CDT students launch Graphene Hackathon

The Graphene Hackathon has been officially announced! First year NOWNANO CDT students (Solen Monteil, Clara Skuse, Scott Dean, Pietro Steiner, Eoin Griffin, Ciaran Mullan, Chris Castle, Alex Fordham, and Vicente Orts Mercadillo) and alumnus Thanasis Georgiou pitched the idea to the University earlier in the year, and thanks to funding from the CDT and a partnership with the GEIC, planning for the event is well underway.

The students from the 2018 CDT cohort who, along with alumnus Thanasis Georgiou from the 2009 DTC cohort, pitched the idea for the event.
The students from the 2018 CDT cohort who, along with alumnus Thanasis Georgiou from the 2009 DTC cohort, pitched the idea for the event.

Participants will be welcomed to the GEIC over the weekend of the 16th November 2019, and provided with conductive graphene inks from material sponsor Versarien, electronic components, and hardware tools.

Experts with backgrounds in science, programming, and business will be on hand to advise teams as they compete to make a working product prototype that incorporates graphene ink into the design within 24 hours. Products will be pitched at the end of the event to a panel of judges, with the winning team set to receive a cash prize. Each team will wholly and equally own the IP of their product.

The hackathon is an opportunity to welcome fresh perspectives into the graphene community, in order to drive entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Participants from all technical/academic backgrounds, both from within the University and external, are welcome to register their interest.

The full press release is available here.

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