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GovTech 2021

What is GovTech?

GovTech frames some of the biggest challenges in the voting process as opportunities to improve systems across the UK. We are focusing on enhancing traditional methods through using modern technology and innovative approaches.

Why GovTech?

The UK government would be encouraged to understand why people are disengaged with politics, how can we motivate others to vote, or perhaps even learn from what other nations are doing in utilising blockchain and AI technology. TH.0 brings you GovTech. New ideas are the key!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#GovTech

Challenge 1

Engaging Non-Voters

Low voter engagement is harmful to democracy. In order to ensure good governance, we need to make our voting process simple enough for the voters of varying demographics to cast their votes with ease. Therefore, we ask participants to develop solutions to increase voter engagement through the use of advanced technology.

Challenge 2

Blockchain To Modernise Voting Process

In order to make the voting process more efficient than ever before, we challenge participants to incorporate blockchain in order to reduce costs, increase security, and improve traceability.

Challenge 3

AI for Engaging Geographically Dispersed Voters

The process of verification for voting processes is a rigmarole process. How can we leverage the power of AI in enabling people from various localities to vote with ease without compromising their privacy?

Challenge 4

Preventing Fraud in Elections

A point of contention in recent elections all around the world – There is an urgent need to use technology in order to combat the threat of fraud and ensure a fair voting process. What methods can you use to prevent electoral fraud in the UK?

Prizes

PlacCards

RecruitaTH.0n (Oct)

What is RecruitaTH.0n?

TH.0 strives on being fresh, dynamic, and forward-thinking towards talent through innovation for the tech echo system.

 

Our coding and non-coding hackathons span all major industry sectors whilst fostering a community of like-minded enthusiasts. 

 

We believe in offering a centre stage to all TH.0’s members to build upon their knowledge, skills, and professional network.

 

We currently host 3 “RecruitaTh0n’s” per annum (Jan, May and September) as well as offer white label and bespoke hackathons on behalf of our clients and partners.

Why RecruitaTH0n?

Competition is higher than ever to find the most skilled employees, hackathons allow you to streamline the interview process by assessing technical and soft skills first-hand in a real-life environment.

Recruitment hackathons reduce conventional recruitment costs by more than 80%.

30% of businesses recognise that hackathons amplify brand awareness and are already participating in such events.

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#RecruitaTH0n

#Challenge 1

To be released Monday 17th August 2020

#Challenge 2

To be released Monday 17th August 2020

#Challenge 3

To be released Monday 17th August 2020

#Challenge 1

To be released Monday 17th August 2020

Event Partners

Judges and Keynote Speakers

ClimaTH.0n 2020

ClimaTH.0n 2020

What is ClimaTH.0n?

ClimaTH.0n seeks to unite teams of people who share a passion for hacking environmental challenges related to the impacts of climate change in their community or city.

We are driven to unveil innovative solutions for governments and green organisations across the UK and Ireland.

Why ClimaTH.0n?

Climate change is here; our landscape becoming wetter and warmer, producing a multitude of threats to our environment, wellbeing, and economy.

ClimaTH.0n aims to create a bottom-up approach to these issues by engaging audiences with more community-based opportunities.

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#ClimaTH0n

Air Pollution from Particulate Matter
How can major cities in the UK, such as London, implement real change to reduce the harmful pollution which is compromising the health of its citizens.
We understand that emissions from diesel engines in vehicles are the primary cause of the issue, but what measures can be taken, perhaps to help businesses that rely on travel in and out of the city, to achieve more sustainable supply chains.
Protection & Restoration of the Natural Environment 
The government has highlighted the importance to reverse the impacts on the landscape of the natural environment as a priority where ‘more action is needed.
But what can be done to help engage communities to connect with aspects in nature including public forests, woodlands, species protection and cleaner & water.
Flooding
Aggressive storms and rising sea levels have become more prominent, and are set to continue, making the risk and impact of flooding more damaging to people and their livelihoods.
It is expected that coastal communities in Wales and Scotland will be of those most likely to suffer the consequences.
What can be done to protect these communities, and help them to develop catchment-based strategies that will not only raise awareness but help catalyse ideas for change that will better tackle flooding from a localised point of view.
Overheating in office buildings
The majority of working spaces were purposely built with the intention to keep heat in, to cope with harsh winters.
But as summer temperatures continually rise, the working conditions are less than favourable unless your business can bear the financial strain and in-efficiencies of air-conditioning units.
 
What can be done to ensure business owners can save costs whilst simultaneously offering workspace environments that can easily adapt to changes in temperature and meet green targets.

Prizes

Event Partners

Judges and Keynote Speakers

Agritechathon 2020

AgriTechaTH.0n 2020

What is AgritechaTH.0n?

AgritechaTH.0n will focus on the innovation, development and implementation of new and existing digital technology into the growing digitisation of the UK AgriTech industry. We are focusing on needed solutions for farms, farmers and suppliers across the UK.

Why Agriculture?

Farming 4.0 is here and the UK needs to accelerate the digitisation of their agricultural industry as we are falling behind the need to be fully digitised, more efficient and the quest to have net zero emissions by 2040. Innovation and resilience is key!

INTRODUCING THIS YEAR'S

CHALLENGES

#Agrithechathon

AgriTech Innovation on the Farm

How can we use and enhance technology with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, waste reduction and the maximisation of profitability?

What products, services or applications can be implemented to improve various processes on the farm and in the digitalisation of the supply chain?

Soil Productivity

Being one of the core essences of the Earth’s fertility, how can we protect, improve and enhance our current usage of soil management? What technology and processes can aide decisions and management regarding tillage, fertilization, crop rotation, plant disease, irrigation, and drainage, as well as exploring the development and evolution of hydroponics?

Smart/Precision/Vertical Farming

As the digital and connected world continues to expand with new and ongoing technological innovations, such as leveraging the cloud, big data, satellites, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation solutions, how can the agricultural industry further adopt these new technological advances to increase productivity and efficiency whilst protecting the environment?

Agri BioTech

How can we further develop the scientific techniques used to improve plants, animals and microorganisms to provide farmers with the tools and disciplines that can increase production, make it cheaper and more manageable? What can be done to produce greater yields and quality from food crops? What can be done to continue using molecular science to build up natural resistances to certain diseases, whilst ensuring our safety?

Prizes

* Guaranteed entry into next year’s SHAKE Climate Change Entrepreneurship Programme – donated from Rothamsted Research.
* Free hot desk space in our new Russell Innovation
building for 3 months – donated from Rothamsted
Research.
*Farmers Weekly Web Plus Subscription for each winning member for a full year – donated from Farmers Weekly
* Three month membership of Barn4 including two free desks within the new building, our full business support package, networking opportunities, access at members’ rates to the laboratory and specialist facilities on our Park Farm site – donated from NIAB.

Event Partners