Registration is now open for the Hackathon 2024!

Curaçao needs your ideas! Join a team of innovators and help  solve social, economic, and environmental issues. Registration is open for the 2024 Ideation Hackathon.

 

Register here

 

Goal:

The goal of this Ideation Hackathon is:

“To bring people together to brainstorm and create practical ideas using digital technology for a sustainable future in Curaçao.”

Together with the innovation community, we aim to:

  • Address societal, economic, and environmental challenges
  • Spark creativity and innovation in kids
  • Shaping a thriving innovation village

 

Why join?

Are you an innovator, entrepreneur, or simply someone with a passion for creating a better future? Then the Ideation Hackathon 2024 is for you! Join us as we brainstorm and develop practical ideas for a better future. This hybrid event is designed to stimulate creative thinking, collaboration, and innovation among all members of our community, with the goal of shaping a thriving innovation village.

 

Theme and Sub-themes

Main Theme

Our central theme is “Creating a Sustainable Digital Future for Everyone.” We aim to leverage digital innovation to empower our community and build a sustainable future for Curaçao.

Sub-Themes

Teams of 3 to 5 participants work on one of the following sub-themes:

  • Digital Society: Focus on bridging the digital divide and create a more inclusive online world. Brainstorm ideas for a community platform that tackles social or business issues, improves access to government services, or empowers local businesses.
  • Digital Green Economy: Focus on how to achieve sustainable economic growth through innovation. Design digital solutions to support local businesses, encourage sustainable practices, or connect entrepreneurs with resources.
  • Innovation Community: Focus on involving the community in the realization of a phsyical innovation hub for collaboration and creativity. Propose specific initiatives, events, and programs that can attract diverse participants, including underrepresented groups in the tech and innovation sectors.

 

Activities and Schedule

The Ideation Hackathon 2024 is a hybrid event consisting of three rounds:

June 13 Kick-off:

  • Meet the organizers, mentors, and jury members. Learn about the rules, timelines, and sub-themes. Form your team and get ready to innovate! Teams can join this event online or in person.

June 14 – 20 Round 1:

  • Choose a sub-theme, define a problem statement and identify possible solution. Teams share thye results online on June 20th.

June 21 – 27 Round 2:

  • Brainstorm solutions, refine your idea, and prepare your pitch. Teams share the results online on June 27th.

June 29 Round 3 Hackathon Day (in person):

  • Participate in discussions, present your solutions to the jury, share feedback with fellow participants, and find out who the winning team is!

 

Do you want to find out more about the the Innovathon or do you want to support the activity?

Please contact us at analies.hooi@citi.cw or via whatsapp: +59997386299.