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EYnovation™ ONLINE Hackathon| Future-proofing the Graphic Arts Industry

October 12, 2020

EYnovation™ ONLINE Hackathon| Future-proofing the Graphic Arts Industry



This online Hackathon, organized by VIGC and EY, will future-proof the Graphic Arts Industry.

Pre-registration: Virtual International VIGC Hackathon - How to future proof the graphic arts industry?

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The graphics sector is at a crossroad to give its future a new twist. Both internal and external challenges play an important role in this. Innovation and digitization are hereby linked to new products, services and business operations.

Together with EY and the entire graphics industry, VIGC is joining forces to help shape the future of the graphics sector with highly targeted and innovative solutions. Future-proof graphic innovations regarding internal organization, new services or products and business models will form the basis of this first graphic Hackaton ‘Graphic communication enterprise of the future. How to future proof our industry?‘

During 24 hours teams of startups, scale-ups, corporates and students will have the opportunity to collaborate and create digital and innovative solutions relevant for the Graphic Arts Industry. A diverse and dedicated team of experts and coaches will assist you during the process. After the hacking, you will have to present your suggestion to a mixed jury of experts.

Hackathon Webpage:

Who are we looking for?

For this hackathon, we are looking for startups, scale-ups, established organizations, developers, UX/UI designers who want to grab the opportunity to contribute to the future of graphics sector. All sector stakeholders are invited to contribute to the sector’s most pressing challenges you will find below!

The Challenges

We are specifically looking for teams that can hack together innovative and disruptive solutions in one of the following areas:

- Commercial print Challenge : How to reinvent the commercial print segment?

- Packaging & Labels Challenge: How to create new added value for brand owners?

- Publishing Challenge : How to create hybrid (digital & physical) added value for future publishing?

- Industrial Printing Challenge : How can leaving the beaten track create added value for the graphic arts industry?

How to apply?

Register now and fill in the registration form. Either you can subscribe to this hackathon individually (and will be paired with other participants), or with your own team.

What's in it for you?

Winners of the challenges present their MVP at the VIGC Cogress on the 15th of October in front of experts and industry decision-makers.

Dedicated diverse team of coaches with different expertise (field experience, business expertise, technical skills, etc.).

Opportunity to contribute to the future of grapichs sector with like minded people.

Application process and timeline of Hackathon

- Registrations are open

- Date: Registrations close and selection of the participants

- 14/09/20: Pre-hackathon event – Detailed Explanation of the Challenges and formation of teams

- 12/10 - 13/10/20 : Virtual hacking - How to futureproof our industry?

- 15/10/19: Winning teams will present their solution at VIGC Congress


See you there!

PS: For more information feel free to contact the EYnovation team

VLAIO (Vlaams Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen) attaches great importance to topics such as these. Therefore this workshop is part of our EYnovation program execution for VLAIO and is as such open to all Flanders-registered start-ups. In function of the audience, the workshop will be given in Dutch or English.

Date And Time


October 12, 2020 - 09:00


October 13, 2020 - 18:00


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