16th November 2017
UCA Farnham

Organisers and Supporters



#Net_Hack Challenge is being organised by The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (CfSD) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) on 16th November 2017 with Innovation Teams comprised of invited experts and postgraduate students from UCA’s School of Craft and Design. #Net_Hack Challenge is supported by UCA, Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) and MCB Seafoods.

The innovation workshop will incorporate a series of creative, fun and innovative processes based on Professor Charter’s unique GreenThink process. Teams will work throughout the day to develop Solutions to a series of Challenges set by external experts. At the end of the day, groups will present their concepts to an expert judging panel who will give their professional feedback.

#Net-Hack_Challenge is part of the Circular Ocean project. Circular Ocean is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (European Regional Development Fund) and is being organised between 2015-2018


Eight Challenges have been developed by a series of Challengers. Solutions to the Challenges will be created and produced by the Innovation Teams and the resulting early stage prototypes will be then be open-sourced for co-design and co-development with the global community.

Below is the title of the Challenges and the name of the Challenge Provider

No: Challenges: Challengers: Solutions:
#1 Re-Use of Lobster Pots GGGI Stool
#2 Home Utility UCA Rainbow Panels
#3 Transportation ZWS *1
#4 Beach Community GGGI The Dream Catcher No.2
#5 Fishing Net Fragments GGGI *2
#6 Household Product NTNU Ghost Bags
#7 Conversation Starter CPD Leftover
#8 Whale Watching WCA *3

Notes: *1, *2 & *3 Solutions not developed to Challenges


The Solutions will be open-sourced and licensed under the Creative Commons Attributable-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ .

The Solutions will be added to the website with photographs of individual early stage prototypes added, names of Innovation Team members and a contact email for the Lead Innovator for further collaboration. Commercial solutions can be developed but these will need the approval of the Lead Innovator. The Solutions will be made available to any interested party under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY-SA) and this will let people use Solutions and transform them. Innovators are encouraged to contact the Lead Innovator by email to take forward Concepts.

CC logos can be downloaded here