30715467_1681303881953327_7943515015787577344_n AquaHack will be the first hackathon dedicated to Aquaculture. It will be hosted in Bergen, the aquaculture capital and is a product of a partnership between many of the key players in the Norwegian aquaculture ecosystem. With both NCE Seafood and NCE Media on board, we can provide cross-industry advantages to the attendees and have a stable anchoring in both aspects of the main theme: data and digitization in aquaculture.
Over two days, the 7-8th of May 2018, attendees will work on carefully crafted problem statements from some of the largest aquaculture companies in the world, leading marine research institutions and the Norwegian government. Our partners in IBM, Hatch, and Deloitte will make sure that the attendees have the tools and guidance they need to deliver the solutions that might become the future of aquaculture.
The solutions will be presented at the end of the second day, where an expert jury will judge the winners based on well-defined criterion given out to the attendees along with the problem statement specifications and data. Winners will receive both a cash prize as well as opportunities such as access to an office at BTO for a period and an invitation to join an aquaculture accelerator. All attendees will receive stash, food, photos and media coverage.
We expect AquaHack to become a natural part of the aquaculture ecosystem and a tool for getting developers interested in aquaculture as well as provide a new pool of potential entrepreneurs.