Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga

Garage48 Hardware & Arts is coming to Riga! On the 29th of Sept – 1st of Oct, the Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga hackathon is welcoming participants from the Baltics and abroad! The physical prototyping hackathon for makers and creators is welcoming participants with a wide-ranging skillsets: product designers, UI / UX designers, electronics engineers, mechanics engineers, server programmers, mobile or web apps developers, marketers or researchers are all welcome! The goal of the prototyping hackathon is to bring ideas into reality within an intense 48 hour time frame!


Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga is co-organised by Garage48, TechHub Riga and hosted by RTU Design Factory. The hackathon is happening for the first time ever in Riga, while being already the fifth in line for Garage48. “Hardware & Arts hackathons by Garage48 stand out in this respect as an class on its own, and bringing it to Latvia marks a whole new era in recognition of Riga as a true hub of engineering talent and design inspiration,” said Viesturs Sosārs, the Co-founder of TechHub Riga, of this joint initiative.


The teams will get to use lots of equipment and materials that will enable them to build their prototypes. Additionally, there are mentors helping the teams out with numerous questions and problems that they may face during the creation process.


NB! There is a discount price of 15€ for the participation ticket, available only until the 11th of September, 2017.


To make the hackathon a success for the participants, there will be 2 pre-events taking place both in Estonia and Latvia. The pre-events will help the participants to prepare for the prototyping hackathon and ask questions regarding the event.


AGENDA for the pre-events:

September 25, 2017

in Tartu at SPARK HUB (Narva mnt 3)

at 16:00-20:00


September 26, 2017

in Riga

at 16:00-20:00


The registration for the hackathon is open for everyone at https://en.xing-events.com/UFZAGCR.html?mode=guestView&page=1499203%3Cbr%3E


Official website of the event: http://garage48.ee/events/ha2017riga

Join also the Facebook event page for more news and updates: Facebook event page


Garage48 Hardware & Arts Riga is sponsored by European Regional Development Fund Interreg Estonia-Latvia, RTU Design Factory, Riga Technical University, Garage48, TechHub Riga, Baltic Innovation Agency, Latvian Startup Association, Taxify, Tele2  and supported by University of Latvia,  University of Tartu Idea Lab, MassPortal.