Smart4Coast is an open invitation to scientists from various research fields and PhD students dealing with urban coastal issues. Hackathon teams will tackle major challenges that these areas are facing today due to the consequences of climate change and dense population. In two and a half days, they will produce innovative solutions and develop a more cutting-edge approach to the solution of certain topical problems.

Topics:

Sea protection

Tourism

Climate and water challenges

Mobility

Smart city

During the event, you will participate in workshops that will allow you to move from an idea to a prototype or a project. You will definitely share your knowledge with professionals and meet peer researchers from other partner universities of EU-CONEXUS.

The EU-CONEXUS RFS hackathon Smart4Coast is an opportunity to:

Take part in a challenge testing new ideas

Exchange the ideas with experts in different fields

Enlarge your professional network

Got familiar? Then form a team of four at your university & take part in this 2,5-day hackathon in Zadar!

Countdown until the event

Who can participate?*

Researchers, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from the following EU-CONEXUS institutions:

  • La Rochelle Université
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Catholic University of Valencia
  • Klaipeda University
  • University of Zadar
  • Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest

* gender parity and variety of scientific disciplines expected within a team

Registration deadline: 19/12/2022

Pick a topic in the list above and propose an innovative idea or solution that could solve a challenge related to the topic. Describe in a paragraph your idea, its objective and its relevance based on the topic you selected.

Description of the participant‘s team:

Participant 1

Participant 2

Participant 3

Participant 4

TUESDAY

11:00 - 18:00

Arrival of the teams

19:00

Ice breaking activity and dinner

WEDNESDAY

08:45

Welcome of the participants / breakfast

09:30

Presentation of the challenges and the coaches

09:50

Presentation of the process and the teams

10:00

Beginning of the competition - exchange on the problematic between the teams

10:40

Workshop 1: User needs and BMC

11:25

Team work

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Team work

15:00

Workshop 2: Prototyping

16:15

Team work

20:00

Diner

21:00

Team work

22:30

End of the day

THURSDAY

08:30

Welcome of the participants / breakfast

09:10

Team work

10:40

Workshop 3: The pitch

11:25

Team work to finalize the projects

12:30

Lunch break

14:00

Work on the slide deck

15:00 - 15:15

Presentation Team 1

15:15 - 15:30

Presentation Team 2

15:30 -15:45

Presentation Team 3

15:45 - 16:00

Presentation Team 4

16:00 - 16:15

Presentation Team 5

16:15 - 16:30

Presentation Team 6

16:30 - 16:45

Jury deliberation

16:45 - 17:00

Break

17:00

Awarding

18:30

Final cocktail

FRIDAY

09:00

Visit of Zadar

12:00

Lunch break + departure