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the online PLASTIC FANTASTIC program

We're not just hacking plastic, we're hacking the future!

*powered by REMEDIES & Impact Hub Athens

PLASTIC FANTASTIC is an international online Hackathon & acceleration program, where experts of diverse backgrounds from across Europe will hack together the circle of plastic. Starting in April 2024 with an international Bootcamp and Hackathon, this program will run for 6 months. 

During this period of time, environmental & business experts, water & environmental activists, and impact entrepreneurs will work collectively to further develop solutions regarding the detection, monitoring, collection, valorisation and prevention as well as reuse of plastic litter. The 3 most impactful solutions will be further supported by a wide and diverse community of the Impact Hub Athens experts. 

Discover the detailed AGENDA of the Hackathon PLASTIC FANTASTIC here.

“An international online hackathon to reshape the plastic lifecycle! Connect with the most prominent plastic fantastic community of experts, business consultants & industry leaders, develop your solution & build a strong and diverse network!”

Awards

Applications: 29 January until 28 March 2024

Announcement of selected ideas: 5 April 2024

Preparatory meeting for participating startups: 15 April 10.00-11.30 CET

Bootcamp & Pitching event: 10, 11 & 12 April 17.00-19.30 CET

Hackathon Event & Closing Ceremony: 17 Αpril 10.00-18.00 CET & 18 April 17.00-19.30 CET

Acceleration: 19 April until 18 July 2024

Who are we looking for?

The PLASTIC FANTASTIC is designed to accommodate:

  • Innovative solutions at idea stage: informal groups of at least 2 people with a strong sense of collaboration, common vision and shared goals
  • Recently established non or for profit organisations: companies with no more than 5 years in business

As long as they are fluent in English and they have a stable internet connection, since all the stages of the program are conducted online.

And they are building solutions that contribute to the:

Detection and Monitoring the plastic litter

Collection and Valorization

Prevention of Non-Degradable Plastics and Zero Waste Solutions

1. Accelerate your solution

You and your Solution

Take your solution to the next level through the latest research and business development methodologies, high-level alliances and expert mentoring.

A tailored journey for stronger ideas and more sustainable businesses through workshops, mentoring sessions and peer validation.

2. Collaboration

Connect with the most prominent academia & business plastic hacking community.

The Plastic Fantastic community  is on a mission to reshape entrepreneurship in the European Union.

From early stage to mature entrepreneurs.

Expand your network and market & benefit from diversity: a community of researchers, industry leaders, activists, advocators & impact entrepreneurs from all around Europe!

 Join the Info Webinars and Q&A sessions, organized by the Impact Hub Athens team, on the 29th of February and 14th of March, at 10.00 CET. Subscribe here for 29.2 and here for 14.3. 

Organizers

REMEDIES is an Horizon Europe innovation Program creating innovative solutions and technologies to monitor, collect, prevent and valorise (micro)plastic from our oceans. Our approach is rooted in science, circularity, and community engagement aiming to protect water ecosystems, reduce pollution and develop a climate-neutral blue economy.

Impact Hub Athens aims to bring together unlikely allies whose combined actions create conditions for a just world for all. An innovation lab; a community of communities; a business incubator. Primarily in Athens and rural Greece, through direct actions or affiliate organizations, we offer a unique ecosystem of resources, education and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of local communities around the issues of equitable cities, environmental action and rural development.

Since 2013, we run a coworking space, a social economy physical market, we have supported the creation of 270+ social ventures, trained 3000+ people, organised 300+ events, and implemented 50+ projects.

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Judges

Speakers & Trainers

Funders

Awards Sponsors

Supporters

Communication partners

Content contributors

For further information contact: Violetta Tsitsiliani (Communications Manager) violetta.tsitsiliani@impacthub.net