Hackathon on smart, soft, sustainable materials

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ECFP was delighted to co-host a hackathon with the energy company Engie and Launch.ed during the University's Festival of Creative Learning week.  The day brought together 18 students with experienced scientists across the College of Science and Engineering and trainers in entrepreneurship.  In the morning the group split into teams and brainstormed, then converged on ideas and developed a pitch presentation.  The winners were Aidan Poon, Jevgenij Chomutovskij, Kyle Paterson, Charles Sharples for their idea for an electronic paper technology - as a reward they will enjoy a tour of Engie's premises in Edinburgh.

On 15th March, the hackathon won the Runner Up prize for the Most Experimental Event at the Festival of Creative Learning.