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SKEMA hackathon: positive impact

Published on 12 July 2019

The September 2019 academic year will be marked by "positive impact", which is the theme of a hackathon scheduled between 9 and 12 September at SKEMA’s campuses in Lille, Paris and Sophia Antipolis. More than 1,000 management and engineering students will be participating.

​The hackathon is organised around local coaching and interconnected multiplex sessions (opening conference, meetings with professionals and an intercampus final), including question/answer sessions on social networks. Management students in the first year of the SKEMA Grande Ecole programme will work with engineering students from ESIEA. Students from MIAGE Université Cote d’Azur and Ecole Centrale in Lille will also participate.

The hackathon has three educational objectives: to develop creativity and the ability to innovate while promoting ethical questioning on the technologies that will shape the future.

The participants will have to come up with ethical solutions to encompass the notion of positive and sustainable impact in their plan of action. The 120 mixed teams comprising management and engineering students will work together to come up with innovative solutions while bearing in mind their societal impact. The students will then pitch their ideas using a video. A Jury at each campus will select the best ideas.

To find out more, contact Mélanie Cuissi, in charge of the hackathon.

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