Techfugees Italy started in November 2015 with a first conference and hackaton in collaboration with H-Farm. The 24 hour hackathon briefed by humanitarian organizations such as Save the Children, the Red Cross and Intersos, helped a group of young tech enthusiasts develop their projects. The hackathon was accompanied by a one day conference where institutional speakers and startups all intervened to discuss the issues and the possible digital solutions to the emergency issues of migrants.

Since then, Techfugees Italy has hosted two more hackathons one in Torino with Intersos, an Italian humanitarian organization that intervenes to effectively meet the needs of civil population in serious crisis situations, the TOP-IX incubator and StartMiUp to bring together the local community of tech enthusiasts and creatives with the needs of the NGOs; and another one in Roma in April 2017.


Local Contacts: 

Benedetta Arese Lucini, MD of Techfugees Italy,

Marina Calcagno,

Costanza Gallo,


Next event: 

31 March – 1 April 2017, Roma Hackathon.

Past Events: 

5 November 2015, Roncade, Italy.

21-22 May 2016 in Torino. 


The local events would not be possible without the support of the following organisations

Strategic Sponsors of Techfugees Italy

Community Sponsor of Techfugees Italy


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