Products for the Planet

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The Melting Pot, Edinburgh

A hackathon to empower and inspire public action for climate change, brought to you by Product Forge & Bright Purple.

As World leaders descend on Glasgow for COP26 - the most pivotal Climate Change summit of our time - we're inviting you to step up and get involved to demonstrate just how effective public involvement can be in making a real impact against the climate crisis.

Across the weekend, entrepreneurial designers, developers, data analysts, marketers, sector experts and more will develop innovative products, services or tools that educate, empower and inspire public action against some of the planet's biggest challenges.

Participants will form small cross-functional teams to work on a product prototype with support from subject matter experts and the wider technology community.

As Covid-19 precautions are still in place, the event will be hybrid, with teams formed of remote and in-venue participants. We will have all necessary measures in place to ensure a safe event for all.

Develop your career, gain new skills, network with professionals and meet talented people with a shared interest in fighting Climate Change.

Why participate at a Product Forge?

Product Forge is a career defining experience which welcomes professionals from all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise.
We connect people who do not normally have the opportunity to work together, in an environment that fosters meaningful relationships over shallow connections.
Participants join cross disciplinary teams who are tasked with identifying and solving a real challenge within their chosen subject track. Teams are coached by industry experts through each stage of the event.
You'll be immersed in a real product development process, leaving you equipped with the mindset and skills to take your project forward after the event, or to develop new ideas.
Product Forge is a creative playground that encourages focused work whilst supporting positive physical and mental wellbeing. We provide healthy food, wellness activities, and around the clock access to breakout and rest areas.
You own everything you develop at the event and set your own metrics for success. Whether your goal is to develop your skills, solve a specific business or technical challenge, find a co-founder, or simply meet like minded people - we're here to help.