Design, Prototype and Build solutions for climate action


    PWIT Hackathon was a 8-hour hackathon, focused on developing innovative tech solutions for climate change, with a special focus on:

    • Circular Economy;
    • Mobility;
    • Food Systems; 
    • Waste Management;
    • Extreme Weather.

    With a focus on teamwork, design thinking and prototyping, the PWIT Hackathon looked for women with innovative tech solutions for climate change. As a plus, each team was paired with a high school girl, so she could witness first-hand how to build tech products.

    The event was supported by ScaleUp Porto Call for Activities .


    For more information check our FAQ's and our Terms & Conditions.

  • Winners of the PWIT Hackathon

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    Team GMob

    GMob aims not only to impact the community but also raise awareness and quantify the good we do to the environment. The focus of GMob is a competition where there is a system of points obtained through QR codes spread over subway stations / bus / bikes / scooters and also partner restaurants.

    More about the idea and team here.



    During the hackathon the teams will work hard not only to have the best solution for the challenges but also to win the prize. The hackathon will award only one team, with a prize money of 1.500€ that must be used by the team to implement the developed solution.

    As an extra for the most motivated, the PWIT Hackathon will also award you the opportunity to participate at a Bootcamp, kindly sponsored by the HACK FOR GOOD GULBENKIAN. The Bootcamp will take place on October 19, at the Porto Innovation Hub.



    Join a full day of hands-on activities that will allow you to learn, experience and apply new tools and knowledge to your tech solutions for climate.


    10am - Welcome to the PWIT Bootcamp on Climate Action

    10.30am - Introductions & Ice-breaker

    10.45am - Applying the Social Value Generator to your idea

    1pm - Lunch time

    2pm - Inspiring Story from Inês Franco Alexandre, CEO Movimento Transformers


    We are open applications for women social entrepreneurs, who want to join our bootcamp for free.

  • Thank you to everyone that joined this initiative

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    8 intense hours of creative work for a good cause


    SATURDAY (September 28th)

    08.30am - Check-in Teams & Networking
    9.00am - Welcome Note by the Vice-President of the City of Porto, Filipe Araújo
    09.30am - Challenges & Inspiration
    10:00am - Teams Start Working
    01.00pm - Lunch*
    02.30pm/04.00pm - Parallel Workshops

    • 02.30pm - Low-Code Solutions by NOESIS;
    • 03.00pm - Unconscious Bias 101;
    • 03.30pm - Facilitating meetings for creativity and inclusion by Natixis

    03.00pm - Mentorship Sessions

    06.00pm - Stop working & Cocktail Drinks
    06.45pm - Final Pitch
    07.30pm - Winners Announcement & Closing Remarks


    *All meals are provided by the event.

  • Mentors

    We've got a top notch group of mentors!

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    Rita Cortes Valentes

    Product Designer for Positive Impact

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    John Chang

    Co-Founder and Advisor at SURFnCODE

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    Emmanuelle (Poirier) Franquelin

    Engineering Manager - Server team at Dashlane

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    Patricia Soares da Costa

    CEO and Branding Consultant at MARQUINISTA

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    Christine D.A. Hasebrink

    Strategic Marketing Expert | Author | Safari Guide

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    Tiago Ferreira

    Executive Director at InvestAmarante

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    Anabela Ferreira

    Senior Functional Support @ NATIXIS

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    Alexandre Dias

    Workstation & Packaging Team Manager @ NATIXIS

  • Jury

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    Filipe Castro

    Technology Business Manager at University of Porto

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    Cássia Ayres

    Sustainable Development Specialist

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    Luis de Melo Jerónimo

    Director Social Cohesion Programme at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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