The Marimekko Designathon Competition

 The international Marimekko Designathon
invites creators to challenge the traditional convention
  of the textile and clothing industry
with the help of VR and AR technologies.

The international Marimekko Designathon invites creators to challenge the traditional convention of the textile and clothing industrywith help of VR and AR technologies./span>

Hyvä Myrsky (good storm) pattern, designed by Maija Louekari
Hyvä Myrsky (good storm)pattern,
designed by Maija Louekari


Marimekko’s theme during the 100th anniversary
of Finland’s independence is bold patterns and doing things
together open-mindedly. In collaboration with Slush, Europe’s
leading event for technology and start-ups, and Junction,
the largest hackathon in Europe, we encourage participation
in and create opportunities for innovation: we invite 50 younger
generation creators to take part in the Marimekko Designathon competition
that aims to challenge the traditional conventions
of the textile and clothing industry.

The international hackathon event combines design and technology
in order to come up with new innovative solutions
with the help of virtual reality and augmented reality
technologies

The Marimekko Designathon will be held
at Marimekko’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland over
a weekend from 15 to 17 September 2017,
in conjunction with the Helsinki Design Week. 

On Sunday 17 September 2017, a jury will select
the top 3–5 ideas from approximately 10 entries.
The winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas
to an audience of investors and startups at Slush 2017,
30 November – 1 December.

  The sign-up for the Marimekko Designathon
lasts until 31 August 2017.
Marimekko’s theme during the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence is bold patterns and doing things together open-mindedly. In collaboration with Slush, Europe’s leading event for technology and start-ups, and Junction, the largest hackathon in Europe, we encourage participation in and create opportunities for innovation: we invite 50 younger generation creators to take part in the Marimekko Designathon competition that aims to challenge the traditional conventions of the textile and clothing industry.

The international hackathon event combines design and technology in order to come up with new innovative solutions with the help of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies

The Marimekko Designathon will be held at Marimekko’s headquarters in Helsinki, Finland over a weekend from 15 to 17 September 2017, in conjunction with the Helsinki Design Week. 

On Sunday 17 September 2017, a jury will select the top 3–5 ideas from approximately 10 entries. The winners will have the opportunity to present their ideas to an audience of investors and startups at Slush 2017, 30 November – 1 December.

  The sign-up for the Marimekko Designathon
lasts until 31 August 2017.






If you have questions about the hackathon or participation, please contact: 

designathon@hackjunction.com