A platform for and by all
There is a need for urgent actions if we want to reach successfully the 17 global goals for 2030, set by the UN in 2015. We need clear action at global and local levels where multi-organizational and multi-generation coalitions work for the same purpose.
In the Eindhoven region, a coalition of companies, start-ups and civil society has created the Hack Global Goals Platform. An organisation that is committed to making a contribution to these Goals by leveraging on the city’s most successful resources: the development of top-technology and the expertise and passion of its international people (the millennials). Talented people of Eindhoven have brilliant ideas about how to use technology as an enabler for innovative solutions.
Hackathon as a starting point of a journey
We saw an opportunity to organize a Hackathon (Make Tech Social) to serve these needs, leveraging on the potential of the makers, tinkerers, hackers, creatives! Beyond that, we aim to nurture a community around the cases out of the hackathon and guide challenge holders towards implementation.
Here some footages of the first edition of the hackathon
Winners 1st Edition Hack Global Goals
Although everyone participating was a winner. We get great idea’s for the 5 challenge holders to tackle their problems. With hack global goals we aim to foster startups which are tech and design savvy scalable and can make an impact worldwide. We support all the idea’s out of the hackathon with our network and consultancy services.
We believe that “Bearhug” has the potential to become the first startup out of this hackathon. We would be glad to keep you updated on their progress
Expats challenge follow up
One of the challenges during the Hack Global Goals Hackathon was around the influx of the expats to Eindhoven. How to help the expats feel home and be part of the social fabric of this city. This triggered many interesting discussions on the role of different stakeholders such as the expats themselves, the local government, the corporates and also the civil society and non-profit associations to help our expats integrate and participate in the civic life of this city.
The Color Kitchen challenge
The challenge of the Color kitchen was to find ways to leverage technology to help their students (who have a distance to the labour market) to be coached better and find interaction with the labour market.
High Tech campus sustainability Challenge
The High Tech Campus in Eindhoven is known as the smartest square kilometre in the world. This comes from the many patents that the resident companies of the High Tech Campus have acquired over the years. This smartness attracts smartness in many forms, for example, the 11,000+ university level employees and the unique open innovation culture. As the most innovative area in the world, High Tech Campus is also concerned with the sustainable development goals. Not only by means of the research taking place to improve well-being, but also by providing incentives for environmentally friendly business practices, like using bikes on Campus, turning off devices when not in use and using a heat-cold storage system. But there is the ambition to do more. In line with their reputation as being the smartest square kilometre in the world, the vision was expressed that the High Tech Campus would be the most sustainable research Campus in Europe by 2025. So, – what energy sources can the High Tech Campus use to be more sustainable? – How can the employees of the High Tech Campus be involved in making this change? – What are good ideas to improve the High Tech Campus even more?
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