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 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.
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+.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR ABILITY
Show the world what you are capable of !
Have fun and meet-up with like-minded people
Fabulous cash prizes will be awarded to the 3 best placed teams
FREE FOOD & DRINKS
Enjoy free meals and refreashments
Fabulous cash prizes will be awarded to the 3 best placed teams:
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.
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
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
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen
Delegate to the European Blockchain Partnership
PayPal-FNR PEARL Chair in Digital Financial Services
SnT - University of Luxembourg
Associate Professor of Informatics
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Professor, Dept. of Communications Engineering
University of Cantabria, Spain
COACHES & JURIES
Digital Government Innovation
Ministry for Digitalisation
AI & Emerging Tech
Head of Operations and Projects
The LHoFT Foundation
First Government Counselor
Ministry for Digitalisation
Syndicat Intercommunal de Gestion Informatique (S.I.G.I.)
Associate Partner - Digital Advisory Services
Maria Mateo Iborra
Dr. Djamel Khadraoui
Head of Trusted Service System Research Unit Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
President of the Board
LëtzBlock Luxembourg Blockchain & DLT Association
Registration opens for all teams
The challenge begins
And the lucky winners are….