UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
2-4 May 2016 | SwissTech Convention Centre | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
THE Port Association fosters need driven technological innovation in the humanitarian field. It brings together creative minds from CERN, UN, ICRC, NGOs, Academia and the Private Sector in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian, technology related topics beneficial to society.
During our 60 hours workshops, also known as hackathons, we aim at building tangible prototypes and proof-of-concepts that will allow humanitarian field workers and organisations to reduce the impact on effected people, field workers and their material and helps improving the situation for all of them.
“We combine creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society.”