Rehtink - a creative marathon that connects visionaries with innovative companies
What is Rethink?
WHAT WERE THE CHALLENGES OF RETHINK 2019?
Smart Cities: Rethinking how the city works and lives challenged the participants to create innovative solutions in order to improve the current way of living and working in the city. Their innovative solutions could be in any area from technology to transportation, waste management and security.
The three-day creative marathon was kicked off by a conference on the topic Smart Cities, where well-known entrepreneurs and managers gave an introduction to the topic and shared their own experience in the field. The participants were grouped into 18 multidisciplinary teams, and after the conference started to work on creating their innovative solutions for the future Smart City of Skopje. They had help and guidance from the facilitators and more experts who were their mentors during the event. Their goal was to combine existing innovations, create new ones, and build a concept and business model around them. In the end, the expert jury decided which were the 3 best solutions and the winning team got awards and opportunities to continue developing their idea.