Odyssey Hackathon 2020

Fourth edition: April 2-6, 2020
Groningen, the Netherlands

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A QUEST TO SOLVING THE WORLD’S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES THROUGH THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY AND INTERCONNECTED COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITIES.

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.

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Why join?

 Work with corporate, governmental & non-profit partners on complex challenges linked to UN SGDs.

Gain not just a launching client but a network of clients who want to work with you after the hackathon.

€200K euro in cash rewards for the best-performing teams.

Transform the way we do business, organise society and deal with the environment through grassroots mass collaboration.

20 challenge ecosystems ready to support you further on their Odyssey.

Firsthand knowledge and support from tech, legal, and regulatory experts to develop the best possible solution.

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Get Involved

TEAM

Apply to become one of the 100 teams which are carefully selected from around the world. Applications will be open from January 20 until February 24.

Volunteer

Become part of the Odyssey crew and work shoulder-to-shoulder with us to organise the biggest blockchain/AI hackathon in the world.

Jedi

Jedi play a vital role in guiding the teams through any problem they encounter. This highly curated community shares domain experience & expertise.

Challenge ecosystem

Every Odyssey challenge is supported by an ecosystem which shares the ambition to solve the problem. It plays a crucial part in launching the pilot.

Press

Experience directly what development on the frontier of knowledge looks like. Interview experts and visionaries in the field of blockchain and AI.

Investor

Support an emerging solution resulting from the hackathon. Check out all the winning solutions of 2019.

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