24-hour contest brings teams from Europe and beyond to solve educational challenges in the digital age.

As part of the Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) organises a 24-hour Digital Education Hackathon (DigiEduHack) on 3 October 2019.

The initiative, led by EIT Climate KIC (https://www.climate-kic.org/) and coordinated by Aalto University (https://www.aalto.fi/en), will focus on the future of education in a digital age and it will bring together teams of educational stakeholders and innovators in a series of events running simultaneously in Europe and beyond.

During the Hackathon, (https://digitaleducationhack.com) more than 50 teams will have the opportunity to brainstorm, discuss, invent and come up with solutions to specific challenges related to the three priorities of the Digital Education Action Plan:

  • Making better use of digital technology for teaching and learning
  • Developing digital competences and skills
  • Improving education through better data analysis and foresight

DigiEduHack is open for anyone interested – ministries, schools, universities, research organisations, other education institutions, NGOs, companies, incubators and start-ups, organisation and individuals engaged in envisioning the future of education. Its outcomes will be showcased through a mainstage event, taking place at Aalto University, Finland.

The three teams with best solutions will have the opportunity to win a 5000-euro award each after the end of DigiEduHack.

How to participate?

Join us as host organisation registering on the DigiEduHack (www.digitaleducationhack.com) website. Interested participants will be able to register later this month. Once on board, you can create your own hackathon webpage and promote your local event in your network. The DigiEduHack team will provide support throughout the whole process. To know more, participate in the webinar for hosts taking place on 22 May. For more information visit https://digitaleducationhack.com and follow #DigiEduHack on social media.

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