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A team of THE Port innovators working on a humanitarian project.

Humanitarian solutions from a community of innovators.

Recent Events

THE Port Online Humanitarian Hackathon 2020

The hackathon was held online in October 2020. Over 60 innovators from around the world got together and worked as teams on multiple different humanitarian challenges. While almost all participants worked from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event team streamed the opening and closing ceremonies from CERN’s iconic Globe of Science and Innovation in Geneva, Switzerland.
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A speaker doing an introduction in front of a stage.
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Presenters waving with views from different angles (front and back)
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Agnes Jakab playing the violin on stage
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A team speaking to the event hosts online
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A presenter showing a concept of their product
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A team speaking to the event hosts online

THE Port Humanitarian Hackathon 2019

The hackathon was held in October 2019 on the CERN campus in Geneva, Switzerland. 57 innovators travelled from around the world to work as teams on six humanitarian challenges. After ~60 hours of collaboration and innovation, the teams presented their results at the final ceremony in CERN’s iconic Globe building.
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Gathering of people in Cern's Idea-Square
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A team planning their project on white-boards
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A group of people smiling and waving outside Cern's Dome building
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Two innovators drawing out a plan
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Two innovators cutting and assembling their prototypes
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A team of innovators presenting their project inside Cern's Dome building

Randomly Selected Projects

Sketch of people demonstrating against human trafficking

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Unchained Project

Support shoppers to have the information and confidence to know that everything they buy is made without slave labor.

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No Fly Conference

Green Remote Collaboration: How can we work together without the need to travel

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Graphic of a device checking the quality of soil in a pot.

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Safe Soil

Improve hygienic conditions through the analysis of soil.

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Drawing of a syringe and pill bottle secured by a lock.

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Chain Safety Investigators

Blockchain database to strengthen trust in vaccination and drug distribution.

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Drawing of an flying airplane dropping a bag down to the surface.

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Cargo Cult

Better technique for packaging food for air drops.

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Drawing of a child wearing a mask to protect from sunlight.

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Day Walker

Ergonomic Protection for People Suffering from UV-ultrasensitivity.

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