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  • Garage48 Circular Economy is a hackathon devoted to finding  eco-innovative solutions - action towards the sustainable future and growth. 


    Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 International Hackathon awaits circular economy specialists, environmental experts, software developers, marketers, project managers, designers, ux/ui experts, visionary entrepreneurs & people with big hearts and bright ideas to work together and find new and innovative solutions for transition to circular economy through eco-innovation. If You want to make the world a better place, then this hackathon is for YOU!

    Environmental problems are complex and integrated to everyday production and consumption patterns and value chains. So the solutions have to be “out of the box” for the already developed patterns to change.


     Let’s dream and discuss solutions in following relevant areas:
    * Implementing circular economy principles in businesses and services
    Secondary raw material use, creating new material cycles, re-use schemes, upcycling

    * Eco-innovative and circular solutions for production and business models
    Durable products that are easy to repair and disassemble, reducing hazardous chemicals and substances in products

    * Circular and nature based solutions for smart local development planning
    Green procurement, ICT use in planning city development, using blue and green infrastructure for smart planning

    * Reducing packaging waste and improving plastics recycling
    Using reusable packaging, finding alternatives for plastics, using plastics more effectively for recycling

    * Product transparency about product material and hazardous substances contents
    Information of materials and chemicals especially for electronics, textiles, plastics

    * Sustainable consumption behaviour
    Ways of compiling and sharing environmental and chemicals information for consumer decisions

     

    Central to achieving the goals of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement is the redesign of EU activities in a smart, resource efficient and innovative way, while reducing impacts on the environment.

    The EU has committed itself to play the role of a frontrunner in the actions towards circular economy and a contributor to the achievement of Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eco-innovation is one of the key enabling instruments in achieving these goals. It addresses circular economy and SDGs from a solution-oriented perspective and puts a way forward for a cleaner environment, economic growth, healthy lives and social well-being.


    What is Garage48 about?

    Garage48 is a weekend long intensive development event to work out innovative technological solutions. In 48 hours, participants turn their ideas into working prototypes. A Garage48 event is a mixture of a hackathon and an exercise from a bootstrapper's bible. With origins from Estonia & the Silicon Valley, Garage48 events evolved being the first of its kind events in rapidly developing tech countries: Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya & elsewhere. The aim of Garage48 is to bring innovative ideas and new startups into life.


    How does Garage48 work?


    Screw it, let’s do it!

    Registration to Garage48 Circular Economy is open! Make sure to register via Eventbrite to get your spot



    PRE-EVENTS
    Join the pre-events of the hackathon to learn more about the topic, discuss challenges & problems and network with other participants.

    #1 Wednesday, 27th September 18:00-20:30 "Eco-innovative solutions - action towards the sustainable future & growth"
    @ LIFT99 (Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn)
    This event is targeted at everyone interested in learning more about the topic, discuss challenges & problems and network with other participants.
    Speakers:

    * Kerli Kant Hvass (Circular Economy & Sustainibility Expert @ SUSTINERE)
    What does Circular Economy mean in fashion & textile industry? What are the risks, opportunities & challenges in transitioning over to circular economy based on international use-cases and practises
    * Ann Runnel (Founder & Visionary @ REVERSE RESOURCES)
    Ann will be sharing her own company story, how they started, what they are focusing on and what does the future bring.
    *
    Rainer Pesti (Head of Marketing @ Ragn-Sells)
    More about the pre-event and registration

    #2 Thursday, 5th October 18:00-20:30
    "Tips & Tricks to succeed in Garage48 Circular Economy 2017"
    @ Spring HUB (Pärnu mnt 148, Tallinn)
    This event is targeted at Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 International Hackathon participants to find answers how to prepare, what to bring to the event, but also to meet other participants and practise pitching ideas.
    Speakers:
    * Christiaan Kraaijenhagen (Innovation Strategist @ Innoboost, Author of the book Circular Business)
    * Erki Ani (CEO @ Cleantech ForEst)
    Elise Sass (Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 mentor, pitch trainer)
    More about the pre-event and registration

    #3 Friday, 6th October
    "Interactive Session: Innovative approaches towards resource efficiency and circular economy"

    @ Spring HUB (Pärnu mnt 148, Tallinn)

    We are expecting experts, policy makers, private sector and NGO representatives throughout Europe to be part of the discussions on innovative approaches.
    9:00 - 9:30 Morning Coffee

    9:30 - 9:40 Opening remarks by Ministry of the Environment of Estonia
    9:40 - 10:00 Keynote by Matthew Fraser "Circular economy principles"
    10:00 – 10:15 Keynote by Christine Guinebretière "Taking action on circular economy"
    10:15 – 10.30 Keynote by Kristjan Kookmaa "Practical solutions for circular economy and resource efficiency"
    10:30 – 11.00 Panel discussion How do SMEs and start-up’s drive innovation
    11:00 - 11:20 Introduction to the Garage48 innovation incubator session & what to expect (hosted by Elise Sass)
    11:20 - 12:30 Brainstorming session, teamwork
    12:30 - 13:20 Presentation of projects, conclusions
    13:20 – 13:30 Summary
     

    Register for the Interactive session via Eventbrite



    This event is organised in collaboration with Estonian Ministry of the Environment, financed by European Regional Development Fund and Estonian Environmental Investment Centre.



    Program & Agenda

    Pre-events 
    #1 Wednesday, 27th September 18:00-20:30 "Eco-innovative solutions - action towards the sustainable future & growth"
    @ LIFT99 (Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn)
    This event is targeted at everyone interested in learning more about the topic, discuss challenges & problems and network with other participants.
    Speakers:
    * Kerli Kant Hvass (Circular Economy & Sustainibility Expert @ SUSTINERE)
    What does Circular Economy mean in fashion & textile industry? What are the risks, opportunities & challenges in transitioning over to circular economy based on international use-cases and practises
    * Ann Runnel (Founder & Visionary @ REVERSE RESOURCES)
    * Rainer Pesti (Head of Marketing @ Ragn-Sells)
    Ann will be sharing her own company story, how they started, what they are focusing on and what does the future bring.
    More about the pre-event and registration

    #2 Thursday, 5th October 18:00-20:30
    "Tips & Tricks to succeed in Garage48 Circular Economy 2017"
    @ Spring HUB (Pärnu mnt 148, Tallinn)
    This event is targeted at Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 International Hackathon participants to find answers how to prepare, what to bring to the event, but also to meet other participants and practise pitching ideas.
    Speakers:
    * Christiaan Kraaijenhagen (Innovation Strategist @ Innoboost, Author of the book Circular Business)
    * Erki Ani (CEO @ Cleantech ForEst)
    * Elise Sass (Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 mentor, pitch trainer)
    More about the pre-event and registration

    #3 Friday, 6th October
    "Interactive Session: Innovative approaches towards resource efficiency and circular economy" 

    @ Spring HUB (Pärnu mnt 148, Tallinn)

    We are expecting experts, policy makers, private sector and NGO representatives throughout Europe to be part of the discussions on innovative approaches.
    9:00 - 9:30 Morning Coffee

    9:30 - 9:40 Opening remarks by Ministry of the Environment of Estonia
    9:40 - 10:00 Keynote by Matthew Fraser "Circular economy principles"
    10:00 – 10:15 Keynote by Christine Guinebretière  "Taking action on circular economy"
    10:15 – 10.30 Keynote by Kristjan Kookmaa "Practical solutions for circular economy and resource efficiency"
    10:30 – 11.00 Panel discussion How do SMEs and start-up’s drive innovation
    11:00 - 11:20 Introduction to the Garage48 innovation incubator session & what to expect (hosted by Elise Sass)
    11:20 - 12:30 Brainstorming session, teamwork
    12:30 - 13:20 Presentation of projects, conclusions
    13:20 – 13:30 Summary
     

    Register for the Interactive session via Eventbrite



    Garage48 Circular Economy 2017 International Hackathon Agenda
    Friday, 6th October
    17:30 - Doors open, check-in, networking, coffee, snacks
    18:00 - Opening remarks by Ministry of the Environment of Estonia
    18:15 - Pitching ideas (90 sec per idea)
    19:30 - Refreshment break
    20:15 - Pitching ideas (continues)
    20:45 - Forming teams, everyone will choose their favourite idea
    21:00 - Teamwork begins!

    Saturday, 7th October
    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #1
    11:00 - Mentors go around
    13:00 - Lunch
    13:45 - Product development
    18:00 - Checkpoint #2 & Pitch practice
    19:00 - Dinner
    20:00 - Product development continues

    Sunday, 8th October 
    09:00 - Coffee & light breakfast. Development continues
    10:00 - Checkpoint #3
    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1
    13:00 - Lunch
    14:00 - Pitch drill session #2
    17:00 - Coffee break with light meal/snacks
    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream
    20:00 Jury deciding
    20:30 - Winners & networking

    Register for the International Hackathon via Eventbrite

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    Mentors

    ELISE SASS

    Garage48 Advisor

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    HARRI MOORA

    Programme Director @ Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre

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    CHRISTIAAN KRAAIJENHAGEN

    Innovation Strategist @ Innoboost

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    MATTHEW FRASER

    Senior Project Manager @ Circle Economy

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    MARIE-HELENE MORVAN

    Director @ AirFrance Transformation Program

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    SVEN KIRSIMÄE

    Mobile Software Engineer and Team Lead @ Pipedrive

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    JORDAN VALDMA

    Consultant @ Producement.com

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    CESAR ZEPPINI

    Head of Design @ Pocopay

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    MAIDO PARV

    Visual Designer @ Skype

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    KAIR KÄSPER

    Head of Engagement @ Pipedrive

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    Organisers

    MAARIKA TRUU

    Events & Sponsors @ Garage48

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    INGRID HERMET

    Environmental Adviser @ Estonian Ministry of the Environment

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    AIRE RIHE

    Advisor @ Estonian Ministry of the Environment

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    JONNE VIINAMÄGI

    Project Manager @ Garage48

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    KERTU KARNER

    Volunteer @ Garage48

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