DiploHack Bratislava

The Netherlands Embassy in Bratislava, Impact HUB Bratislava, Solved and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic jointly organise a hackathon to develop new solutions regarding big data and transparency in the European Union.

Programmers, developers, diplomats, students and active citizens are wholeheartedly invited to join forces during a two-day event in Impact HUB Bratislava. The main topic of the hackathon will be ‘Transparency & the EU: Opening the Black Box of Brussels’.

DiploHack Bratislava is part of a series of hackathons organised all around Europe in the context of the Netherlands’ EU Presidency during the first semester of 2016, in response to a call by Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders. He challenged EU citizens to “shine a light on the black box of Brussels”. With support of the Slovak Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands Embassy cooperates with Impact Hub Bratislava and Solved.fi to bring together creative minds, active citizens and experts in a co-creation workshop, in order to produce and prototype innovative initiatives in the fields of open data and transparency.

Open data has the potential to unleash innovation and transform every sector of the economy and society. Active citizens can play a critical role in ensuring that stakeholders capture the full value of information. In the context of current European developments, participatory and co-creative processes may become catalysts for ideas tackling the challenging issues we face. How can we use open data in order to enable value creation, manage risks and engage key stakeholders? In what way can we make EU decision-making more transparent?

Challenges

The DiploHack will be organised within the framework of the following challenges, of which participants can pick one:

  • How can start-ups & SMEs use EU open data for practical business applications?
  • How can active citizens use open data to improve quality of life in the EU?

Teams of 4 participants will be compiled during the first evening session of the hackathon. Also, mentors from both the Netherlands and Slovakia will coach your team on a rotating basis.

Prizes

1. Besides winning a free trip to Amsterdam in June to pitch your solution in front of an international jury at the Transparency Camp Europe, the winning team will also win 5 hours of business consultancy, provided by our partner Solved.

2. The second team will win a financial prize of €600, as well as 5 hours of business consultancy support by our partner Solved.

Join us and win a trip to the first ever European Transparency Camp in Amsterdam!

Entry is free

Registration: registration form

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