#HackSCT19 - Hackathon Series for Supply Chain Transparency

Take your chance to be one of 100 creative minds redefining supply chain transparency!

By 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to sustain current lifestyles. Do not accept the status quo of today’s world!

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

93% of volunteers say they would come again

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You can ́t make on the day? Apply for our tech for impact online community instead. In our online forum you can get in touch with your favorite Venture and contribute your skills whenever you have time. Join the discussion!

About the Ventures

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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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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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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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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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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Your Venture? If you are a socially-driven hacker with a great idea, part of a technology startup working in the field of supply chain, or simply an expert who wants to throw their weight behind the problem, please contact us. Together we can create social impact at scale.

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Get direct early access to our ventures! You can join our tech for impact online community and contribute your skills to your favorite Venture. In our online forum you can connect with the hackathon team and support those who have the potential to create impact at scale! Join the discussion.

Designers and developers, the #HackSCT ventures need your support

During the hackathon you get the opportunity to apply your skills to a real-world product. You will be surrounded by industry experts and other partners from our network. You will get a better understanding how innovation in supply chains can lead to more sustainable production patterns. Learn from social entrepreneurs how they identified “hot spots” within the current system and how you can help to increase their impact with your skills. Broaden your network and learn from other social entrepreneurs how easy it can be to become a changemaker.

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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

You don't need to prepare, however we encourage you to inform yourself about sustainable consumption and production solutions. Also don’t forget to bring your laptop and charger.

You can ́t make on the day? Apply for our tech for impact online community instead. In our online forum you can get in touch with your favorite Venture and contribute your skills whenever you have time. Join the discussion!

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What is it like to take part?


  • N3XTCODER recieved your application via form, which is used to match you to the right team via motivation and skills.
  • You will receive only emails regarding the event, application process, and ventures.
  • There is a discounted travel rate by train available on request.
  • At the door you will be welcomed and given guidance to find your team and meet with the ventures.

Volunteer Journey on the day:

  • We start with coffee!
  • Meet the venture you've been assigned to.
  • Watch a 5min pitch from each venture including overview of challenges for those who have not seen these online in our forum.
  • Join the other volunteers at your table and follow the instructions from your facilitator.
  • After lunch the your team can share progress with the group and you can call out for any extra input you may need.
  • The afternoon is an opportunity for focus and deep work. Your team will start to prepare a final presentation and demo for the pitch.
  • The culmination of all this work, leads to a round of final pitches and demos, including Q+A with the Jury.
  • The Jury deliberates, returning to the stage to announce the winner.
  • Finally the whole group is invited to network with drinks provided.


  • Morning snacks are provided.
  • Coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the event.
  • Lunch included
  • Social drinks and refreshments provided at the end of the day.


  • Wifi is available.
  • Whiteboards, stationary, and other materials are available all day.
  • Each team has their own space to work.
  • Breakout areas such as couches and coffee tables, are informally available.
  • Projectors, screens, and sound equipment are provided for presentations.
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About the Hackathon

This is the first hackathon of our #HackSCT19 Series, designed to connect impact driven Ventures with industry experts from adidas AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Volkswagen Group, Zalando SE, and the N3XTCODER tech for impact community.

In the series of three hackathons in 2019 we build powerful interdisciplinary teams that work on real challenges that contribute towards more sustainable patterns of consumption. The opacity 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.

We reviewed more than 100 pitch decks and Supply Chain Transparency startups to invite the most promising impact-driven ventures for our #HackSCT19 Series. Together we inspire global companies to improve their supply chains and open the doors for social innovation. With our experience in building exceptional teams, we match you to the venture who needs your skills to reach the next level!

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