The challenge is to propose innovative and more environmentally friendly product and/or technological solutions for covering the surface of various types of floors for the trade fairs industry, implementing the principles of circular economy.

In order to significantly reduce the environmental burden resulting from trade fair activities, we are looking for:

  • biocircular product innovation with functional and aesthetic potential to replace polypropylene carpets commonly used in the exhibition industry; This innovation should:
    • meet the bio-product criteria (made from organic materials available on a renewable basis);
    • implement the principles of circular bioeconomy (biodegradation or the possibility of processing a waste bioproduct).
  • recycling technologies of floor coverings used by Targi Kielce so far, along with a presentation of the possibilities of obtaining and using the results of recycling by Targi Kielce or other entities in the existing or new value chain.

Please read the full Hackathon invitation HERE

The first Świętokrzyskie Bioeconomy Hackathon “BioBoosters” will take place on April 10-11, 2024 at Targi Kielce. The finale of the event will accompany the EKOTECH Environmental Protection and Waste Management Fair.

All innovators are invited to participate in the hackathon, including entrepreneurs, scientific and research entities, academic and student teams and individuals. The aim of the event organizers is also to reach as many entities as possible interested in the event from the entire Baltic Sea Region (Scandinavian countries, the Baltic states and Germany).

Participating in a hackathon is an opportunity to establish new business and networking relationships. The winners of the hackathon will receive the prospect of development and product cooperation with the Kielce exhibition center.

Register for the launch webinar HERE!

Apply for the hacakthon here HERE!

Targi Kielce Hackathon is implemented and supported as part of the project “BioBoosters – boosting the circular transition” (https://interreg-baltic.eu/project/bioboosters/). The aim of this international project is to increase the level of innovation of entrepreneurs bioeconomy and circular economy. Project Partners coming from from 7 countries from the Baltic Sea Region (Finland, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Polish) will carry out a total of 18 hackathons dedicated to the bioeconomy sector. The BioBoosters project is co-financed by the Interreg – Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027 programme.