Fourth edition: April 2-6, 2020
Groningen, the Netherlands
The Odyssey Hackathon enables developers, creatives, and entrepreneurs from all over the world to co-create solutions to the challenges contributed by program partners and launching customers using blockchain, AI or other advanced technology. The Odyssey challenges have a major societal and environmental impact and involve many stakeholders. They simply cannot be solved by one organisation, industry or sector. They can only be solved through grassroots, mass collaboration and a new public digital infrastructure to enable such collaboration.
In 2017, we brought together 450 attendees, grouped in 5 tracks, who built 55 prototypes.
In 2018, we gathered 1000 attendees in 7 tracks working on 64 prototypes.
In 2019, 1500 attendees co-created breakthrough solutions for 20 complex challenges in 11 tracks. 60 jury panel members have elected 20 winning teams + solutions, ranging from wildlife restoration to data privacy and fossil-free future to cargo insurance and inclusive banking. All 100 hackathon teams are supported by Odyssey in moving their solution forward.
The 2020 edition of the Odyssey Hackathon takes place in Groningen on April 2-6.