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.