UNLEASH Hacks

UNLEASH Hacks are local innovation sprints for young people to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their region. The Hacks are organized by local UNLEASH Ambassadors and provide participants with the right tools and skills to develop new ideas and solutions with positive local impact.

The innovation process

During the Hacks, participants are working with the UNLEASH methodology, based on human-centered design principles. The two-day program zooms in on the following stages of the innovation process:

1_Methodology
Problem Framing

Defining a problem based on user needs and clear insights

2_Methodology
Ideation

Brainstorming and selecting ideas to solve the problem

3_Methodology
Prototyping

Creating simple versions of the idea to understand how it will work in real life

4_Methodology
Testing

Testing the solution with users, learning, and adapting

5_Methodology
Implementing

Planning and launching impactful solutions

Hacks Features

Localized

UNLEASH Hacks are defined and developed by locals for locals, activating passionate youth, local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively address sustainability challenges they are close to.

Compact Innovation
Processes

UNLEASH Hacks provide a unique learning opportunity for young people all around the world. The compact program enables participants to explore their creativity and discover tools for developing innovative ideas in just two days!

Community-Led

The Hacks are led by our global network of talented UNLEASH Ambassadors. They organize the Hacks and select pressing local challenges to tackle collectively, while gaining leadership skills and spreading innovation tools among local youth.

Localized

UNLEASH Hacks are defined and developed by locals for locals, activating passionate youth, local stakeholders and community leaders to collectively address sustainability challenges they are close to.

Community-Led

The Hacks are led by our global network of talented UNLEASH Ambassadors. They organize the Hacks and select pressing local challenges to tackle collectively, while gaining leadership skills and spreading innovation tools among local youth.

Compact Innovation
Processes

UNLEASH Hacks provide a unique learning opportunity for young people all around the world. The compact program enables participants to explore their creativity and discover tools for developing innovative ideas in just two days!

Who can apply?

You can participate in any Hack, even if you do not live near, as long as you feel connected to the community or the challenge that the Hack tackles.
Hacks are open to young people between the ages of 20 and 35. We select participants that are:
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Passionate and committed to addressing sustainability challenges

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Creative and innovative

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Motivated to collaborate and co-create with peers and experts

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Passionate and committed to addressing sustainability challenges

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Creative and innovative

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Motivated to collaborate and co-create with peers and experts

Upcoming Hacks

EDUCATION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

Lebanon

LIVABLE CITIES FOR ALL

Copenhagen

NATURAL DISASTER PREVENTION

Ecuador

CLIMATE CHANGE: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

Singapore

SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS

India

THE DISPARITIES OF THE DANUBE

Danube

AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD INNOVATION

Nepal

FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR ALL

Mongolia

SAFE WATER

Ghana (Accra)

MEDITERRANEAN BIODIVERSITY

Mediterranean

FOOD SECURITY

Liberia

Previous Hacks

MENTAL HEALTH AND YOUTH

Europe

YOUTH AND DEMOCRACY

Pakistan

HUMAN RESPONSE TO MIGRATION

Mexico

INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES

Canada

INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

Ghana (Sunyani)

DIGNIFIED MENSTRUATIONS

Guatemala

PROTECTING THE MARINE ECOSYSTEM

Haiti

PROTECTING THE ACQUATIC LIFE

Hawaii

THE ROLE OF TECH IN EDUCATION

Nigeria

SUPPORTING SMES

Beijing

Solutions from Previous Hacks

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