We're looking for sustainability innovators and change-makers!

Rising prices for fossil resources, natural catastrophes interrupting supply chains and customer demand for carbon emission transparency: businesses worldwide are being confronted with challenges that traditional approaches fail to overcome. The result: Entrepreneurial hubs around the globe stand for change.

Hackathon series eastern Europe is here to bring together tomorrow's creators, leaders and change-makers. That means you! Combining relevant disciplines, ideas and skillpower, we connect data and tech sustainability projects beyond borders: in Ukraine, Georgia and Germany. We're looking to disrupt the status quo and we need your help!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

09-17:00 (German Time)

10-18:00 (Ukrainian Time)

11-19:00 (Georgian Time)

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

08-16:00 (German Time)

09-17:00 (Ukrainian Time)

10-18:00 (Georgian Time)

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

10-18:00 (German Time)

11-19:00 (Ukrainian Time)

12-20:00 (Georgian Time)

Have you already got an idea or formed a team or initiative tackling the problems?

Perfect! Use the opportunity to achieve visibility across all countries and participating partners. Are you passionate about sustainability? Take your chance and shape the future of business – here and now. Are you a digital professional searching for creative, solution-centred approaches and a way to use your skills for good? Get involved and become part of our global network of changemakers! Before you start, you can have a look at what you will need to complete the application.

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Designers, developers and digital professionals, use your skills to create sustainable futures!

During the hackathon you get the opportunity to apply your skills to a real-world product. You will be connected to industry experts and partners from our network. You will gain a better understanding of how technological innovation can lead to more sustainable mobility. Learn from social entrepreneurs how they identified “hot spots” within the current system and how you can help to create impact with your skills. Broaden your network and learn from other social entrepreneurs how easy it can be to become a changemaker.

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Software and development - coding in any language

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UI and/or UX design - generating mock-ups and visualisations

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Data modelling and mining - SQL, noSQL, or other ways to work with data

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Business modelling and the process of analysing viability and value of a product or service

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Marketing and the process of communicating the product or service to customers and user

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User experience or how to model the interactions with the product/service - generating wireframes and user flows is a bonus

Become part of a carefully selected pool of experts across Georgia, Ukraine and Germany. Extend your network beyond borders, expand your vision and set foot into new markets.

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Two leading organisations – Energy Country in Ukraine and Georgia’s Association for Sustainable Development – have teamed up with N3XTCODER, a Berlin-based impact tech hub. Together they lead a ground-breaking programme of virtual hackathons to find, coach and build the most innovative data and tech sustainability projects in both Ukraine and Georgia.

Get support, mentorship and connect with top talent in your field of expertise and beyond.

Stand out in the first hackathon round and maximise your ROI by joining the Berlin-based hackathon on November 24. Reach the next level and take your initiative international.

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We are looking for

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Circular economy initiatives that recycle, replenish and re-energise eco-systems and communities

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Data-driven solutions to some of the toughest city challenges such as traffic, air pollution, social exclusion and smart use of resources and urban space

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Carbon-reduction schemes that can clean communities from the ground all the way up

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Lighthouse projects that make use of cutting edge distributed technologies – 3D printing, blockchain, community fablabs – to build a community-led sustainable future

The initiative aims to:

  • Develop knowledge of civil society innovators to develop and implement community-led sustainability projects
  • Specifically call for women innovators as project leaders and participants to take centre stage in a fully gender-balanced hackathon programme
  • Raise awareness and engagement among young people on sustainability issues and how community-based solutions can address them
  • Raise visibility and prospects of lighthouse sustainability projects to companies, community organisations and local government sustainability programmes


N3XTCODER is a Berlin-based impact tech hub that helps both young and established companies to develop and scale sustainable and social solutions. We identify and work with the best data-backed technology solutions and projects, providing them with the expertise and skills required to transform an idea into a disruptive digital product. At N3XTCODER, we strive to use data for good and work to build solutions that have the potential to tackle the most pressing problems that persist today. We strongly support the Global Goals and aim for all our projects and partners to contribute to one or more of the 17 Global Goals that have been launched by the United Nations in 2015.

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