The 3 winning teams – one for each proposed challenge, all concerning plastic pollution – of the Bluemed Hackathon, organised by BlueMed to develop ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea, to promote sustainable blue growth and circular bioeconomy in the Mediterranean, were announced during the competition final event on June 17th, 2021, and are presented below.
The competition, organised in the frame of the BlueMed Pilot Action on marine litter,was dedicated to 18-30 year-old MSc and PhD candidates or graduates in STEM disciplines, designers/creatives and marine sciences young professionals, with no restriction on geographical origin.
The competing teams, which met for the first time on May 18th, worked intensively for two weeks on the proposed challenges, with the support of their assigned mentors, to discuss and validate the scientific backgrounds, the project methodologies and to develop the video pitches describing their projects, which were shown at the final event.
Winners will receive the unique opportunity to be trained by a pool of experts in developing a business plan, and present it to inverstors at ECOMONDO Exhibition in October 2021, the most important event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation for circular economy.
The event was organised by BlueMed with the support of SEMED.