Call for Designers and Creatives:
Date: 28 – 30 August, 2020
Location: Online https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020
Deadline for registrations: 21st August, 2020 at 11:59 GMT+03
Are you a designer or creative wanting to explore the startup world? Do you want to upskill yourself in a real-life project with interesting startups? Want to exhibit your work at the largest design event in Northern Europe? Join the European Design Upgrade 2020 Hackathon!
21 hackathon challenges provided by startups and design teams from Finland, Ukraine and Belgium. During the hackathon creatives, designers and startups get to work together with real-life use cases.
Please all creative minds register latest 17.8.2020 to the hackathon and help us to co-create solution concepts for those challenges.
Why you should join
- Get the chance to network and employed by startups from Finland, Belgium and Ukraine
- Learn new skills with support from top-notch design mentors
- Display your work at Helsinki Design Week and Dutch Design Week 2020
- Enhance your portfolio with real-life project
- Become a member in Creative Ring community, an European-wide organization supporting creative entrepreneurs.
- and more prizes to come…
How to join:
Register individually from here: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join
Note: There might be a place or two left for additional challenges. If your team / organization want to bring your own challenge to the hackathon, please submit your challenge application also latest on 17.8.2020 following the instructions on https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join
Friday 28 August
13.00 – 14.00 Opening session
– European Design Upgrade Intro
– Design hack + objective intro
14.00 – 15.00 Checkpoint 1
15.00 Hacking Commences
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 2
21:00 Community Booster
Saturday 29 August
09.00 – 09:30 Community Yoga (LIVE STREAM)
10:00 – 11:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Checkpoint 3
14.00 – 14:45 Pitching training
19.00 – 20:00 Mentor/Startup coffee
20.00 – 21.00 Checkpoint 4
Sunday 30 August
09.00 DEADLINE: Pitch Submission
10.00 – 11.00 Jury Briefing
11.00 – 14.00 Pitch Streaming and Q&A
14.15 – 15.30 Jury deliberation
14.00 – 16.00 Community discussions and networking
16.00 Announcement of winners and Closing
How to join: https://ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020/how_to_join
For more information: ultrahack.org/edupgrade2020
Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273139823972596/
Preparatory Design programme online courses during June-July can be viewed from
As part of the Design Upgrade initiative, Urban Mill in collaboration with KFund and Creative Brussels are organizing an Online hackathon on 28-30th of August, 2020. European Design Upgrade programme will include three stages starting with online courses from mid-June onwards, leading to a hackathon at the end of August, after which, the best teams will receive an opportunity to get visibility during Dutch Design Week in October, 2020.
The main objective for this hackathon is to build the bridge between participating creatives, designers and startups. It will promote both creatives and designers and support them on a path towards entrepreneurial mindset, while enhancing their business understanding and promote use of creative contribution in startups and thus develop their offerings further.
During the hackathon, creatives, designers and startups get to work together with real-life use cases brought up by the selected startups from Finland, Belgium and Ukraine.
The globally open EDU2020 Online Hackathon for Creatives and Startups is organized by European Design Upgrade (EDU): Transnational Capacity Building consortia and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
For more information about the EDU programme can be found https://edupgrade.design/en
Preparatory Design programme online courses during June-July can be viewed from http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL4pq4i1L-s5vQHT4ORjAQ
European Design Upgrade (EDU) is launched for a community of designers from Ukraine, Belgium, and Finland. Participants of the project will be able to implement their unique concepts and present them at the international level.