THE Port: Hackathon at CERN | Apply now!

Are you innovative and do you like to share your ideas with other enthusiasts? Would you like to apply your knowledge and skills to humanitarian problems? Are you motivated to work on issues beneficial to society?


Apply for our problem-solving workshop - also known as a hackathon / makeathon - taking place at CERN from 31 October to 2 November. You will work in interdisciplinary teams on topics inspired by other NGOs such as the ICRC, UN Development Programme, UNOSAT and UNITAR.

Example topics are:

  • Virtual tower camera for air fields
  • The conflict zone humanitarian demarcation certificate
  • The $10 inflatable fridge for field operations
  • Wearable sign language interpreter
  • Can mobile communication data reveal election fraud?
  • Tracking and demarcation system for dogs in rescue and de-mining operations


The four teams of seven hand-picked innovators will be assembled six weeks ahead of the event to give time for preparation as some hardware might be needed. In this time they can contact ‘experts-on-call’ from different fields of expertise for support.

The application period just started and is open until 11 August - find out more on our website: and get ready to change the world. If you want to sign up as an 'expert-on-call’ and support the teams with your expertise, please sign up here.

This is your chance to have an impact on our future!

par THE Port team