City Planning & Innovation Hackathon LifeHack Valmiera!

About LifeHack Valmiera

The LifeHack Valmiera Hackathon is a dynamic, hybrid event focused on developing Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for climate adaptation in Valmiera, incorporating innovative sensor technologies and approaches. Scheduled from May 13th to May 16th Online and May 17th in Valmiera, this hackathon aims to engage students and industry professionals from prestigious institutions across the Baltics, including architects, landscape architects, hydraulic engineers, IOT experts and city planners.

By uniting technology and nature, this event aims to produce viable, innovative solutions for the city of Valmiera and serves as an educational platform. Participants are given a unique opportunity to learn from experts, apply cutting-edge technologies in real-world scenarios, and develop teamwork and creative problem-solving skills. This immersive experience is designed to inspire a new generation of thinkers ready to contribute to sustainable development and environmental stewardship, making LifeHack Valmiera an essential event for those committed to making a tangible impact in climate adaptation.

Objective and Impact

The hackathon is designed to stimulate creativity and generate actionable inputs for the LIFE project, aiming to significantly impact climate adaptation efforts in Valmiera. By bringing together a diverse group of participants, the LifeHack Valmiera Hackathon is set to be a melting pot of ideas, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and paving the way for sustainable, community-focused environmental solutions.

Who is Invited to Participate in the LifeHack Valmiera Hackathon?

LifeHack Valmiera invites a diverse group of thinkers and doers to address pressing environmental challenges and create sustainable urban solutions. We are particularly looking for:

Students: Whether studying environmental science, urban planning, engineering, information technology, or any related field, your fresh perspectives and innovative ideas can make a significant difference. Students are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge in a practical, real-world setting and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Technology Experts and Innovators: If you have skills in sensor technology, software development, or any tech-driven field contributing to monitoring and improving environmental conditions, your participation can bridge the gap between nature-based solutions and technological implementation.

Subject Professionals: Experts in environmental management, civil engineering, architecture, data science, and sustainability are invited to contribute their deep knowledge and professional skills. Your expertise will be crucial in mentoring teams, refining ideas, and ensuring practical and impactful solutions.

This hackathon is an excellent opportunity for participants to collaborate on interdisciplinary teams, learn from experienced mentors, and contribute to significant environmental improvements in Valmiera. Whether you’re a student eager to apply your learning or a professional looking to make a difference, LifeHack Valmiera welcomes your enthusiasm and expertise.

Join us in creating innovative solutions that enhance urban resilience and ecological sustainability!


Registration till 12/05/2024 23:59

Hourly Schedule

Day 1, Online

17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00
Team Pitches and Last minute matchmaking
18:00 - 18:30
Master class - on data gathering and analysis
18:30 - 19:00
Master class - How to calculate rainwater volumes and balance
19:00 - 20:00
Break and Team gathering
20:00 - 21:00
1st Checkpoint + Q&A Session for all teams

Day 2, 3, 4, Online

17:00 - 19:00
Teamwork + Meet Experts
19:00 - 20:00
20:00 - 21:00
Masterclass (15/05)

Day 5 in person at Valmiera

9:30 - 10:00
Arrival at Valmiera and registration
10:00 - 11:00
Visit to Locations with challenges experts
11:00 - 12:00
Teamwork + Meet Experts
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Teamwork + Meet Experts
15:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Presentations / Final
17.30 - 18.30
Jury evaluation and Award ceremony


May 13 - 17 2024


17:00 - 18:30
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