Support for innovators
Organize your own hackathon! Use the Open Geneva methodology
Discover all the resources created and made available by Open Geneva to support the community in its practice of open innovation
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The Sparkboard is the web platform developed and made available free of charge by Open Geneva. This tool allows the promotion of hackathons, facilitates the organisation of hackathons for organisers, the follow-up of projects born from these events, as well as the direct connection between innovators and accelerator programmes in the Lake Geneva region.
If you wish to organise an event/hackathon using the platform, please complete this questionnaire
Open Geneva launches its platform to support innovative projects born from Open Geneva hackathons!
The objective: to directly involve the community in the development and support of innovative projects by combining participatory funding and in-kind contributions!
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Communication & Visibility
A project does not exist if it is not talked about. Whether it is within the community of innovators, in the media, or with acceleration partners, projects must be visible in order to find resources, be they technical, financial, human, logistical, etc.
Each month, a newsletter is sent to the network of innovation actors, innovators, supporters and partners of Open Geneva. This communication aims to present and follow the innovation projects born from the hackathons, to announce the events related to innovation in Geneva (hackathons, conferences, workshops...).
Our accelerator partners
Science Innovation Hub
The Hub of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva is articulated as a deep scientific pre-incubator, whose objective is to support researchers in exploiting the commercial potential of their high-level fundamental research carried out at the Faculty through society.
The mission of Fondetec is to support companies that create jobs and bring innovation to the city of Geneva. Thanks to the support and backing of the Fondetec, 9 out of 10 companies supported are still active after 5 years and continue to develop. In 20 years, more than 600 companies have been supported.
Startup Academy La Côte
Startup Academy La Côte accompanies and supports start-ups from the initial business idea. The programme is tailored to the needs of the start-up and lasts between 18 and 24 months.
The support provided consists of mentoring, advice, knowledge transfer and workshops, as well as the development of a specific network for each start-up.
Projects born out of hackathons
#SME Health Check Project
This startup, which was born out of the Geneva Resilience Hack hackathon in June 2020, assists companies with a diagnosis and recommendations to better cope with crises.
#Project: Breathing games
This collective creates video games to help patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis.
#Project : Hackahealth
Our media partner RTS presents the Hackahealth hackathon team who tells us how this adventure started.
#Project : HUG@Home
Our media partner RTS presents Sanae, a doctor at the HUG, who came up with the idea, during the HUG hackathon, of an application that enables an immediate diagnosis without going to the emergency room.
Born from an idea developed during the Smart City Hack in 2017 and then improved during the Mobility hackathon in 2018, the project is now in full swing.
#Project : Billy and Hoppy
Discover the Billy & Hoppy project, born from the HUG#4 hackathon: an interactive robot to entertain hospitalized children thanks to an application developed with iconographies to break the language barriers with children during care!
#Perched Vegetables Project
From their participation in the Smart City Hack during the Open Geneva 2017 festival to the creation of their association.