Valenciaport hackathon: call for challenges!

We are taking part in our first hackathon! We want your ideas to help us set a challenge for the Valenciaport Hackathon. This is an opportunity to think big about what we can do to use trade facilitation to deliver inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing and least developed countries

The Alliance is excited to announce that we are participating in our first hackathon! As a challenge setter, we are asking the trade facilitation community for your ideas for our Alliance challenge.

Hack-a-what?

The word hackathon consists of the words “hacking”, here meaning to make things more simple, and the word “marathon”, an event characterised by great length and concentrated effort. In other words, a hackathon is an innovation event that brings together people from different backgrounds to propose innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions that solve real world challenges.

The Valenciaport Hackathon & the Alliance

The Valenciaport Hackathon, 20-27 November 2020, is an opportunity to revolutionise the shipping industry, transforming and innovating to achieve a smart, green and resilient port of the future. The Hackathon will combine academic knowledge and talent from entrepreneurs and start-ups with the port-logistics community to enable sustainable development of intelligent ports.

The Alliance is sponsoring the International Trade Facilitation for Port Operations challenge in the hackathon to generate trade facilitation solutions that reduce costs and spark productivity, innovation and growth by addressing delays and unnecessary waiting times at borders.

What trade facilitation challenges do ports face in the developing world?

Hackathons are about solving real world problems. We want to hear from you about what challenges we could set. Be as creative as you want – this is an opportunity to think big about what we can do to use trade facilitation to deliver inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing and least developed countries!

Don’t miss out – the deadline for challenge proposals is 18 November.

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