A 1-week virtual hackathon as part of the Global Youth Summit to empower, inspire and develop the skills of students from across the GAUC partner universities to form multi-institutional teams to create innovative ideas for products and solutions that address climate change.
Student Participants (12-14 teams)
7+ hours of curated workshop content designed to facilitate student teams to generate ideas to a climate change related issue
At the end of the workshops , teams will have 5 days to submit a 3-minute video to articulate their solution & next steps
Panel of judges to select the winning teams
Video showcase hosted on GAUC website
Participating students can progress to the UN SDG: Global Challenge Lab in July 2022 (specific ticket type)
Winning team video to be showcased at COP?
Teams will be asked to create a product or service related to the theme of the summit.
Each university would send 5 students to join the hackathon – these would not work together as an institutional team, but instead be put into cross-institutional teams by Imperial College London.
The hackathon would have its own Slack channel to allow students to communicate to each other and act as our primary method of communication.
We would use Zoom for all workshop delivery and all sessions would be available ‘on demand’ as a recording after the session has finished.
The hackathon would launch with a welcome session, explaining what is required and how the week will run. We would put you in cross-intuitional teams prior to the week – these are the teams you will work in throughout the hackathon.
You will also get a handbook that contains all the relevant information, this would be followed by 5 workshops (approx. 1 – 1.5 hrs each):
How to work together anywhere!
Minimize confusion and miscommunications
Agree on results and expectations
Reduce the meetings you need, and improve the meetings you have
Work more effectively across timezones
Finding the right problem
Learn how to identify and test problems that are worth solving
Have an introduction to a creative innovation process, mindsets, and behaviours.
Learn how to find a human-centric problem.
Generating and choosing ideas
Undertake group ideation around a specific area or theme
Understand how to identify, select & articulate relevant ideas that solve that problem
Have chosen one idea to focus on
How to Prototype
Understand the principles of rapid prototyping and when this should be utilised
Presentation and Video Skills 101
Understand how to create an impactful presentation
Understand the power and mechanisms of storytelling
Learn tips and tricks to create and edit an impactful video
At the end of the week, teams would attend an optional ‘presentation surgery’ to support you in your idea and video creation.
You would then submit a 3-minute video explaining the problem you are trying to solve, the solution (product or service ) and what you would need to do next to test the idea. A panel of judges would score the videos to determine the winning team.
To submit, email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org