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Press Release

Genopole is organizing the third edition of the D4Gen Hackathon

13 February 2024 – On 22–24 March 2024, Genopole will hold its third annual D4Gen Hackathon for innovation in life sciences. Students, researchers and start-uppers will build teams and imagine novel digital solutions to better understand the mechanisms of life and complex systems, to model them and find inspiration therein. The promise of artificial intelligence is there waiting to be valorized and made real!
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Evry-Courcouronnes, 13 February 2024 – Genopole, France’s leading biocluster for research in genetics and for biotechnologies in health and the environment, is organizing its third annual D4Gen Hackathon. This year’s Hackathon will be held on 22–24 March 2024 in Paris. The event is expected to draw close to 100 participants looking to tackle challenging subjects and contribute to tomorrow’s innovation.

Why and how to participate in the D4Gen Hackathon?

D4Gen gives students, researchers and start-uppers a chance to have an enriching experience full of shared ideas and networking opportunities while imagining new concepts and prototypes aimed at issues in health and the environment.

Participants at the D4Gen Hackathon get to:

  • contribute to overcoming technological hurdles,
  • collectively invent new problem-solving concepts or prototypes,
  • network and discover new competencies,
  • work with experts,
  • accelerate R&D,
  • and gain visibility.

Calendar and practical information

Event partners:

Apply for the D4Gen Hackathon:


  • Deadline of 29 February 2024 to propose a challenge
  • Deadline of 15 March 2024 to join a team
  • From 22 to 24 March 2024 to develop a concept or a solution, in-person with your team in Paris at the D4Gen Hackathon

The day of 24 march will come to an end with a closing ceremony to announce the laureates and distribute the prizes.



  • First Prize: Gift certificates for a total value of €10,000*, 360° audit, and visibility (interviews, podcasts, etc.) by Genopole
  • Second Prize: Gift certificates for a total value of €5,000
  • Third Prize: Gift certificates for a total value of €2,500
  • About Genopole

    Genopole is a French biocluster dedicated to research in genetics and biotechnologies in healthcare and the environment. It unites 65 biotech companies, 17 research laboratories and 25 technical platforms, as well as a range of tertiary-level training programs with the University of Évry-Paris Saclay.
    Genopole’s objectives are to support biotech companies and the transfer of technologies to the industrial sector, favor the development of life sciences research, and promote advanced training programs for those domains.
    Genopole is headed by Gilles Trystram and supported mainly by the French State, the Île-de-France Administrative Region, the Grand Paris Sud Urban Area and the AFM-Téléthon.

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Virginie Boisgontier, PR consultant
07 86 75 02 97

Article posted on 13 February 2024

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Région île de France