This event is part of the European Maker Week, an initiative promoted by European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe. It's a celebration of makers and innovators all over Europe.
Urban Design Hackaton
Ideating, developing and prototyping solutions for the Smart City.
The Urban Design Hackaton is all about turning urban problems into opportunities. We´ve convoked a variety of creative people ('makers', entrepreneurs, students, designers...) to come up with solutions that address the challenges of Santander Smart City: Urban Mobility, Environment and Neighborhoods Improvement.
Distrito Beta and Fab Lab Santander, have organized a creative mini-gymkana, based on a three journey experience, which will be distributed on three different stages and activities: Ideate, Develop and Prototype.
Each of these phases will be sited on a different space inside the City:
1. University of Cantabria
2. Distrito Beta, Coworking Center
3. Fab Lab Santander
Hackaton´s objective is that a majority of participants, distributed in small teams, be able to ideate, develop and prototype a solution or project (MVP) applicable to each of these challenges.
This objective will be possible with the help of technologist, designers and mentors, who will guide the participants about the use of different tools: Ideation (LEGO Serious Play), Design and Development (App Inventor, Invision, Bootstrapp...) Prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry, 3d printing...).
Projects developed in the Hackaton might be submmited to "Organicity" Open Call (http://organicity.eu/) which is focused precisely on these three city challenges.
Consult the event´s Agenda in the link below.
Distrito Beta, Coworking Center
calle Río de la Pila, 2-A, 1º