The Atos IT Challenge is a juried competition designed to promote and encourage innovation in an open environment amongst best-in-class Universities and students and to support young innovators in taking their solution forward. The challenge for the 2017 Atos IT Challenge will focus on blockchain.

For 2017’s challenge, in particular, we are looking for participants to come up with an innovative concept for an application based on Blockchain technologies that shows how the principle of secure, public ledgers can be used to disrupt conventional business models. We encourage participant teams to think broad. Concepts can address business applications as diverse as health, education, government services, Property, Digital Rights, the Internet of Things, etc. Application developments should be based on existing blockchain platforms (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Multichain, etc.).

The Final Jury selects one winning team and two finalist teams all three of whom are invited to Bezons, France for live-streamed award event:

The 2017 winning team will receive €10,000 to help them bring their app to the market and the two finalists respectively €5,000 and €3,000. This will be an amazing opportunity to kick start a career!

In addition, the organizing committee will offer to all the members of the winning team and the two finalist teams the possibility of applying for an IT Challenge-fast track internship to work within Atos on subject areas relating to their projects.

 

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