Spinwaves

We solve challenges by using nature’s best practices

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B-Collective: an European Biomimicry network

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Hack with us!

You can create solutions for global challenges. Join Spinwaves and set off on our adventure with us!

Submit your own challenge!

Are you challenged by the question how to apply sustainability into your projects or practice? Or are you looking for different perspectives to find a solution for a problem? Send in your challenge and we will provide you with sustainable and groundbreaking solutions.

Become a host!

Are you an event organiser and would you like to host a hackathon? Now you can! We organise hackathons at seminars, conferences, festivals and other events.

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Amount of challenges

401

Amount of hackers

25000

Amount of post-its

45

Amount of solutions

Who we are

Spinwaves is an inspiring and inclusive group of students and start-ups. We like to tackle complicated challenges. We use design and nature to find with practical solutions.

How does it work?

Spinwaves finds unique solutions for your challenges. It starts with a hackathon and when wanted flows into a partnership of working together.

What did we achieve?

What are the outcomes of our hackathons? Our adventure started during Startup Fest Europe in 2016, where we organised our first hackathon.

‘We have been brainstorming with colleagues on how to attract more volunteers for over a year now. The hackathon that Lydia and Serena organised was a breakthrough: in just one day these hackers came up with a great concept, that actually is going to be built by Sparkcampus. This unleashed so much energy and creativity, also within our team.’

Corine IlicIVN

City of Amsterdam

“Applying biomimicry to a tangible case with students was enriching, and hackathons is such a great way to let out creativity!”

Sacha StolpCity of Amsterdam

“Attending to this hackathon is necessary for innovation! New talking, new ideas and braveness! Thank you for all of that, I liked the past two days.”

Alex ChiodoHacker

“Attending to this hackathon is necessary for innovation! New talking, new ideas and braveness! Thank you for all of that, I liked the past two days.”

Hugo JagerPartner at Revelating

“What makes these hackathons so special is the diversity of the participants. This makes you aware of the fact how much you are actually biased towards a certain direction. Interesting new people and the passion that is present has got me hooked!”

Anne-Cecile GouletBiomimicry expert

“Attending to this hackathon is necessary for innovation! New talking, new ideas and braveness! Thank you for all of that, I liked the past two days.”

Henrie van Buurenverandermanager Volkerrail

Outlook

15th and 16th of January 2019

Which solutions do you have for the renovation of 13 bridges
Ahoy, Rotterdam

23th of May 2019

Workshop design with Biomimicry
Arnhem

Results

Dawda – Absorba – MyGreen
Gemeente Amsterdam

Vital Valley
Dome-X, Oss

de Grauwe Abeel
Building Holland

Ruig Nature Plaza – CommuniTree
Rotterdam, Transformatiecongres