264 hours of hackathons, >1000 registered competitors – get to know the CraftHub’s competitions from 2021 – part 1

In 2021, despite the Covid situation CraftHub managed to organise not only conferences but some exciting hackathons too. Due to the virus, these events were mostly online however our biggest hackathon, the JunctionX Budapest could take place in a hybrid format.

Since one of our goals is to help our partners improve and find new solutions to a certain problem, we provide two kinds of hackathons to them: one is when we collect corporations from different fields to define a challenge and the other one is when they get to us with a specific concept to help them reach more innovative minds.

Let us showcase our projects from the first half of 2021 in this short blog post! 😉

In February, we kick-offed the year with a healthcare focus online event, our first ever Hack&Heal hackathon. This aimed to involve partners from the healthcare industry and provide innovative solutions for their problems. This way we had 3 challenges from Janssen Hungary, MSD Pharma Hungary and Gedeon Richter Hungary. More than 200 competitors registered and 25 teams submitted a project. In the finals, 6 teams could pitch their idea and the best ones could take home the grand prize of 2,500 €. The projects can be found on this link or watch the hackathon’s official aftermovie here.

After our first mission of the year, we continued with a more IT related hackathon which was also a co-event of the Craft Conference. CraftHack was held at the end of May online and gathered together companies like Aliz, WorldQuant, EPAM Systems and Siemens. They presented challenges in the fields of data, AI, software development and UI. By the last day of the weekend, 15 teams came up with a solution to one of the challenges and the total amount to be won was 10,000 €. To see who took home the grand or challenge prizes check out our videos about the event or look for them among the project gallery.

If you are interested in our other hackathons from last year, stay tuned and check back soon for the second part of the article! 

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