MaDE Hackathon encourages innovative approaches to global issues

The MaDE (Materials and Design Exchange) Hackathon is inviting current and recent graduates from the fields of architecture, product/industrial/service design, design engineering, materials, civil, structural, mechanical, chemical, systems engineering to change how we view the Foundation Industries

Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) challenges material scientists and designers to think of new applications and materials to turn ideas and technologies into products the market wants.

MaDE is led by a partnership of leading academic and industry institutions, including the Crafts Council, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, Innovate UK KTN and the Royal College of Art. Since 2005, these organisations have supported UK innovators with a wide range of knowledge-sharing events, research and networking, all at the interface of materials and design.

The MaDE Hackathon is taking place three times this year:

️6-7 March, Futurebuild, ExCel, London

️4-5 July, New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

️30-31 October, Advanced Engineering Show, NEC, Birmingham

Each team will have two days to develop a strategy to meet the challenge that is set for the event. This is an exciting chance to learn from interdisciplinary perspectives and get guidance from mentors as teams come up with innovative ways to tackle some of the most pressing issues faced by the global community.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team at each event and everyone’s contribution will be acknowledged in a special Hackathon Report and other publicity.

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