N3XTCODER

Passionate about sustainability? Want to take action but don’t know how to? Or got a project idea that could help?

Join us! 

We’ve seen technology transforming our lives at every angle but we have mostly failed to use it to solve society's most pressing issue: accelerating sustainability.

With the #Green4Europe Hackathon Series, we’re providing space for people who are passionate about making a difference to innovate together – to find sustainable solutions with the help of professional mentorship, access to international partner networks and on-site expert support. We’re connecting sustainability innovators across Europe and you’re invited!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

07-15:00 (Berlin Time)

08-16:00 (Kyiv Time)

10-18:00 (Tbilisi Time)

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Application Deadline

23.11.2021, 7pm Tbilisi time

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

09-17:00 (Berlin Time)

10-18:00 (Kyiv Time)

12-20:00 (Tbilisi Time)

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Application Deadline:

28.11.2021, 7 PM Kyiv time

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

10-18:00 (Berlin Time)

11-19:00 (Kyiv Time)

13-21:00 (Tbilisi Time)

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Application Deadline:

05.12.2021, 7 PM Berlin time

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Who are we looking for?

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The #Green4Europe Hackathon Series is here to bring together tomorrow's creators, leaders and change-makers. We connect data and tech sustainability projects beyond borders: in Georgia, Ukraine and Germany. 

We’re calling for:

  • Developers
  • UX/UI designers
  • Project managers
  • Marketers
  • Academics 
  • Educators
  • Scientists
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students 
  • anyone with a skillset who is interested in creating positive social impact!

If you have a laptop, an internet connection and a willingness to create social impact, we want to hear from you! Our hackathons are best when people from diverse backgrounds apply so we can create project teams with interdisciplinary backgrounds. Invite your friends and colleagues to get involved!

What will you do?

Whether you made it to one of the previous episodes or not, now is the time to join forces and support the 6 winning teams to win the final hackathon on December 8th, 2021.

Georgia

  • 1st place: Ringo Vet - an app that provides easy access to veterinary first aid for dogs in collaboration with a local electric scooter service
  • 2nd place: TeckLink - an online professional networking, recruitment matchmaking and educational learning platform aimed at tackling the 18.5% unemployment rate in Georgia 
  • 3rd place: Noisure - a project aimed at using data visualisation to monitor noise pollution levels in city areas 

Ukraine

  • 1st place: Scooby Doo - a comprehensive communication campaign, chatbot and interactive map to promote an eco-conscious attitude to hometown cleanliness
  • 2nd place: Dvichi - an online, educational marketplace for textiles and recycling that includes fabric waste from manufacturers and consumers, for ukrainian sustainable fashion designers, sales and services
  • 3rd place: Hybrid Solar Illumination - a new method of indoor lighting using natural sunlight,  based on the processes of generation, concentration and transmission of solar energy.  

The day is yours to get creative and utilize the skill-set in your team to produce new and innovative tech solutions to real world issues that affect Georgia, Ukraine and Germany. The sky is your limit!

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How do you apply?

Want to be involved and support one of these projects?

No problem! Click ‘apply as an individual’. There’s plenty of opportunity to ideate and support during the hackathon.

Still not sure if this is for you?

Apply anyway! We welcome participants with diverse skills from different backgrounds.

Have questions?

No worries, we’d love to hear from you! Please email us at [email protected]

The application deadline is 48h before each hackathon begins. Once we’ve received your application we’ll shortly reply and then help to match teams according to participant skill-sets.

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How will we support?

We connect you to industry experts and partners from our extensive network of professionals, academics and social entrepreneurs. 

We offer professional expert guidance  throughout the day to support your team on your idea from project ideation through to delivery.

Why should you join?

There are many reasons to get involved! Here are just some:

  • Apply your skills to a real-world product and create genuine social impact
  • Broaden your network and get connected to industry experts, entrepreneurs and partners from our extensive network
  • Gain a better understanding of how technological innovation can lead to real sustainable change
  • Develop your project with an interdisciplinary team and through professional mentorship 
  • Have the opportunity to land a dream job in the European tech and impact sector through one of our talent spotters
  • We have 5000€ worth cash prizes and future project development support
  • It’s fun! 90% of our previous participants said they would do a hackathon again

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What are the prizes?

Germany

1st place

  • 2.500€ cash
  • Professional project feedback from a N3XTCODER Expert
  • A structured series of project mentoring for further investment, development or partnership with N3XTCODER

2nd place

  • 1.000€ cash
  • Professional project feedback from a N3XTCODER Expert

3rd place

  • 500€ cash
  • Professional project feedback from a N3XTCODER Expert

Meet our Experts and Jury Members:

Georgia

Rusudan Chachanidze, Jury  - Head of Media Lab

JURY, Rusudan Chachanidze

Head of Medialab

Alistair Alexander, Expert - Director/Producer of reclaimed.systems

EXPERT, Alistair Alexander

Director/Producer of reclaimed.systems

Tatiana Remneva, Expert - Co-founder of Eco-educational Project Parki ar minda

EXPERT, Tatiana Remneva

Co-founder of Eco-educational Project Parki ar minda

Leonhard Nima, Expert - Founder of Studio Nima & Co-founder of N3XTCODER

EXPERT, Leonhard Nima

Founder of Studio Nima & Co-founder of N3XTCODER

Tamar Aladashvili, Jury - Director of Environmental Information and Education Centre, Deputy Head of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia

JURY, Tamar Aladashvili

Director of Environmental Information and Education Centre, Deputy Head of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia

Elene Jvania, Jury - Co-founder and Co-Director at Impact Hub Tbilisi

JURY, Elene Jvania

Co-founder and Co-Director at Impact Hub Tbilisi

Simon Stegemann, Expert - Co-founder of N3XTCODER

EXPERT, Simon Stegemann

Co-founder of N3XTCODER

Ukraine

Dr. Nadia Iermakov, Expert - Director of Strategic Project Development, Office of the Rector, Ariel University, Israel

EXPERT, Dr. Nadia Iermakov

Director of Strategic Project Development, Office of the Rector, Ariel University, Israel

Prof. Albert Pinhasov - Rector of Ariel University (Israel)

EXPERT, Prof. Albert Pinhasov

Rector of Ariel University (Israel)

Grygorii Mozolevych, Jury - Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Acting Director-General of the Directorate of Science and Innovation Head of the Expert Group on integration into the European Research Area Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

JURY, Grygorii Mozolevych

Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Acting Director-General of the Directorate of Science & Innovation, Head of the Expert Group on integration into the European Research Area, Ministry of Education & Science of Ukraine

Julia Daviy, Innovator & Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO IMAGENERIA (USA), #1 platform for digital delivery of consumer products.

JURY, Julia Daviy

Innovator & Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO IMAGENERIA (USA), #1 platform for digital delivery of consumer products.

Dr. Oleksiy Shkuratov, Expert - Deputy Minister on European Integration Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

EXPERT, Dr. Oleksiy Shkuratov

Deputy Minister on European Integration, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Marianna Konina, Expert - Chief Public Engagement Officer at TECHIIA Holding

EXPERT, Marianna Konina

Chief Public Engagement Officer at TECHIIA Holding

Oleksandr Davydenko, Jury - Chief Innovations Officer TECHIIA Holding

JURY, Oleksandr Davydenko

Chief Innovations Officer TECHIIA Holding

Olesya Malevanaya, Expert - Chairwoman of the Board at the Ukrainian hub, Chapter Director of the international organisation Startup Grind

EXPERT, Olesya Malevanaya

Chairwoman of the Board at the Ukrainian hub, Chapter Director of the international organisation Startup Grind

Julia Karpushina, Expert - CEO at Amplifi Ukraine, Dentsu Group, Head of the Board at NGO “Eco-Optimists”, Member of the Board at the Interactive Advertising Buro Ukraine pushina

EXPERT, Julia Karpushina

CEO at Amplifi Ukraine, Dentsu Group, Head of the Board at NGO “Eco-Optimists”, Member of the Board at the Interactive Advertising Buro Ukraine

Kostiantyn Pertsovskyi, Expert - Director: Strategy & Transformation, Incubator Team, Samsung Electronics America

EXPERT, Kostiantyn Pertsovskyi

Director: Strategy & Transformation, Incubator Team, Samsung Electronics America

Victoria Godik, Expert - Development Director, NGO “Energy Country”

EXPERT, Victoria Godik

Development Director, NGO “Energy Country”

Dr. Katherine Marsay, Expert - Post doctoral scientist in Molecular Biology (Ariel University) PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield which involved two years at the Carney lab, A*star Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore - Director: Strategy & Transformation, Incubator Team, Samsung Electronics America

EXPERT, Dr. Katherine Marsay

Post doctoral scientist in Molecular Biology (Ariel University), PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield involving two years at the Carney lab, A* Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore

Vitaliy Kulko, Expert - Digital Innovation Coach and CSR lead, Isobar Ukraine

EXPERT, Vitaliy Kulko

Digital Innovation Coach and CSR lead, Isobar Ukraine

Germany

Viktoria Kanar, Guest Expert, Co-Founder, Re-Fresh Global

EXPERT, Viktoria Kanar

Co-Founder, Re-Fresh Global

Dasha Kichuk, Expert - CEO of Effa

EXPERT, Dasha Kichuk

CEO of Effa

Moritz Eckert, Expert - anagin Director of zukunft zwei. Consultant at tech4good, Co-Founder of betterplace.org, guterfussball.club & marcel-ist-reif.de

EXPERT, Moritz Eckert

Managing Director of zukunft zwei, Consultant at tech4good, Co-Founder of betterplace.org, guterfussball.club & marcel-ist-reif.de

Elena Eyngorn, Expert - Project Manager, Scientific Researcher, Chair of Space Technologies, TU Berlin

EXPERT, Elena Eyngorn

Project Manager, Scientific Researcher, Chair of Space Technologies, TU Berlin

Jörg Deppe, Guest Expert - Head of ECM/CRM, Leading Professional at Medialine Gruppe

JURY, Jörg Deppe

Head of ECM/CRM, Leading Professional at Medialine Gruppe

Elena Poughie, Guest Expert  - ​​CEO Data Natives (Dataconomy)

EXPERT / JURY, Elena Poughia

CEO Data Natives (Dataconomy)

Gregory Tsouris, Green Deal Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

EXPERT, Gregory Tsouris

Green Deal Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine

Vitaliy M. Golomb

EXPERT, Vitaliy M. Golomb

Author of "Accelerated Startup". Keynote speaker on innovation, Investment Banker, Entrepreneur, Investor (USA)

Oleksandr Muliar

EXPERT, Oleksandr Muliar

Project Manager Supporting Green Recovery in Ukraine United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine

Oleksii Afanasiev

EXPERT, Oleksii Afanasiev

Senior Strategy Officer, Recycling Solutions (UMG Investments Group)

Meet our partners:

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Organising Partners

We have teamed up with two leading organisations – Energy Country in Ukraine and Georgia’s Association for Sustainable Development. 

The NGO Energy Country is a non-governmental organisation focusing on supporting community-led energy efficiency and green initiatives in Ukraine.

The NGO Association of Georgia’s Sustainable Development aims to fulfill the 17 goals of the UN Plan “Transformation of Our World: A Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030”. 

Overall Program Sponsor

The Federal Foreign Office (German: Auswärtiges Amt) deals with both Germany’s foreign policy and its relationship with the European Union. It is one of the 14 German ministries and acts on the level of a federal agency.

Winner Prize Sponsors

Medialine AG - The brothers Martin and Stefan Hörhammer founded Medialine AG - IT system house. With an entrepreneurial spirit, they are successfully steering the company into the future and are very interested in social and sustainable innovation. If you want to work in a dynamic environment and in a communication-oriented and competent team, then this is the right place for you. Meet Medialine at the #Green4Europe Hackathon.

TECHIIA - is a reliable, synergistic business system that attracts investment for entrepreneurial projects in various industries worldwide. TECHIIA has expertise in Esports, SaaS, IT services, software development and engineering, real estate development, IT infrastructure and a multitude of other emerging markets. No limits to ambitious business ideas. We dare to look beyond!

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About N3XTCODER

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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