Design, Prototype and Build solutions for climate action


    PWIT Hackathon is a 8-hour hackathon, happening on September 28th, focused on developing innovative tech solutions for climate change, with a special focus on:

    • Circular Economy;
    • Mobility;
    • Food Systems; 
    • Waste Management;
    • Extreme Weather.

    The guide-rules are simple: Put yourself and your team to the test, get coached and reviewed by a panel of experts, learn new skills and bring the best ideas forward!

    With a focus on teamwork, design thinking and prototyping, the PWIT Hackathon is looking for women with innovative tech solutions for climate change. Apply now! Applications close on September 21st.


    As a plus, each team will be paired with a high school girl, so she can witness first-hand how to build tech products.

    The event is supported by ScaleUp Porto Call for Activities and happening at Alfândega do Porto this Fall.


    For more information check our FAQ's and our Terms & Conditions.


    8 intense hours of creative work for a good cause


    SATURDAY (September 28th)

    08.30am - Check-in Teams & Networking
    9.00am - Welcome Note by the Vice-President of the City of Porto, Filipe Araújo
    09.30am - Challenges & Inspiration
    10:00am - Teams Start Working
    01.00pm - Lunch*
    02.30pm - Parallel Workshops

    • Low-Code Solutions by NOESIS;
    • Inclusion & Diversity at Amazon Corporate by AWS

    03.00pm - Mentorship Sessions

    06.00pm - Stop working & Cocktail Drinks
    06.45pm - Final Pitch
    07.30pm - Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks


    *All meals are provided by the event.



    During the hackathon the teams will work hard not only to have the best solution for the challenges but also to win the prize. The hackathon will award only one team, with a prize money of 1.500€ that must be used by the team to implement the developed solution.

    As an extra for the most motivated, the PWIT hackathon will also award the opportunity to participate at a Bootcamp, kindly sponsored by the HACK FOR GOOD GULBENKIAN. The Bootcamp will take place on October 19, at the Porto Innovation Hub, and will be a full day of hands-on activities that will allow all the participants to learn, experience and apply new tools and knowledge to their tech solutions.

    More news on the Bootcamp coming soon. For now, register to participate at the hackathon!

  • Mentors

    We've got a top notch group of mentors!

    Rita Cortes Valentes

    Product Designer for Positive Impact

    John Chang

    Co-Founder and Advisor at SURFnCODE

    Emmanuelle (Poirier) Franquelin

    Engineering Manager - Server team at Dashlane

    Patricia Soares da Costa

    CEO and Branding Consultant at MARQUINISTA

    Vasco Sousa

    Co-founder and Managing Partner at Aliados Consulting

    Christine D.A. Hasebrink

    Strategic Marketing Expert | Author | Safari Guide

    Tiago Ferreira

    Executive Director at InvestAmarante

    Anabela Ferreira

    Senior Functional Support @ NATIXIS

    Alexandre Dias

    Workstation & Packaging Team Manager @ NATIXIS

  • Jury

    Filipe Castro

    Technology Business Manager at University of Porto

    Cássia Ayres

    Sustainable Development Specialist

    Luis de Melo Jerónimo

    Director Social Cohesion Programme at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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