We are running a Solve for X Moonshot Sprint on Saturday 12th Dec 2015 at the University of Leicester. This is the first UK Moonshot event outside of London. We expect it to be a memorable one. The website is:
Solve for X is a global community, initiated by Google. It aims to surface brilliant scientific innovations and technological breakthroughs, that have the potential to solve big global problems facing humanity. We call these breakthrough projects, ‘Moonshots’. We define a Moonshot as an outlier solution to a complex problem that is enabled by science or technology.
We are a community of scientists, inventors, engineers, artists, thinkers, doers, the young, the wise, men and women from every background across every geography connected by a shared optimism that science and technology can cause radically positive things to happen in the world.
At the event we will use the Google Moonshot sprint process that allows everyone to contribute as members of small teams. Each team will chose and concentrate on one aspect of the problem and attempt to solve it through the team's diverse creativity and experiences. They will pitch their idea to the mentors and get feedback. Depending on the feedback, they may chose to move their idea forward or to refocus on a different solution.
Unfortunately this an invite only event, unlike a normal GDG event, but we would love for you to apply to be part of it. Please apply on the website.