On the 21-23th of October, in the UK, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, and Ukraine took place the Hack For Peace — Cross-European Hackathon.
During these days, three hundred participants, 22 teams, and 34 experts in 5 countries worked hard on their impactful projects in cybersecurity, mental health, logistics in terms of war, etc.
13 teams made it to the semi-finals, and three of them got special prizes from Sigma Software Labs and SID Venture Partners. And 3 out of 13 were chosen by the jury board as winners who won 15000 euros from House of Europe:
- Bees Against Mines team has created a solution that can replace the direct participation of a human in demining territories with human-controlled drones which costs less than 1$ per sq. m.
- AdagioVR team introduced a self-led and scalable well-being solution in virtual reality. Users go on a journey through a “video-game” style experience where they are able to identify and overcome the successive issues holding them back.
- Vesna Health team provides access to high-quality, affordable mental healthcare and builds a supportive community along the way. The solution consists of translated videos, free peer-to-peer group sessions, free children’s group therapy, and paid group therapy with professional psychotherapists.
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- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- MacPaw Development Fund
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.