In collaboration with Lendlease, International Towers will proudly host an exclusive ‘hackathon’, where members of our community have an opportunity to learn from world experts and help solve a very real problem.
The Lendlease Innovation Lab (The Lab) has partnered with Stanford Adjunct professors Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley from Stanford University’s d.school and R U OK? to create a community event that teaches the fundamentals to applying idea generation techniques to solving diverse challenges. It’s a fast-paced approach to validating and testing innovations and is a great opportunity for budding innovators to work with and learn from world-class experts from Stanford University’s d school.
The Challenge statement is: ‘How might we help young men in Barangaroo overcome the perceived stigma of talking about their feelings when they need help’ and was co-developed with R U OK?, a community organisation and nation-wide campaign dedicated to suicide prevention by inspiring and empowering everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life.
Apart from contributing to a very worthy initiative, the hack will provide valuable lessons and insights into efficiently generating problem-solving techniques, as well as teaching participants how to think quickly and refine broad ideas into workable concepts.
Date: 27th August 2019
Time: 11 am – 12 pm
Venue: International Towers, Tower Three, South Lobby