Hosted by: MD5 

Developers. Engineers. Designers. Join a hackathon challenge unlike any other. Work with other innovators from the DoD (Department of Defense), MIT Innovation Initiative, AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America), and the MIT community to build product prototypes that incorporate functional fabrics as part of a system that addresses emergency response in challenging environments.

These environments may include disaster sites, conflict zones, and other scenarios of emergency response. Experts from the field will provide unique insights into the challenges of communications, data collection and emergency response in these environments.

Beside access to advanced fabric technologies, hackathon participants will have the opportunity to be mentored by a diverse group of experts: mentors who are experts in the hackathon “challenge” areas, technology mentors, and pitch mentors.

Winning team(s) to receive up to $15K to further develop their ideas.


MD5 Hacking Emergency Response
Advanced Functional Fabrics in Challenging Environments

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4 pm to Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3 pm

MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Registration is now open! If you are bringing a team with you, each team member will need to register separately. Not part of a team? No worries, the hackathon facilitator will help teams form at the start of the event.


For more information, visit the MD5 website

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