• INFRACHAIN CHALLENGE

    "Public Sector Blockchain"

    September 23rd & 24th,2020 | @ The LHOFT

    Luxembourg

  • WINNER ANNOUCEMENT

    We are happy to announce the winners of the first Infrachain Challenge

     

    Winner: Neofacto

    1st runner-up: Filedgr

    2nd runner-up: PwC - Tokeny

     

    Read more

     

    Watch the replay of the pitches and keynotes

  • ABOUT

    The Infrachain Challenge is a hackathon focused on Blockchain organized by Infrachain in collaboration with EY and sponsored by the Ministry for Digitalisation.

    Blockchain and DLT aficionados have 2 days to develop a solution that provides an innovative answer based on the Public Sector Blockchain.

    At the end of the challenge, teams will provide a working demo and pitch in front of a jury composed of Blockchain and subject matter experts.

    The event will be organised in such a way to fully respect the sanitary measures decided by the government and to respect social distancing.

  • THE CHALLENGE

    The inaugural session of the Infrachain challenge is focused on the Public Sector Blockchain developed by the Ministry for Digitalisation. The Public Sector Blockchain (PSB) was launched in 2019 to allow the Luxembourg government to develop a series of new blockchain applications for the public sector. It constitutes an interoperable data exchange & computing platform, enabling public, and private sector actors to exchange real time data and execute processes. After hosting the first data e-embassy worldwide, Luxembourg now offers one of the first national government blockchains in the world.

     

     

    Teams will have 30 hours to develop an innovative project based on the Public Sector Blockchain and code a working demo. Each team will get 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of a jury and convince them that their solution is the best.

     

    Learn more

  • WHO CAN APPLY

    Applications are open to 8 teams of 3 to 6 members. Company teams are welcome. As the challenge is related to the Public Sector Blockchain in Luxembourg, team members should have knowledge of the Luxembourg socio-economic environment. Teams should be multidisciplinary to properly cover all aspects of the challenge. Team members need to be 18+.

  • WHY APPLY

    DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY

    Show the world what you are capable of !

    GREAT ATMOSPHERE

    Have fun and meet-up with like-minded people

    CASH PRIZES

    Fabulous cash prizes will be awarded to the 3 best placed teams

    FREE FOOD & DRINKS

    Enjoy free meals and refreashments

  • PRIZES

    Fabulous cash prizes will be awarded to the 3 best placed teams:

    1

    Winner

    EUR 5000

    2

    1st runner-up

    EUR 3500

    3

    2nd runner up

    EUR 2000

  • PLUS: the Ministry for Digitalisation will review all team ideas and potentially contact individual teams for a future collaboration to turn their concept into a Public Sector Blockchain application.

  • PROGRAMME

    September 23rd 2020

    09:00 am | Launch of the Hackathon (watch the replay)

    Opening Keynote - Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen, Delegate to the European Blockchain Partnership, PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services, SnT - University of Luxembourg

    "Blockchain as a Public Infrastructure: Between Sovereignty and Regulation"

    09:30 am | 30 hours coding

  • September 24th, 2020

    04:00 pm | Pitch session (watch the replay)

    05:00 pm | Jury deliberation

    05:00 pm | Blockchain presentations (watch the replay)

    - Juho Lindman, Associate Professor of Informatics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden: "Public sector blockchain experimentation"
    - Luis Muñoz, Professor, Dept. of Communications Engineering, University of Cantabria, Spain: "When the Data Marketplace Meets DLT: The Paradigm of the Data Economy"
    - Adnan Imeri, PhD Student, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

    06:00 pm | Winner announcement (watch the replay)

  • SPEAKERS

    Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen

    Delegate to the European Blockchain Partnership

    PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services

    SnT - University of Luxembourg

    Juho Lindman

    Juho Lindman

    Associate Professor of Informatics

    University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Luis Muñoz

    Professor, Dept. of Communications Engineering

    University of Cantabria, Spain

  • COACHES & JURIES

    2020 COACHES

    Guy Benzeno

    Public speaking and presentation skills trainer

    Melanie Delannoy

    Communications, PR & Marketing Consultant

    Patrick Weber

    Digital Government Innovation

    Ministry for Digitalisation

    Max Gindt

    AI & Emerging Tech

    Digital Luxembourg

    Thierry Grandjean

    Technical Lead

    Infrachain

    Marc-Philip Moeller

    Senior Consultant

    EY Luxembourg

    Emilie Allaert

    Head of Operations and Projects

    The LHoFT Foundation

  • 2020 JURIES

    Gaston Schmit

    First Government Counselor

    Ministry for Digitalisation

    Carlo Gambucci

    Director

    Syndicat Intercommunal de Gestion Informatique (S.I.G.I.)

    Ajay Bali

    Associate Partner - Digital Advisory Services

    EY Luxembourg

    Maria Mateo Iborra

    Co-founder

    Ibisa Network

    Dr. Djamel Khadraoui

    Head of Trusted Service System Research Unit Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    Biba Homsy

    President of the Board

    LëtzBlock Luxembourg Blockchain & DLT Association

  • IMPORTANT DATES

    2nd March

    Registration opens for all teams

    2nd September

    Registration closes

    23rd September

    The challenge begins

    24th September

    And the lucky winners are….

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