Humanitarian Hackathon @CERN | 14-16 October | Are you ready?

THE Port is ready for the third edition of its hackathon with eight new challenges. Join us to discover how science can make a huge difference in people's life.


Humanitarian hackathons organised by THE Port and hosted by CERN IdeaSquare have already confirmed that fundamental science can provide tech-enabled responses to humanitarian issues affecting the lives of millions of people around the globe. A great example of the success that technology and collaboration can bring is the substantial improvement of the food airdrop bags, requested by the ICRC to deliver assistance in South Sudan and other critical regions. Watch a 360° video or check out the pictures using the QR code.

This year, eight teams will innovate the way humanitarian organisations handle the most critical aspects of field work during a 60-hour event. Groups of experts from all over the world will provide out-of-the-box proposals to tackle challenges set up by the ICRC, Handicap International, the United Nations and other international organisations.

The outcome of the innovation process will be revealed to the public on 16 October (6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.) at the Globe of Science and Innovation; registration for the final presentations is now open. THE Port will also share regular updates on Twitter and Facebook (@THEPortAtCern) using the hashtag #THEPort2016.

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