Garage48 Future of Wood 2021

When 26-28 November

Where Väimela, Võru vald, Pärna tee 22 - Võrumaa Vocational School Tehnomaja.

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • FAQ
  • CHALLENGES
  • MACHINES & EQUIPMENT at TSENTER
  • Garage48 Wood is back!  It's time to create the future of wood industry! 🌲


    Garage48 in collaboration with TSENTER, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Woodhouse Association and the Estonian Research Council are inviting everyone to join us for the Garage48 Future of Wood 2021 makeathon & hackathon - to create the climate neutral and sustainable future for architecture, forestry and wood industry!

    -  -  -  🍃🌟💰 Prize pool 22000€ 💰🌟🍃-  -  -


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


    👉 REGISTER NOW👈


    Estonia has one of the highest forest coverage percentages of nearly 50% amongst developed countries, which makes our wood and forest a highly valued and special national treasure that we wish to protect and sustain, while being one of the drivers of Estonian economy in the fields of wood processing and architecture.  We have yet to find the balance between preserving our nature and managing our forests in a climate neutral and valuable way.

    What are the tools that can help in that? What new ways to better utilize wood as a building material and through that lessen the environmental effects of the construction industry? The main goal of the Garage48 Wood makeathon is to create and introduce new technological solutions that promote sustainable management and help to achieve a climate-neutral economy.


    Once again we are looking for both physical and digital prototypes. 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. 



    CHALLENGES


     369 PATTERN BUILDING SYSTEM CHALLENGE
      prize pool 11500€ 🌟


     TARTU CITY CHALLENGE: CLIMATE NEUTRAL ECONOMY in architecture, forestry and wood processing
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟
    Cleantech Estonia is giving out access to ClimateLauncphad TOP20 in Estonia 2022.


     THERMORY CHALLENGE: WOOD in URBAN ENVIRONMENT https://thermory.com/
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟


     AUROOM WELLNESS CHALLENGE
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟


     INNOVATIVE VALORIZATION OF WOOD BIOMASS
      Top teams will win follow-up prototyping opportunities at the workshops of TSENTER Competence Centre in           Väimela and Estonian Academy of Arts 🧑‍🔬
    Top team will win 2000€ worth of laboratories use and consulting at Estonian University of Life Sciences.
     

     TIMBER PRODUCTS and ARCHITECTURE for OLDER PEOPLE
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟


    METSÄ WOOD CHALLENGE for novel wood-based solutions for urban multistory construction
    prize pool of 2500€ 🌟

    The monetary prize pool is subject to any taxes that apply.

    Read more in the CHALLENGES tab
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    But do not worry if your idea does not match the topics exactly. All ideas that work towards a greener future and forestry industry are welcomed!


    MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

    You know and we know that the wood makeathon magic comes from the workshops. At your disposal are the fabulous workshops, machines & equipment of the TSENTER Centre of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing.

    They go together with on-site mentors and various materials you can use.



    COVID-19

    According to the current regulations set out by the Estonian Government, only people that have a certificate of vaccination or recovery can attend the event. To keep everyone safe there is a maximal participant limit of 80 people. If you want to be a part of the event- make sure to sign up now. 


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

    Join the event on Facebook for updates.




    See you in Väimela!
    Väimela, Võru vald, Pärna tee 22 - Võrumaa Vocational School Tehnomaja.

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    Garage48 Future of Wood 2021 is financed by the Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Research Council, Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster, Võrumaa Vocational Education Center, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Tartu city, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs, TSENTER Centre Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing, THERMORY , Metsä Wood and Rothoblaas. 

    Wednesday, November 24th
    18:00-20:00 - Ideas Pitching & team formation webinar

    Friday, November 26th

    17:00 - Check-in & snacks

    18:00 - Opening remarks

    18:15 - Checkpoint #1

    19:30 - Teamwork & mentoring begins


    Saturday, November 27th

    09:00 - Breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #2

    11:00 - Mentors go around

    13:00 - Lunch

    13:45 - Product development

    18:00 - Checkpoint #3. Development continues

    19:00 - Dinner


    Sunday, November 28th

    09:00 - Breakfast. Development continues

    10:00 - Checkpoint #4

    11:00 - Pitch drill #1

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Pitch drill #2
    18:00 - Finals

    19:30 - Award ceremony

    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?
    Teams are expected to be present in Väimela, but a few team members can help online. All the pitching, checkpoints and mentoring will happen on the spot. Team members present in Väimela 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, only people that have a certificate of vaccination or recovery can attend the event.

    WHAT WILL ACCOMMODATION LOOK LIKE?

    Accommodation will be provided to all participants - just take your sleeping bag, mattress and pillow with you and you have everything needed!

    HOW TO GET TO VÄIMELA? 
    Väimela is just on the outskirts of Võru. The easiest ways are by car or via bus from Tartu. 

    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. 

    CHALLENGES INTRO WEBINAR
    Join us on Nov 15th 19.00-20.30 (GMT+2) to learn more about the challenges.
    👉 SIGN UP 👈



    CHALLENGES

     369 PATTERN BUILDING SYSTEM 

      prize pool 11500€ 🌟

    Estonian Academy of Arts and Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster invite the hackathon participants to contribute to the 369 Pattern Building system (patternbuildings.com). 


    You are invited to:

    - Develop a service for designing and producing Pattern Buildings

    - Prototype your own house concept based on the system

    - Develop digital tools related to the system

    - Design and engineer new components for the open-source platform


    There will be technical and design mentors from the core team of Pattern Building to help you to make the most out of the event.

    The jury will offer 2 teams an opportunity to continue their work in the next 6 months and monetary support up to 11 500 EUR for building digital and physical prototypes.



     
    TARTU CITY CHALLENGE: CLIMATE NEUTRAL ECONOMY
     
    in architecture, forestry and wood processing 

    Welcoming all physical and software prototypes! Prize pool 2000€ 🌟 and a pass to Climate Launchpad Estonia TOP 20-


     THERMORY CHALLENGE: WOOD in URBAN ENVIRONMENT
     
    prize pool 2000€ 🌟

    Create innovative modular urban solutions (for facades, terrasses, outdoor areas etc.) that meet easy installation, low maintenance and fire safety requirements with using Thermory products.
    Find your inspiration at: https://thermory.com/



     AUROOM WELLNESS CHALLENGE
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟



      INNOVATIVE VALORIZATION OF WOOD BIOMASS

      


    Estonian Research Council is inviting researchers, business visionaries and technology experts to come together and use the wood makeathon as a platform to think of valorizing wood biomass in an innovative way, whether it be using chemistry, microbiology, physics or even gene technology. The outcome doesn’t have to be a prototype, it can also be a process description or an outline of a project. 


    Top teams will be supported in further prototyping of their solutions in Estonian Academy of Arts and TSENTER Competence Centre workshops and laboratories. 🧑‍🔬



     TIMBER PRODUCTS and ARCHITECTURE for OLDER PEOPLE
      prize pool 2000€ 🌟

    TSENTER Competence Centre and Ministry of Social Affairs invite you to develop solutions to support the needs of older people.
    What does architecture that brings older people to enjoy the urban environment look and feel like? How should we design and build our public indoor spaces differently in order to make them inviting, comfortable and safe for people with lessened moving or visual abilities?
    Enjoying the outdoors, exercising and getting fresh air in our forests is an essential element for keeping the body and mind healthy as we age. Are our recreation areas really accessible for older people or could we develop better support with proper paving and enough resting spots?
    Can functional furniture made of wood support older people in living a long life at the comfort of their own home, or in turn make a caring facility feel more like home?


    METSÄ WOOD CHALLENGE

    Metsä Wood challenges you to design novel wood-based solutions for urban multistory construction. The end result can be e.g. an element, module design or a structural system combining these.

    We have two main requirements for a challenge entry:  

    1. We ask you to use Kerto LVL as a primary structural material, but you are free to combine it with other materials of your choice.
    2. Entries need to be uploaded on Metsä Wood’s Opensourcewood.com platform.
     
    Open Source Wood is an online platform promoting knowledge sharing and innovation in modular wood construction. All the designs on opensourcewood.com are shared under the Creative Commons 4.0 license and so freely available to anyone.

    The winner of the challenge takes home a price of 2500€


    The monetary prize pool for all challenges is subject to any taxes that apply.
    TSENTER Centre of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing is open for the Garage48 Future of Wood participants to make your craziest ideas into prototypes! 



    PROTOTYPING MATERIALS
    We will stock various prototyping materials for the makeathon. Please let us know what you need when registering for the event!
    We're ready to do additional shopping on Saturday within reasonable wishes of the teams, but we prefer to be as prepared as possible. So please help us out here and let us know your needs. 🪵


    🛠All kinds of different woodworking machinery and quiet workspaces will enable you to bring your thoughts to life🤖


    THE SUPERSTARS
    The Mentors 

    Siim Tiisvelt
    Architect at 3+1 arhitektid, Guest lectures at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Maarika Truu
    Garage48 host & mentor
    Jörgen Dobris
    Wood industry development manager at Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Lauri Semevsky
    Product development team lead at Wood Competence Centre TSENTER
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech
    Eero Tuhkanen
    Lead Structural Engineer at 369 Pattern Buildings, Teaching Assistant at TalTech
    Kristo Kalbe
    Energy Efficient Construction Expert at TalTech, HVAC and Energy Engineer at 369 Pattern Building
    Egle Vogt
    Project Manager at Harmet, Lead System Engineer at 369 Pattern Buildings
    Ilya Vasiljev
    UX/UI design at Aividev and Creatomus
    Merit Valdsalu
    Co-Founder and CEO at Single.Earth
    Helen Kokk
    Co-Founder at MadeBy
    Ants-Hindrek Tiido
    Development Specialist at TSENTER
    Erkki Naaris
    Wood and furniture industry technologist at TSENTER
    Merle Varik
    Steering group member and expert in Dementia Competence Centre; Senior Lecturer in Tartu Health Care College
    Lauri Tuulberg
    CEO at Welement
    Orm-Gregori Joost
    Technical Sales Manager at Rothoblaas in Estonia
    Marek Mardisoo
    Product Manager at EstHus
    Kadri Piho
    Project manager and coach at Cleantech Forest
    Tuukka Kyläkallio
    Business Development Manager at Metsä Wood
    Andres Krumme
    Professor at Department of Materials and Environmental Technology at Taltech
    Donatas Galinis
    Technical salesman at Rothoblaas
    Arvi Lokk
    Wood processing lead teacher at Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Lauri Tasso
    Wood processing vocational teacher at Võru County Vocational Training Cen
    Urmas Paulus
    Wood processing vocational teacher at Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Marten Merdikes
    Factory Manager at Auroom Wellness
    Indrek Tulp
    Managing Research, Development and Innovation at the Estonian Research Council 
    Meelis Teder
    Senior Researcher in Chair of Forest Management Planning and Wood Processing Technologies at Estonian University of Life Sciences
    Jürgen Kukk
     Production Manager / Coated Products at Thermory
    Piia-Mai Rühka
    Brand Marketing Manager / Thermory Interior and AUROOM Wellness
    Linnar Pärn
    Development Manager at Estonian University of Life Sciences Institute of Forestry and Rural Engineering
    Marko Teder
    Lecturer of Timber Structures at Estonian University of Life Sciences, Member of the Board at Wood NDT OÜ
    Hannes Tarn
    Head of Development at Thermory
    Hendrik Moora
    Sales Manager / Exteriors at Thermory
    Martin Salumaa
    Development Manager at Auroom

    Organizers

    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Kadri Kõivik
    COO│ Member of the Board at Garage48
    Lauri Semevsky
    Project Manager at TSENTER Centre of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing
    Siim Eesalu
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Jörgen Dobris
    Wood industry development manager @ Võru County Vocational Training Centre
    Liisi Rohtung
    Communications specialist for science programs at Estonian Research Council
    Karina Auli
    Communications Specialist at Estonian Research Council 
    Indrek Tulp
    Managing Research, Development and Innovation at the Estonian Research Council 
    Noora Ustav
    Volunteer at Garage48
    Jana Saastamoinen
    Marketing Manager at Garage48

    The partners