• FAQ

    Updated 18th August, 2020

    • Is it safe to attend given the COVID-19 situation?

    Yes. We follow closely the official recommendations and plan to put in place the necessary measures to organise the Challenge in accordance with sanitary prescriptions.

    • All teams have their separate dedicated space that allows for social distancing
    • All team members receive masks.
    • Wearing your mask is compulsory when social distancing is not possible.
    • Sanitizer gels are provided.
    • All presentations are made in rooms with limited and reserved seating and the audience must wear masks during presentations. Additional viewers can join remotely via zoom (details for connecting will be made available in due time).
    • Teams may not stay over night, since spaces will be cleaned to guarantee the best sanitary conditions.

    • Does my team registration remain valid after postponement of the Infrachain Challenge to September?

    Postponement has no effect on your team registration which remains valid. However, should your team not be available for the new date, then you can withdraw and the deposit will be reimbursed.

    • Why should I register a team from my company?

    Participating as a company team will give you the opportunity to highlight your employees’ skills and your company’s expertise. Plus: the logo will be on our communication support and on the event website, providing great visibility to the company.

    • Do you only accept company teams?

    The Infrachain Challenge is open to company teams and non-company teams.

    • How long does the competition last?

    The Infrachain Challenge starts on Wednesday at 9.00am and ends on Thursday at 17.00 pm. That means a total of 30hrs. The presence of team members is required during the whole event, except between 8.00 pm on 23/9 and 8.00am on 24/9. Unfortunately, you may not stay over night, since spaces will be cleaned to guarantee the best sanitary conditions.

    • When and where to register?

    Each team must submit an application to register for the Challenge. Applications have to be made online. The application period starts on 17th February 2020 and ends on 4th September 2020 for teams of Infrachain member companies; for all other teams, the application period starts on 2nd March 2020 and ends on 2nd September 2020.

    • Why can Infrachain members register first?

    Through their membership with Infrachain, member companies keep Infrachain alive. Without members, Infrachain wouldn’t exist and we couldn’t organise exciting Hackathons and other events. Therefore, Infrachain members have privileged access for registration.

    • What information do I need when registering?

    You need to provide the following details when registering your team:

    - Name of the Team (for Company Teams, this must be the name of the company).

    - Full name of the Team Captain.

    - For each team member: first name, last name, date of birth, place of birth, mobile phone number, e-mail address. 

    • Can I add or remove team participants after registration?

    We understand that due to the vagaries of life you may want to change the composition of your team before the event. Changes are accepted under these conditions:

    • The minimum and maximum number of team participants has to be respected.
    • Since registrations are only valid after payment of the deposit, changes of participants can only be requested after the payment, too.
    • Any change request needs to be submitted the latest on the registration deadline, i.e. 2nd September.

    • Why should teams have knowledge of the Luxembourg socio-economic environment?

    As the challenge is related to the Public Sector Blockchain in Luxembourg, it makes a lot of sense to be familiar with how the Luxembourg public institutions (ministries, municipalities,…) are set-up, function, are organised, work with the private sector, etc.

    • Is participation free?

    Yes, participation is free, but we ask for a deposit of EUR 500 per team to avoid no-shows. The deposit will be fully reimbursed if the team fully participates in the Challenge.

    • Why is there a deposit?

    Organising the Infrachain challenge takes a lot of effort and we want to make sure to have a maximum of participants. The deposit is to show that you’re serious about participating and to avoid no-shows.

    • What is the selection process for teams?

    Teams that meet the eligibility criteria are selected on a first come, first served basis. Infrachain will at its sole discretion decide whether a team possesses sufficient knowledge of the Luxembourg socio-economic environment and thus is eligible.

    • How are the winners selected?

    Projects are judged by a jury consisting of representatives of the Partners, complemented by experts in the field of Blockchain or other technology. Each Team must present a pitch.

    The Jury will assess the Projects taking into account the following criteria:

    (a) relevance and value for the Public Sector Blockchain (25%);

    (b) operational feasibility (25%);

    (c) design and technical implementation (20%);

    (d) inventiveness and originality (20%);

    (e) quality of Pitch (10%).

    • How will the pitch of the solution work?

    The pitches will be held from 16.00 to 17.00 on 24th September. All teams will have to pitch their solution and will get free coaching sessions to prepare. Each pitch is allocated 5 minutes. You can either designate one team member to pitch your solution or present as a team. For the presentation, you will find the necessary equipment if you'd like to demo your solution on screen (HDMI interface). The focus of the pitch should be for the jury to understand and be able to assess your project based on the scoring criteria mentioned above.

    • Is it possible to participate remotely in the Challenge?

    No. All team members have to be present physically at the Challenge. All room set-ups will allow for social distancing.

    • Do I need to bring my own computer?

    Absolutely. You need to bring any hardware and software that you think will be needed.

    • What language can I use?

    To communicate, document, present,… you will use English.

    ● Is there an Internet connection available?

    Yes. A shared wireless connection is available to all participants. Private hotspots are not allowed.

    • Will food and drinks be provided?

    Yes. Lunches and dinner will be provided for all teams. Yummy snacks and drinks will be available all through the competition.

    • Are power plugs available?

    Yes, we’ll make sure there will be sufficient power plugs available.

    • Where can I sleep?

    Unfortunately, you may not stay over night, since spaces will be cleaned to guarantee the best sanitary conditions.

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