#HackSCT19 - Hackathon Series for Supply Chain Transparency

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


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

8:00 AM CET to 5:30 PM CET

Supply chain transparency is rapidly becoming a priority for global companies and brands. Many industries have a significant social and environmental footprint, which applies across all stages of the product life cycle. Consumers are demanding more information on topics such as ethical labour regulation, environmental impact and sustainability. Current tech solutions need to be further developed to meet those needs.

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! Join us to make a difference with your skills.

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 ends up helping people. TABITHA SWANSON - Zalando Volunteer, #HackSCT18

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About the Ventures

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. Learn more on slavefreetrade website.

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Doing business responsibly is now a mainstream issue. Circulor provides Traceability-as-a-Service, to verify responsible sourcing, to underpin effective recycling and to improve efficiency. The company reaches parts of OEM's supply chains that most currently have little real visibility into. Circulor supports manufacturers to address the UN Sustainability Goals 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure), 10 (Reduce inequalities) and 12 (Responsible consumption and production).

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Eon is the leading digital identity company for fashion, apparel and retail. Eon's mission is to power the circular economy. The company developed the CircularID™ Standard protocol for digital identification of products, in order to create a shared digital foundation for circular economy. They digitize products in alignment with this CircularID™ Standard, powering end-to-end connectivity across the entire product lifecycle.

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Work Ahead develops software that enterprises use for making their supply chains more ethical, transparent and sustainable.

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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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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 it on the day? Join 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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About the Hackathon

This is the third 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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Impressions from #HackSCT19

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