WSA - SHack Vienna 2020


Conferences Creative Ideas

Location (s):

  • Austria


WSA implements the UN agenda for the development of the information society and supports specifically the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty, hunger and disease, providing education for all, saving the environment and giving a fair share to women through the use of ICTs. Since 2005 WSA has a special youth edition, encouraging young social entrepreneurs to use ICTs to take action on the SDGs. Join us in Vienna!


WSA will travel to Vienna from October 15-17, 2020* to organize the SHack Vienna, a social hackathon with the purpose of planning, designing and creating prototypes of smart digital solutions that tackle societal challenges … in just 48 hours!

40-60 enthusiastic participants and 10 renowned international experts are invited to get together in the capital of Austria to meet and interact on eye-level and impact society. It is a two-day boot camp for change-makers!

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Everybody with a passion for improving society is welcome to the SHack! 40-60 participants (18–30 yrs) will get the chance to meet international experts, benefit from workshops and develop projects that impact society.

The SHack Vienna is for:

Open Minds

Contribute and make an impact! 

  • Generate a concept on the spot and form a team
  • Or join an existing team and help others improve society


You have an idea or concept and want to make it reality?

  • Interact and learn from experts
  • Find like minded people to work on your idea
  • Make a prototype


For people with an existing prototype, project or start-up

  • Advance your project technically
  • Develop your business
  • Scale-up and internationalize


Deadline: As soon as possible

Program Starts: October 15, 2020

Program Ends: October 17, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

Your benefits

  • Participants will dive into the weekend by meeting and networking with other participants and experts in person!
  • They will apply their knowledge and expertise on real-life cases. Get to know and be inspired by international start-ups and innovative projects.
  • And most importantly, with the input from international expert coaches, they will develop solutions that impact society!
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