Innovate Suffolk aims to bring together technology and startup talent across the county in an open inclusive way. Through events and networking we’re looking to connect people, communities and resources to solve real-world problems, build long-term, viable collaborations and nurture scalable businesses across the county.
Our first event is a 48 hour startup hackathon focused on mental health. Bringing together diverse skills and experiences the aim is to create and develop real-world solutions that make a difference. Everyone is welcome – we’re looking for developers, creatives, business people and enthusiastic people with knowledge of mental health issues. Come along with your idea, ready to pitch!
Tickets cost £45, including all meals listed on the schedule and tea, coffee and water throughout the event. Some assisted places at a reduced price are available due to sponsor support, so if you would like to attend the weekend but cannot afford the full price, please call our office 01473 397374 to discuss. The budget for assisted places is limited and applications will be assessed case-by-case.
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A prize of £500 will be awarded to the winning team – see this post for more
Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) The Atrium, University of Suffolk, Ipswich IP3 8AH
24-26 May 2019
Attendees will work together, pitching ideas, forming teams and creating projects, supported by experienced mentors, judges and sponsors.
The aim is to create, test and refine viable, real-world solutions to improve mental health. These can then be further developed, trialled and applied through the support of Innovate Suffolk and its partners. See full schedule
Here in Suffolk, you’ll often hear people say, “You can’t do that. You can’t do that here. This isn’t London. This isn’t Cambridge. This is Suffolk.”
Doors open at 6pm and the facilities will be open for use during the whole of the weekend for you and your team to work.
18.00 – 18.30 Arrival and registration
18.30 – 19.00 Key note speaker
19.00-20.30 Idea pitches and team formation
20.30 – Bring your ideas to life
8.00 – 10.00 – Breakfast provided
10.00 – 11.00 – Project update to the mentor panel (compulsory!)
12.00 – 14.00 – Lunch provided
14.00 – 15.00 – Project update to the mentor panel (compulsory!)
17.00 – 19.00 – Dinner provided
19.00-20.00 – Project update to the mentor panel (compulsory!)
8.00 – 10.00 Breakfast provided
9.30 – 10.30 – Project update to the mentor panel (compulsory!)
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch provided
13.30 – 14.30 – Project update to the mentor panel (compulsory!)
16.30 – Time’s up!!
16.30 – 17.30 As a team, present your project
17.30 – 18.00 Key note speaker
18.00 – Winner announced
Networking opportunity and conclusion