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Social Challenges


We want to challenge the creative community on social and economic issues that really matter, like digitalization, urbanization, climate change and sustainability. How do these global trends affect our daily lives and what challenges brings this to our city? The objective of the 20Creathon programme is to use available data, knowledge and talent to develop solutions for these social issues.

Passionate People


Anyone can participate in a creathon challenge: students and professionals, citizens and entrepreneurs. The only requirement is that you have to be passionate about the theme of the challenge and you have to enjoy collaborating with other people. A mix of fields, cultures and skills will result in beautiful new insights and solutions.

Creative Marathon


The strength of a creathon is the combination of the right question, people with varied backgrounds, a proven concept, a time constraint and a lot of energy and enthusiasm. In 24 to 48 hours teams develop solutions for social issues using datasets and expert input. The unique method of the creathon triggers innovative thinking. Try it yourself.

Surprising Solutions


Teams develop the most brilliant ideas during a creathon. The expert jury determines the winners. They will not only go home with the prize, but also get support to further develop their idea into a concrete product or service. On top of that, a creathon gives all of the participants a lot of inspiration, energy and a lifetime experience!

WHATEVER THE PROBLEM BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

TWENTE THE PLACE TO KICKSTART YOUR HIGH TECH CAREER.

Twente, the innovative hotspot where you need to be to make progress with your creative talent with high-tech. This hotspot provides an ultimate ecosystem with all elements for the development of innovative information services: entrepreneurship, a community of entrepreneurs, formulas and business models which would fit, image and brand awareness in this field across national borders and a connection between the various technological platforms which previously were already in Twente with its innovative entrepreneurs and knowledge partners.

The place to be to be challenged, to achieve results and to find a fertile ground in which surprising cases come to fruition. 

This project is sponsored by Provincie Overijssel.

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