ADDA is organising a 2-week online hackathon open to innovators from all corners of the globe to deep-dive into ADDA’s open-source data platform and transform raw data into new digital solutions for the city of Abu Dhabi!
Turning open data into digital solutions
Abu Dhabi is a booming technological city that’s been collecting raw data from all its corners. Now, with the help of Addathon, they are inviting tech virtuosos to reveal the untapped potential of the data at hand.
Solutions can focus on a range of topics from lifestyle and economy to ecology and city structure, so long as it’s a powerful digital tool that will benefit both the city and its inhabitants!
Gain access to the city’s vast database and receive input from city-development pioneers
Create cutting-edge digital solutions from an open source database
Connect with like-minded startups, companies, and innovators from around the globe
Participate for a chance to win up to $30,000
We have the data, you bring the solution.
Thanks to ADDA’s platform, you can access datasets open across all 12 sectors, with no restrictions whatsoever. Using this data, we want you to pinpoint the areas where we can improve, adjust, and innovate the city of Abu Dhabi; with the overall goal being to improve the city’s cycle of life: education, agriculture, transport, and more.
Our stride is that these open source datasets be turned into useful output. Whether it’s an application, a system, a dashboard, or even a document.
Participants have a 2-week deadline to make a prototype and a demo of their solution, but this is only once the program starts. That being said, participants who already have their idea can start preparing now!
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority is leading the digital future of Abu Dhabi by supporting its government partners to deliver services and build ecosystems that enrich the quality of life and multiply opportunities for business and personal growth.
Thanks to ADDA’s city database, you’ll find all kinds of data concerning the economy, agriculture, tourism, and more.
This colossal database will allow you to access detailed information, such as the number of private school students to the monthly hotel occupancy rate, and even the monthly average rainfall in the city.
The winning teams will receive:
Online Opening Ceremony
Learn more about the challenge, connect with the mentors and start working on your solution
You have until the 15th of December, 23:59 (UAE time) to submit your solution on the challenge platform
A selection of the final teams will be made by the jury
Final Demo Day
The finalist teams present their solution to the jury and compete for the $30,000 prize pool
Who can join?
We’re looking for the brightest innovators, startups, and businesses to come forward to present sleek city solutions. So whether you're an individual talent, or already part of a group - We invite you all! Sign up to the platform to find groups to join, the latest projects, as well as ressources, tips, and tricks from the mentors!
ADDA's Open Source Database
The mentors will be there to provide you with feedback, constructive comments, and will help you make the most out of the data at hand.