Even before Covid-19 crippled the world, we’ve been facing severe challenges regarding the well-being of the planet, ecosystem and humanity. Many of these challenges have been codified by the UN into Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
Solve the SDGs is a hackathon where we focus on solving these challenges. It’s a hackathon for people, who want to make a difference. For people, who don’t want to watch the world burn, but to save it.
It may seem like an insurmountable task. No one can do it alone, let alone in one weekend. But together with bright minds from all over the world, world-class mentors and sufficient data, we can take a step or two in the right direction. Because if not us, then who?
The Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations offer a blueprint for achieving a more sustainable future. The 17 different goals address the most severe challenges our world is facing. Solving these goals requires balancing social, economic and environmental sustainability - and some great innovations from all over the world.
Aalto University is the first Finnish university to sign universities’ global Sustainability Development Goals Accord committing to advance the SDGs as part of teaching, research, innovation activities, and campus development.
Create an “easy-to-use” and lovable digital solution that brings together all the important information, functionalities, and support needed during the customer journey of young people.
Challenge by Accenture & Finnish Red Cross
Design an implementable concept aiming to foster diversity and inclusion in universities around a subtopic of your choice: growing awareness; shifting attitudes; supporting advocacy; or assessing the results in the university community.
Challenge by Aalto, TEK, Now!Project
Design creative solutions for teamwork in higher education courses, combining the best parts of traditional and online teaching methods.
Challenge by Aalto Ventures Program
Create solutions for combating and eliminating online gender based violence, online hate speech and tech-facilitated violence.
Challenge by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Help demolish the need for extremely energy-intensive Haber&Bosch nitrogen fertilizers by finding alternative nitrogen sources, and farmers willing to cut their fertilizer costs with new methods.
Challenge by Särki
Registrations close and the hackathon begins!
Opening ceremony & team building
Creating solutions and mentoring
Project demos, judging and prize ceremony!