Who can host?
There are different kinds of Digital Education Hack hosts, including universities, other education organisations, ministries, education associations, edutech start-ups, companies, NGOs, and schools.
Main Digital Education Hack hosts
How to host
Whether you are representing a university, an edutech start-up company, or another stakeholder, there are specific requirements for hosting a Digital Education Hack.
What will you need for organizing?
- A venue (with movable furniture) and stable Wifi access to connect to other hacks.
- Some experts: a facilitator who guides the teams through the event, some mentors who can help the teams in formulating the solutions, a thematic expert speaker to inspire the participants and (eventually) a panel of judges to select the best ideas
- Participants – upwards from 30 is a good amount to formulate enough teams for innovative solutions
- Food and beverages for participants
- In a final global award contest, the teams with the best solutions will be awarded 5000 euros each to start implementing the suggested solutions.
- If you choose to set up a local award, you might need a prize for the winner(s).
- You will need a budget – estimate upwards from 3000 euros depending on your at-hand resources. Remember the option to partner with other organizations and companies to extend resources.
- Formulate a challenge based on the Digital Education Hack Challenges.
- Organize an event and invite your stakeholders to
solve the challenge.
- We will provide you with a guidebook, communication materials, online
training and website space.
- Find innovative solutions to educational
- Benefit from ideas of diverse education enthusiasts.
- Engage your students or other stakeholders by
co-creating solutions together.
- Offer a challenge-based learning experience to your
- Become part of Digital Education Hack
What we offer
- An extensive communications and marketing campaign
- Visibility and outreach for your organization
- Communications toolkit including:
- A Hackathon Handbook covering all aspects of planning an event
- Communications and marketing templates and materials
- Brand identity and social media guidelines
- Tools and templates for facilitation
- Advisory forum and various inspirational content
- Webinar training on:
- How to formulate a hackathon challenge
- How to find the right participants
- How to use facilitation tools for designing innovative solutions
- Further marketing and showcasing opportunities as all solutions will be shared online
- A global award of 5000 euros for each winning team (three in total)