Bioeconomy Hackathon Targi Kielce

Targi Kielce Hackathon - an international competition in bioeconomic innovation - this spring 2024 in Kielce!

The Świętokrzyskie’s first Bioeconomy Hackathon "BioBoosters" is held in April 2024 at Targi Kielce. The Hackathon's objective is to develop and implement a more economical and ecological solution for the Targi Kielce exhibition halls. The event finals are scheduled to take place on 10-11 April 2024, as an accompanying event to the EKOTECH Environmental Protection and Waste Management Expo.

The event allows Targi Kielce to take another step towards sustainable development and ecology. "BioBoosters" - international bio economy hackathons are innovation competitions aimed at finding solutions to economic or technological challenges that support the green transformation in large and recognised enterprises. – Targi Kielce is a socially responsible company that cares about the environment. These ideas are the guiding beacon for us; thus, we resolved to develop and implement new product solutions based on circular bioeconomy principles. Our ambition is to be among those European exhibition centres that can actively and effectively engage in the green economic transformation - Doctor Andrzej Mochoń, president of Targi Kielce, talks about the idea of the Targi Kielce Hackathon.

– I hope that our foundation projects for bioeconomy and circular economy, both those of an innovative and entrepreneurial nature, as well as research and development projects, offer added value and pave the way for the green transformation – added the president of the Pro Civis foundation, Tadeusz Pęczek. Entities registering to participate in the event will work on ideas to replace previously used carpet flooring and implement more economical and environmentally friendly solutions.

A webinar will precede Targi Kielce Hackathon (1 February 2024); this session is designed to present technological challenges in details. The objective of the competition is to offer innovative and more ecological products and/or technological solutions used as the surface cover of various types of floors used in the exhibition industry. Solutions ought to implement the principles of closed circulation.

The Hackathon welcomes all Polish innovators, entrepreneurs, scientific and research entities, academic milieus, student teams, and individuals. The event organisers' objective is also to reach possibly the biggest number of Baltic Sea Region entities interested in the competition (Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states, and Germany). The hackathon winners boost the prospect of developing and manufacturing their products in cooperation with the Kielce exhibition and congress centre.

Targi Kielce Hackathon is a part of the "BioBoosters - boosting the circular transition" project (https://interreg-baltic.eu/project/bioboosters/)- the project is carried out by an international consortium of renowned universities, innovation hubs and social and economic entities. The PRO CIVIS Foundation, the organiser of the Targi Kielce Hackathon is the Polish representative in the project. Interested? Do not wait to join the project. Detailed information is available soon on the website www.procivis.org.pl and www.targikielce.pl.




12 april 2024
Thursday, 11 April, witnessed the Targi Kielce Hackathon finals. The best solutions for the recycling of floor carpeting were presented. Vive Innovation put forward the best project; this Kielce-based company will have the opportunity to cooperate with the expo centre and implement recycling and reuse technologies for used carpets
09 april 2024
Join Targi Kielce Hackathon. The competition has been designed to create biocircular solutions designed to replace traditional carpets or present a carpet recycling technology, indicating the application of products after processing
27 february 2024
Expo centres in Poland and abroad, organisers of all kinds of events expect to see ecological carpeting solutions. The company that will present the most advantageous technology at Targi Kielce's event (April 10 and 11) will find customers worldwide. 29 February is the deadline to register for the Targi Kielce Hackathon
01 february 2024
Over 50 people took part in a webinar devoted to the challenge awaiting Targi Kielce Hackathon participants in April this year! The online meeting was dedicated to a detailed discussion on the challenge - create biocircular solutions designed to replace traditional carpets or present a carpet recycling technology, indicating the application of products after processing