International Hydrogen-Themed Hackathon to Take Place in October


From October 6th to 8th, the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL), located at Ķengaraga Street 8, in collaboration with leading Latvian companies and organizations, will host the international “Hydrogen X Future Hackathon”. The event will be dedicated to the currently relevant topic of hydrogen and renewable energy resources. The grand prize for the hackathon is €3000. 

Join the hackathon and shape the future while having the unique opportunity to collaborate on innovative energy solutions with esteemed partners such as Latvenergo AS, Riga International Airport, the Freeport of Riga Authority, and the Green Tech Cluster Latvia. These partners have prepared challenges, including the following:

  • “Services, business models and technologies for AS “Latvenergo” hydrogen business”
  • “A small-scale H2 valley”
  • “Business case for Hydrogen in the Freeport of Riga”
  • “Business case for Green Ammonia Latvia & Europe”

The hackathon is supported by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia Technology Business Center.

Throughout the event, attendees can nurture their ideas in an inventive setting, network with peers, and gain insights from experienced mentors and industry experts.

The event's digital platform will facilitate online collaboration, allowing participants to form teams, connect with mentors, and bring their ideas to fruition during and before the hackathon. The culmination on October 8th, recognized as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, will see teams presenting viable commercial outcomes related to hydrogen, promoting a carbon-neutral future for Latvia and beyond.

Additionally, the event will feature expert lectures, enlightening participants on the product commercialization journey - from conception to a market-ready product. Emphasis will also be placed on the startup and accelerator ecosystem in Latvia.

Participation in the Hydrogen X Future Hackathon is free.

Apply until September 29th.

The event is organized by ISSP UL and the ISSP UL Foundation.

Esteemed event collaborators include Latvenergo AS, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia Technology Business Center, SJSC Riga International Airport, the Freeport of Riga Authority, the Green Tech Cluster Latvia (project BalticSeaH2).

More information about the “Hydrogen X Future Hackathon”, challenges and registration for participation in the event:

For inquiries, reach out to [email protected].