Hack for UN Sustainable Development Goals in Odyssey 2020
Ecosystem for solving complex challenges. Odyssey Momentum coming up November 13-15, 2020.
This November, 105 selected teams will co-create new solutions to complex global challenges using blockchain, AI and other emergent technology. The best ones will get €200.000 in total cash rewards as well as pilot opportunities with governmental, corporate and non-profit challenge partners, to scale their solution after the event.
EDIT: Odyssey Hackathon was moved online and rebranded as Odyssey Momentum.
Your portal to the future
Odyssey provides a new space where everyone (and everything) can become part of a new solution to the challenges we face in the 21st century. These complex problems won't be solved by a single company, industry, or state. To address these issues, we need to build a new digital infrastructure and engage in mass collaboration.
The challenges have a global societal and economic impact, each of them tied directly to one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals. Teams will be able to impact a variety of industries and make their mark on the energy transition, conscious cities, critical infrastructure, logistics, public safety, nature conservation, real estate, healthcare, and digital identity.
The 2020 Odyssey challenges were contributed (among others) by: Vattenfall, VMware, DAML, City of The Hague, Enexis, KLM Cargo, TVM Insurance, the Dutch National Police, the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Grid Singularity, Engie, City of Groningen, UMCG, the Dutch Land Registry (Kadaster), the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the International Council for Environmental Law, and the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Highlights - Odyssey Hackathon (4th edition)
- Collaborate with governments, corporations, and non-profits, their stakeholders and end-users, and build a prototype solution in 48 hours.
- Get support from more than 300 experts (aka Jedi) on the spot, including legal advisers Loyens & Loeff and financial regulators: Dutch Central Bank and the Netherlands' Authority for the Financial Markets.
- Continue developing your solution after Momentum: all teams get access to ecosystems related to their challenge for further prototype development and pilot launch. To see which pilot opportunities are prepared for the teams, navigate to "What Happens with the Winner" section of each challenge page.
Since 2016, more than 230 prototypes have emerged from the program addressing the challenges of over 40 partners. Here's what some of the 2019 alumni teams have achieved: Space4Good signed a three-year project
contract with the challenge lead to help protect 170.000 hectares of rainforest on Kalimantan; ChainMix continues working
with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce to help it fight fake invoices with open data; VX Company was hired
by the Dutch Kadaster to develop the mock-up of the Dutch national real estate database.
The challenges of Odyssey 2020
Balance the Grid
(Vattenfall). Incentivize consumers to communicate energy demand and production to allow all stakeholders to balance the power grid. Co-create a fast and efficient digital power market commons to power an awesome fossil-free future within one generation.
Driving the Adoption of Living Labs (City of The Hague)
. Create a data commons and marketplace mechanism through which different actors will interact with each other in The Hague’s Living Lab, and where citizens are empowered to own, share and earn from their data. Incentivize all citizens and companies to interact with the public digital ecosystem of the city.
Building New Critical Infrastructures, Beneficial for the World (Nature 2.0)
. Each day of your life, you eat, you drink, you move, you breathe and live as part of an ecosystem, the earth our planet. All species need food, water, places to move and live. They make it work (in an emergent way). Today, man lives and does business. What would happen if you created critical infrastructures purely purpose-driven? What would a beneficial critical infrastructure look like?
Compliant Air Cargo Flow (KLM Cargo)
. Provide transparency on shipping characteristics from and for collaborating supply chain parties to ensure a compliant air cargo flow. Your solution will bridge the gap in trust in the air cargo market by enabling all parties in the supply chain to give and get relevant and compliant data.
Circular Economy for Freight Packaging (TVM)
. How do we ensure better reuse of freight packaging in a world without incentives and transparency? Create a logistics protocol so anyone can localize, identify, certify, return, reuse, and repair freight packaging.
Generation Now (Odyssey).
Generation Now doesn’t wait until tomorrow to take action. These 10-18 year-olds want to make an impact beyond school and beyond protest. Bring your (class)mates and start building the solutions the world needs, together with big companies and governments at the Odyssey Hackathon 2020. Who should apply?
Momentum is optimized for startups, established startups, scale-ups, SMEs, corporate teams, as well as community and student teams who want to work on one of the challenges outlined.
*Update: The Odyssey Hackathon 2020, originally scheduled for April 3-5, has been rescheduled and will now take place completely online. Read the message from Odyssey Founder & CEO Rutger van Zuidam, to find out more about the updated program, the new online Odyssey experience, and the open-source development of the new digital infrastructure to support the online hackathon.
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