challenge category will win a trip to the Award Ceremony at Expo2020 Dubai.

Make sure to join this event if you have been part of Hack for Earth. You can be one of the lucky winners!

07
Nov

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony Hack for Earth hackathon
Nov 7, 2021 18:00
Nov 7, 2021 19:00
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WE WELCOME YOU ALL TO JOIN THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF HACK FOR EARTH!

05
Nov

How to start and manage a movement?

Get the help you need to develop your capacity to start something of your own and to find solutions for problems that truly matter to you.
Nov 5, 2021 11:00
Nov 5, 2021 12:00
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About this session:

What does true advocacy mean to you?

As a Youth, being able to navigate through the perplex challenges brought upon our generation is critical.
In this session we aim to help you develop your capacity to start something of your own and help you find solutions for problems that truly matter to you.


The world needs Youth advocates who takes action and encourage others in their journey. Just as we both have lots more to learn, let’s learn together and we will show you how you can manage to achieve the impossible.

Speaker info:

Ian SOH, Founder of #MoreViralThanTheVirus

"Ian is a Malaysian medical student studying at St George’s, University of London. As acclaimed by the Telegraph for his movement’s efforts for being one of 2020 good news round up, his presence is also no stranger to the BBC, Aljazeera, South China Morning Post and others.

With a belief that young people can be an alternative voice and the key through the pandemic. Ian has certainly demonstrated the impossible through his work at MoreViralThanTheVirus, an independent Global COVID Youth movement with no funding whatsoever. In just 10 days since MoreViralThanTheVirus's initiation, despite the historical global lockdown, Ian and other medical students united and established a network of young people from over 100 different countries, who helped provide translations in over 50 different languages.

His work mainly surrounds infodemic management, tackling mental health, bridging the gap between the World Health Organisation, leaders and young people. Having spearheaded and sustained the movement for over a year now since 22 March 2020, he implores leaders and stakeholders to realize the essential role of young people and their meaningful engagement. As for his peers, he hopes to call upon more conversations about mental health, collaboration and solidarity for vaccine equity."

Audience:

Budding Entrepreneurs or All hackers

04
Nov

Partnerships for the Goals

Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 4, 2021 10:00
Nov 4, 2021 10:20
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About this session:

In this session you will listen to Professor Sangchul Ji, giving guidance within the challenge category Partnership.

  1. Fostering Partnership Accelerators
  2. Specialized accelerators for cross-boarder support
  3. Establishment of specialized organizations to foster global partnership accelerators

Speaker info:

Prof Sangchul Ji, Korea University Graduate School of Entrepreneurship. Head of Sejong Startup Support Foundation

Sangchul Ji has been a prolific and successful venture CEO, serial entrepreneur, and Korea University Professor during the last 30+ years.

After working for a leading global conglomerate, Sangchul Ji channeled his entrepreneurial spirit to go and “change the world.”

With the fast growth in venture industry and the ever-changing landscape of technological advancement, a different ecosystem is needed to accommodate growth and accelerate prosperity. To address this, Sangchul Ji had founded successful telecom service startups. He is holding BA and MEA degrees and now is teaching entrepreneurship in Korea and abroad including Peru.

Audience:

All hackers

This topic is suitable for people interested in making solutions for UN's sustainable development goals.

05
Nov

How to create the perfect pitch

International pitch coach Jenny Lindblad shares her expertise on how to create that perfect pitch - live feedback on what will work or not.
Nov 5, 2021 12:00
Nov 5, 2021 13:00
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About this session:

When it comes to raising capital, one of the most important assets is the ability to deliver a really sharp pitch. Your pitch needs to be based on a clear, unique approach and a reliable business model. It must also be interesting, attractive and come with a clear commitment.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to pick the brain of our international pitch coach Jenny Lindblad. In this live Q&A session you will get direkt feedback on what will work and what will not.

Make sure to come prepared with tons of questions so that you get the most out of the session.

Audience:

All hackers

This session is for all hackers! You will learn for life.

Speaker info:

Jenny Lindblad, business coach and start-up mentor

Jenny is one of Europe’s foremost pitch experts. She is a lecturer with a consummate understanding of her subject. 

During her time at Ericsson, she gave over 5000 presentations in 5 years to business leaders, royalty and government ministers from around the world. Today she helps others to sharpen their messages and performances.

Jenny has coached more than 600 start-ups, top executives and TEDx speakers. She is a business coach and start-up mentor, as well as, among other things, an angel investor and board member.

28
Oct

Visit with the Chile Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Join us for a visit to the Chile Pavilion at Expo2020!
Oct 28, 2021 17:04
Oct 28, 2021 17:30
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About this session:

Meet Constanza Levicán Founder and CEO of Suncast, a revolutionary AI company for renewable energy from Chile. Constanza is especially invited to the Chile Pavilion at Expo2020, as one of three sustainable innovation entrepreneurs. Suncast is an online forecasting system for solar generation and in this interview with the Hack for Earth Foundation Founder Ann Molin, Constanza tells her story - how she got the idea, why she started her company and what she believes is most important when creating sustainable innovation for a better future for all.

Audience:

All hackers

Entrepreneurs

Speaker info:

Constanza Levicán, Founder and CEO of Suncast

Ann Molin, Founder and Secretary General at Hack for Earth Foundation

02
Nov

Emotional Education & Fitness for Entrepreneurs

Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs by equipping them with the emotional skills needed to thrive on their entrepreneurial journeys fraught with emotional challenges for mental health stability.
Nov 2, 2021 23:30
Nov 2, 2021 1:00
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About this session:

Introducing emotional education, fitness, and transformational coaching service dedicated to enabling entrepreneurs to overcome the deep and troubling emotional challenges incurred over the entrepreneurial journey. In this session we'll provide a glimpse of emotional education for entrepreneurs and introduce some of our professional techniques that are used to liberate entrepreneurs from limiting beliefs.

We address & monitor their progress and empower their attitude, mindset, and emotional fitness. Our special techniques neutralize the bipolar emotional paradox, traumas, along with resolving the trapped emotions and thoughts adversely impacting cognitive operations, decision-making processes, and behaviors. We transform the entrepreneurial mindset to grow more space to develop essential emotional intelligence skills for enhanced entrepreneurial performance and success.

Audience:

All hackers

Entrepreneur hackers

Speaker info:

Prof. David Audretsch, Top entrepreneurship scientist, Winner of the Nobel Prize Class Research (The Clarivate Laureate) in the field of entrepreneurship & policy education.

Dr. Maha Aly’s Ph.D.

Prof David Audretsch brings more than 45 years of experience, consulting, creation of knowledge & leading research. Not only has he been appointed as a Professor in prestigious universities throughout the world, but he has also consulted about entrepreneurship with international organizations such as the World Bank, OECD, United States National Academy of Sciences, United Nations & the European Union. He has authored dozens of books & hundreds of research articles on various aspects involving entrepreneurs, their challenges & their impacts. He is currently the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development & the Director of the Institute for Development Strategies. He is keen to introduce a new level of consultation based on his market & academic observation to develop the field of entrepreneurial education.

Dr. Maha Aly’s Ph.D. focuses on entrepreneurial psychology. She brings more than 15 years of diversified hands-on-experience including professional & academic specialty in the field of customer-centricity & digital creation of emotional connection in various technology-based industries like e-banking, telecom & e-commerce, as well as professional certifications & practical experience in various schools of coaching, psycho-analysis & emotional therapy since 2014. She has been training & consulting nascent entrepreneurs since 2015 in different countries (Egypt, Germany, USA, UAE & UK). That was based on practicing entrepreneurship herself through creating & running her profitable small business 2011-2017. From her MBA degree, she realized that the missing link to entrepreneurial success is not
about operational knowledge, but rather harnessing the requisite human emotional intelligence.

26
Oct

How to get support from the Hack for Earth Partner Community

The Hack for Earth Partner Community is here to help you when developing your solutions.
Oct 26, 2021 14:00
Oct 26, 2021 14:30
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About this session:

In this session, Carolina Emanuelson - Hack for Earth Partner Manager will explain to you how to get the most out of the resources our fantastic partner community is providing to you during the hackathon.

Audience:

All hackers

Speaker info:

Carolina Emanuelson, Partner Manager Hack for Earth Foundation

Carolina Emanuelson has a deep interest in the possibilities new technology can bring to the individual and society. She has big hopes and expectations for the future and how technology can help us make this world a better place.


Carolina has managed the partner organizations in Hack for Earth and is now ready to support the competing teams in how to use the resources provided by the Hack for Earth Partner Community.

25
Oct

Digital Water - How can we safeguard our most precious resource?

Digital 3D printed sustainable drinking water
Oct 25, 2021 16:00
Oct 25, 2021 16:30
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About this session:

How can we safeguard our most precious resource and make sure that everyone has access to perfect drinking water in a sustainable way? Swedish startup Wayout's revolutionary microfactories akin to water production 3D printers with digitally connected dispensers and reusable vessels are operated locally and can run on solar power. Martin Renck, co-founder of Wayout will share intriguing insights on state of the art technology used to collect and utilize data to analyze and improve production and distribution of water, while simultaneously empowering local communities.

Audience:

All hackers

Hackers competing in the Water Challenge Category

Speaker info:

Martin Renck, Co-founder & Creative Director at Wayout

Martin has 25 years of experience as entrepreneur leading organizations within advertising, branding and innovations. Clients include Nike, Chanel, Siemens, Absolut and Madonna. Martin's work has been recognised in numerous prestigious international awards including Designpreis der BRD, Designpreis Schweiz, Good Design Japan, finalist in the Swedish Grammy Awards and two times Best of the Best at RedDot. Martin also founded The Bearded Lady, New® and Pacemaker.

28
Oct

Hack for Earth - Citizendriven innovation and beyond

The Founder of Hack for Earth Foundation on the idea and the vision behind Hack for Earth
Oct 28, 2021 15:00
Oct 28, 2021 16:00
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About this session:

This pandemic has shown us that it’s imperative that we create solutions that transcend borders. We are more dependent on each other than ever before and this will only increase in the years to come. The need for solutions that deliver value for all citizens in the world is imperative. Now is the time to create the world we dream of - together.


Audience:

Hackers

Mentors

Partner Organizations

Dreamers

Everyone curious about the story of Hack for Earth Foundation and why we Hack for Earth is welcome - hackers, mentors, partners & dreamers!

Speaker info:

Ann Molin, Founder & Secretary General Hack for Earth Foundation

Ann Molin is the founder and Secretary General of the Hack for Earth Foundation, hosting Hack for Earth at the upcoming world exhibition Expo2020 in Dubai in collaboration with the United Nations and the Swedish Pavilion at Expo2020. Hack for Earth is the biggest global online hackathon ever, where 10.000+ people from all over the world will create real solutions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.


As hackathon expert and former head of the government mission Hack for Sweden, Ann has extensive knowledge in international innovation work and ecosystem building, with a strong focus on impact and building sustainable citizendriven innovation.

Ann was nominated ”Corona hero of the year” for organizing the global online hackathon Hack the Crisis Sweden, an event that gathered 7400+ participants from 90+ countries. Ann also organized Kids Hack the Crisis, a global online hackathon for children in collaboration with UNICEF in the fall of 2020, gathering children from 70+ countries to hack the corona crisis effect on children's lives.


Ann has introduced her work on citizendriven innovation at TEDx Stockholm and is a frequent international speaker on sustainable innovation for the good of society.

'Why should only a few decide over something we all are going to use?'

23
Oct

Medicine in the (post) Covid World: challenges and opportunities

Healthcare is changing faster than ever. How will the pandemic affect the future of medicine?
Oct 23, 2021 16:00
Oct 23, 2021 16:30
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About this session:

The Pandemic is not over but it might already have changed medicine forever. The use of telemedicine have increased almost 40x in the US alone. Vaccine development and inoculation have been launched at a pace that have broken the most optimistic predictions. Overnight everyone have been exposed to the complexities of virology, statistics and public health care. How can the patient/ consumer navigate this and what can we do to use this once in a lifetime event for a better tomorrow?

Join the event to discuss the possibilities this brings and how it has altered the expectations of Healthcare, Telemedicine and a Good life.

Audience:

Hackers competing in the Health Challenge Category

Hackers competing in the Education Challenge Category

Other participants

Speaker info:

Jacob Rosenholm, Founder & CEO Thorndyke & Ball Medical


Studied medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden. Fellowship at Cornell University. Entrepreneur, working in the forefront of the medicine field.

29
Oct

Empower ideas with digital trends

A energetic session of digital phenomenas as tools for innovation to lift your ideas to the next level.
Oct 29, 2021 14:00
Oct 29, 2021 14:30
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About this session:

All the new trends and digital phenomenon can be powerful tools in innovation and business development. We will run through a few of them with creative examples from different areas with the ambition to inspire and unlock thoughts and ideas to new or existing concepts. A micro hackathon exploring technologies and trends.

Audience:

Entrepreneurs, hackers and designers

Speaker info:

Mikael Ahlström, Board Member Hack for Earth Foundation, Founder Sprout Park

Mikael Ahlström is a well known Swedish entrepreneur in digital and education with several startups in his portfolio. With his deep experience within tech and the innovation eco-system, he is a highly recommended speaker.

23
Oct

How to use Hack for Earth Mentors?

Get in touch with Hack for Earth Mentors and get useful advices
Oct 23, 2021 10:30
Oct 23, 2021 11:00
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About this session:

In this event, Mustafa Sherif - Hack for Earth Community Manager will explain to you how you as a hacker can get in touch with the mentors, ask them useful questions related to your proposal, and maximize the outcome of every email, chat and meeting that you will have with the Hack for Earth mentors.

Audience:

All hackers

Speaker info:

Mustafa Sherif, Hack for Earth Community Manager

Mustafa Sherif knows all about how to get the most out of learnings and help from mentors in an innovation competition such as a hackathon. With wide experience and dedication to innovation and sustainable solutions he loves to share his knowledge and passion with people devoted to collaborate in creating a sustainable world.

04
Nov

Cybercrime - a global threat

We demand faster digitization for a simpler everyday life, but can we acclimatize to it?
Nov 4, 2021 16:00
Nov 4, 2021 16:40
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About this session:

Criminals are increasingly using the internet as an enabler to commit all kinds of crimes because the possibilities are endless when it comes to the possibilities of anonymizing themselves and their transactions. The number of prospective victims that can be reached is counted in millions while the work effort to reach them is minimal. As the risk of being discovered is very small, it is no wonder that cybercrime is seen as an obvious path to wealth.

But states also use the possibilities of evolution to attack other states and other states' companies and organizations.

It is no longer the responsibility of the police forces worldwide, but the whole of society must cooperate in order to reduce the increase in crimes that occur both nationally and internationally. Is that possible? -Yes...

Audience:

All hackers

Speaker info:

Jan Olsson, Police Superintendent / Operations Developer,
Swedish CyberCrimeCenter, SC3
National Operativ Department, Noa

Jan Olsson has worked as a police officer for 30 years, of which 14 years as an expert in cybercrime, fraud and other IT-related crime. He was involved in starting up the National Fraud Center 2013-2014 and has been working at the Swedish CyberCrime Center (SC3) for 4 years as an Operations Developer / Prevention Manager. Jan lectures about 40 times a year in Sweden and in Europe / USA. He has a media responsibility for the past 12 years concerning cyber criminality, which has resulted in thousands of interviews.
Jan participates in the international police cooperation within Europol, Interpol, but is also passionate about the international Private-Public-Partnership work.

27
Oct

Empowering young people to drive sustainable solutions

Learn about the importance of the role the youth plays in the achievement of the SDGs
Oct 27, 2021 19:00
Oct 27, 2021 20:00
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About this session:

This session demonstrates how the youth´s talent and their creativity will define the necessary efforts needed to achieve the SDGs. It highlights what can be done when youth from all over the world connect and invites other young minds to advance problem-solving for the localization of SDGs.

Audience:

Young hackers

This event is designed (but not limited to) for hackers under 30 years of age.

Speaker info:

Brighton Kaoma, Global Director, SDSN Youth
Ana Ynestrillas, Program Leader, SDSN Youth

20
Oct

Tackling Health Challenges Through Innovation - A Women's Perspective

Prepare for the hackathon with this exciting panel discussion with female thought leaders, reflecting on the importance of innovation to solve health challenges.
Oct 20, 2021 13:00
Oct 20, 2021 14:00
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About this session:

Join us for this exciting panel discussion hosted and moderated by Wovid Diaries (Louiza Chitour) where you will hear from female thought leaders & entrepreneurs who will reflect on how innovation could help solve health challenges & provide aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable insights & tips before they embark on their hackathon journey.

Audience:

Hackers thinking of addressing the Health Challenges

Hackers interested in innovation and insights how to solve a challenge

Speaker info:

Louiza Chitour, Co-founder Wovid Diaries

Hana Besbes, Investment Manager-Health Capital

Sophie Smith, Founder & CEO of Nabta Health

Kitty Liao, Founder & CEO of Ideabetic

Helena Samsioe, Founder & CEO GLOBHE/Crowddroning ∘ Forbes World's Top 50 Women in Tech

05
Nov

Hack For Chile - Let’s Hack for a Balanced Society!

Learn how we are hacking for a balanced society
Nov 5, 2021 17:30
Nov 5, 2021 18:00
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About this session:

Humanalia introduces Hack for Chile Program, a mission to achieve a balanced society for Chile, Latin America and the globe thanks to their innovation tool called "Chakra Method" Don't miss it!

Audience:

All hackers

Speaker info:

Ignacia Rivas, Corporate Project Manager at The Will & Project Manager at Hack For Chile

Ignacia Rivas is the young Corporate Project Manager at The Will, who has worked both on innovation projects such as Hack The Crisis, Hack For Chile and Sweden Innovation Week, as well as on brand projects, such as Happy Socks. She has worked closely with Team Sweden in Chile and Latin America. With experience from hackathon as a innovation method, she has a lot give to a hacker audience.

21
Oct

Challenge Category Health in Hack for Earth

Thoughts behind the 5 challenges in the challenge category Health. This interactive session will give all Health-hackers insights and knowledge to develop impactful solutions.
Oct 21, 2021 11:00
Oct 21, 2021 11:45
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About this session:

Listen and interact with the Hack for Earth Partner Organizations: Astra Zeneca, Swecare and Wovid Diaries on how they put together the challenges in the Health Challenge Category.

AGENDA

  • Short introduction of the partner organizations and perspectives of the actors that put together the challenges
  • Present the challenges and the discussions behind them
  • Engage with YOU to hear which challenges you are up to solve
  • Q&A

Audience:

Hackers thinking of addressing the health challenges

Speaker info:

Mikaela Annerling Swahn, Regional Director, Swecare Foundation
Anna Riby, Regional Director, Swecare Foundation
Louiza Chitour, Co-founder/Operations Director, Wovid Diaries
Qutaiba Almanaseer, Government Affairs Director Middle East & Africa, AstraZeneca

24
Oct

Digital crime fighting - Hack for Earth

Importance of digital crime fighting
Oct 24, 2021 11:35
Oct 24, 2021 11:45
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About this session:

Description of crime development in Sweden from 1995 to 2021 and importance of the change that came after decryption of Enchrochat & Sky ECC. Which results and effects could we see after the decryption. What is happening right now in this area and what are the consequences to our society and its citizens? How will crime fighting in the future look like?

Audience:

All participating teams in Hack for Earth

Speaker info:

Jale Poljarevius, Police Commissioner at the Swedish Police Authority

Jale has been working as a police officer since 1989. He has broad experience and unique insights with fighting organized crime and criminal gangs since 1995.

29
Oct

Team building session - how to collaborate and become a successful hackathon team

Learn what science says about effective teams and how to increase the performance of your team with just a few steps during the hackathon.
Oct 29, 2021 15:00
Oct 29, 2021 16:00
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About this session:

In this event you will get the low down on how to become a successful hackathon-team!

Participants will learn what characterizes effective and collaborative teams, and also clear examples of what can be done to become one of these teams in only a few steps.

This will be a great starting point for all teams of the hackathon.

Audience:

All participating teams in the Hack for earth competition. Applicable to all challenge categories.

Speaker info:

Kristofer Vernmark, Chief Behavioral Officer at Hack for Earth, Head of Build for Earth, Psychologist, PhD and published author.

As a psychologist and PhD, my main passion have been digital psychology and creating services that increase access to scientifically proven methods and knowledge. I’m convinced that a profound understanding of human behavior plays a crucial role in creating a better and healthier society. With the help of research on how effective teams collaborate, the possibilities of successful innovation increases even more and helps us create a better future and solve the big issues of our time.

13
Oct

Build your idea on AWS

Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of AWS credits and how to redeem them. This session will include a demo and step-by-step guide on how to start using your credits.
Oct 13, 2021 15:00
Oct 13, 2021 16:00
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About this session:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers promotional credits that you can use to build your Hack for Earth ideas on AWS services. You can use your AWS credits for AWS services from infrastructure technologies like compute, storage, and databases–to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things.

Audience:

This webinar is for those who are planning to participate in the Hack for Earth global online hackathon and build their ideas and solutions on AWS.

Speaker info:

Veliswa is a Senior Developer Advocate working especially with - but not limited to - developers in the sub-Saharan Africa region. She is the first woman out of Africa to be named an AWS Hero.

She believes that technology can change the world and change lives and therefore invests a lot of her time mentoring those who are looking to get into tech or looking for help in navigating their way through tech and careers in general.

Other info:

To get access to credits, please send your request to Partner Manager Carolina Emanuelson at carolina@hackforearth.com

25
Oct

How to solve challenges using design thinking

An introduction to how you can use design thinking as a method to develop new solutions for your chosen Hack for Earth Challenge
Oct 25, 2021 17:00
Oct 25, 2021 17:30
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About this session:

In this webinar, you will get a quick introduction to the concept of design thinking and insights into how you can use that methodology to develop better solutions for your chosen Hack for Earth Challenge.

Audience:

This event is suitable for anyone regardless of design background.

No prior knowledge is needed.

Speaker info:

Peter Bäckström, Innovation Lead at H&M Group

Peter Bäckström is an innovation expert that has specializes in fashion, retail, and sustainability. For the past six years, he's been developing new solutions for H&M Group within their Innovation team. He was previously head of retail at the Swedish fashion brand J.Lindeberg and has also held a number of leading positions in startups such as TradeDoubler and Rebtel.

22
Oct

Grand Opening Ceremony - Hack for Earth

Tune in to Hack for Earth's opening ceremony and start hacking!
Oct 22, 2021 15:00
Oct 22, 2021 17:00
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Welcome all hackers!

Now it's time to start hacking and together find real solutions to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. For the citizens, by the citizens.

Together with you, 870 hacker teams, from 100+ countries, we will get in the hackathon mood together and present important information you need for the two hackathon weeks ahead of you.

Let's get ready!