April 28 – 30

#Hack The Crisis Barents

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A 48-hour corona challenge and a chance to win 30 000 NOK!

  Hack the Crisis Barents is an online competition where you work in teams to meet the challenges our society is facing as a result of the coronavirus.  In this competition (also called a hackathon) we invite people from all over the Barents Region to join forces to help save our local communities in a difficult time. Over the course of 48 hours, these teams will be working together to create innovative solutions to challenges caused by the Corona crisis.       

You can contribute in three ways:

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Suggest challenges

Send us a challenge or a problem you have experienced in your local community.      

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Participate in the hackathon

Register as an individual or as a team to solve the problems and to submit your solutions. Companies are welcome to register as a team and are encuraged to submit a business related challenge to solve. 

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Become a mentor

Devoted to helping others? We’re looking for inspiring heroes to mentor the participants during the hackathon. Shoot us a message, and we’ll take it from there.

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The challenge

Save our local communities in the Barents Region

Movement restrictions and social distancing are changing our daily lives. Limited living with isolation, unemployment, absence of leisure, travel and shopping is affecting our local community and businesses. Can we use this crisis as an opportunity to create activity in new ways in our local communities? How can we ensure that local businesses and jobs survive the crisis? 

     

Who can participate?

Hack the Crisis Barents is basically online teamwork and a competition, where everyone can participate to create solutions dealing with one of the biggest crises of our lifetime! You must speak english to join, because the event is international.       

Sign up before 26 April 23.59 

   

Prizes

The winning team will get 30.000 NOK to develop their idea + tickets and travel to the biggest innovation festival in the Barents Region – ICE Kirkenes! 

Second and third placwill win tickets and travel to the awesome ICE Kirkenes!  

 

To get access to the first prize, you need to have a company or organization registered within the Norwegian part of the Barents Region. You can of course start a company in the region after you win, to receive the amount. Another option is to donate the amount to an innovative cause in Norway fighting the corona pandemic.  

 

The teams will get all the information needed after the announcement of the winner  All contributions will be evaluated by an independent jury and the winner will be announced at the end of the event.        

Jury criteria

Originality  

The project needs to create new solutions or apply existing solutions in a new, innovative way. 

 

Realistic

The project must be realistic in terms of the legal, technological and scientific aspects of the solution. It should be possible to realise the project within a few months (exceptions can be made for particularly impactful solutions with a long-term perspective).

 

Impact

The project should make a real difference in the struggle to help local communities and/or companies. It should make a significant positive change for a large number of people or for businesses particularly affected by the corona crisis.      

Programme

28. April 2020

14:00
Kick off

(plenary)

14:30
Case study

(plenary)

15:00
Group work

(teams)

20:00
Deadline problem

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21:00
Group work

(brainstorm solutions)

29. April 2020

09:30
Kick off DAY 2

(case study / Q&A)

10:00
Checkpoint 1

(mentor check)

11:00
Group work

(facilitator check in with groups)

14:00
How to make a good pitch?

(presentation – Zoom)

18:00
Checkpoint 2

(mentor check)

19:00
Group work

(facilitator check in with groups)

30. April 2020

10:00
Checkpoint 3

(mentor check)

11:00
Group work

(facilitator check in with groups)

14:00
Deadline

(submit presentation)

14:30
Presentations

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15:30
Jury discussion

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16:30
Award ceremony

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About us

Organizers:

The Norwegian Barents Secretariat is organizing the event in cooperation with Reibo and Benzin.

 

Partners:

Sør-Varanger Utvikling and ICE Kirkenes.

 

Webpage designed by:

Galschjødt Design AS.

 
The event is inspired by other #hackthecrisis events, and the aim is to find ideas and solutions that will help local communities and businesses within the Barents Region get through the corona pandemic.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners

Important!

Cancellation due to Corona Virus

We must, unfortunatly, cancel ICExMurmansk 2020 due to new regulations implemented to contain spreading of the Corona Virus.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

More information will be provided.