Challenges | Junction 2016 Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

CHALLENGES

Our partners are industry leaders, all looking to support young developers and co-create the innovations of tomorrow. In 2016 Junction will bring an array of national and global partners to provide extensive hardware and dozens of API’s to hack. Provisions aside, our partners will be there every step of the way providing teams with mentoring and coaching when needed.

Game JamVirtual RealityIOTData Driven EconomyFintechArtificial IntelligenceHealthtechIntelligent BuildingsEcommerce & RetailFuture MobilityHackers’ Delight


Game Jam

Create games for exciting new gaming experiences.

Prize

4x NES classic edition and visit to the Supercell office

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Unexpected Virtuality

Show what’s in store for the world of VR

Prize

Unite Europe conference tickets

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New Music Realities and Experiences

Music is essential in forming experiences in VR

Prize

PLAY:5 and PLAY:1 Sonos Wireless Speakers, enjoy the purest and most precise sound experience!

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Reframe the Supply Chain

Create new innovative and digital solutions for the UPM Supply Chain

Prize

Groundbreaking pairs of Genelec M030 studio monitors for winning team members. Monitors are made from sustainable and recyclable natural composite – UPM Formi. The members of the winning team will also be offered a chance to participate UPM’s Slush pre-event at UPM Biofore House and present their winning solution for UPM and its stakeholders.

2nd: Gift cards for team members (1250 EUR Amazon Web Services + 1250 EUR verkkokauppa.com)

3rd: Power Bank mobile power unit for team members

Other: Spezial price is still under radar and it is dependant on our results!

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The bus stop of the Future

You always wanted to hack a bus stop…

Prize

Trip to Futurice/JCDecaux London offices

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Isaacus - Health Data Playground for Scientists, Developers & Innovators

Connecting health and welfare data for scientists, developers and innovators

Prize

Polar M600 sports watch

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Future of Political Debate

Understand what happening politically in the world with open data.

Prize

The winning team will receive a prize of 1000€.

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Better City

Improving lives in cities using communal data sets.

Prize

The winning team will receive a prize of 1000€.

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What the fax is going on?

Hack the fax machine with the Blackrock API.

Prize

The winning team will win Amazon Vouchers worth €400 to split between its members.

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Moving Money Without Borders

Moving money without borders, effortlessly

Prize

1st place: Full day mentoring in TransferWise Tallinn office, lunch with engineering leads, Refresh conference tickets.

Refresh conference tickets.

Refresh conference tickets.

Some info. REFRESH is a web development conference for product owners, designers and front end developers, held in 8th September Tallinn, Estonia.

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Bloomberg’s Choice

Prize

Kapture Watches for the whole team.

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AI-driven bots

The future AI-driven bots.

Prize

2000€, 1000€ and 500€ for 1st, 2nd and 3rd most awesome bots

Honorable Mentions: Customized “Skype Bot Developer” backpacks available for the top devs delivering exceptional productivity bots

Select bots will be published on Skype and promoted through Skype and Microsoft-owned marketing channels directly to the Skype consumer base

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Smart Life Insurance that helps you stay alive

Smart life insurance for the 21st century.

Prize

The winning team can present the outcome to the LocalTapiola Life Insurance Company’s board meeting during the Slush event in Helsinki.

In addition, we offer the winning team members Polar M600 sport smartwatch
(suggested retail price: 349.90€)

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Software Development to the Personal Helper Robot

Prize

The winner gets 500€ reward.

For a piloting ready algorithm further testing with the robot might be offered by the judging team.

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Building the Personal Health Account (PHR) ecosystem

How should digital healthcare look like?

Prize

Solution evaluated as the best for health benefits or social impact will be given 2000 euro reward. The Riihi actors – MOSAH, Tekes, RAY and Sitra – will also consult the winner and other promising teams on the road the Riihi rewarding event in 2017.

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Health Challenge

Can you make a hospital experience more pleasant?

Prize

For the winner team GE provides a 2500€ cash prize and free office facilities at Health Innovation Village at GE for 6 months. In total the value of this prize adds up to over 10 000€.

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Ultimate Sleep Hack

Getting to know all about your sleep.

Prize

Each member of the winning team will receive an ŌURA ring (265€)

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Solar Revolution in Apartment Buildings

Prize

The winner gets a 500€ reward and possibility to pitch a pilot-ready idea in the agile mini-pilots program of the Kalasatama Smart City District. https://fiksukalasatama.fi/en/agile-piloting/

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Lighting challenges

Configure lighting systems with infrared and/or regular cameras.

Prize

Trip to London to visit one of the prestigious sites with Helvar Lighting control solutions (pub lunch included) and the possibility of becoming a Helvar team member!

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Intelligent lighting - what's next?

Creating sophisticated lighting systems.

Prize

The winning team gets 1000€ cash.

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Tieto x ISS: The Future of Building Maintenance

Using indoors data for the benefit of maintaining buildings

Prize

Tieto will finance the development of the most business-ready idea from proof of concept to production, with the final software to be released for all intelligent business customers with a joint business model. Winning team will get access to our premises in Keilalahti and a place in our incubation program with a superior technical and business platform including sales support, mentoring etc. The total value of the prize can be seen to be up to €100 000.

Additionally, there are cash prizes up for grabs for the three best-placed teams.

First prize: €2000
Second prize €1000
Third prize: €500

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Energy challenge

Energy issues monitoring, efficiency for households or businesses.

Prize

For the winner of this track GE provides 2500€ cash prize and all facilities at GE energy village for six months! In total the value of this prize adds up to 10 000€.

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Fashion as a Service

Creating new ideas for e-commerce with Zalando!

Prize

Winning team: 2000€
1st Runner-up: 1000€
2nd Runner-up: 500€

For the winning team, Zalando also provides coaching and
mentoring for developing the idea further.

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In-store Conversions Supercharged

Improving customer experience for retail.

Prize

– Winner team gets 2000€

– 1st runner-up 1000€

– 2nd runner-up 500€

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Sohjoa Robotbus Challenge

Prize

500€ reward.

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Information Security Challenge

Improving information security.

Prize

1st: 1000€, 2nd 500€, 3rd. 500€

In addition to job opportunities, gift vouchers, and product prizes.

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SmartCities – The Power of Now

Tapping into Twitter’s data to build smart city platforms.

Prize

To be announced soon.

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Embers Challenge

Connecting the physical world with devices and services.

Prize

1st prize: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition Quadrocopter (one per team member)
2ond prize: Sphero BB-8 (one per team member)
3rd prizes: Earebel Unisex Street Beanie Hat with Removable AKG Headphones (one per team member)

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Overall technical partner: The European Space Agency (ESA)

Use Space Data to tackle real life challenges

Prize

2 x 50.000€ cash prize for winning projects accepted for an ESA Business Incubation Centre.

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Digital Transformation

Using the latest technology to transform companies.

Prize

A participation tickets for the whole team to the Microsoft Accelerator Startup Bootcamp Helsinki: http://www.microsoftflux.com/bootcamp/

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Realtime Coverage of Sports Events

Sporting team experience using the Yepzon API.

Prize

All members from the winning team will receive Yepzon Freedoms among the first as they launch in December 2016.

Bonus: innovative uses for Yepzons in this or other challenges will be rewarded!

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Use Deveo and share your experiences

Collaborative code for teams.

Prize

We are giving out 100€ gift cards to Verkkokauppa.com for every team member of the winning team.

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Website Wars

Create a website with the Radix domains for a chance to win.

Prize

2000 Euros

PS: Radix will also provide the domain name free of cost, you can collect the coupon code from the Radix booth.

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Embrace the Power of Location

Using the Proximi.io unified positioning platform to tackle challenges in Junction.

Prize

A drone with video camera (Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite)

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Re-thinking the coffee moment with Muki

Hack the smart take-away coffee mug!

Prize

1 year worth of coffee. (24kg)
Everybody who finishes some hack using Muki open API will also get to keep the Muki smartcup

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Multi-Cloud Paas and Caas with Jelastic

Use the Jelastic cloud platform to find innovative solutions for it.

Prize

A batch of your very own custom made GENUINE FINNISH CRAFT BEER!

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