Successfully Completed 2nd Deep Science Hackathon 2019 organized by ISSP UL
We are delighted with the very positive atmosphere, wise, attractive and active participants and fantastic ideas.
There were participants from Ukraine, Ecuador, India, Belarus, and of course from Latvia.
Mentors and jury members were representatives from Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Latvia.
A very wide range of ideas were presented - from different industries and with a very different level of readiness.
Initially, 13 ideas started in Hackathon, and teams were created for 10 ideas. 7 ideas finished on Sunday.
Three ideas were awarded the ISSP UL Support Program, special awards were from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator New Door, Commercialization Reactor Fund and Latvian Space Industry Association.
Everyone was the winner!
New in this Hackathon - Banking School students led by lecturer Lauma Muižniece and Dāvis Plotnieks - took part in teamwork with enthusiasm. For them Hackathon was a part of the exam.
Researchers from the ISSP UL also participated. The participants' desire to solve the technological problems attracted them.
Mentors Teresita Qvarnstrom and Lauma Muižniece share their impressions.
Teresita Qvarnstrom, RI.SE., mentor, jury:
An excellent meeting point were enthusiastic, creative people joins competences and develop innovative ideas in a wonderful energizing and motivating atmosphere!
Lauma Muižniece, mentor, Banking School lecturer:
A very good way to exchange ideas and create interdisciplinary teams… From different sectors the viewpoint is different, and this is where you can look at the idea from different perspectives. This is a significant added value for the further development of the idea.
The conclusions are as follows:
We are delighted and proud of the event. We have heard many good words about this hackathon from the participants, mentors and jury.
The most important thing - Deep Science Hackathon will be next year - 7-9.02.2020.
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
- Micro / nano electronics
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.
More about DSH 2018 in Facebook:
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
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
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.