Lincoln University students are being given the opportunity to contribute to the future look of their campus.
B.linc Innovation, the Lincoln University owned “connector” focusing on what’s next for Aotearoa New Zealand’s agriculture, food and fibre sector, is holding a hackathon for students.
A hackathon is about working together to work towards a common goal, involving all types of skills and backgrounds – in this circumstance, anything from complex architectural designs and landscaping practicalities to marketing concepts.
The event is being run in conjunction with the University’s Campus Development Programme, as part of internal engagement with students and staff to feed into the campus landscape masterplan.
It will be hosted by Lincoln Chief Operating Officer, Phil O’Callaghan, with the session facilitated by Glasson Huxtable Landscape Architects, the founders of which are both alumni of Lincoln.
Lincoln’s Campus Development is about developing a more modern, vibrant and safe campus, providing a positive campus experience for students and staff, and growing its future as a world-class research and teaching precinct.
The hackathon is part of B.linc’s New Wave event series, which involves working with key educators, industry leaders and innovators to engage the student community in agri food and fibre industries and build future entrepreneurs and leaders.
It is an opportunity for students to see their big ideas come to reality and doubles as idea-pitching practice and an opportunity to mix with peers and work together.
B.Linc creates events, offers a co-working space at the B.Linc Workshop on campus, and facilitates projects to provide the platform to share innovative insights, network, and to accelerate sustainable solutions for our future.
Other event series B.linc runs are:
• Innovation Series: a thought leadership series about extending thinking around the food and fibre sector.
• Vibe: a chance to engage with peers on the wider precinct and use the opportunity to network, make new connections and catch up on what each organisation is doing.
• The Big Challenge: collective collaboration and knowledge sharing. Curious minds coming together to discuss the big topics - the challenges and opportunities for NZ. Engaging thought leaders on key topics, issues and projects that have the ability to transform agriculture.
• Cultivate: mentoring sessions where entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their business and get focused feedback from a panel of experts.
B.linc also has tenants in its workshop, such as Perriam Media, an innovative media agency that empowers agri-business, and Leaft Foods, focused on creating high quality sustainable plant protein.
You can find out more about B.linc Innovation here; https://www.blincinnovation.com/