Ukraine will host a defense hackathon IDI Camp, organized to develop software and technical equipment that can bring victory closer. The IDI (Innovation Defense Initiative) hackathon will be held online and offline on September 24 and 25. The final stage will be a 48-hour challenge, which will be held in Kyiv. The exact place and time, for obvious reasons, will be known only to the participants and partners of the event.
The organizers of the hackathon collect urgent needs for military development from the Armed Forces, including from the Ukroboronprom State Concern. The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Army of Drones were also partners of the event. A number of IT companies are sending their teams to participate in the IDI Camp, and benefactors have allocated a prize fund — currently more than $20,000. In addition, the most promising projects can receive funding from investors.
Anyone can join the initiative as:
- participants — formed teams or those who are ready to join the team. Senior+ specialists in all technologies that can be useful at the front (AI, ML, Embedded or others) – register;
- mentors – people with experience in developing and launching products who will help teams solve problems – register;
- investors – businessmen ready to invest in defense startups and develop them – register;
- jury (challenge owners) —experienced middle and senior military personnel who have an understanding of which technological solution will help change the situation at the front — register.