Products for the Planet

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

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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.

Get involved

There are three ticket types for Products for the Planet 2021:


Participants join a team at the event in Edinburgh and develop a new digital product prototype with the support of our mentors. You don't need to have an idea first or know anyone before you arrive - just bring your laptop and heaps of enthusiasm! You own everything you create, and there's no obligation to work on a particular challenge.

Teams will be streamed into a set of challenge areas (to be confirmed - keep an eye on the event page!)

Watch the highlights from the last event >

Remote Participant

As a hybrid event, we're opening up registration to a small number of remote participants. Purchase this ticket to collaborate with one of our teams based at the event venue. You can be anywhere in the world, but remember we'll be running on GMT!

Presentations (FREE - Online Only)

If you can't participate, but want to see what our teams have been up to, register for the Sunday evening livestream presentations.

Participant benefits

Participant tickets include all of the items below as standard. Purchasing a ticket takes less than two minutes - you can come back and fill in optional information later.


Some of the most creative minds in climate will be attending, and through the speed networking or over dinner and activities you'll get a chance to speak to all of them!

Food & drink

Participant tickets include breakfast, lunch & dinner; six meals on Satuday and Sunday. We serve healthy food that will leave you feeling nourished and focused!


To keep you feeling good and give you regular breaks from your laptop we'll be hosting a variety of wellness activities at the venue.


You'll be supported by a team of mentors who will coach you through each stage of the event; team formation, customer discovery, prototyping and presentations.

Venue access

With late-night access to the venue from Saturday 9am until Sunday 9pm you can forget about the time and get in the zone. We'll have an open plan workspace and a quiet space for focused work.

Child friendly

Children are welcome if accompanied and we have baby changing facilities available.