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Smart City Experience Hackathon

Geneva, Switzerland
2 Days
Programme Area
Special event, Environment, Climate Change, Local Development
Event Focal Point Email
Open Geneva
Public – by registration
Mode of Delivery
English, French
Accelerating SDG Implementation
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Smart City Xperience is a hackathon to imagine concrete projects to transform the microclimatic data of Greater Geneva into citizen actions.

This hackathon aimed at all citizens of Greater Geneva, of all ages and profiles, to engage them into the process of open innovation for addressing relevant  idenitified challenges.

The hackathon used a blended format of content and structure, including expert presentations on different topics, methodologies of innovation development challenges and self-organised group work for the final event deliverables. In particular, the hackathon run in 2 consecutive days, leading to the participants' final presentations. An SDG Innovation Bootcamp helped prepare the participants' participation in the hackathon. 

11-13 October: SDG Innovation Bootcamp online
15-16 October: Hackathon 

Hackathon is a method of open innovation practice, implying an intense, uninterrupted, period of collective problem solving. Methodologies of SDG Innovation, such as developing an idea to a concrete plan, team building and communicating effectively a meaningful solution by learning how to pitch were integrated as training to foster the participants' innovation outcomes and deliverables through the production of a few-minute demonstration of the innovation concept and its value. 

The event's target audience includes citizens of Greater Geneva.