Odyssey Hackathon 2020
zondag, 13 september, 2020 - 22:00
21 CHALLENGES TO SHAPE THE 21ST CENTURY
Odyssey Hackathon provides a new space where everyone (and everything) can become part of a solution to a 21st-century challenge.
The challenges we tackle are complex problems that involve multiple stakeholders and cannot be solved by a single company, industry, or state. They have a global societal and economic impact, and are tied to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
At the fourth edition of the Hackathon (April 3-5) in Groningen, the Netherlands, 105 selected teams will collaborate with corporates, governments, and non-profits to create solutions to how we organise society in the 21st century. The areas where teams can make an impact range from energy transition, logistics, urban infrastructure, healthcare, public safety to nature conservation and digital identity. Hundreds of Jedi, including the legal and financial regulators, will be there to support the teams in building their solutions.
All teams will be provided with access to ecosystems related to their challenge for further prototype development and pilot launch after the hackathon. All teams will also get the €200,000 total cash rewards. Read more.
Team applications are now open. Apply here.
To find out more about the challenges and get a head start in preparing for the hackathon, join Odyssey Connect on February 4-5 in the Hague.
Odyssey connects innovative ideas with governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners to address complex societal challenges using blockchain, AI, and other emerging technologies. Through a series of industry events, hackathons, and a decentralised incubation program, we mobilize a global ecosystem of more than 6,000 members, among whom developers, creatives, startups, corporates, investors, governmental bodies, legal experts, regulators, scientists, and other key stakeholders.