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MADE hosted a 4 week long Online Hackathon #FashionforSmartCities, as part of the ST-ARTS Horizon2020 EU Project. The aim of the Hackathon was to provide the participants, graduating students of Fashion Design the opportunity to focus on and to come up with innovative and creative ideas, concepts, solutions on the everyday lives of citizens, combining usability, sustainability, design and technology. The Hackathon was organized in cooperation with the Creative Design & Clothing Department, International Hellenic University and the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) / Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).
At the kickoff of the Hackathon (October 27th) the participants, graduating students, were offered seminars on Smart Cities & Wearables followed by a vivid discussion on fashion design, tech, sustainability, interdisciplinary cooperation issues and more. After that, the students had 4 weeks to work on their ideas to formulate them into realistic concepts. During all this time they had online meetings with our mentor, Kazakou Christiana, i-DAT, Open Research Lab where they discussed their ideas, got feedback and guidance on their projects.
The final of the Hackathon took place Tuesday 24th November. Our teams had just a few minutes to “pitch” their concept ideas to our judges. We were grateful to have a diverse team of judges from both the academia and the creative & business sectors. The criteria we had set for the concepts’ rating were research, usage of digital tools, practical feasibility, innovation and creativity and communication and presentation.
In regards to the winners of the Hackathon, three winning presentations will get practical assistance and support from MADE and ITI / CERTH specialists for a prototype creation. These prototypes will also be exhibited at ITI / CERTH. Also, an internship opportunity was offered to one of the participants by Dur menswear company, combined with a scholarship offered by MADE.
This project would not have been realized without the cooperation of Dr. Evridiki Papachristou, Assistant professor in Creative Design & Clothing Department, International Hellenic University. Many thanks are in order to Dr. Votis, researcher Grade Β’ at ITI / CERTH for his thorough seminar on Smart Cities and Wearables. Our mentor, Kazakou Christiana, i-DAT, Open Research Lab played a crucial role assisting and preparing our participants. Finally, we need to extend our gratitude to our team of judges that besides evaluating also gave important feedback to all the teams: Mrs Marina Vernicos, Photographer / Creator, Mr Theodoros Douros, CEO Dur SA, Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Department, International Hellenic University, Dr. Spiros Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor, Architecture School of A.U.Th.. Finally, we need to thank Mrs Anastasia Pistofidou, Architect, Co-Founder Fabricademy, Textile and Technology Academy for providing online tutoring material for our participants.
Ολοκληρώθηκε με τις παρουσιάσεις των συμμετεχόντων το Online Hackathon #FashionforSmartCities που διοργάνωσε η MADE σε συνεργασία με το Διεθνές Ελληνικό Πανεπιστήμιο και το Ινστιτούτο Πληροφορικής και Τηλεματικής (ΙΠΤΗΛ – EKETA – https://www.facebook.com/Εθνικό-Κέντρο-Έρευνας-και-Τεχνολογικής-Ανάπτυξης-296669010434359), στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος STARTS. Συγχαρητήρια σε όλους τους φοιτητές που εργάστηκαν εντατικά, με φαντασία και δημιουργικότητα για 4 εβδομάδες και παρουσίασαν εντυπωσιακές προτάσεις διασυνδέοντας Μόδα και Τεχνολογία!
Θερμές ευχαριστίες στους κριτές του διαγωνισμού: Βερνίκου Μαρίνα, Φωτογράφος / Δημιουργός (https://www.facebook.com/MarinaVernicosPhotography/), Δούρος Θεόδωρος, Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της DUR (https://www.facebook.com/DurOfficial, Μπεχτσής Δημήτρης, Επικ. Καθηγητής ΔΙΠΑΕ, Παπαδημητρίου Σπύρος, Επικ. Καθηγητής, Αρχιτεκτονική, ΑΠΘ.
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