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Innovation Martlesham Proud To Sponsor Innovate Suffolk Hackathon Winner’s Prize

February 3, 2020

Innovate Suffolk is pleased to be holding its second Hackathon on 27th, 28th and 29th March and Innovation Martlesham is delighted to be offering the winner a fast track entry into the well-respected Innovation Martlesham Business Incubator Facility.

Innovate Suffolk’s next hackathon taking place on the 27th – 29th of March at the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre is themed ‘the Outdoors and Agriculture’.

The challenge set comes from a place of wanting to be a bit more self sufficient. Innovate Suffolk would like to see some use of technology to help people make use of any garden space they may have to grow their own fruit and veg. As a group, we’re not the most green-thumbed people you’d ever meet, so could use all the help we can get something we can harvest. More people are looking to eat a more “veg-heavy” diet and growing your own could be a really rewarding way to make that transition.

Innovate Suffolk aims to bring together technology and start up talent across Suffolk in an open and inclusive way. One of the methods used is a hackathon where attendees work together, pitching ideas, forming teams and creating projects, supported by experienced mentors. The aim is to create, test and refine viable, real-world solutions to fulfil the challenge.

To learn more about Innovate Suffolk and the hackathon, listen to Nicky and Simon Arnold (co-founder of Fortis Recruit, and  one of the co-founders of Innovate Suffolk) in conversation.

Nicky opens by asking Simon to expand a bit more about how Innovate Suffolk started and what it is hoping to achieve to demonstrate what a dynamic place Suffolk is, especially in the tech sector.

Nicky and Simon go on to talk about the second technology hackathon that Innovate Suffolk is running at the University of Suffolk on the 27th, 28th and 29th of March 2020.  Simon explains how delighted he is to be teaming up with Innovation Martlesham who is offering the winner of the hackathon a fast-track route to the Innovation Martlesham Incubator.



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