Powerful tool to mobilize resources and create value together
As part of its mission to strengthen the innovation ecosystem of Albania, the EU for Innovation project will organize a series of hackathons and one bootcamp to bring together Albanian universities and start-ups in solving real-life challenges from industry and society; with the help of CrazyTown/ Finland.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is normally a 36-hour innovation event, where teams of enthusiastic university students and staff members supported by mentors come to create solutions for the real-life needs of the challenge-owners.
These solutions can be services, products or new concepts. Jury selects the winner(s) at the end of the hackathon, who get to implement their solutions in practice.
Winning teams receive support from EU for Innovation project and its partners, including access to mentors, support and potential funding. Hackathons are facilitated by experts from Crazy Town.
Who is involved?
Each hackathon brings together curious minds from all backgrounds:
- Business and society: As challenge-owner, you can use hackathons to solve your needs, find new ideas and make societal impact. You can also join hackathon as a partner, offering your existing services, technology or mentoring for the participants to utilize.
- Participants: As ”hackers” you are the stars of the show. We are looking for entrepreneurial individuals, who want to learn and experiment new things. Participants are students, experts, researchers or university-based start-ups.
- Universities and innovation support organizations: Provide expertise and participants for the hackathons, as well as use the hackathons to launch new cooperation with business.
Coming up: iKorca Hackathon – 11-13 December 2020
iKorca hackathon is a 48-hour innovation event that brings together teams of innovators (students, university researchers & staff members, university-based startups & other talent), supported by experts to create solutions for real-life challenges.
Your solutions can be services, products, concepts, apps, software demo or new insight on how to approach the challenge. You come up with an innovative new solution or apply with your existing project.
iKorca hackathon is organized online, but for local teams based in Korca we offer additional face-to-face mentoring and support.
For more information and to join the iKorca Hackathon visit: https://hackathon.al/