Announcement of the 24 Successful Projects for the PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon

April 10, 2024
Announcement of the 24 Successful Projects for the PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon

Venice Lagoon Plastic Free, as a partner of the Remedies project, is delighted to announce the 24 successful applicants who have been selected to participate in the PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon

The PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon, organized by the HEurope project REMEDIES  is an international online Hackathon & acceleration initiative. Over the course of 6 months, experts from diverse backgrounds across Europe will hack together the circle of plastic. Indeed, the Hackathon will bring together environmental & business experts, water & environmental activists, and impact entrepreneurs who will work collectively to further develop solutions regarding the detection, monitoring, collection, valorization and prevention as well as reuse of plastic litter. 

Venice Lagoon Plastic Free will also be part of the jury to select the 3 most impactful solutions. These will be further supported by a wide and diverse community of the Impact Hub Athens experts. 

The applications received came from 18 different countries, working in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia, and 30% of the applicants were women.

Indeed, among the successful applicants are engineers, scientists, designers, and environmental enthusiasts, each bringing their unique perspectives and skills to the hackathon. 

The successful projects are:

  1. Green Oasis
  2. Plastic Upcycle
  3. ECOMOUV09
  5. Investigation of Phthalic Acid Esters (PAE) and Organophosphate Esters (OPE) Levels of Microorganic Pollutants in Black Sea Water and Sediments 
  6. BioRise: Biotechnological Innovation for Plastic Valorization
  7. DeSal Box
  8. Plstka: From Trash to Gold for Empowering Community
  9. Edible biofilms for functional foods
  10. Sustainable Sailing Greece
  12. Planet Matters
  14. DropliNet: Advancing Micro- and Nano-Plastic Monitoring in Aqueous Environments with Droplet-based Microfluidics
  15. refeelme
  16. Volatile moments for a different future
  17. Captoplastic
  19. BioFlocean
  20. Microplastic distribution, abundance and composition in the water column, sediments and biota samples in Vlora Bay 
  21. microlean
  22. Polymerch
  23. Plastic Pixel

We are happy to invite you to attend the PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon live: the open sessions will take place on April 10 here, April 11 here,  and April 18 here.

For more information about the PLASTIC FANTASTIC Hackathon, important dates and detailed agenda, visit here.