Hack the Crisis Iceland

Hack the Crisis Iceland is an innovation competition or a hackathon, happening this weekend 22nd-25th of May. The hackathon is online and anyone can take part no matter your background. The purpose of the hackathon is to find solutions to problems that have arisen due to Covid-19. There are five challenges presented:

  • Innovation in health care
  • Social and Welfare Innovation
  • Innovation in Education
  • Innovation for Employment
  • Other - Everything goes

 

For each category is a prize of 500.000 kr. (5x)

You can sign up here  or at hakkathon.island.is

You can follow the event here which will be streamed the entire weekend.

Please read our Participant Toolkit

View full rules

Prizes

$18,345 in prizes

Innovation in Health Care

500.000 ISK

Social and Welfare Innovation

500.000 ISK

Innovation in Education

500.000 ISK

Innovation in Employment

500.000 ISK

Everything goes

500.000 ISK

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
We welcome all participants from planet earth (that have access to the internet) to join our conversation.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
Participants will need to register online and have access to a computer with good Internet connection, to enable live streaming. Platforms such as Slack, Zoom, DevPost and Facebook will be used as main communication tools between participants, mentors, jury and organisers. For the project result each team will need to fill out a written solution on DevPost (May 25th) + deliver a live pitch on Zoom or submit a video (May 26-27)

WHERE DO I FIND THE KICK-OFF WEBINAR AND THE FINAL WEBINAR?
Kick-off streams and ceremonies will be held on Hack the Crisis Iceland event facebook page.

Requirements

To wrap up the weekend of work, the hackathon will end with pitches of your creations. Your solution does not have to be technical (Webiste, app, code...) Pitches are composed of two main parts which mostly override one another in the content but have different formats:

  1. Textual pitch submission on DevPost
  2. Video pitch for the panel of judges, either:
    1. Live pitch on Zoom
    2. Submit a video
I. Textual Pitch Submission on Devpost 

When your solution is ready you submit it on DevPost, not later then 25th May at 16:00 . There you have to anser 10 questions that you should prepare in advance before submitting to DevPost

  1. The problem your project solves
  2. Which challenge are you solving?
  3. Which secondary solution are you solving?
  4. The solution you bring to the table (including technical details, architecture, tools used)
  5. What you have done during the weekend
  6. The solution’s impact to the crisis
  7. The necessities in order to continue the project
  8. The value of your solution(s) after the crisis
  9. The URL to the prototype [Github, Website, other...] (optional)
  10. The URL to the pitchvideo

This needs to be submitted, alongside the video by 25th May 16:00 GMT/UTC+0.

 

Here's an example project page.

Here’s a video on how to submit on DevPost

II. Video Pitch 

For the video part, you have two options: 

  • Live pitch via Zoom meeting
  • Video pitch (youtube or other)

 

We encourage you to send in a video just in case if the timing of the pitching doesn’t work for you.

 

For the video pitch the following rules apply:

  • Maximum length of 5 minutes + 2 minutes for questions.
  • Teams should be ready to present their solution on 26. – 27. may. More detailed timing coming soon - if you can’t pitch then please make sure to send in a video.

For the rest, it is up to you, but we recommend structuring the presentation into 5 parts: the problem, the solution, what you accomplished, about the team behind it and finally what you are planning to do next. So you have 5 minutes to cover 5 topics. Please keep in mind that the problem should only focus on the Covid crisis that your solution is solving: even though your solution could be more extensive, do not focus on it.

Judges

Inga Þórsdóttir [Health Care]

Inga Þórsdóttir [Health Care]
Dean of the School of Health Sciences / University of Iceland

Ingi Steinar Ingason [Health Care]

Ingi Steinar Ingason [Health Care]
Team Manager at the Center for Electronic Health Solutions / Office of the Directorate of Health

Sverrir Geirdal [Health Care]

Sverrir Geirdal [Health Care]
Business development manager at Auðna – TTO Iceland

Vigdís Jóhannsdóttir [Health Care]

Vigdís Jóhannsdóttir [Health Care]
Marketing Manager / Digital Iceland

Hannes Ottóson [Everything Goes]

Hannes Ottóson [Everything Goes]
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expert / Innovation Center Iceland

Ásta Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir [Everything Goes]

Ásta Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir [Everything Goes]
Managing Director / Iceland Tourism Cluster

Kristján Kristjánsson [Everything Goes]

Kristján Kristjánsson [Everything Goes]
CEO / 50skills

Tryggvi Hjaltason [Everything Goes]

Tryggvi Hjaltason [Everything Goes]
Strategist / CCPgames, Director / Intellectual Property Committee

Álfhildur Leifsdóttir [Education]

Álfhildur Leifsdóttir [Education]
Teacher, Tech Instructional Coach, Programmer / Árskóli

Fjóla María Ágústsdóttir [Education]

Fjóla María Ágústsdóttir [Education]
Change Manager, Digital transformation / Icelandic Association of Local Authorities

Fríða Bjarney Jónsdóttir [Education]

Fríða Bjarney Jónsdóttir [Education]
Director of Centre for Educational Innovation / Department of Education and Youth/Born and Unge

Tryggvi Brian Thayer [Education]

Tryggvi Brian Thayer [Education]
Director of Academic Development / School of Education

Guðni Olgeirsson [Education]

Guðni Olgeirsson [Education]
Senior Advisor / Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Margrét Lilja Aðalsteinsdóttir [Social&Welfare]

Margrét Lilja Aðalsteinsdóttir [Social&Welfare]
Project manager / The Icelandic Disability Alliance

Þór G. Þórarinsson [Social&Welfare]

Þór G. Þórarinsson [Social&Welfare]
Specialist / Ministry of Social Affairs

Styrmir Erlingsson [Social&Welfare]

Styrmir Erlingsson [Social&Welfare]
Head of Digital / Department of Welfare, City of Reykjavík

Inga Björk Margrétar Bjarnadóttir [Social&Welfare]

Inga Björk Margrétar Bjarnadóttir [Social&Welfare]
Communications & Marketing Manager, Expert on Disability Issues / the National Association of Intellectual Disabilities

Helga Elísabet Guðlaugsdóttir [Social&Welfare]

Helga Elísabet Guðlaugsdóttir [Social&Welfare]
Director / Social Services Fjarðabyggð

Védís Hervör Árnadóttir [Employment]

Védís Hervör Árnadóttir [Employment]
Director of Communications and Multimedia / Iceland Chamber of Commerce

Ari Fenger [Employment]

Ari Fenger [Employment]
CEO / 1912, Chair of Iceland Chamber of Commerce

Brynja Baldursdóttir [Employment]

Brynja Baldursdóttir [Employment]
CEO / CreditInfo

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation in Health Care
    How well solutions meet health care challenges and promote a new approach to health care provision and prevention.  Whether projects are to improve the quality of health care, safety and accessibility in accordance with the government's health policy.
  • Social and Welfare Innovation
    How do we: -Enhance and strengthen meaningful social communication and relationships with the help of digital solutions? -Creatively promote social health and prevention? -Enhance quality of life and safety with innovation?
  • Innovation in Education
    How do we: -Improve quality and access to education regardless of location? -Develop diverse disciplines in individualized homeschooling and digital teaching? -Enhance digital collaboration between schools in the Icelandic and international context?
  • Innovation for Employment
    Quality: -demand for Iceland? -original? -understated or far-reaching? Realistic: -possible to launch the solution soon? Is the idea politically sensitive? Cost analysis: -what will the idea cost? -who will pay? -financial plan realistic?
  • Everything Goes
    Develop the concept - the passion to carry on the project Multidisciplinary teams - creating value for the future Is the solution feasible Innovation perspective