#REDIHACK – a week-long celebration of collective power


Team spirit and networking lie at the heart of this hackathon. A week of inspiring speeches and professionally led coaching sessions will feed creativity.


The five-day #REDIHACK will start on Monday 19 September, when the teams will be briefed on the project’s interfaces and receive a wide range of information to help them complete the designated challenges. At the close of the event, the teams will present their new concepts, and the best idea or innovation will be awarded a cash prize.


Each day will begin with an inspiring speech, after which the teams will work on their solutions with the assistance of Avanto Ventures coaches. The keynote speakers will be top professionals from KONE, Kesko, Microsoft and Vision+. Over the course of the week, participants will be able to test their ideas and even sound them out against ‘sparring partners’ from among the visiting experts.


#REDIHACK will culminate in a demo day on Friday, when the teams will pitch their suggestions to a jury. Although the winner will receive a prize, the hackathon is much more than just a competition. Cooperation and dialogue between the teams, SRV and its partners will generate significant added value. SRV wants to further develop the best ideas in the REDI project.


“The purpose of #REDIHACK is to find digital concepts for the REDI shopping centre and towers that will create a living and shopping experience that is much easier and more enjoyable than people have been used to,” says SRV Project Development Manager Arto Huuskonen, who is also project manager for #REDIHACK.

“My primary goal is to work with others from SRV and our partners to ensure a top-class event and a truly inspiring and productive package,” says Huuskonen.