Berlin - Building a transformative learning culture - DigiEduHack 2020

Berlin - Building a transformative learning culture



Co-create the future of education together with us!

Join our DigiEduHack to connect with other educational professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs to co-create the future of education. Help us solve the challenge of fostering learning culture in a distributed teams of EIT Climate-KIC, turn your vision into reality and showcase your solutions on a European and global scale. Experts and mentors will support your team during the 24 hours in finding the best solutions to the challenges. The best teams can win €5000 in a global award contest.

Join us online on 12 Nov 2020
And team up to solve our challenge:

#24 / Building and nurturing a transformative learning culture

How does a true learning organisation leverage digital tools to foster a culture of learning? Help us to design concepts and solutions to enable building and nurturing a transformative learning culture in an organisation.

Who can join?


Teachers or educators



Education professionals


Any questions?

Check the most commonly asked questions in our FAQ. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, you can contact us!


All times indicated are in the event local timezone

We are continously working on the agenda details, ready by the 1st of November. We will run a 24 h hackathon and the teams are free to organise their schedule according to their possibilitites - some of you are ready to work through the night, some of you will be less ambitious. What works for you!

06 October 09:00

Sign-up is open

We are launching our paticipants registration to the hackathon.

04 November 15:00

Pre-hackathon get together

Participants have a chance to connect with the host, get a glimps into the planned event and ask any questions they have at that point.

04 November 09:00

Participants are invied to the online hackathon platform

This hackathon takes place online. We will be using a learning management system to manage the user experience, coordinate participation and communication.

06 November 12:00

Teams are formed

We set up teams spaces and ensure that everone is part of a larger team. The registration will be open a bit longer to allow for final participants to join existing teams.

11 November 12:00

Registration is closed

Participant registration is closed. (extended to 11th of November)

12 November 09:30

DigiEduHack kick-off

We kick-off our online hackathon. All links to the sessions will be disributed via the hackahon platform.

13 November 12:00

Closing session

The finalists will be announced and the hackathon will be closed.


The winning team solution will be put forward for the global 3 x 5000 EUR prize given by DigiEduHack programme. EIT Climate-KIC will be inviting the winning team for a co-creating workshop with the team that will be looking into exploring the solutions further, maturing the ideas and implementing the relevant aspects. Furthermore, the winning team participants will be offered a possibility to join training activities provided in the field of system innovation, design thinking, or similar. Unfotunately the training plan is not available at this point of time.

Mentors & Jury

We are very happy to confirm the following jury members and mentors.

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Al Kitchen

Jury / Expert

Communities Director at Low Carbon Hub

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Sanne Kaasen

Jury / Expert

EIT Climate-KIC IT Director

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Piret Liv Stern Dahl

Jury / Expert

EIT Climate-KIC Learning Technology Portfolio Strategy Developer

Solla Zophoniasdottir


EIT Climate-KIC Learning Services Orchestrator

1. Preliminary statement


Welcome to DigiEduHack. This set of rules is a body of principles governing DigiEduHack as a whole.
Each DigiEduHack challenge might have additional and/or specific rules.


DigiEduHack is a hackathon that encourages collaboration, co-creation and real-life change. Even if in the end three teams will be crowned as global winners and will get 5000€ each, any solution uploaded on can potentially have an impact on digital education. This reflects the spirit of DigiEduHack: you take part in this hackathon because you and your team members want to take action and contribute to solving an actual challenge.


DigiEduHack is free, accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Please keep in mind these values when entering and taking part in a DigiEduHack challenge. Participants are expected to behave according to these values.

Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants.
Do support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help and include others.

Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is fist and foremost a great experience where you are going to meet fantastic people, get new cool skills, grow your network.


Last but not least: in case of doubt, please contact either the owner of the challenge or the DigiEduHack central team

2. Rules


Prior to joining Digieduhack, you as a participant should pick a challenge. Most of the challenges have an open recruitment; some challenges have a conditional recruitment (be a student part of the challenge owner's institution for example). You can see the status of a challenge by checking its label on the "2020 events" page and on the "2020 challenges" page.


As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge in 2020. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you tale pat as a team, each team members should sign up for the challenge individually. The size of the teams is decided by each challenge owner. This size may vary from one challenge to another. The composition of a team is decided by the local challenge owners. Please refer to the documentation specific to the challenge you wish to join. In case of doubt, please contact the challenge owner.


As a participant you are expected to take part in all/most of the activities organised by the challenge owner on the 12-13 November 2020. Challenge owners can decide to make some or all activities mandatory, either before, during or after their DigiEduHack event. Please refer to the planning of the challenge you joined for further info.


Your solution should be co-created and finalised during the DigiEduHack event you're taking part in. It's allowed to join with draft ideas, frameworks, ideas and concepts. It's not allowed to join with a ready-made, ready-to-be-rolled-out solution. You can get inspiration from existing solution but plagiarism, copy and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. You can use open source resources if you clearly attribute the sampled part(s) to their original creator(s) and if the sampled part(s) is a minor component of your solution.


DigiEduHack is a multilevel hackathon where each challenge owner chooses one winning solution and might choose one or several runner-ups. Each challenge owner has their own judging grid to assess submitted solutions: please contact your challenge owner for more details. All the winning solutions (NOT the runner-ups) enter the global competition where the DigiEduHack steering group chooses 10 to 12 finalists based on the criteria available here. These 10 to 12 finalist solutions are uploaded on the United Nations' Unite Ideas platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners and their teams are awarded 5000€ each.


At the end of the event you are taking part in, follow and respect your challenge owner's instructions on when to stop working on your solution and on where, how and when your solution will be assessed: pay especially attention to mandatory pitching/demo sessions and upload requirements. You had no time to finish? No worries: notify it during your pitch/demo/upload in the description of your project.  All the solutions created during DigiEduHack 2020 should be uploaded on Solutions uploaded to are made public under the DigiEduHack intellectual property guidelines.


Only ONE team member should upload the team's solution on, and only ONE solution per team should be uploaded. A team can only upload a solution for a challenge they are registered for and actually took part in. Before starting the upload process, please check the solution upload guidelines. To upload your solution login, go to "upload your solution" and follow the steps.


Participants or teams can be disqualified and excluded from DigiEdUhack for breaking one of the aforementioned rules/preliminary statements. If a single participant in a team breaks a rule, the participant will be excluded from their team and from DigiEduHack. The rest of the team can keep taking part in DigiEduHack. If a team as a whole breaks a rule, they will be excluded from DigiEduHack. Each challenge owner decides in full discretion on exclusions for their own event. The DigiEduHack central team decides in full discretion on exclusions for the global competition. Exclusions are definitive. Solutions that break the rules described in 2.4 will be disqualified. If a winning solution is disqualified, the challenge owner will organise a second deliberation and annouce a new winner. If a finalist solution or a global winning solution is disqualified, the Steering group as a whole or in a smaller quorum will assess a new finalist solution and a new public vote will take place.



Frequently asked questions

This is an online hackathon and EIT Climate-KIC is using its own learning management system to manage it. All participants will be invited to the learning management system closer to the date.

EIT Climate-KIC will be connecting the participants that are looking to team up with others, or are looking for particular skills and competencies in their own team. We kick off the team formation exercise on the 4th of November. Please write to and let us know

This hackathon is not a technical one. Participants with different backrounds and skills & competencies are able to participate successfully. We are looking for ideas, concepts, strategies how to foster our learning culture and look at it from the technical support perspective. 

You did not find the answer? Please contact one of the organisers


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EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s climate innovation agency, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems transformation. Headquartered in Amsterdam, it operates from 13 hubs across Europe and is active in 39 countries. EIT Climate-KIC was established in 2010 and is predominately funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. As a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), it brings together more than 400 partners from business, academia, the public and non-profit sectors to create networks of expertise, through which innovative products, services and systems are developed, brought to market and scaled-up for impact.

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Contact us

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Piret Liv Stern Dahl

Main organiser


Simona Ibba

Hackathon platform support


Sophie Arthurell

Learning designer

Our challenge, your solutions
Building and nurturing a transformative learning culture
How does a true learning organisation leverage digital tools to foster a culture of learning? Help us to design concepts and solutions to enable building and nurturing a transformative learning culture in an organisation.
MySpark! Engages you with what you didn’t know you needed to know

MySpark! We learn from our experiences; in everything we do and from those we meet and there should not be a distinction between formal and informal learning. By encouraging curiosity, we are motivated to see out all opportunities to learn and all we need is that Spark to make us curious!

Using digital spaces for maximum learning return.

Learning leads to upskilling. Every organisation is made of its people and greater ability leads to growth. In our still-forming digital age, we need to embrace software to create digital learning spaces that are not just productive, but that people can love - and return to time after time. 

Partners & supporters

DigiEduHack is an EIT initiative under the European Commission's Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. This year the main stage event is hosted by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union

EIT Climate-Kic | Partner

Aalto University | Partner

European commission | Partner

Federal Ministry of Education and Research | Partner

Hochschulforum Digitalisierung | Partner

DAAD | Partner

TU Berlin | Partner

EIT | Supporter

EIT Food | Supporter

EIT Digital | Supporter

EIT RawMaterials | Supporter

EIT InnoEnergy | Supporter

EIT Health | Supporter

EIT Urban Mobility | Supporter

EIT Manufacturing | Supporter

Communication Partners

EIT Digital Alumni | Communication partner