Creative Design Hack hosted by Loughborough University London

Between 25–26 January 2019, 68 students participated in the ‘Creative Design Hack – Make London Better 2019’ to develop solutions for sustainability within London’s creative industries.

Students and Alumni from Loughborough University London teamed up with students from London College of Fashion, University College London, Birkbeck, University of East London and London South Bank University to address the question: How do you make the creative industries more sustainable in London?

The hackathon offered students and recent alumni the opportunity to come together to learn, create, test, prototype and present their ideas to tackle some of the environmental challenges facing the creative industries. All of the participants developed innovative ideas whilst networking with other students and widening their knowledge and skills.

Teams competed for the chance to win part of the £3,000 total prize fund. The winning team designed an app encouraging getting lost as an exploration tourism tool. The team in second place suggested creating sustainable water bottles from fast fashion fibres.

Hayley Jones, Student Enterprise Adviser at Loughborough University London, said:

Hackathons are a great way for our students to apply the knowledge they have learnt through developing innovative solutions to real global problems. The Creative Design Hack allowed students from six different London universities to interact and engage on some of the environmental challenges facing London’s creative industries and create lasting networks.”

The hackathon took place in our new Enterprise Hub, a modern environment designed to encourage innovative and collaborative work between individuals, start-ups and organisations of all sizes.

For other enterprise events and hackathons, take a look at our events pages.