Social hackathon umbria 2022
30 June - 3 July @ Montefalco

Discover #SHU2022

The first Social Hackathon in Umbria
30 June
3 July

4 days of events between innovation and digital fun

Social Hackathon Umbria 2022 (#SHU2022) is organized by the European Grants International Academy (EGInA), in collaboration with the Crowddreaming Hackadmy Lab Foligno 4D (CRHACK LAB F4D), and itaims at developing the digital skills of young people through preparatory training for a Hackathon aimed at co-creation of innovative digital solutions that can empower individuals and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

#SHU2022 foresees four days of Hackathon, Workshops, Exhibitions and Laboratories, from 30 June to 3 July 2022 in the splendid setting of the medieval village of Montefalco , perfect synthesis of the artistic, cultural and gastronomic excellence of the Umbria Region. At the same time as the training courses, we will launch a call for ideas on four thematic areas related to accessibility: physical, cognitive, digital and economic. We will select the most relevant ideas that can be developed by teams of maximum 8 members led by an experienced team manager. During the 48 hours of Hackathon, teams will be able to realise a pitch, prototype or product to be presented in front of a jury of experts.

  • Challenges

    of digital co-creation for the realisation of innovative digital solutions to promote accessibility in all its forms

  • development projects

    selected on the basis of innovation, impact, feasibility and transferability criteria.

  • Side-events

    organised during the 4-day Hackathon to learn more about the world of technological and digital innovation linked to sustainable development


    granted to the participants to develop one of the selected projects.

Four challenges of digital co-creation

#SHU2022 aims to develop the digital skills of young people and adults through preparatory training for a Hackathon for the co-creation of innovative digital solutions to promote accessibility in all its forms and facilitate the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals.

You don't need to be a digital expert to take part in SHU2022, but just propose or share an innovative idea that provides an effective and sustainable digital solution to one of the four challenges related to one of the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
Physical Accessibility

Goal 11 of the UN Agenda 2030 aims to provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Support projects that meet the challenge of accessing and moving independently in physical environments.

Digital Accessibility

Goal 9 of UN Agenda 2030 aims to significantly increase access to information and communication technologies and the effort to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet.

Support projects that respond to the challenge of using information systems and resources typically through the use of assistive technologies.

Economic Accessibility

Goal 8 of UN Agenda 2030 aims to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including young people and people with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

Support projects that meet the challenge of harnessing a particular tangible or intangible resource to meet a particular human need.

Cognitive Accessibility

Goal 4 of UN Agenda 2030 aims to eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the most vulnerable ones, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

Support projects that meet the challenge to independently enjoy and access cultural and educational content.

Stands and immersive experiences in Augmented and Virtual Reality!
WHERE: Municipal Gymnasium Montefalco, Via G. Pascoli c/o IC Melanzio-Parini
WHEN: Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July / 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Discover the world of Extended Reality... FREE ENTRANCE!!!


#SHU2022 is not just a Hackathon... discover the Workshops, Events and Seminars we have organised for you!


Meet social and digital innovation experts from all over Italy and Europe.


  • Issuing of participation certificate recognised by MIUR
  • Practical experiences and networking opportunities
  • Free of charge participation


Come and find out what a Social Hackathon is all about and participate in the evaluation of the competing teams.


  • A HoverBoard for adults and two Plantui Smart Gardens are up for grabs
  • Open doors at SHU2022 on Saturday 2 July from 15.00 to 17.00
  • Guided tour among digital co-creation teams
Book the tour


Breathe in the air of a great innovation event by supporting the #SHU2022 staff.


  • Ideal for students, changemakers and communicators
  • Improve your competencies and meet peers from all over Europe
  • Enter our CRHACK HUB of Extended Reality
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CCAR-CO2 is a 2/4-seater, off-road, electrically driven vehicle, through which it is possible to make accessible sites and nature trails that today can only be visited on foot, horseback or mountain-bike.

During #SHU2022, a CCAR-CO2 prototype will perform free 45-minute tours along the walls of the village of Montefalco enjoying the breathtaking view of the famous Umbrian Ringhiera!

The departure station is located next to Info-point #SHU2022 and tours can be booked directly on site subject to availability.

the jury

Digital projects developed during #SHU2022 will be evaluated by
Emma Pietrafesa
Emma Pietrafesa
Researcher and communicator in the field of new technologies, member of Stati Generali dell’Innovazione.
Amalia Egle Gentile
Amalia Egle Gentile
Head of the Laboratory of Health Humanities at the Superior Institute of Health
Vincenza Ferrara
Vincenza Ferrara
Head of the Laboratory of Medical Humanities, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medicine at La Sapienza University of Rome
Maria Stella Rasetti
Maria Stella Rasetti
Director of the Culture and Traditions, Tourism and Information Technology Service at Municipality of Pistoia
Valentino Bobbio
Valentino Bobbio
Head of sustainable start-ups, open innovation and university training at NeXt-New Economy for Everyone
Walter Celletti
Walter Celletti
Planning, research, training, start-up and consolidation of enterprises and start-ups at aCapo social cooperative.
Ottavia Ricci
Ottavia Ricci
Councillor of the Italian Minister of Culture for the valorisation and promotion of the Italian diffuse heritage
Filippo Gugliara
Filippo Gugliara
Trainer, Consultant and CEO of On Air – Become your own success