The next step in our Future United series, the Foreign Policy Hackathon, is coming on July 1 in central London.
As part of our Future United series, six teams of millennial innovators have been researching some of the biggest global challenges in foreign policy and emerging technology, and how business, society and government in the UK can meet them. Our Hackathon is all about connecting their initial ideas to experts and professionals across industries to help find solutions to the challenges and refine their ideas further.
The six areas identified by our teams are:
• Artificial intelligence
• Fake news/echo chambers
• Defence innovation
• Cyber security
• Global citizenship awareness for young people
• Green technology and trade
The day will connect the team to advisors, mentors and experts across foreign policy, technology and creative design to develop their early stage solutions into tangible ideas. At the end of the day, teams will present back a business plan or proof of concept for the idea – with one being named the winner of the hack by a panel of judges.
This event is the second event leading up to our final showcase of the ideas at the end of the year to decision makers from across the public and private sectors, government officials and civil servants.