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GENESIS HACKATHONS

Vendors interested in this initiative must pay an entry fee of £1,300 for their companies to be registered and to attend. Vendors who are participating in The Innovators don’t pay anything.

Vendors can have as many teams as they like. They must provide a name for their teams.

The Registration phase of the Vendors Innovators 2023 are very simple. Here are the steps:

  • Email HQ@rocco.group to be registered.
  • Vendors will pay a registration fee (€1300.00) unless they are already registered for The Innovators then they do not pay more.
  • Registration is open until 29th March.
  • Participant Vendors wil be invited to the Challenge Webinar on 30th March to understand the challenge which they have to try to solve.

Who can participate in the Genesis Hackathon?

Any vendor who wants to challenge themselves and be recognised for their innovative thinking and quick development to solve industry needs. To participate, teams must have knowledge of Roaming or Messaging at a technical, operational and commercial level. Teams can be made up of members from different departments within the same company or can work in more than one company.

On the 30th March will be held the Challenge Introduction Webinar. Only registered Vendors can attend.

The company who is raising the Challenge will describe what is required for the Vendors to do.

The Vendors will then have two weeks to deliver against the Challenge.

On the 30th March following the Challenge Introduction Webinar the Hackathon begins and runs until 14th April.

There will be a Checkpoint meeting on the 7th April for those to attend who have any questions or clarifications that weren’t raised in the initial introduction webinar.

The Vendors have two weeks to deliver against the Challenge.

On the 14th March all the solutions will have been submitted and presented to ROCCO in a webinar. At the Webinar the company who raised the challenge must consider which solutions it feels should be shortlisted. This stage lasts from 14th to the 18th of April. On the 18th April the shortlist will be announced. The Solutions which are shortlisted will be invited to present Genesis 2023 where they will present to both The Lion’s Den and the Genesis Audience.

Shorlisted solutions will be presented at the Lion’s Den from May 24th to May 25th 2023.

The Lions is a panel of judges with a high level of experience in the telecommunications industry who will rate the participant solutions. After the Lions’ verdict, the audience at Genesis will also have a chance to rate the innovation. The scores will be collected and the winners will be announced at the Visionaries Gala on the 25th May.

  • The 3rd, 2nd and 1st place solutions will be announced at the Visionaries Gala on May 25th and the teams involved will receive awards for their solutions.

This approach will identify the most dynamic Vendors  in our industry who can respond to challenges in a short time and allow us to see which of them are really working on R&D and making a difference to the industry.

The Lions Genesis 2023

About The Genesis Hackathon

What is the Genesis Hackathon about?

The Hackathon is a new and revolutionary competition in our industry in which the participating companies come up in a short time (a couple of weeks) with new and original ideas/products/ services/solutions to solve specific challenges announced in March.

These challenges will be presented by recognised stakeholders (MNOs or Enterprises) in their respective categories: Roaming & Messaging on 30th March. The challenges are real industry issues/cases to which several companies are looking for a solution. Participants will have to develop a product/service/ solution that solves the challenges in an original way.

How many categories are in the Genesis Hackathon?

There are two categories: Roaming and Messaging. The teams can participate in one or both.

Who can participate in the Genesis Hackathon?

Any vendor who wants to challenge themselves and be recognised for their innovative thinking and quick development to solve industry needs. To participate, teams must have knowledge of Roaming or Messaging at a technical, operational and commercial level. Teams can be made up of members from different departments within the same company or can work in more than one company.

As a Vendor, what do I get for participating?

Multiple stages of visibility and promotion on social networks, our website, and our newsletter.
For those selected by the Stakeholders (those MNOs and Enterprises that present the problems to be solved): promotion and time to present their solution at our Genesis event.

Possibility to receive an award as the best solution in the different Hackathon categories at the Genesis Visionaries Gala 25th May in Lisbon.

What is the participation fee?*

Vendors who want to participate will only have to pay a fee of 1300€. *Please note that vendors who are participating in The Innovators 2023, can participate with no extra cost.

How are the rankings and winners of the Genesis Hackathon decided?

Both the Hackathon Stakeholders who present the challenges and the GENESIS Lions (judges) will decide which solutions are the ones that best suit and solve the challenges raised . The winners will be the ones who manage to solve the problem most innovatively and efficiently. There will be two winners, one per category: Roaming and Messaging.

Programmers like a typical Hackathon?

The Genesis Hackathon is more about an ensemble approach. Strategists, technicians and product managers will present the solution, but the finished product is not required to be presented.

Can I present in both Hackathons?

Yes.

Does the solution have to be an original idea?

The Hackathons expect to engage vendors to respond to major industry issues. The point is to come up with a fresh solution with an open-minded approach.

What if my Solution doesn’t win?

The challenges will be difficult, but we need to challenge ourselves. The stakeholders and wider industry will applaud any company who comes up with a solution, even if it doesn’t win. Several solutions may be adopted by the wider industry if they really respond to the challenge in a strong way. The Hackathon is intended to stimulate innovation and there will likely be no ideas which are not well received to these important challenges.