SYNAPSE CONNECT MEDICON VALLEY


The Life Hackathon will be part of “Synapse Connect Medicon valley”, a 3-day trip of exploration of the Biotech and Pharma landscape of the area surrounding Greater Copenhagen and the South of Sweden, for students with a background or a high interest in the Life Science industry.

THE LIFE HACKATHON

The students will be divided into groups and challenged to solve one of 3 SDGs by coming up with ideas based on their academic and professional background. The solutions proposed at the end of the life hackathon will be evaluated on how innovative the idea is, whether the idea is feasible, as well as the SDG Impact.

OFFERINGS

On the day of the event, the teams will be mentored by the Synapse team and by professionals in the field of the SDG they decided to focus on. Using the HelloScience platform, the ideas will be recorded and protected, giving the teams the chance to build on their ideas even after the event. Bright and promising ideas could be then incubated into solid projects with support from HelloScience. The winning team will be invited to the HelloScience Live Lab.

THE CONNECT MEDICON VALLEY JOURNEY


Connect Medicon Valley will be a 3 day showcase of all the amazing science underway on both sides of Øresund. We will be visiting large and small biotech and exciting start-ups, and seeing how all these players contribute to the ecosystem here in Medicon Valley.

Leverage biological solutions to provide better food, water and health to a growing world

FACILITATORS


JURY


Program

  • Welcome coffee

  • Inspiration talks

    Ulrich Irgens. Head of Human Health, Novozymes
    Markus Klinger. Head of Alternative Protein, Novozymes
    Thomas Schrøder. General Manager, Water, Novozymes

  • Hackathon & Helloscience BRIEF

  • Hackathon Round 1

    Define problem

  • Lunch

  • Hackathon: Round 2

    Work on the solution

  • Finalize pitch

  • Pitch for jury

  • Mingling & collaboration

  • Goodbye

ABOUT THE CHALLENGES


End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Problem: An estimated 821 million people, approximately 1 in 9 people in the world – were undernourished in 2017

Case: SolarSack nutrion pad

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Problem: More than 40 diseases have been linked to bacterial imbalance including depression, arthritis, IBS and cancer

Case: SolarSack

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Problem: Approximately one third of countries have medium or high levels of water stress.

Case: JALODBUST

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