The first Social Hackathon in Umbria
4 days of events between innovation and digital entertainment
After a year's break due to the pandemic, the Social Hackathon Umbria intends to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big event of digital co-creation focused on the 17 UN goals for Sustainable Development and shared with Fertitecnica Colfiorito and FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
#SHU2021 foresees a four days of Hackathon, Workshops, Exhibitions and Laboratories, next 1-4 July 2021 in the splendid setting of the Colfiorito Natural Park, a protected natural area and example of numerous sustainable development practices of the Umbria Region.
At the same time as the training courses, we will launch a call for ideas on four thematic areas: #zerohunger, #zerowaste, #zeroimpact and #zeroignorance. For each area we will select the two most relevant ideas to be developed by teams of up to 8 members led by an experienced team manager. During the 48 hours of the Hackathon, the teams will be able to create a pitch, a prototype or a product to be presented in front of an international jury for the award of a digital prize with a commercial value of 100€.
of digital co-creation for the implementation of innovative digital solutions aimed at promoting and facilitating the achievement of the Agenda 2030 SDGs
selected on the basis of innovation, impact, feasibility and transferability criteria.
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
#SHU2021 aims to develop the digital skills of young people and adults through training in preparation for a hackathon to co-create innovative digital solutions to promote and facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030.
To participate in SHU2021 you do not need to be a digital expert, but simply propose 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.
SELECT THE CHALLENGE YOU THINK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO AND FIND OUT THE PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS!
Goal 2 of the 2030 Agenda aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
The challenge of SHU2021 is to develop an App that leverages existing databases (such as the FAO’s Hand in Hand initiative) through machine learning and artificial intelligence systems to dynamically visualise, give relevance to and track important data in these valuable sources.
Halving global per capita food waste at retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains is one of the targets of Target 12 on sustainable consumption and production.
SHU2021 launches a challenge to devise a digital strategy that connects consumers to share experiences, ideas, advice, etc. on preventing food loss and waste.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council has identified the circular economy as ‘a tool that presents solutions to some of the world’s most pressing cross-cutting sustainable development challenges’.
During SHU2021 we intend to embrace and support digital solutions that facilitate the application of circular economy principles to environmental protection issues, with the goal of protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of the Earth’s ecosystem (Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda)
Education and awareness-raising for sustainable development are explicitly recognised in Target 4.7 of the 2030 Agenda, but it is also a key strategy to ensure the achievement of all the other goals of the agenda.
With this SHU2021 challenge, we are looking for creative and innovative ideas that combine digital storytelling, gaming, immersive reality and any other digital innovation that contributes to raising awareness on one or all of the SDGs.
DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART IN #SHU2021.
We have thought of different paths to meet your needs and your interests!
Participation in #SHU2021 is completely free.
LIVE THE CHALLENGE!
- Try out your digital or environmental skills
- Get in touch with industry experts and business accelerators
- Win one of the Special Awards provided for each thematic challenge
COME AND LOOK AROUND!
- Every day ecological awareness activities and nature trails
- Events and thematic seminars on digital innovation and environment
- Join the Social Jury, evaluate the competing projects and get a #SHU2021 PIN
PLAY YOUR PART!
- Ideal for students, environmental activists or those working in Communication
- Improve your competencies and meet peers from all over Europe
- Participate at workshops on Storytelling, Digital Journalism, Augmented Reality, etc.