A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event where software developers, graphic designers, service designers, business developers and challenge owners collaborate intensively on innovative new concepts that solve the challenges provided by the hosting company.
It is an event connecting large industrial enterprises with agile developers from start-ups, SMEs, other companies and universities. It is an open innovation and co-creation event that often results, not only to amazing demos, but also to longer term collaboration with the hosting company and the best participating teams.
The event starts on Friday afternoon and closes on Sunday afternoon.
With their concepts, the teams compete for the first prize, which is EUR 10,000.
The CargoHacks hackathons are an important source of inspiration on our digital transformation journey and they help us building an innovation platform, which connects us with start-ups, SMEs, larger enterprises, universities, research institutes and other platforms.
MacGregor has identified a lot of potential to improve the efficiency of cargo flow and load handling within the global maritime industry.
While embarking on numerous in-house projects, MacGregor is inviting the stakeholders to co-create a more sustainable future together to boost innovation in this area. MacGregor calls for cooperation to drive industry transformation. We believe that this transformation, where connectivity and digitalisation, new business models and capabilities play a big role, will lead to a new era in which merchant shipping and offshore industries are more competitive and attractive as a whole.
1st prize: The winning team will get EUR 10,000 (decided by the jury).
Technology prize, for the "coolest" demo from tech perspective: Apple watches to the team members.
Out-of-the-box prize, for the most surprising idea / demo: Samsung prizes
Post-hackathon pilot project: we will make a proposal of a pilot project to at least one of the best participating teams right after the event, to take the hackathon results further towards commercialisation.
Mentors’ choice: recognition to the best team, voted by the mentors.
Hotel accommodation (2 persons per room)
Transport from / to Hamburg city on Friday & Sunday, and during the event from / to hotel (Travel costs to Hamburg are to be covered by the participants)
All food and refreshments needed during the weekend, and a networking event on Friday evening
Great experiences and learnings