Hackathon Challenge 2021
Help us in enabling nature's autonomous value inside city parks and public green spaces.

Application deadline: June 18, 2021
Hackathon dates:
July 2-4, 2021

This year, our Hackathon is a juried competition with 10,000 € cash and 10,000 OCEAN awarded to the winning strategies of individual challenge rounds.
Winning teams will be given the opportunity to further develop the solution submitted and integrate it as part of the Sovereign Nature Tech Stack. Together with other stakeholders who are part of the SNI ecosystem, winning teams will also have the opportunity to run real-life experiments in public 'green' spaces, beginning with Berlin in September 2021.
The challenge is as follows:

Working in relation to a public park or green space— a place of your choosing that is already designated by a city or region to be a space of 'nature,' 'preservation,' 'open-land,' 'biodiverse' and/or is explicitly designed as a place for encounters between humans and the 'natural world,' develop open-source protocols and applications that enable the agency of non-human organisms to act in their own interest and to produce value in their own right. Go beyond common approaches towards sustainability and break the mantra of human domination over 'nature'.
This challenge can be tackled inside one or more of our three streams:
Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)

Empower 'non-humans' to act in their own right in both virtual and physical arenas.
Nonhuman Economics

Develop value-capture and incentive models that enable 'nature' to express values beyond scarcity, extraction, and exploitation.
Community Engagement / Activism / Stewardship
Build tools that stimulate curiosity, empower and incentivise the broader public to care for 'nature' in a decentralised way.

Join us! Dive in. We can't wait to read your proposals.

2021 Jury Members
Andrea Leiter
Co-Founder & Head of Research, SNI
Trent McConaghy
Founder, Ocean Protocol
Florian Schmitt
Co-Founder & Head of Artistic Projects, SNI
Catherine Bischoff
Chief Relationship Officer, Factory Berlin
Jaclyn Bolt
Environmental Economist, Wageningen University
Ewald Hesse
Co-Founder, SNI

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Odyssey connects governments, corporates, and non-profits with innovative entrepreneurs from around the world to let them jointly tackle complex 21st-century challenges. Together, they create an interconnected, multi-stakeholder ecosystem to build a future.

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