SustainCityHack kicks off

Between April 8 and 10, 2022, the French Embassy in Romania, the French Institute in partnership with ROTSA and Cluj Hub are organizing the European Meetings in Transylvania in the form of a hackathon, #SustainCityHack - Urban mobility l Regeneration l Planning & Development. 

In 2022, the European meetings in Transylvania will take the form of a hackathon on urban sustainability, sustainable development and regeneration

In period 8 – 10 April 2022Embassy of France in RomaniaFrench Institute in partnership with Rots(Romanian Tech Startups Association) and ClujHub organizes the European Meetings in Transylvania in the form of a hackathon, #SustainCityHack – Urban mobility l Regeneration l Planning & Development, online on mobility, regeneration and urban planning for the sustainable development of cities. 

During 36 hours the participants will be able to develop, in teams of 3-5 members, an innovative solution to help urban concentrations use their resources more efficiently and create sustainable urban environments by exploring the connections between urban areas and peripheries (municipalities, villages). During the competition, the teams will be able to benefit from the expertise of Romanian and French mentors. 

            Registrations for the event can be done exclusively as a team, by completing the form this form, the registration deadline being April 7 (inclusive). The event will take place online on the Discord platform, and the language of communication will be English. 

"For eleven years, the European Meetings in Transylvania have been a major event in Franco-Romanian cooperation on territorial development. In 2022, they will bring together actors from France and Romania in a multidisciplinary framework, to design innovative solutions to meet the challenges of sustainable urban development", Laurence Auer, French Ambassador to Romania. 

#SustainCityHack Involves objective 11 of Sustainable Development: sustainable cities are created by transforming mobility and facilitating green transport, limiting traffic in the city center, reconversion of urban land, reclaiming urban space, planning a harmonious and reasonable development of cities. 

"In Romania, 55% of the population lives in urban areas, however, we are at the bottom of the ranking at the EU level in terms of urbanization, sustainable and sustainable development of cities. Through the #SutainCityHack event, we want to gather at the same table territorial development experts, urban planners, architects, builders, project managers, entrepreneurs, urban mobility experts, representatives of public institutions, representatives of civil society to join forces and realize the more innovative solutions for the cities of the future.”, Cristiana Bogățeanu, Executive Director of ROTSA (Romanian Tech Startups Association). 

Challenges for which teams must find solutions: 

  • ●      Urban mobility  the development of sustainable urban mobility requires the definition of alternative modes of public transport and must aim to improve the quality of life of the city's inhabitants by providing the services they need close to home;
  • ●      Urban regeneration – urban regeneration aims at revitalizing urban spaces, renovating urban heritage and placing culture at the center of coexistence, transforming cities into pleasant places to live;
  • ●      Urban planning  sustainable and prospective development  sustainable urban development must be based on a spatial organization that takes into account the challenges of climate change and that ensures air and water quality, clean energy, respect for biodiversity.

#SustainCityHack – Urban mobility l Regeneration l Planning & Development

MENTORS who have joined the event so far: Șuteu Adrian – Operations Manager @Transylvania Angels Network; Daniel Andor – Founder & Lead Product Designer @Durran; Birlea Tudor – Partnerships & Expansion @Digital 2 Law; Vadan Mircea – Manager @Activize; Lupu Florian Georgina – CEO @Wolfpack Digital; Simona Paraschiv – President @Asociatia InspirAction; Choban Philip – CEO @Telios Care; Karla Merza – Entrepreneur & Agile Coach; Bricov Alex – Designer / Creative @UEFISCDI; Preluca Raluca – Partner & Senior Consultant Co-founder, Șerban Țigănaș – Architect. 

from jury members so far: Lupu Florian Georgina – CEO @Wolfpack Digital; Giustiniani Joseph – Cooperation Attaché @ French Embassy in Romania; Ignat Smaranda – Co-founder @PropTech Romania; Pasc Tudor – Manager @ClujHub, Ovidiu Cîmpean – Director of the Department of Communication, Local Development and Project Management @Cluj-Napoca City Hall.

Partnerships of the event so far are: Cluj IT Cluster; DIH4Society; C-EDU Education Cluster; Student League from "Vasile Alecsandri" University in Bacău; Codette; UNSR – National Union of Students from Romania; North-West RDA (INNO Department); TOP Minds; OctagonHUB; Digital 2 Law; Technical University of Cluj-Napoca; Association Worried about the Future; Civil Society Gala; Smart Cities of Romania Cluster; Student Organization of Technical University Cluj-Napoca (OSUT Cluj); PropTech Romania; ROCK X;; Commons; Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE);; Techcelerator; Florin Rosoga; THE NEWS OF TRANSYLVANIA; EMCC Romania; InspirAction Association; DIGITALIO; University of Petrosani Students Union;,;; Organization of medical students; Techcelerator; InspirAction Association. 

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