Applications open for THE Port 2016: Humanitarian Hackathon

Do you fancy donating your brain to a good cause for 60 hours? Would you like to apply your knowledge and skills to solving humanitarian challenges? Are you motivated to demonstrate the value of science to society?

Apply for our humanitarian hackathon taking place in IdeaSquare at CERN, from the 14 to the 16 October. You will work in an interdisciplinary team on challenges proposed by international organisations, humanitarian NGOs and academic institutions, e.g. ICRC, Handicap International, Global Humanitarian Lab, University of Geneva and Anglia Ruskin University.

Example topics:

  • Better emergency shelters
  • Reducing risks posed by counterfeit drugs
  • Sound for health
  • Safe & clean field disposal of medical waste

Sixty hand-picked innovators will be assembled into teams six weeks ahead of the event to give time for a “virtual preparation”, where you can dive into the problem, assisted by field experts, and start to conceptualise a possible solution.

The application period is open until 15 June - find out more on our website and get ready to change the world.

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