City Hack – Making Berlin more livable in a day

Social innovation ideas are great – but they won´t have an impact if they are not tested, measured, re-developed, tested again, further refined and then finally implemented.

Together with HacKIDemia we would therefore like to invite our Peace Innovation Lab Community and Berliners alike to come along, share, develop and build their ideas, which can make Berlin a better place to call home!

We will start the morning by hearing inspiring stories from experienced social innovators before we start forming working groups to build new concepts.

Please bring laptops and any other material you may need during the day. Wifi is available

* Participation is free, but please bring money for drinks and lunch.

** Please bring weather appropriate clothes, as we will be spending most of the day outside or in the Maker Lab.


09.00 Arrival and morning coffee

09.30 Welcome, agenda and expectation setting

09.45  4*15 min inspirational talks by our community

– 3 lessons learned … fighting ebola with technology (eHealth Systems Africa)

–  3 lessons learned … while building a makerspace in a container – Stefania Druga, HacKIDemia

– 3 lessons learned … Growing a global youth empowerment movement – Anne Kjær Riechert, Kids Have a Dream


11.00 Idea pitching and group formation

12.00 Lunch

12.30 Group work

– idea development

– Build prototype

– Test prototype

17.00 Presentation of all ideas and results

(19.00 Dinner at nearby restaurant – Address: TBD)


Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.


designs workshops and kits that help kids use curiosity, empathy, and play to change the world. Learning by doing and by playing comes natural to children as they have an innate curiosity. Hackidemia´s hands-on workshops encourage and develop that curiosity and give kids the tools to transform their dreams into reality.