Are you representing an SME or an institution working in the Blue Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region?

Submit your challenge and register as a mentor or expert
for the first Blue Bioeconomy Hackathon!

Weekend of 4 - 5 April 2020
Kristineberg, Sweden

The SUBMARINER Network is organising the first-ever Baltic Blue Bioeconomy Hackathon to collect innovative and creative ideas to promote, accelerate and shape the future of the Blue Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea Region. We are inviting Baltic Blue Bioeconomy companies and institutes to present challenges to multi-disciplinary teams of students from our SUBMARINER members => these teams will be given 48h to present possible solutions to these challenges in a creative environment. The teams will be judged by a panel of experts on a range of indicators, including creativity, possibility for implementation and consideration of whole value chains.

Examples of possible challenges

We are looking for challenges that realise products, processes, technologies and solutions to improve the circularity, reusability or sustainability of a company - or those that address wider challenges or opportunities in the Baltic Blue Bioeconomy. Possible themes could include:

  • Climate Change

  • Market trends

  • Circular economy

  • Connecting sectors/multi-use

  • CO2 reduction

  • Waste stream valorisation

  • Innovation

  • Upscaling/Commercialisation

  • Digitalisation / blockchain / new technologies

  • Food, feed, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics

Why join as a mentor or expert?

  • Networking

  • Exposure

  • Creative ideas for solving company challenges 

Why join as a student?

  • Fun!

  • Mentoring

  • Cash prize

  • Trainings (storytelling, pitching, business development)

  • Free accommodation at the Kristineberg Marine Station in Sweden for the weekend of 4-5 April 2020

  • Getting to know other creative students

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to be involved in the organisation of the Hackathon and are keen to further develop the Baltic Blue Bioeconomy - there are opportunities to join the Hackathon as a sponsor. Contact us to learn more!

Contact Lisa Simone de Grunt to join the Hackathon as a sponsor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

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