Deep Science Hackathon

We invite you to participate in a development of high-tech in Deep Science Hackathon on February 15-17. We are looking for high-tech ideas based on intelligent materials.

The Deep Science Hackathon will be the second Hackathon in Latvia of that kind. For three days, participants will create interdisciplinary teams and develop ideas with a help of mentors. At the end of the event, they will present their ideas to a jury, investors and stakeholders.

We expect participants with completely fresh ideas as well as those that have reached a prototype stage. We also look forward to welcome participants from companies with existing products that would benefit from further development with the help of advanced technology.

We are looking forward to ideas from the following areas:

  • Smart materials
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Coatings and thin films
  • Photonics
  • Micro / nano electronics
  • Energetics

If you do not have an own idea, you will have the opportunity to join one of the teams with your expertise (physics, materials science, chemistry, business development, design, engineering, programming, marketing, etc.).

All participants will be supported by the international team of mentors. The best ideas will get the opportunity to continue implementing the idea in the ISSP UL support program, as well as valuable awards from supporters.

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Friday 15.02.

17:30 - Check-in, networking, coffee, snacks

18:00 - Opening & Introduction, Start-up Ecosystem

19:30 - Presentation of ideas

21:00 - Team formation

22:00 - Team training – Steps Plan

22:30 - Team works begins

Saturday 16.02

9:00 – Breakfast

10:00 – 1st Checkpoint & Team Training

10:30 – Preparation for Mentor session

11:00 – Presentations for Mentors

12:00 – Lunch

12:30 – Mentors works with every team

16:30 – break

16:45 – 2nd Checkpoint

18:30 – Dinner

19:30 – Key working night

Sunday 17.02

9:00 – Breakfast

10:00 – Energizer & Updates

10:15 – 3rd Checkpoint

11:30 – 1st Pitch training session

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 4rd Checkpoint

16:30 – Final updates & reflections

17:00 – Final Event

19:30 – Wrap-up & Networking

Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL) is organizing and hosting this event. ISSP UL is an internationally recognized leader with 40 years of experience in material science, offering internationally competitive research and innovative solutions for industrial applications.