Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine

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When 25-27 November 2022

Where Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

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  • Garage48 Future of Wood: Rebuild Ukraine

    Let’s build, create and revalue the use of wood, for the purpose of rebuilding Ukraine.


    It is our 6th year in a row to gather experts and industry enthusiasts to develop the wood industry even further with innovative ideas and never seen before prototypes. This time all the creative and out of the box ideas are welcome to rebuild Ukraine 🇺🇦 in a green and sustainable manner. Garage48, Estonian Academy of Arts, TSENTER Competence Center and Estonian Research Council invite you to create the future of wood.


    Whether you have the knowledge and know-how, or you’re passionate about the cause - let's come together and make a difference!

    You can join with or without an idea, as an individual or a team!


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    🇺🇦 Ukraine has been fighting a war on their home since February 24th. They need our ongoing support now as much as when the invasion began.

    We believe that the Future of Wood makeathon can be a place to contribute to this matter. Let’s create collaboration between Estonia and Ukraine to build, create and revalue the use of wood, for the purpose of rebuilding in Ukraine. World always needs bright ideas to better the industry and the use of its resources.


    The event will be held fully onsite in Tallinn and all participants are expected to join us on the spot.

    Participants from Ukraine either with full teams or individually, can join the makeathon online and join teams via an online matchmaking event happening before the main event.


    The focus topic this year are:

    🪵 Modular, circular and climate neutral construction.

    🪵 Technologies for rapid design, engineering and production.

    🪵 Smart valorization of biomass in construction and long-lasting products.

    🪵 Roll-up, Fold-up, Flip-up, Pack-up - products that fit perfectly into, onto or next to modular buildings.
    Read more about the the topics under the "Focus topics" tab.



    What to expect?

    🌳You can look forward to spending 48 hours with people that share the same interest and passions. To work together to tackle challenges that result in new ways to utilize wood better as a building material and through that lessen the environmental effects of the construction industry. 🪵♻️

    🌳You will have the best workspaces and mentor to assist with your prototype.

    🌳There will be a prize pool to support the implementation of best prototypes 🤩.

     

    💫 That is what great ideas are made of 💫


    The end result we seek at the makeathon is either physical or digital prototypes. So whether you are someone who works with a CNC machine, a chisel or a laptop - we welcome you!

    Architects, product designers, wood technologists and chemists, engineers and industry practitioners, forestry experts, climate and environmental experts, software engineers, designers, data scientists, marketers and business visionaries.



    MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

    The workshops are the heart of the action at the wood makeathon and it is no different this year. EKA is kindly offering their amazing and top of the class workshops, machines & equipment. You have access to on-site workshop mentors and to various materials you may need to turn your idea into a tangible prototype. 

    For more information check the "MACHINES & EQUIPMENT" tab.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at noora@garage48.org.


    Join the event on Facebook for updates.

    See you in Tallinn!


    Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn - Estonia Academy of Arts



    Garage48 Future of Wood 2022 is financed by Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Research Council.


    18.10.2022 Pre-event "SekMo cooperation day: WOOD"

    Best place to mingle with scientist behind wood related research and industry startups.
    👉 More info 

    👉 Register here


    18.11.2022 Matchmaking event - online

    Come and pitch your idea to find new team members.


    Friday, Nov 25th

    17:00 - Check-in & snacks

    18:00 - Opening remarks

    18:30 - Pitching ideas in 90"

    19:30 - Refreshment break (if necessary)

    19:50 - Pitching ideas in 90"

    20:45 - Team formation

    22:00 - Teamwork begins!

    Saturday, Nov 26th

    09:00 - Breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #1

    11:00 - Mentoring round starts

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Pitch drill workshop

    14:30 - Teamwork continues

    18:00 - Checkpoint #2. Development continues.

    19:00 - Dinner  

    20:00 - Development continues

    Sunday, Nov 27th

    09:00 - Breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #3

    11:00 - Pitch drill session #1

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Pitch drill session #2

    16:00 - Snacks & refreshments

    17:30 - Finals.

    19:30 - Award ceremony, networking & clean-up

     🪵 Modular, circular and climate neutral construction.

    While prefabrication is a key to sustainable large scale construction, modularity for circular use of buildings can lead to radically new ways of financing construction. We challenge teams to propose new modular building solutions for the purpose of rebuilding Ukraine. Developed buildings should be modular, made largely of biogenic materials, and designed for reuse. First prototyped in Estonia, the production of these buildings should shift to Ukraine engaging local people and businesses and turning Ukraine from the consumer to the supplier of climate neutral buildings, serving the demand from the EU.

     🪵 Technologies for rapid design, engineering and production.

    Both digital technologies for imagining and production technologies for realization of green buildings. High tech for design and planning, pop-up factories for rapid production, harnessing local people for distributed production.

     🪵 Smart valorization of biomass in construction and long-lasting products.

    Technologies for capturing low quality biomass in products and buildings (for achieving climate neutrality).

    Some examples: 

     🪵 Roll-up, Fold-up, Flip-up, Pack-up - products that fit perfectly into, onto or next to modular buildings.

    Using wood- and biomass-based materials and innovative approaches and quick-fixes for revitalising urban enviroment with timber. Adaptable and flexible interiors and outdoor furniture for modular buildings. Use of digital technologies for the interior division of space and adaptable and flexible furniture to respond to a growing need to access functional spaces at affordable costs. We expect solutions with adaptable and mobile components in order to allow contributing to affordability since it provides the necessary utility without the need to resort to larger construction areas. Solutions should respond to the challenge of the circular economy.

    EKA various workshop spaces are open for the Garage48 Future of Wood participants to make your most imaginative ideas into prototypes!


    Woodworking Area


    Is divided among three rooms: a machinery room, a classroom furnished with workbenches, and a finishing room for painting and fashioning plastic models from various fibers.

    Depending on the material, the Woodworking Area allows for sawing, chiselling, planing, milling, boring, lathing, sanding, gluing and bending various materials laminated in a vacuum.


    The Prototyping Lab

    Hosts the 3D printers, CNC milling machines, laser cutters and electronics subjects. The prototyping lab has 10 3D printers using plastic and wood fiber filament, three smaller CNC milling machines, one large CNC milling machine (500x400x40mm) with a very high precision class for metal and one laser cutting machine with a large work area. In addition, the lab has a wide selection of battery powered tools, manual tools, electronic tools and modeling equipment.

    The 3D Lab


    Tools for prototyping and digital environment outputs into physical space:

    - 100W laser cutter with an operating area of 600 × 900 mm (can be used by those who have completed training)

    - Universal Robots UR10 6-axis Kobot


    Digitalization of 2D/3D/4D analogue/physical environment:

    - Microscribe G2L 3D digitizer with an operating area of 1500 mm (can be used by those who have completed training)

    - Leica Disto S910 3D and laser distance meter (can be used by those who have completed training)

    - Flir E5 thermal camera (can be used by those who have completed training)


    WHAT IS A GARAGE48 HACKATHON ALL ABOUT?

    Hackathon is a weekend-long intensive development event to work out new web and mobile applications or novel services and products and bring new startups to life. The event is open for both university students and already working specialists. We start on Friday with only one goal in mind - to have a working prototype by Sunday to present to the jury. All the teams will be supported by internationally experienced mentors throughout the event.


    WHO WILL OWN MY IDEA?

    The developed product's IP remains the property of the team, who is participating in the program. If any outside party (investors, other companies, governmental organizations) wishes to proceed and acquire the prototype developed during the hackathon, a mutual agreement must be signed about the IP. The organizers, partners and sponsors of the program will not take over any rights or equity in the ideas at the hackathon. The team will agree among themselves on who owns a part of the idea.


    CAN I PARTICIPATE ONLINE?

    The event will be held fully onsite in Tallinn and all participants are expected to join us on the spot. Participants from Ukraine either with full teams or individually, can join the makeathon online and join teams via an online matchmaking event happening before the main event.

    All the pitching, checkpoints and mentoring will happen on the spot. Team members present in Tallinn are responsible for the experience of online team members.


    WHAT ARE THE COVID-19 RULES?

    Following the current regulations set out by the Estonian Government all public meetings and events are allowed. It is recommended to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces and in public transport, especially for risk groups. It is also recommended to keep a reasonable distance, if possible, and to wash or disinfect hands regularly.


    WHAT WILL ACCOMMODATION LOOK LIKE?

    Accommodation will be provided to the participants in Estonian Academy of Arts floor premises - just take your sleeping bag, mattress and pillow with you and you have everything needed!


    HOW WILL THE PRIZE MONEY BE DISTRIBUTED?

    All the prize money will be subject to taxes and will be distributed by Garage48 or the challenge partner. The distribution of prize money between the team members is a matter of the team members to decide. Prize money payment can be made to one person or several.


    Organizers

    Kadri Tiisvelt
    COO│ Member of the Board at Garage48
    Noora Ustav
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Anna Tommingas
    Manager of Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK
    Lauri Semevsky
    Project Manager at TSENTER Centre of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing
    Jörgen Dobris
    Wood industry development manager @ Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Indrek Tulp
    Managing Research, Development and Innovation at the Estonian Research Council 
    Liisi Rohtung
    Communications specialist for science programs at Estonian Research Council

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