This is not your average run-of-the-mill hackathon. It’s an opportunity to play a significant role in confronting the reality of e-waste, one of today’s major challenges for the planet, by working together to find sustainable solutions to solve persistent e-waste challenges.
Collaborate with like-minded professionals to form the top team and develop effective solutions
Gain access to valuable information and tools
Receive guidance and constructive advice from mentors
Take your shot at winning a part of the prize pool — to be announced!
The increase in demand for electronic devices and gadgets shows no signs of slowing down, causing e-waste (or discarded electronics) generation to rise along with it.
Meanwhile, the capacity to handle e-waste is limited across the developing world. There are a limited number of global facilities that can process such waste at the quality and scale required for re-integration into new products, leading to the need for its cross-border movement.
This is the part where you come in to help!
Your mission is to develop tangible solutions addressing one (or more) of the following areas that need improvement:
Improving and streamlining the functioning of logistic chains and removing current bottlenecks.
Enabling a more efficient collection and environmentally sound cross border movement of e-waste through the collaboration of all involved actors.
Creating tools to facilitate exchange and establishing an environment receptive to reflection and innovation.