Baltic Sea hackathon coming in April

From April 22 to 24, Rīga will host an international 48-hour hackathon called "City to Sea".

"City to Sea will foster ideas that could potentially develop novel world-class technologies and solutions for aquaculture and mobility sectors alike. Applications for hackathon are open until April 15," according to the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA).

Alongside LIAA, the event is being supported by Riga Technical University (RTU) and the innovation movement VEFRESH with the support of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) innovation community EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility, as well as the Lithuanian digital innovation centre Agrifood.

"The Baltic Sea region is home to more than 85 million people living next to one of the world's most polluted and densely trafficked seas. City to Sea hackathon will address this by aligning innovative ecosystems with leading initiatives such as New European Bauhaus and the European Green Deal," say the organizers.

The hackathon will address challenges around aquaculture and blue biotechnology, active and future mobility, shipping and green ports, energy and public transport, pollution reduction, and more.

It will gather researchers, entrepreneurs, and field experts looking to create and develop new solutions to improve the quality of life around the Baltic sea and its cities and the total prize budget is 9000 EUR per track. The best teams will be awarded cash prizes and have a chance to pilot solutions with the major industry players.

For more information and to register for the hackathon, click here

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