Information published on 31 August 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

In autumn 2021 UIC, in partnership with SWJTU, is organising two online “Train the Trainers” training sessions.

  • Training
  • Expertise Development
  • Hackathon
  • Promoting
  • Universities

The first session, “How to hold a Hackathon”, will be held on Thursday 23 September 2021. The second session will be held on 21 October 2021 and will focus on “How to innovate in a Hackathon”.

The purpose of these training sessions is to improve the capacity of universities, corporate or independent training centres, and/or HR departments to offer training and practice in Hackathons, a popular and attractive event amongst younger generations.

The session of 23 September on “How to hold a Hackathon” will review the different steps required for the smooth running of a Hackathon. It will therefore target organising committee members and all staff involved in the different stages of organising a Hackathon (teachers, professors, administrative staff, etc.)
The online training session will be very much based on case studies, as outlined below:

  • Hackathon cases: Introducing the history, form, significance and the spirit of the Hackathon through case studies.
  • How to hold a Hackathon: Introducing the process of Hackathon organisation using case studies.
  • Workshop: Referring back to the Hackathon preparation process introduced in the previous section, brainstorming and group discussions to work out a general design of the TrainRail Hackathon competition for each region.

For further information and registration, please go to

This training is free for partners of the first TrainRail Hackathon 2021-2022. More information about the TrainRail Hackathon can be found at

For further information, please contact Nathalie Amirault at

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