Brussels - STEMEduHack - J&J Product of the Future - DigiEduHack 2021

Brussels - STEMEduHack - J&J Product of the Future


Co-create the future of entrepreneurship together with us!

Johnson&Johnson, Junior Achievement Europe, INJAZ Al-Arab and JA Africa are partnering for the organisation of an Online Innovation Camp on the 9th – 10th November 2021 during the DigiEduHack initiative organised by the European Commission. 20 teams of talented young students with a clear interest in solving the challenge will come together to innovate and find solutions to the challenge of the future of consumer goods.  

Join us online on 09 Nov 2021
And team up to solve our challenge:

#40 / STEMEduHack - J&J Product of the Future Innovation Camp

The initiative focuses on sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, digital skills, and other topics with the aim of promoting STEM education and STEM-related career opportunities. The challenge will be announced during the event and it will be focusing on consumer products of the future.

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All times indicated are in Europe/Brussels timezone

The exact detailed schedule for the 2-day DigiEduHack event will be communicated to all the participants after the registration.


On the last day of the Hackathon, the jury will decide the winners and the best 3 teams will receive prizes.

Mentors & Jury

This DigiEduHack will be supported by the amazing mentors from different international offices of Johnson&Johnson! The distinguished jury panel will consist of the European Commission representative, EIT Health and three senior leadership representatives from Johnson&Johnson.

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. In case of doubt, please ask your challenge owner/host. 


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, 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 support other teams, respect the differences, encourage, help, and include others. Be fair. 
Do not shame, mock, attack, despise or hurt other participants. Be positive and remember to have fun: DigiEduHack is first 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 open recruitment; some challenges have 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 "Challenges" page.


As a participant, you can only join/take part in one DigiEduHack challenge. You can join alone, or take part as a team. If you take part as a team, each team member 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 organized by the challenge owner on 9-10 November 2021. 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 finalized 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 DigiEduHack with a ready-made and/or ready-to-be-rolled-out solution or to use a ready-made and/or ready-to-be-rolled-out solution as a base for your co-creation process: you cannot re-work an already existing solution during DigiEduHack. You can get inspiration from an existing solution but plagiarism, copy, and/or any other form of treachery or deception are totally forbidden. In case of a breach of at least one rule in this paragraph, the challenge owner/host will ultimately decide on the applicable sanction (see infra 2.8). 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 a platform to be submitted to a public vote. The three solutions that gather the most votes are declared global winners.


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 2021 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 organize a second deliberation and announce 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

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At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Every day, our more than 130,000 employees across the world are blending heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
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JA Europe is the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. JA Europe is a member of JA Worldwide® which for 100 years has delivered hands-on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. JA creates pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. Last school year, the JA network in Europe reached almost 4 million young people across 40 countries with the support of nearly 100,000 business volunteers and over 140,000 teachers/educators.
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JA INJAZ is born from our unwavering belief in the boundless potential of youth across the MENA region, and our desire to catalyze this potential into success and increased economic prosperity. Back in 1999, INJAZ started with just one office, but now we operate in 13 countries. We’ve grown from a few hundred volunteers to more than 88 thousand, a few schools and partnerships to over 4,213 schools, 346 universities, and 13 ministries of education. INJAZ has become the largest non-profit organization dedicated to overcoming unemployment in the region. Through the work of our member nations, we have reached the 3.7 million student mark!

Our Solutions





Contact us

Maryna Parfenchuk

Organisation of the Event

Julia Naeve

Student Relations

Our challenge, your solutions
STEMEduHack - J&J Product of the Future Innovation Camp
The initiative focuses on sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, digital skills, and other topics with the aim of promoting STEM education and STEM-related career opportunities. The challenge will be announced during the event and it will be focusing on consumer products of the future.
"Diagnostics & Predictions Mirror"

"Diagnostics & Predictions Mirror", a full body size mirror that can calculate BMI, percentage of water in the body, pulse rate, blood pressure etc.

ADDIS app creation to monitor the health of the teeth

The team INNOVISION composed of students from Bahrain and Luxembourg won the STEMEduHack 2021 Online Innovation camp with an app called ADDIS that helps consumers monitor the health of their teeth through scans.

EcoLens, sustainable contact lenses made out of PHA

The team came up with the EcoLens, sustainable contact lenses made out of PHA that biodegrade completely thus reducing waste. The lenses also include a blue-light filter.

DigiEduHack 2021 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. In 2021, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) under the auspices of UNESCO.

EIT Climate-Kic

Aalto University

European commission

Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence

EIT Community: Human Capital