Students in Kouvola will have the opportunity to participate in the Think Track Hackathon, which will take place from January 30 to February 2. The event’s objective is to create new concepts for enhancing the area's attractiveness – particularly from the student’s perspective. The best idea will receive an award. The organizers are LUT University, the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), and Kouvola Innovation (Kinno).
“Think Track provides students with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their skills and solve real-world problems together. We’re looking forward to welcoming international students from various fields of study,” says Associate Professor Jyri Vilko from LUT University’s regional unit in Kouvola.
Think Track Hackathon in Kouvola
- Starts on January 30 at 10:00 and ends on February 1 at 16:30
- Takes place at Kohoa Synergy Center (Kauppalankatu 13, 45100 Kouvola)
- Held in English
- Applications through https://forms.gle/tWRKJuwhB3anQSE8 by January 18.
The English-language event will have room for 40 students from LUT and Xamk. Students will learn about agile development and how to turn ideas into concepts quickly. The three-day program will also include keynotes, mentoring sessions, presentations, and evening events. The winning group will receive an award in the hackathon’s finale on February 1 at 15:30.
“The event will be one of this winter’s highlights in Kouvola. It will provide students with memorable experiences and Kouvola with fresh ideas for urban development,” adds Sanna Kauppi, communications and marketing manager at Kinno.