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  • Writer's pictureMonika Lionaite

Future Position X (Sweden) took part in Hack4Future

Hackathons are playing an increasingly important role when it comes to drive sustained innovation and crowdsource solutions to address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. The 48-hour hackathon “Openhack Hack4Future 2020 Australia” was held last weekend and attracted over 200 participants from over 40 countries worldwide.

The online event was arranged by Openhack 2020 Australia and live-streamed by a team from Australian National University, based in Canberra. Three challenges was selected: Bush fires risk management, Corona virus spread checking and Smart cities – green energy. The participants included Industries professionals and researchers with a diverse set of expertise and backgrounds.  The winners of the Global Changemaker Award will receive workshop sessions with growth experts form Canberra Innovation Session to further develop their solution. Also, all participants that submitted their final solutions receives a blockchain-based certificates backed with smart contract to validate it.

FPX was invited to be one the global jury, and CEO Henrik Dahl acted as judge for the ’Best Pitch Award’.

– I was very impressed with all the team’s efforts; their presentations were very thorough and interesting. The collective response to these pressing issues has much to teach us all. Technology provides tools to help us manage through crisis, both present and future ones. I believe we should all start experimenting and this mindset is precisely what we need to turn challenge into opportunity, says Henrik Dahl.

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