Invitation to take part in Russian "hackathon"

People with ideas about innovation and problem-solving in the creative industries are being invited to take part in an upcoming "hackathon" in St Petersburg, Russia.

"The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) will look for practical solutions that solve real issues through a creative approach within the framework of the Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon Shaping the Future, organized jointly with the Russian Ministry of Culture," according to publicity material.

The Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon Shaping the Future will be held in St.Petersburg on November 13. The event will be open to participants "passionate about making the world better through innovative problem-solving, who want to contribute towards shaping a more inclusive world".

The one-day hackathon in St.Petersburg will gather up to 80 attendees who must be at least 18 years old and resident in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia or Sweden. The participants will focus on building innovative solutions with a sustainable approach, with the help of experienced mentors (though these have yet to be conformed), who will offer workshops, as well as guidance and help throughout the process. Participation in the hackathon is free of charge, and the organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs, as well as assist in organizing participants' travel visa.

More information and application details are at hackcreative.org.

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