Maine co-launches international hackathon to help rural regions recover from pandemic

A 48-hour brainstorming competition hosted by Maine and six North Atlantic countries is offering cash and business development opportunities for big ideas related to rural recovery.

“Think Rural, Think Digital, Think Ahead!” will be held virtually from March 19-21, and is sponsored by the Maine North Atlantic Development Office at the Maine International Trade Center and the University of New England’s UNE North Program, in collaboration with other sponsors and the Nordic Council of Ministers and its Nordic Atlantic Cooperation agency.

Besides Maine, regions participating in the “hackathon” include Ontario, Canada; the Faroe Islands, in Denmark; and the countries of Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Scotland.

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