Teams made up of members of MNOs, Vendors or mixed teams 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.
Participating teams can have as many teams as they like. They must provide a name for their teams.
The Registration phase of the Genesis Hackathons 2023 is very simple. Here are the steps:
- Email HQ@rocco.group to be registered.
- Teams will pay a registration fee (€1300.00) unless they are already registered for The Innovators then they do not pay more.
- Registration is open from Jan. 19th.
- The Challenge Webinar will be held on 30th March to understand the challenge which participants have to try to solve.
- After the presentation of the challenges, teams can decide to register and pay the fee. Anyone interested can register by writing to HQ@rocco.group.
Who can participate in the Genesis Hackathon?
Any MNO, vendor, or mixed team made up of members of both MNOs and vendors who want 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. Anyone interested can register for the webinar by writing to HQ@rocco.group. After the presentation of the challenges, teams can decide to register and pay the fee.
The company who is raising the Challenge will describe what is required for the participating teams to do.
The teams will then have three weeks to deliver against the Challenge.
On the 30th March following the Challenge Introduction Webinar the Hackathon begins and runs until April 21st.
The participating teams have three weeks to deliver a solution to the Challenge.
By April 21st all the solutions must be submitted and presented to ROCCO in the form of a 15-minute video presentation. Other Documentation may also be submitted which together meet the requirements of the challenges.
Blablacar and Ooredoo will then consider which solutions should be shortlisted. By April 25th the shortlisted teams will be announced.
The shorlisted solutions will be presented at GENESIS from May 24th to 25th 2023.
A panel of expert judges with 1st-hand experience of the challenges will rate the solutions. After their 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 May 25th.
While all the solutions will be acknowledged for their value, the Top 2 solutions (one for Roaming & one for Messaging) will be announced at the Visionaries Gala on May 25th. The teams involved will receive awards for their solutions.
This approach will identify the most dynamic teams 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 in the industry.