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Ideathon and Hackathon online: Designing a post-Covid-19 future together

In these times of Covid-19 pandemic, Syntec Numérique is launching the Act4New initiative to mobilize citizen, solutions developers and more broadly the entire digital ecosystem.

Ideathon and Hackathon : Designing a post-Covid-19 future together
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Digital technology to address the challenges of the post-Covid19 world: Talan partner of Act4New, a citizen's appeal followed by a hackathon of Syntec Numérique
 

In these times of Covid-19 pandemic, Syntec Numérique is launching the Act4New initiative to mobilize citizen, solutions developers and more broadly the entire digital ecosystem, to join and help organizing the post-confinement, preventing new waves of contagion and contributing to the post-crisis recovery. This initiative will run online, from Thursday, 30th April to Sunday, 17th May 2020. 

Talan is a partner in this initiative and a member of the steering committee.

 

While the whole planet is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, sparing no sector of activity, issues and doubts regarding what will look like our post-confinement lives is already raising. Preparing the way out of the crisis induces multiples questions : medical research, economy support, transports organisation...

During the Covid-19 crisis, the society relied on digital technologies to survive: enabling millions of employees to maintain their activities, millions students to pursue school programs, millions of people to keep in touch with their loved ones. Digital technologies  have proved their worth. 

From now on, digital technology can contribute to build the post-Covid-19 global resilience. This is why Syntec Numérique proposes an innovative initiative: Act4New, an unprecedented call for citizens mobilization where technical experts implement ideas proposed by the general public. 

 

Act4New is a two-stage initiative that will run on-line from Thursday, 30th April to Sunday, 17th May 2020:

  1. The ideathon, from April 30th to May 7th: a collection of ideas launched towards the general public to identify and respond to post-confinement issues. Different possible fields: education, health, economy, art and culture, solidarity, etc. All ideas bearers (committed citizens, startups, administrations, health institutions, associations, etc.) are invited to participate and submit their ideas on www.act4new.com.
  2.  The hackathon, from May 8th to 17th: technical teams composed of at least two developers will be formed to transform selected ideas from the first phase into operational digital solutions and help drive their rapid deployment. Teams can be made up of programmers’ startups, web designers, creative minds, etc.

A jury will select most relevant solutions.

Acte4New is an initiative supported by Cédric O, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance and to the Minister of Action and Public Accounts, in charge of Digital.


To participate, visit the website www.act4new.com.