Co-UDlabs Hackathon: Developing and exploring ideas for the urban drainage of tomorrow

logo of the Co-UDlabs projectAfter Co-UDlabs formed in the first half of the year and sorted itself out in the past months, things are now getting concrete: in a two-day hackathon, valuable project ideas relating to urban drainage will be collected, shared and thought through together with interested institutions. And perhaps even get one or two things off the ground.

Co-UDlabs Hackathon: Transnational Access to Research Infrastructures

Online workshop of the new European network of urban drainage labs.
23-25 November 2021
– Participation free of charge –
more on the website of the Co-UDlabs project

If you just want to find out more about Co-UDlabs just join the event for the first hour on Tuesday 23rd.
Please note if joining from the UK, Ireland or Portugal – the time difference is 1 hour so 09.00 in the programme is O8.00 at your place!

Operators of public wastewater facilities worldwide are facing major challenges: Extreme weather events are statistically occurring more frequently. Infrastructure is ageing. Urbanisation is advancing. And we are working to decarbonise our lifestyles. Innovation and research in urban drainage are in demand.

17 pilot plants in Europe

map of Co-UDlabs partners

Across borders: research institutions from Europe network their laboratories.

This is where the laboratory network project Co-UDlabs (Collaborative Urban Drainage research labs communities), funded by the European Union, comes in. At the European level, research institutes and universities from seven countries – including IKT – are networking and making their total of 17 unique test facilities available to each other as well as to external organisations and companies (e.g. industrial companies, universities, urban drainage companies, water and industry associations and consortia).

Transnational access to Co-UDlabs research infrastructures is free of charge and includes logistical, technological and scientific support, including a briefing. Travel expenses are reimbursed.

Have we piqued your interest? Then join us at the Hackathon on 23-25 November and contribute your ideas!

learn more about Co-UDlabs

Co-UDlabs is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.


Thomas Brüggemann
phone: 0209 17806-18