Support for innovators


When the community shares its experience of Open Geneva hackathons

Watch videos of participants in Open Geneva's hackathons. They share their experiences of these unique innovation events!

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

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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!


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...). 

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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.

#Comobilis Project

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.