Thinking around major themes of the smart city and animate the ecosystem of Moroccan startups are the main drivers of the Smart City Hackathon. 38 hours of intense brainstorming, 38 hours to innovate and meet the challenges of urban development in Casablanca: this is what the Smart City Hackathon proposes for its fourth edition. Organized by Casablanca Events & Animation in partnership with Hack & Pitch it will be held on April 20th and 21st at the LaFactory by ScreenDy.
After the success of the previous edition held under the theme of mobility, the Smart City Hackathon launches this year a new challenge, to encourage the development of Smart City concept in the city, through the integration of artificial intelligence, in the urban everyday life of its citizens. It will involve developing, as a team, an innovative prototype or computer program responding to three fundamental dimensions of urban development: Cleanliness in response to environmental challenges to be met today for a sustainable tomorrow, safety for a better future re-appropriation of the public space by the citizens and the fluidification of the traffic in answer to the stakes of the urban mobility.
The Hackathon, a space for exchange and sharing
The Smart City Hackathon is above all a challenge of collaborative innovation. Open to all, students in engineering schools, passionate, professionals, it takes place in a festive atmosphere and offers the opportunity for participants to create together. For the companies present, it is an opportunity to meet students motivated by problems of the future. Participants will have at their disposal the premises of LaFactory, the ScreenDy platform and many tools. They will work under the guidance of professionals to guide them, answer their questions and help them complete their projects during these 38 hours of challenge.
At the end of these two days, the teams pitch their projects in front of a jury composed of experts and personalities of the city of Casablanca. The winner of each of the 3 categories will benefit from a 4-day support within a Bootcamp at LaFactory by ScreenDy to accelerate his project and will receive a prize in kind. The most deserving winners will also be able to apply for the CGC-accredited LaFactory by ScreenDy scalerator program to benefit from the Inov Invest Fund, which consists of a grant of 200,000 Dhs.