Updated 18th August, 2020
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.
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.
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.
The Infrachain Challenge is open to company teams and non-company teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
No. All team members have to be present physically at the Challenge. All room set-ups will allow for social distancing.
Absolutely. You need to bring any hardware and software that you think will be needed.
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.
Yes. Lunches and dinner will be provided for all teams. Yummy snacks and drinks will be available all through the competition.
Yes, we’ll make sure there will be sufficient power plugs available.
Unfortunately, you may not stay over night, since spaces will be cleaned to guarantee the best sanitary conditions.
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