Garage48 Hardware & Arts invites students to Riga

From the 29th of Sept to the 1st of Oct, the Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga hackathon is welcoming participants from the Baltics and abroad. The physical prototyping hackathon for makers and creators is welcoming participants with a wide-ranging skillsets: product designers, UI / UX designers, electronics engineers, mechanics engineers, server programmers, mobile or web apps developers, marketers or researchers are all welcome. The goal of the prototyping hackathon is to bring ideas into reality within an intense 48 hour time frame.

Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga is organised in co-operation with EstLat Accelerate project and hosted by RTU Design Factory. The hackathon is held in Riga for the first time ever, while being already the fourth in line for Garage48. “Hardware & Arts hackathons by Garage48 stand out in this respect as an class on its own, and bringing it to Latvia marks a whole new era in recognition of Riga as a true hub of engineering talent and design inspiration,” said Viesturs Sosārs, the Co-founder of TechHub Riga, of this joint initiative.

The teams will get to use lots of equipment and materials that will enable them to build their prototypes. Additionally, there are mentors helping the teams out with numerous questions and problems that they may face during the creation process.

The discounted participation ticket, costing 15€, is available only until the 11th of September, 2017.

To make the hackathon a success for everyone involved, there will a pre-event taking place in Tartu’s SPARK HUB on Sept 25 at 4PM to help the participants to prepare for the prototyping hackathon and ask questions regarding the event.

The registration for the hackathon is open for everyone.

Additional information can be found on the official website of the event and Facebook event page, which all participants are welcome to join.

Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga is sponsored by European Regional Development Fund Interreg Estonia-Latvia, RTU Design Factory, Riga Technical University, Garage48, TechHub Riga, Baltic Innovation Agency, Latvian Startup Association and supported by University of Latvia, University of Tartu Idea Lab, MassPortal.

Additional information: Triin Liiv, Project manager, 5919 3040,

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