SHAPING
THE FUTURE

Creative and Cultural
Industries hackathon

St.Petersburg, November 13, 2019
Culture and creativity is a driving force in regional and international sustainable development, and grassroots ideas are at its core. If you are passionate about making the world better through innovative problem-solving and want to contribute towards shaping a more inclusive world, we invite you to join the creative and cultural industries hackathon and build a more sustainable future together. Registration closes at 23:59, October 27
 

Sustainability

 The core topic of the hackathon is sustainability, focusing on ideas that help us meet the needs of the present without compromising our future. Sustainability is the key to shape a future we all want to live in and leave behind for the next generations. 
 
Defined as the process of maintaining changing needs while ensuring a balanced environment, sustainable projects focus on reducing negative human impact, solving social challenges, ensuring healthy ecosystems and livable environments, creating more ethical products, as well as adjusting individual lifestyles. The hackathon will challenge the participants to offer and develop ideas that enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.
 
The participants will aim to build practical solutions that solve real issues through a creative approach, developing projects within the following three sectors: livable cities, circular economy and diversity.  

Livable Cities

As more and more people all over the world move towards urbanization, they also require increasingly more resources. This track looks for projects in architecture, urban design, and mobility, searching for ways to improve our lives in the cities in a sustainable approach.
 

Circular Economy

Projects within the circular economy track aim to reduce both resources and waste and ensure the continued use of resources in the production process. Circular economy projects can be implemented in any industry and can include product design, manufacturing, infrastructure, equipment, and services.

Diversity

Expect a full day of workshops and teamwork with the focus on building innovative solutions to everyday problems. You will have the option to suggest your own idea and develop it with the help of others, or join a team and build an idea together. During the day, your team will brainstorm, discuss, plan and build an idea into a project, with experienced mentors to guide and help you through the process. 
How does it work?
Expect a full day of workshops and teamwork with the focus on building innovative solutions to everyday problems. You will have the option to suggest your own idea and develop it with the help of others, or join a team and build an idea together. During the day, your team will brainstorm, discuss, plan and build an idea into a project, with experienced mentors to guide and help you through the process. 
Who can apply?
The hackathon is open to individuals from any country who are at least 18 years old. You can be a student, business owner, NGO representative, an employee of a private company, a state or municipal institution - no restrictions apply. Up to 80 participants will be selected from applications, based on your time of registration and motivation.
What ideas can I suggest?
You can suggest a current problem within your community you hope to solve, a business idea you would like to test, a completely new idea you have been thinking about. You can join without one as well, with just a motivation to learn and gain experience building sustainability projects. Don't worry if you reconsider; you will be able to change your mind during the team formation process. 
Do I need technical skills?
All you need is the motivation to learn and contribute. Participants will be encouraged to consider digital tools and technology solutions that could move their idea forward more effectively, implement it more easily. During the hackathon process and workshops, mentors will offer guidance and advice on improving your approach, including choosing the best digital solutions suited for your idea.
What are the costs?
Participation in the hackathon is free of charge, and the organizers will cover travel (only for residents in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia or Sweden) and accommodation costs (for all participants), as well as assist in organizing participants' travel visa (if necessary). The participants will stay at the same venue where the hackathon is held, and will be provided all the necessary materials.
What will I gain?
Participants chosen to take part in the hackathon will have a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people from different countries, gain new knowledge and learn valuable skills from experienced mentors. The hackathon offers a chance to take your ideas off the ground with professional help. And, of course, the winning ideas will also get prizes.

Mentors

 
Mike
Bradshaw
  • LinkedIn - White Circle

Head Coach at Sampo Accelerator

Gleb
Maltsev
  • LinkedIn - White Circle

Co-founder at Fundwise | Pitch Trainer at Stoneful

Alise
Dīrika
  • LinkedIn - White Circle

Co-founder and Senior Product Manager at Infogram & Prezi

Ernests
​Štāls
  • LinkedIn - White Circle

Co-founder at TechHub Riga & TechChill

Trevor
Davies
  • LinkedIn - White Circle

The Director of Copenhagen International Theater

November 13
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Introduction workshop with Mike Bradshaw, Head Coach @Sampo Accelerator
9:40
Team formation
10:00
Work in teams
11:00
Product workshop with Ernests Stals, Co-founder @TechHub Riga & TechChill
11:30
From research to validation - basics of product design process with Alise Dirika, Co-founder and Senior Product Manager @Infogram & Prezi
12:00
Promoting Sustainability with Cultural Planning and Urban Planning actions
with Trevor Davies, Director of Copenhagen International Theater
13:00
Lunch
13:30
Work in teams
16:00
Presentation workshop with Gleb Maltsev, Co-founder @Fundwise, Pitch Trainer @Stoneful
17:00
Work in teams
19:00
Project presentations
20:00 - 22:00
Gala dinner
21:00
Awards ceremony
21:30
Gala dinner continues
TBA
City tour
 

Venue

Event will be held at Parklane Resort & SPA located in the very heart of St.Petersbourg. 

Address: 9A Ryukhina St., Krestovsky Island Saint Petersburg 
 
If you have any questions about the application process, please don't hesitate to contact us:

info@hackcreative.org
 
Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon Shape the Future is organized within the framework of VI International Forum by the Russian Ministry of Culture jointly with the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC). The NDPC focuses on improving operational conditions for cultural and creative industries, bridging the gap between various sources of funding, sectors of activity and strengthening cooperation between project owners, business communities, the public sector, and international institutions throughout Northern Europe. Read more about us: www.ndpculture.org