Provost's Innovation Challenge @ Tangent 2020 - Hack Plastics

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Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace

1st floor TBS

Pearse Street

Dublin 2

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Hack Plastics and make a real impact with the Provost's Innovation Challenge @ Tangent!!

We know how important global and societal issues are to our students. At Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, we are committed to empowering Trinity students to make a real impact on society and the world. This year we are once again running the Provost’s Innovation Challenge @ Tangent, and the Trinity community voted that 'Over-reliance on Plastics' should be the problem to be worked on in 2020.

- 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in our oceans

- 40% of plastic produced globally is used just once

- One million drinking bottles are purhcased every minute

- We produce 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year

Take part in our hackathon, come up with creative solutions to the plastics problem, and win €10,000 in funding to work on your idea on the LaunchBox summer accelerator programme.

Tuesday 3 March: 9.30am Kick-off of the Challenge, team building, and scoping the problem with frontline experts.

Wednesday 4 March: 9.30am - 5pm Solving the problem - working on creative solutions in groups and forming teams; coaches from organisations like Social Innovation Fund; Startup Boost; Talent Garden; and more.

Thursday 5 March: 9.30am - 4pm Working on and communicating your idea;

4pm - 6pm Judging for the Provost's Innovation Challenge after which the winning team will be given €10k as well as the opportunity to work on their idea over the summer as part of LaunchBox, Tangent's Student Accelerator.

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Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace

1st floor TBS

Pearse Street

Dublin 2

Ireland

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