HACKATHON
December 3-5
OF COAL MINING CITIES
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Mine new ideas!
Supported by:
Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine
Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine
Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
Ministry of Digatal Transformation of Ukraine
WHAT IS A HACKATON OF COAL MINING CITIES?

 hackathon
It is a continuous 24-hour competition of startups, businesses and teams, which include: architects, designers, IT developers, engineers, urban planners, ecologists, scientists, who jointly create pilot projects for Myrnograd and Chervonohrad.

The teams work under the mentorship of foreign and Ukrainian experts who have experience in implementing innovative solutions.
The purpose of the hackathon is to create projects for the revitalization of coal mines for the mono-cities of Chervonohrad and Myrnohrad, which will improve the quality of the urban environment and preserve the industrial heritage of Ukraine, as well as solve environmental problems of cities.
The solutions will be selected for piloting in Chervonohrad and Myrnohrad, and will have the potential to scale further to other cities where mines will be closed. Piloting the most interesting solutions will be supported.
RESEARCH AND PREPARATION:
The United Nations Development Program and its Innovation Laboratory have launched the project: Butterfly Effect - pilot studies that can help launch the transformation of Ukraine's coal mining cities by implementing a bottom-up approach. Hackathons are part of the program and one of the tools for the systematic transformation of cities.
1
Create system maps of pilot cities
2
Conduct deep listening and data collection about the community
3
Conduct deep listening and data collection about the environment
4
Analysing data and creating personas
5
Carry out collective interpretation and evaluation by experts
6
Hold "Mine new ideas" Hackathon
7
Compile a portfolio of initiatives and projects for cities
THE EVENT IS HELD WITH SUPPORT:
HACKATON TASKS:
During the international climate conference in Glasgow, COP26, Ukraine made a historic announcement: coal phase-out until 2035, which is not only good news for the climate, but by reducing the use of coal, we also protect our environment and improve our living conditions and our health. It also makes economic sense because renewable energy is produced at a competitive price, usually lower than fossil fuel-based generation, and because the clean energy sector has the potential to create millions of new jobs.

We are moving in the right direction, but these changes can have a negative impact on communities, most importantly, those whose livelihoods depend on the extraction and use of coal. We are at a historical turning point, a transformative moment for our societies, and we must ensure this transition is fair to all Ukrainian citizens, that its benefits reach everyone, and that the negative consequences are mitigated.

This is why the Hackathon is inviting initiative addressing the next challenges:
Task 1
Revitalization of territories on the basis of the infrastructure of former coal mines in order to create a new tourist cluster and organize an industrial route:
Establishment of a center for the study and preservation of Ukraine's industrial heritage and the introduction of new technologies - the Museum of the History of Ukraine's Industry - as part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage .

The practice of creating a network of industrial museums on the basis of closed industrial enterprises, which in 1999 merged into a large tourist project "European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH)". Currently, the route passes through 13 countries: Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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Task 2
Environmental problems of the city, with a specific focus on the coal mines closure:
Pollution of the underground and surface water, management of flooded mines and territories, intelligent ways to use the water resources, soil clean up, issues with methane and other gases, reutilization of spoil tip and other waste are some of the important sources of concern when closing coal mines. All these issues lead directly to a number of problems such as limited access to drinking water, serious human health issues, land degradation and land slide, a high risk of drought (and fire risks), severe problems in the agriculture sector (high cost and reduction of food production) and biodiversity loss.

We are looking for sustainable solutions to resolve problems. Technical (demineralization, heat generation) and Nature-based solutions (phytoremediation, bioretention areas & rain gardens, treatment wetlands) are welcome.
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Task 3:
Energy Problems:
This means the urgent need to develop alternative energy supply to the region and fight emerging "energy poverty". Number of settlements in the region depend on the coal industry and heat generation, and in some of them coal remains the only available energy source. Thus, we invite solutions that improve energy-efficient housing, fight energy poverty, facilitating access to clean, affordable and secure energy.
Task 4:
Socio-economic problems:
This means that thousands of jobs will be lost as coal mines are closed (as of 2020, the number of employees in the coal industry is 35.11 thousand people). In addition, above 250,000 people depend on the coal industry, employees' families and those engaged in related services. This will in turn have knock-on effects on associated enterprises and services, resulting in lost tax revenues for local budgets and so on.

Thus, we invite solutions that encompass a range of interventions needed to secure citizen livelihoods when economies are shifting to sustainable production. Here we focus on solutions that first of all help people, most vulnerable to the transition by facilitating employment opportunities in new sectors and those in transition, offering re-skilling opportunities and similar.
INFLUENCE THE TRANSFORMATION AND FUTURE OF COAL MONO-CITIES OF UKRAINE!
PROGRAM
Friday, December 3rd
11:00
11:00
Event opening
11:00
11:00

Alissa BAN'KOVSKAYA
Founder of SYNCHRO SPACE, Coordinator of Systemic Transformation in UNDP Fair Transition for coal regions of Ukraine project
11:15-11:45
11:15-11:45

Speeches of key stakeholders of the project with recommendations to Hackathon participants on promising solutions
11:15
11:15
Manal FOUANI
Deputy Resident Representative in Ukraine, UNDP
11:20
11:20
Oleksii Chernyshov, Minister / Ivan Lukerya, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine
11:25
11:25
Yaroslav Demchenkov, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
11:30
11:30
Irina Vereshchuk, Minister / Rostyslav Zamlynsky, Deputy Minister
Ministry of Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories
11:35
11:35
Valeriya IONAN
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation
11:40
11:40
Denis Krasnikov, Vice President, Konstantin Vorobyov, Adviser on the Transformation of Coal Regions

Yurii Kamel'chuk, People's Deputy of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
11:45-12:00
11:45-12:00
Virtual Excursion on the cities and territory of the mine that will be closed in the near future
12:00
12:00
Alexander BRYKALOV

The mayor of Myrnohrad
12:05
12:05
Andrіy ZALIVSKY
The mayor of Chervonohrad
12:10
12:10
Pavlo KYRYLENKO
Maxym KOZYTSKIY
Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration,
Head of Lviv Regional State Administration
12:15-13:30
12:15-13:30
Presentation of the results of the UNDP project The Butterfly Effect: Piloting Research to Support the Launch of Transformation of Ukraine's Coal Mining Regions.

Oksana UDOVYK, Head of UNDP Acceleration Lab, initiator of "Butterfly effect" project

Alissa BAN'KOVSKAYA, coordinator of the project
Presentation of the economic profile to the communities of Myrnohrad and Chervonograd from the Innovation Development Center.


Kateryna Ivanchenko, Project Coordinator of the Innovation Development Center
13:30-14:00
13:30-14:00
Discussion
Saturday, December 4th
10:30
10:30
Public program opening
10:40-11:40
10:40-11:40
Lecture block 1
Revitalization of the territories of former industrial enterprises: creation of a new tourist cluster and organization of an industrial route.
10:40
10:40
Arseniy KUZNETSOV
Architect and associate partner of UAU collectiv (Belgium)
Revitalization of post-industrial and mining areas on the example of Be-mine and Van Marcke Site projects
11:00
11:00
Lala TARAPAKINA
Adviser to the Minister for the Development of the Exclusion Zone at the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
11:20
11:20
Roman MININ
Artist (Ukraine)
Art for transformation and development
11:50-12:50
11:50-12:50
Lecture block 2
Potential for solving environmental and energy problems of cities: innovations and world experience.
11:50
11:50
Samer EL SAYARY
 Researcher, architect (Egypt).
Post-carbon future.
12:10
12:10
Zhanna GREBENSHCHIKOVA
Doctor of Bioengineering
Phytoremediation - a promising solution for the mine closure process
12:30
12:30
Andrii ZINCHENKO
13:00-14:00
13:00-14:00
Lecture block 3
Rethinking: hidden resources and new opportunities.
13:00
13:00
Kees KWANT       

Senior Expert on Bioenergy and Circular Biobased Economy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) (Netherlands)
From Black to Green resources, new jobs in the bioeconomy
13:20
13:20
Oleksii AFANASIEV
Strategy Director, Recycling Solutions (UMG Investments Group)
New businesses in coal mining cities: how to attract investors?
15:00 
15:00 
Start of the Hackathon
Introduction of mentors and teams.
16:00-18:00
16:00-18:00
Mentoring session 1
Idea validation
From 18:00
From 18:00
Teamwork on projects
Sunday, December 5th
12:00-14:00
12:00-14:00
Mentoring session 2

Idea crash test
17:00-19:00
17:00-19:00
 Mentoring session 3
Preparation of presentation
Monday-Thursday, December 6-9th
 
Teamwork on projects.
Individual consultations of teams with mentors.
Friday, December 10th
14:00-18:00
14:00-18:00
 
Final pitching.
Q&A session.
Selection of winners and announcement of results.
19:30 Презентація міст та завдань
Kees KWANT
Senior Expert on Bioenergy and Circular Biobased Economy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) (Netherlands)
Samer EL SAYARY
Researcher, architect
Oleksii AFANASIEV
Strategy Director, Recycling Solutions (UMG Investments Group)
Zhanna GREBENSHCHIKOVA
Doctor of Bioengineering
Taras DUMENKO
Innovations Lead, Kreston Ukraine
Kateryna PYLYPCHUK
International real estate investment expert, strategic marketer, troublemaker, business and legal advisor, social investor, and serial entrepreneur
Volodymyr KRAKOVETSKIY
Tech-entrepreneur, founder of Smart Techno and Invest startup club
Olga ROENKO
Creative entrepreneur, CEO of Royenko Agency
Kostyantyn KOLESNIKOV
Marketer, conceptualist, territorial development consultant. Coordinator of the Kyiv Strategic Community
Roman ZINCHENKO
Greencubator Co-Founder
Iryna SHVETS
Specialist in ecology, leading auditor of the environmental system
management in accordance with MS ISO 14001,
"Ecologist of the Year 2020"
Alla PETRENKO-LYSAK
Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University; researcher of social space, cities, and the new mobility
Sviatoslav YEFREMOV


Team Lead, Kreston Ukraine
Vladislav ANTIPOV
Owner and CEO of the Center for Ecology and Development of New Technologies. Vice-President of the Professional Association of Ecologists of Ukraine
Denis KRASNIKOV
Vice President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Victor YERMAKOV
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the State Ecological Academy, Environmental Auditor, UNDP Expert.
Oksana LUNIOVA
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Educational Methodology for Sustainable Development of the State Ecological Academy, Environmental Auditor, UNDP Expert
Artem PAVLICHENKO
Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of Ecology, National Mining University
Tetyana SYLA
UNDP National Community Mobilization Consultant
Anton TІSHKOVSKIY
UNDP Monitoring, Evaluation and Innovation Specialist
Galyna VASYLCHENKO
Strategic Planning Expert
USAID Economic Resilience Activity
Kostyantyn KRYNYTSKIY
Head of the energy department, Ecodiia
PROJECT EVALUATION CRITERIA
Solving the tasks set by cities
Realistic implementation of the solution
Positive impact of the solution on the city and its residents
Budget calculation for project implementation
Uniqueness and availability of innovative technology
The prospect of scaling
Effective team work on the hackathon (competencies and distribution of functionality)
Ability to present the developed solution
INFORMATION PARTNERS
If you want to become a sponsor or partner of the event - write: info@hub-synchro.space
ORGANIZERS:
Innovation hub for cities SYNCHRO SPACE
The activity of the innovation hub for cities SYNCHRO SPACE (SP) is aimed at helping cities to solve current problems and challenges of innovative projects of teams of different professionals, startups, scientists and businesses. SYNCHRO SPACE conducts unique urban hackathons, own programs and activities, as well as introduces best foreign practices for urban development.
Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
The Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is a powerful public association, which includes representatives of large, medium and small businesses, traditional enterprises, factories with a century-old history and the elite of the latest high technologies, exporters and producers of products for the domestic market. The Union has a history dating back to February 15, 1992.
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