MERIT Introduces the First MERIThON Event


The MERIT consortium within the Digital Europe MERIT project organises the first MERIThON, an international ideathon (Italy, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania) to be held simultaneously in Lithuania (Vilnius) and Spain (Manresa) on April 27, 2024.

The MERIThON is more than just an event: it will help foster collaboration and raise awareness about Advanced Digital Skills. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with top companies, showcase their talent, and contribute to the advancement of the MERIT project.

Who Can Participate?

Regardless of age, gender, experience, or background, everyone has the potential to generate groundbreaking ideas.

Participants will unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling challenges in cutting-edge fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), and other advanced digital skills (ADS) areas.

Through hands-on workshops and interactive sessions (mentoring), participants will have the opportunity to dive deep into these technologies and explore their limitless possibilities.

How to Participate in the Event?

  • All participants must express their interest/motivation to participate in one or two challenges, individually or as a team, via this registration link (until April 19, 2024 12:00 CET / 13:00 EET or earlier, if all available slots are occupied). Silent members (not involved in generating solutions) are allowed! ATTENTION: Registration has been extended until April 24th.
  • The MERIThON by MERIT will take place on April 27 in an all-day event.

More information on MERIThON webpage here


With MERIThON 2024, the MERIT consortium aims to achieve several objectives:

  • Attract future students (for the Master’s program and short-term courses)
  • Raise awareness on ADS
  • Foster collaboration with companies so they can access talent and gain trust in MERIT project
  • Raise awareness of MERIT project

Event Agenda & Timing

Date: 27 April, 2024.

Location: Vilnius (Lithuania) 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM (EET) / 08:45 AM – 09:00 PM (CET) & Manresa (Spain). Pre-registration is required.

Check out now the MERIThON 2024 official video on YouTube channel.

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