Tomorrow, March 22, the first MAKEathon of the Green Entrepreneurs of the Future (GFF) project out of three, will take place at Árskóli in Sauðárkrókur. The other two MAKEathon will take place before Easter at Bolungarvík Primary School and Nesskóli in Neskaupstaður. The MAKEathon project is an innovation competition that lasts for two days
In this first MAKEathoni, 31 students in the ninth grade participate. They work together in teams competing to present a solution to the challenge:
How can we reduce the use of plastic when packing fish and shrimp?
They try to create a kind of prototype, among other things in collaboration with FabLab Íslands 'workshop in each place, in addition to which Matís' staff will be on site to assist.
Students saw the challenge when they received visits from the fisheries companies Dögun and FISK Seafood and were educated about their activities, which was one part of the GFF project. In addition, they gained insight into possible challenges in terms of the effects of climate change on the ocean and their immediate environment, which was part of one of the project's workshops, Studio 4.
All GFF material will be made available after the project is completed.
The Green Entrepreneurs of the Future project started in schools in September 2021 and MAKEathonin is the last part of the project. The national competition between the three schools will take place in May and its results will be announced in the Innovation Week, on 20 May. The project is funded by the Climate Fund.
This winter, the television station N4 has recorded material for a television show about the project, and the filmmakers will be from them on site. The show will be shown on the television station this autumn, where the project will be presented in its entirety.
For more information, please contact the project manager Justine Vanhalst via email Justine@matis.is. Schools that want to participate in the future are especially encouraged to get in touch.
Here you can follow the progress of the project: