Attracting Young Talents to Imagine the Detectors of the Future

Why Should I Join?

  • You’ll be challenged to think different with people who think different.
  • You’ll spend two days working with open-minded, driven individuals from different study programs and cultural backgrounds trying to solve societal challenges.
  • You’ll have a first of a kind opportunity to dive into the magic word of detectors and sensors. Assisted by world-class detector experts.
  • You’ll get the chance to co-design the future.
  • You’ll meet and work together with your peers from all over the Europe.
  • Your ideas will be heard and exposed.
  • You’ll get a letter of recommendation that will enrich your CV.


What is it about?

The #AttractYoung hackathon begins with inviting young people to share their view on the societal challenges that need to be addressed – or better – solved, by 2025. The selected challenges will then be worked on during the two-day hackathon on 19-20 April in Trieste, Italy. Teams will be encouraged to think about the solution within the detector and imaging technologies (in their broadest sense).

Counting on team synergies and constructive frictions we are inviting students, who are not necessarily yet familiar with detection and imaging technologies.

Are you 18-to-30 something? Open-minded, collaborative and driven to solve societal challenges? From any gender, cultural background, nationality or study program (from physics, engineering, medicine to design & arts and social sciences (e.g. economics, anthropology, psychology etc.)? Then you are the one we are looking for!

Registration closed.



Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

AREA Science Park

INFN Trieste



Hope that I can really get the opportunity to know more people, more things in different areas, sharing and discussing knowledge and ideas with others.

Wei Wang

It is a great idea to let the students themselves propose societal challenges that need to be addressed NOW. This approach ensures that the chosen projects will have highly motivated people working on them – and proud to have initiated the chosen line of work.

More important: who else but the young people will solve in the future the problems humanity is facing, or decide which are the most critical ones.

The suggestions on how to identify a challenge to be addressed and the starting guide are right on the mark. All my best!

Matteo Cavalli-Sforza