Novi Sad, Serbia

Let’s get started!


From 10:00 | Registration for participants

10:30–10:45 | Welcome and official Opening
with Joseph Mellott, Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Katarina Živanović, OPENS, and Birgit Kolb, EYA Project Manager

10:45–11:15 | What’s the purpose of the EYA Social Hackathon? Idea, procedure and more
Birgit Kolb, EYA Project Manager, AUT

11:15–11:45 | Inspirational and Knowledge Keynote on topic
Leila Hadžić, Co-founder Laboratorium, BiH; Damjan Damnjanovic, Health Tec Lab; Marko Savkovic, HTC

11:45–12:15 | Networking Games | Get to know your colleagues

Lunch & Mind Regeneration (beverages and snacks provided)

13:15–14:00 | Brainstorming Ideas

14:00–14:30 | Ideas Pitching

14:30–20:30 |Group Forming and start working


Novi Sad, Serbia

Roll up your sleeves!


9:00–18:00 | Work on your digital prototypes!
(snacks, beverages and lunch provided throughout the day)

Onsite and Online Coaches giving advice throughout the day (tbc)
Onsite Coaches: Stefan Ćupurdija, Real Choice AgencyDamjan Damnjanovic, Health Tech Lab; Leila Hadžić, Laboratorium; Muris Halilovic, Bookvalno; Beáta Kurucz, EIT Health Innostars; Marko Savkovic, HTC; Vladimir Trkuljja, UNICEF Innovation Fund; Vladimir Vucurovic, Zumoko
Online Coaches: Matteo Consonni, EIT Health Germany (GER/ITA); Alexander Hauerslev Jensen, Be My Eyes (DEN); Hana Ilazi, Innovation Lab Kosovo (RKS); Khaled Jemni, Microsoft Tunisia (TUN); Juliane Petsch, JUPelle Coaching and Consulting (AUT); Paul Spiesberger-Höckner, ICT4D (FRA/AUT)

13:00–14:00 | Recharge with food and friends

18:00 | Hand in your prototypes
(all information will be published on


Novi Sad, Serbia

Show your creation!

Please note: the SHack presenations and jury are part of the OPENSociaLab Conference. All SHack participants may attend the whole conference, however it is not obligatory (colored in pink). Friends and fans who want to join the presentations and jury session have to register here.  

From 10:00 | Registration for OPENSociaLab participants

11:00-11:20 | Official Opening & Welcome Words
with Zdravko Jelušić, President of the Assembly of the City of Novi Sad; Aranka Binder, support officer for sports at the Provincial Secretariat for Sports and Youth; Valentina Antić, coordinator of OPENS

11:20-11:45 | Keynote: What is Social Innovation?
Odeta Iseviciute, Founder of Brain on chillies, LIT

EYA Room (2nd floor):

11:45–13:10 | SHack Presentations & Testing
Present your projects on stage (4 minutes per team) and get applauded. The Expert Jury will test your prototypes and vote for the best project.

Jury Experts: Dušica Birovljević, nomcentar; Slobodan Cvijovic, Zilker Technology LLC; Jovana Joksimović, Stanić and partners; Beáta Kurucz, EIT Health Innostars; Martin Mössler, Sciencepark; Milica Obradović, Tehnomanija; Marko Savkovic, HTC; James Stockstill, OSCE Mission to Serbia; Zoran Tadić, Neofyton; Vladimir Trkulja, UNICEF Innovation Fund; Dragana Vidaković, Djuric & Vidakovic Law Office
Moderator: Birgit Kolb, EYA Project Manager

13:40–14:00 | Awards Ceremony & Offical End of SHack Novi Sad

Networking Lunch & Gallery Exhibition

15:00-16:00 | Youth talks with EYA Winners – Young leaders speak
Ana Alibegova, mladiinfo (Winner 2012), Slobodan Cvijovic, Synergy of Health (Winner 2016); Egzona Hoxhaj, My Day (Winner 2016); Branko Vasiljevic, SOS 121 (Winner 2017)

16:00-17:00 | Storytelling Workshop
Ana Alibegova, mladiinfo; Birgit Kolb, EYA

Innovation Room (ground floor):

11:40-13:00 | Innovation shots
Best practice examples from Serbia and the region, followed by a joint discussion.

13:00-14:00 | Panel Discussion “Youth Programs”

Networking Lunch & Gallery Exhibition

15:15-16:15 | Panel: Innovation dialogue – How to finance my idea?

16:15-17:30 | Panel: Insight into HUBs

Video Room (ground floor):

12:00-17:00 | Social Innovation in Europe and all over the world
Short films about innovative social entrepreneurship projects. Come and watch!

17:30 | Time to say good-bye: Wrap up & Closing

Goods needed: whatever you need for developing your project, game, etc. (e.g. laptop, earphones, graphic tablets, game controller).

Supplied: Internet, post its, pens, paper, Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Vive Focus Plus, Oculus Rift 

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With the kind support of