Today marks the launch of the Geneva Resilience Hack a programme which aims to respond to the economic impacts of the current pandemic by developing disruptive projects. The Hack is open to everyone and will take place between 12 and 14 June 2020. Nine different themes will be examined during the Hack, including: telework, technologies in support of retailers and restaurants, training and learning, sustainable expression, culture and fashion and the future of events and business tourism, amongst others.
The Hack is part of the Open Innovation Programme, a crisis and resilience innovation fund launched by the Department of Economic Development of the Canton of Geneva, the University of Geneva and the HES-SO Geneva, Open Geneva. The programme is a a new aid measure for the Geneva economy, which is intended to support the actors of International Geneva and the population as a whole.
Thomas Maillart, President of the Open Geneva association, had published a series of first hand accounts of resilience hacks on Heidi.news during the Versus Virus Hackaton (April 2020):