N3XTCODER Hackathon Series for Supply Chain Transparency

#HackSCT19 - Hackathon Series for Supply Chain Transparency

“My motivation for taking part was to challenge myself and to get out of the daily routine to contribute to working on a philanthropic cause that end up helping people.” Tabitha Swanson, Zalando Volunteer, HackSCT18

15 ventures, 15 solutions that leverage social impact.

Take your chance to be one of 300 creative minds redefining supply chain transparency

Over 85% say they would recommend this event to a friend, 93% of volunteers say they would come again.

The transparency of the supply chain is a major issue for brands and companies. Consumers are demanding more information on topics such as ethical labour regulation and environmental impact and the status quo cannot provide this.

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Get out of your daily routine and gain new perspectives

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Make a difference with your skills and talent!

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Become part of a powerful interdisciplinary team

Designers and developers, the #HackSCT ventures need your support

Do you have what it takes to help an impact-driven venture succeed in a hackathon environment?

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Software and development - coding in any language

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UI and/or UX design - generating mock-ups and visualisations

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Data modelling and mining - SQL, noSQL, or other ways to work with data

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Business modelling and the process of analysing viability and value of a product or service

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Marketing and the process of communicating the product or service to customers and user

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User experience or how to model the interactions with the product/service - generating wireframes and user flows is a bonus

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Theoretical or practical knowledge in technical areas such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, Database design, Microservices, Open APIs, graphQL, Open source, and more

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Domain knowledge of supply chains - how supply chains work, and/or how they are relevant to a specific organisation

About the #HackSCT19 Series Berlin

N3XTCODER Hackathon for Supply Chain Transparency

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1st Hackathon

Tuesday June 18th, 2019

@Zalando

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2nd Hackathon

Friday September 6th, 2019

@DRIVE Volkswagen Group Forum and in collaboration with @startupnight

Success Stories from HackSCT18

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Minespider is a blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing. They offer transparency and traceability at every stage of the supply-chain and track fungible minerals directly from certified mines. While others are building private, permissioned trials, they are decentralizing and decriminalizing the mineral supply chain. With numerous pilot programs in the works, Minespider is set to transform a multi-billion dollar industry.

More about Minespider: https://www.minespider.com/

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Toladata enables organizations to create positive impact. The Mercy Corps team in Afghanistan wanted to improve how they monitored their programs. They wanted to automate their data collection, consolidation and reporting. They built a solution that met their needs and kept the system open source to share knowledge and learnings with the wider NGO community.

More about TolaData: https://www.toladata.com/

Success Stories from HackSCT19

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Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is an open source tool which maps garment facilities worldwide and assigns a unique ID number to each. It is a go-to source for identifying apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists from industry stakeholders into one central, open source map and database. The collated database of facility names, addresses and affiliated parties is powered by an advanced name and address-matching algorithm and is available for use by any organization, for free.

More about Open Apparel Registry: https://info.openapparel.org/

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Haelixa is a multi-award winning spinoff of ETH Zurich innovation and entrepreneurship labs, where they developed the Haelixa technology since 2012. They design and manufacture a unique DNA tracer to be assigned to each individual product, model or batch. The tracers are applied to products and materials at any step of the supply chain by the customers themselves. The labelling assigns the item a unique "DNA identity". At any point in time, the product is submitted to a quick "paternity test" and results are uploaded to the cloud. The test can be conducted at Haelixa laboratories or on-site.

More about Haelixa: http://www.haelixa.com/

Following on from the major success of last year's Supply Chain Transparency series, we teamed up with Adidas AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Volkswagen Group and Zalando to continue our collective impact format. We build powerful interdisciplinary teams in a creative and non-competitive setting to support impact driven organisations who are revolutionising the supply chain.

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Use your skills to support impact-driven projects and help us creating supply chain transparency by joining our next hackathon:

About the Ventures

Chemycal's ChemChain is a open-source global blockchain platform to transfer information on hazardous chemicals along the value chain, from chemical manufacturers to consumers, recyclers and waste operators.

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The circular.fashion system enables that products of today become the resources of tomorrow. The approach is a proactive one, designing garments for circularity from the very beginning. Products are optimized for reuse and recycling by design. This can max out further the potential of corresponding retail models and services. To make sure that the best value of each garment can be catched after use, its recovery method is designated and saved in an ID right in the beginning.

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Circular IQ accelerates companies that believe in the economic benefits of the circular economy. Their key product is an online software application which uses simple data to support intelligent decision making on circularity.

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Circularise is an open, distributed and secure communications protocol for the circular economy. It allows all stakeholders, from mines to recyclers and everyone in between, to transfer reliable information up and down supply chains without giving away other critical data such as IP, identity, position in the supply chain.

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Clothparency brings transparency to the fashion market. The CLOTHPARENCY app is designed to guide customers towards more judicious, more ethical, more environmental friendly purchasing choices by providing simple, clear and reliable information on the sustainable performance of fashion brands.

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Colabriq creates a connected knowledge graph that joins all the information across your business and beyond. They give you a single, integrated view of the world that can be used by your commercial, agricultural, & supply chain teams so you can make more informed decisions.

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Dorea is a system for accountable supply chains, tracking a material from its point of origin till end use. It uses distributed ledger technology to solve for lack of trust between distant links in a given supply chain. The Dorae system enables users to create and use valuable management information, and in the medium term Dorae will also enable self-executing trades in physical commodities.

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Haelixa is a multi-award winning spinoff of ETH Zurich innovation and entrepreneurship labs, where they developed the Haelixa technology since 2012. They design and manufacture a unique DNA tracer to be assigned to each individual product, model or batch. The tracers are applied to products and materials at any step of the supply chain by the customers themselves. The labelling assigns the item a unique "DNA identity". At any point in time, the product is submitted to a quick "paternity test" and results are uploaded to the cloud. The test can be conducted at Haelixa laboratories or on-site.

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limbiq is a SaaS solution along supply chains and represents an intelligent node reducing the high complexity of supply chain management.

Employing state-of-the-art technologies and open interfaces, all stakeholders of a supply chain are connected on a centralized, digital platform. Realtime data from a variety of sources is aggregated into comprehensive, up-to-date information threads, which are transparent, adaptable, and usable for anyone, anywhere and anytime.

It is part of their philosophy to horizontally connect actors from different tiers of global supply chains, to improve and level up interactions between companies and their partners. limbiq is changing how future global supply chains are shaped and is building a fast growing community that represents intelligent and sustainable cooperation in the future.

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Minespider is a blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing. They offer transparency and traceability at every stage of the supply-chain and track fungible minerals directly from certified mines. While others are building private, permissioned trials, they are decentralizing and decriminalizing the mineral supply chain. With numerous pilot programs in the works, Minespider is set to transform a multi-billion dollar industry.

Learn more

Oeko-Tex are a non-profit certification and standards body, mapping textile sourcing including leather. They pioneered work on the MADE IN GREEN platform (a traceable consumer label for sustainable textiles). Each item with the MADE IN GREEN label features a unique product ID and/or a QR code allowing you to trace the article’s production. Each product ID gives you visibility into the various stages of production as well as the countries in which textiles were manufactured.

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The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is an open source tool which maps garment facilities worldwide and assigns a unique ID number to each. It is a go-to source for identifying apparel facilities and their affiliations by collating disparate supplier lists from industry stakeholders into one central, open source map and database. The collated database of facility names, addresses and affiliated parties is powered by an advanced name and address-matching algorithm and is available for use by any organization, for free.

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ORCA Geo Services provides innovative solutions for the global textiles industry, ranging from track and trace services, supplier self-assessments and small-holder farmer registration services. The track and trace solution tracks shipments downstream from smallholders throughout the entire supply chain until the final product reaches the retailing brand.

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ReCheck brings you simple, safe and user-friendly access to the blockchain. It is your interface to the technology that provides a trustworthy environment for secure business and consumer interactions. Now you can store and manage the items that matter to you on blockchain. Your transactions are recorded on a network of thousands of computers. This is done using the highest level of encryption and protection.

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slavefreetrade is a Swiss non-profit volunteer association, founded under the patronage of the UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery, to marry decades of modern slavery experience with advanced technology. It's mission is to solve the issue of modern slavery in workplaces. slavefreetrade is the world's first human rights compliance platform. As the only way to secure a workplace free from modern slavery, the platform provides the means to assess and monitor working conditions in workplaces globally, in real time.

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The cloud platform sustainabill achieves transparency in all steps of your supply chain and provides comprehensive sustainability KPIs for your products and the materials involved. Obtain entirely new insights into your supply chain and benefit from sustainabill in all (important) departments/sectors of your company.

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Sustify is a digital sustainability-training addressing customers’ supply chains in emerging markets. Sustify helps to increase compliance and supports capacity building by educating the local workforce on social, environmental, and economic issues. To respect planetary boundaries, to establish fair working conditions and to support long-term profitability. In an efficient, measurable, and scalable way.

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Toladata enables organizations to create positive impact. The Mercy Corps team in Afghanistan wanted to improve how they monitored their programs. They wanted to automate their data collection, consolidation and reporting. They built a solution that met their needs and kept the system open source to share knowledge and learnings with the wider NGO community.

Learn more

Based in Sweden TrusTrace is a blockchain powered collaboration platform that helps establish transparency and product traceability between various stakeholders in the fashion industry. The tools that can be accessed from any part of the world 24x7 to ensure a transparent, traceable, sustainable and circular supply and consumption chain. Those data dashboards help brands identify their weakest links, undertake risk analysis and improve sustainability efforts as well as communicate them to the end customer.

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Ulula is a worker and community voice platform that connects businesses to the key stakeholders they affect to create more transparent, accountable and productive supply chains. By leveraging diverse and accessible information communication technologies (ICT) and real-time dashboard analytics, Ulula enhances social dialogue and promotes better decision-making around key social and labour impact indicators. Our tools are amplifying worker and community voices across sectors - from farms to factories - in 20+ countries.

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WikiRate has developed an open access research platform that allows anyone to gather and report publicly available information on corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in a structured manner, making corporate sustainability data accessible, comparable and free for everyone. WikiRate uses cutting edge open source software and engages a broad range of stakeholders, including consumers, academics, NGOs, companies, policymakers, investors, and media.

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Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze and monitor all suppliers, components and facilities from source to store. In an unique way, we offer the service to map supply chains, monitor and develop sustainability performance of suppliers and sub-suppliers and connect consumers with the individual supply chain members. Transparency-One has been established 3 years ago in Paris, and has since been adopted by leading food and fashion companies, evolving day by day!

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About N3XTCODER

We at N3XTCODER strongly support the Global Goals and aim for all our projects and partners to contribute to one or more of the 17 Global Goals that have been launched by the United Nations in 2015.

A 17-point plan to end poverty, halt climate change and fight injustice and inequality, the Global Goals are the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place.

A plan that 193 governments have agreed, a plan that the world wants and needs. A plan backed by leading business and organisations. A to-do-list for the planet that will only be achieved if everyone plays their part.

N3XTCODER aims to identify and work with the best technology solutions and digital products that have the great potential to tackle the most pressing problems that persist today.

Read more about the Global Goals at www.globalgoals.org

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