The aim of the Social innovation Hackathon event is to bridge people from different backgrounds and explore how IT can help deliver social innovations that can have a global impact. The event features social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, companies that are working towards social innovation, academics, students, and social groups facing challenges. NTNU organises this seminar connected to the EU-project «SOCRATIC» in Horizon 2020 (www.socratic.eu). The main goal of the project is to provide citizens and organisations a collaborative space where they can identify innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN. The event was organised by Letizia Jaccheri, Professor and Head of Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU.
The participants in the contest were asked to identify, propose, and develop in a collaborative way innovative solutions to tackle societal challenges through the power of ICT and professional network. The participants took the chance to work towards solving challenges proposed by the Autism association: Autismeforeningen i Norge, Sør-Trøndelag fylkeslag – Norway.
The following panel of experts judged the developed products/services.
The following panel of mentors followed the participants during the development process
The 1st prize of 10.000 Kr. to be used to start up the idea + Support by experts has been given to the group of developers led by Filippo Sanfilippo and composed by Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Annelene Gulden Dahl and Irene Dominguez.
Congratulation also to the other group of developers that was competing in the contest and worked as best as possible. But in social innovation all teams are winners.
I would like to thank my group members, the organisers, the judges, the mentors and the members from the Autism Forening association. Particularly, I also would like to thank Ronny Christoffer Øie, Margaret Forbes, Maria Azucena Gutierrez Gonzalez and Sverre Jørgensen. It has been a great experience!