Mountain-Hack is the first Hackathon of Italian schools entirely dedicated to the development of mountain territories, and part of the Italian Mountain Lab project – FISR project, special supplementary fund for research of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, led by UNIMONT – centre of Excellence at the Edolo campus of the University of Milan, and promoted by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
After the results achieved through the School-University-Research alliance of the Italian Mountain Lab project, which saw the creation of the first hackathon for Italian mountains in 2017, now, in the year of the Italian Presidency of EUSALP – European Strategy for the Alpine Region young people are being involved from all over Italy in a process that enhances technological and digital innovation to face challenges regarding the development and competitiveness of the Macroregion as a whole.
After the first stop in Courgné in Piedmont, the Mountain-Hack project marathon has moved to the Lombardy mountains with the Bormio hackhaton at the end of May, and will reach Desio in September. Finally, with MOUNTAIN-HACK #EUSALP_2019, which will take place within the EUSALP Annual Forum, young people of the other 6 Alpine States will also be involved. The process will therefore be completed with an international co-design marathon based on the hackathon approach and methodology and focused on the opportunities offered by the Green Economy in the Alpine area.