Young women of Järva!
It’s time your ideas for safer, more accessible and innovative cities are recognised and scaled.
Come join Järva Innovation camp, Saturday 21 May!
We will support your vision and help to transform it into reality!
Cities of the world are becoming smarter, how can women and girls enjoy unrestricted movement? Limited accessibility can mean that it is difficult to get around with a pram, wheelchair or small children. Poor security can mean that freedom of movement is restricted in some parts of the city due to insecurity.
Do you want to come up with a solution?
21 May 2022 10 – 16
Rinkeby Folkets Hus
Skårbygränd 1, 163 72 Spånga
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Who can participate?
If you identify as non-binary or female and are at least 18 years of age, you are welcome to register. You need not have expertise in urban planning, or be an experienced programmer or coding. Your passion and lived experience of navigating your city are all you need to develop your ideas.
The winning team will have have a place in the EQUALS-EU incubation programme. Together with winners from 25 other countries, the winning team with the support of mentor(s) to grow their idea and business accumen over a six month period.
Teams that successfully complete the incubation programme will have the chance to compete for limited places in the Summer School, that will take them to countries such as Spain and Switzerland.
Sounds good? Want to join? Of course you do! Register now!
Want to know even more?
Great! Here is more information about the first prize – we will give you event details soon.
More about the first prize
The winning team gets a place in the EQUALS-EU incubator programme.
Read more about what that programme entails here:
Incubator programme to develop your idea
The innovation camps and hackathons winners win a place at the six-month-long incubator program running from June 2022 until the end of November 2022. The program intends to support the winners in their endeavor to get their idea further developed and hopefully result in MVPs or completed products and services that can be the basis of new businesses that can continue to prosper after the program has ended.
The program is open for women, men, and non-binary persons and will consist of the following activities: Six two-hour online workshops on zoom covering topics like design thinking, universal design of products and services, how to keep your startup safe (Cybersecurity), and business development. Monthly mentoring Q&A sessions with experts – both from private and public sector. Access to the incubator program portal – containing all the teaching material and additional learning resources.
Chance to compete for a place in the summer school of 2023
Participants from the winning hackathon and innovation camps’ teams who successfully complete the six-month long incubation programme will be invited to apply for a fully-funded slot in the three-week EQUALS EU professional development summer school and leadership bootcamp taking place in June 2023.
The summer school will kick off with a one week professional development bootcamp on “Transformational Leadership and Gender Equality Modelling”, then continue in Geneva, Switzerland with a one-week professional development bootcamp on “Eliminating exclusion and advancing women’s digital rights” hosted by the Graduate Institute and finally end in Valencia, Spain with a one week professional development bootcamp on “Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation Methods for Applied Computing and Information Technology”hosted by the University of Valencia
The summer school will culminate with a pitch-off in Valencia coordinated by The Forge, where the 24 scholarship recipients will present their start-ups before the Gender Equitable Investment Group
More on the summer school selection
The criteria for selection include diverse geographical representation from among the hackathon and innovation camp countries as well as a strong letter of motivation; Preference will be given to candidates who identify as women, non-binary, transgender, or who represent a minority group (NB: Please note that there will be only 24 slots available for the Summer School in total)
Participants who are successfully chosen and complete the three-week summer school programme will be issued with a certificate of completion signed by GSMA, Oslo Metropolitan University, University of Valencia, the Graduate Institute and Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs and recognized by the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age