Hacking at Otaniemi Innovation Alley on Espoo Day 29.8.2020

Experience moments in virtual EDU Hackathon

Espoo day event
Saturday 29.8.2020

Creatives, designers, artists and entrepreneurs are working out new concepts and ideas in international cross-functional teams. Experience the inspirational atmosphere of this Hackathon by joining during Saturday 29.8.2020 in selected parts of the virtual event arranged by the European Design Upgrade (EDU) project.

If the corona situation allows, parallel side events are arranged in Urban Mill.

Participation links and more information will be added on this page in the beginning of August 2020.


For more information about the EDU Course and EDU Hackathons:



EDU Concept

We have launched a new international project — European Design Upgrade (EDU) for a community of designers from Ukraine, Belgium, and Finland. Participants of our project will be able to implement their unique concepts and present them at the international level.

Many of the past creations which are now considered commonplace were bold discoveries at the time. Today, the need for design has grown more than ever. There is a demand for new sources of energy and food, the modern ways for the organization of urban life, the creation of new materials, and waste recycling require contemporary solutions. Polluted water and air, the emergence of new diseases, the loneliness of people in the information flow, the rapid development of digital technologies are difficult but important tasks to tackle for our society.

We see a huge potential in the evolution of creativity and design in our country. That is why the K.Fund, together with its Ukrainian partner GoLOCAL, Finnish partner Urban Mill and the Belgian Creative Brussels, launched the European Design Upgrade educational initiative.