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The Dublin last event was a big success. The organisers were also keen to keep improving on the experience based upon feedback from the first event in San Francisco, and the following one in Dublin back in September. At the September event a number of teams came up with interesting potential business ideas. This new event is linked to the Web Summit, and could produce an interesting synergy between both events.

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Here are the press release details


Design and Hardware Hackathon to include panel discussion with contributions from TechShop, Airbnb, Kano, Paul Cocksedge Studio and PCH

1-3 November: DCU Innovation Campus

Sponsors |Airbnb |Allied Irish Bank | Design Partners | Each&Other | Intel |Nordic Semiconductor

November 2014 – PCH, the company that designs custom manufacturing solutions for startups and Fortune 500 companies has confirmed that experts from some of the world’s leading companies will join Ireland’s first Design and Hardware Hackathon, which it is co-hosting with DCU on November 1-3 at the DCU Innovation Campus in Glasnevin.

The event is being run in partnership with the National College of Art and Design and Web Summit. It aims to encourage collaboration among industrial designers and the next generation of connected device and ‘internet of things’ innovators. Over 36 hours, it will bring together designers, makers, connected hardware enthusiasts and innovators to pitch their hardware ideas, and then form teams to conceive, design and make prototypes of the next generation of connected devices, supported throughout by cutting-edge design expertise and with access to some of the best hardware equipment available globally.

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Open public tech workshops take place from 1:30pm on Saturday 1st November and will feature a screening of Maker: The Movie.

Mark Hatch, CEO and Co-founder at TechShop, will introduce the final pitching sessions where participating teams will present their completed prototypes to a panel of judges including representatives from DCU, PCH and NCAD.  TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software.

Winners will be announced following the panel discussion. The team which designs and prototypes the winning device will receive a €1,500 prize from PCH to further develop their product, consulting from Each&Other to perfect their design and tickets to the Web Summit. The runners-up will receive €1,500 and the third placed team will receive €500.

Tickets for the event cost €40. It is a non-profit event with ticket costs going directly towards support for the weekend activities for the participants. Tickets can be purchased on the event website and by clicking here.

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