Are you interested in the world of sustainable tourism? Are you one of those who think you could do better?

SDS Hackathon will be an on-site event  held on April 8th, 2022 at the Palau de Congressos de Palma from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., mainland Spain time (CTE or UCT+1).

The objective of the SDS Hackathon is to create solutions to problems related to the tourism and sustainability sector. Participants will aim to create, develop and document a solution to these challenges:

 

  • Water Challenge: An effective control of the water is necessary given its great limitation on the island and its environmental impact. Create solutions for the use and management of water, as well as the control of losses and flows of the water cycle, both for drinking, regenerated and residual water.
  • Food Challenge: Create solutions, it could be anything from a tech concept to cooperative groups, that along with the appropriate public policies, helps to promote the adaptation of the agricultural and livestock sector, as well as traditional professions linked to the sector, to the local economy, especially related to the tourist environment.
  • Mobility Challenge: Create solutions to facilitate and optimize internal, island-continent and inter-island mobility in any means of transport, seeking maximum sustainability with minimum impact based on resource optimization.

Who can participate? 

Professionals, researchers and students with an interest in and commitment to sustainability or Mallorca. Must be over 18 years of age and have a desire to test their talent and have fun providing solutions to impact the economic, social and environmental.

Awards

The teams will participate for a total of €15,000 in prizes, assigning a prize of €5,000 to the winning team of each challenge, to be shared equally among the 5 team members.

For more information, download and check the terms and conditions here

Mentors

 

Toni Toledo

Toni Toledo

The batteries have accompanied Toni Toledo since 1994. First as a professional musician and more recently as founder of the Muvon electric carsharing service, a project created in 2016 with the vision to promote sustainable mobility for residents and tourists in Mallorca. His creative background allows him to keep an open approach when looking for solutions that help optimize resources on the islands.
Eva Peñafiel

Eva Peñafiel

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, expert in Sustainability and Corporate Communications, with comprehensive experience in both public and private sectors. She has worked in different roles as environmental consultant and environmental technician, and also as specialist in communications and online marketing. She currently works as an independent consultant, helping companies incorporate sustainability as a business core value to move towards a low-carbon development model, more respectful to society and the environment.

Vivian Cárdenas

Vivian Cárdenas

Economics specialist and has been part of multidisciplinary work teams in national and international institutions and organizations, whose interventions are related to the formulation of public policy on sustainable development, environmental management, tourism and climate change.
Jean Francois Gutierrez

Jean Francois Gutierrez

Ex Startup founder, Hackathon lover and Software Engineer working in sustainability projects.
Enedina Gonzalez Sanchez

Enedina Gonzalez Sanchez

I am passionate about generating connections and sustainability. I believe that the current environmental crisis is an opportunity for every individual and organization for innovation. I am an advocate for wellbeing business initiatives. Since 2017 I’ve co-created projects that lead sustainability, environmental friendly actions and transformation. Seeding their core foundations towards more differentiation, impact, and business schemes. I strongly believe that smart collaboration and co-creation is the best competition.