THE OCEAN FUTURE LAB HACKATHON
About the Hackathon
The Ocean Future Lab Hackathon is a collaborative format for idea development and idea acceleration, organised by the Institute for Art and Innovation.
Within a limited time frame, it enables 7 young, passionate teams of entrepreneurs (selected from an open call) as well as the public and experts to find innovative and sustainable solutions in the fight against ocean issues.
The Ocean Future Lab Hackathon provides a space to push ideas forward, drive innovation and to create new value propositions. The best 3 ideas selected by the jury and the public will be presented at the Entrepreneurship Summit 2022.
About the Science Slam
And there’s more to come! Parallel to the Hackathon, a Science Slam will take place to share insights and scientific facts and provide inspiration to a broader audience.
Furthermore, the visualisations of the workshop narratives realised by Filmuniversity students will be shown.
Let’s change the world and create a more sustainable future together!
When? 21-23 September 2022
Where? Online on Slack and Zoom
Join a sustainable future! #saveouroceans #sdg14
15:00 – 20:00 CET
Official Welcome Ceremony 15:00 CET
Science Slam 17:00 – 19:00 CET
9:00 – 20:00 CET
Science Slam 10:30 – 16:00 CET
9:00 – 12:00 CET
Team Pitches for the Jury 14:00 CET
Jury Session 15:30 -16:30 CET
Official Winner Announcement 18:00 CET
Winner Team Pitches at the Entrepreneurship Summit, FU Berlin
About the 7 selected teams
With the support of our unique network of experienced experts from the start-up scene, the circular economy and scientific research institutes, (young) people will bring their ideas to fruition.
They can expand their solutions together with other participants/hackers. Furthermore, the selected teams will be coached by experienced mentors to sharpen their ideas into scalable solutions.
Judging criteria of the selected ideas will be based on four main sustainable areas such as:
How much sea life can be saved? How much can the oceans be protected?
How many people can be reached with this idea?
How easy can the solution be realized and get adopted to a global scale?
What are the ecological benefits of the idea?
Team A: Plapla!Das Walfloß by Anoosh Sophie Werner
A solar-powered raft with an electric motor in the shape of a ten-metre-long whale.Learn More
Team B: Upstream-Algae- Shopping-Spree by Carolin Seeliger, Kathrin Köster and Daniel Kupferberg
Creating bags out of algaeLearn More
Team C: Choral 3.0 by Jaymarlena/LocalStyle
Dressing up as corals and dancing on TikTok about their importance to the livelihoods of 500 million people.Learn More
Team D: ICYMARE APP by Viola Liebich & Team
An app for all those interested in the oceans with the possibility of direct collaboration and communication.Learn More
Team E: Modular Floating Islands by Joy Lohmann and Makers4Humanity
DIY floating islands + accompanying co-creation platform.Learn More
Team F: Promote private marine protected areas! by Eike Otto & Sibylle Riedmiller
Platform for communication & knowledge exchange with local communities, fundraising & lobbying & networkingLearn More
Team G: Floating Gallery By Siegfried Schwarz
A mobile transportable structure located in a maritime environment. The gallery is an open, creative and technical space. It is a space for action and information exchange and a place of dialogue and mediation.Learn More
Science Slam Speakers
Cross-sectoral experts will share their insights, scientific facts and inspiration on sustainability, the ocean, climate change and water pollution with a wider audience.
Award Ceremony at the Entrepreneurship Summit
The Entrepreneurship Summit 2022 at the Free University Berlin brings together over 1.000 experts from all areas of entrepreneurship to show that business can be done differently and purposeful.
This time, the Entrepreneurship Summit aims to explore new creative economic paths and advocates for a different value system that promises more transparency, less marketing waste and clearly defined ecological goals: entrepreneurship for all.
About the Ocean Future Lab
The Ocean Future Lab project is a science communication project in the Science Year 2022 – Participate.
Our goal is to create an impact by inspiring and supporting everyone who is passionate to join the fight against ocean issues and foster their regeneration and restoration of biodiversity.
A sustainable future of the oceans is possible as everyone is a solution holder. Together, we have the means to act on this tremendous global issue.
The Ocean Future Lab Partners
The German Marine Research Alliance (DAM) was founded in 2019 by the German marine research community together with the federal government and the Northern German states. Its aim is to strengthen the sustainable management of coasts, seas and oceans through research, transfer, data management, digitisation, and coordination of infrastructures. To this end, the DAM develops solution-oriented knowledge together with its member institutions and ensures a target-group-oriented exchange of knowledge and dialogue with society.
The German Oceanographic Museum Foundation in Stralsund is officially one of the cultural beacons in the new federal states. The museum awakens people’s interest in the nature of seas and coasts. It touches, moves, and makes people sensitive, thus contributing to changing their thinking and behaviour towards the natural environment.
The German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven is a research museum of the Leibniz Institute for Maritime History and a place of education and dialogue. At the core of its work are maritime issues of relevance to society as a whole.
The Institute for Art and Innovation supports and promotes the interaction of art and innovation pushing forward social-ecological and digital transformation. It has been working in a multidisciplinary and cross-thematic way since 2017. In order to drive social innovation, a variety of co-creation and collaboration formats are applied to achieve complementarity between different disciplines and make different types of knowledge available. The focus is on the common good for future generations within the planetary boundaries.