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Odyssey Connect

Starts on: 04 February 2020

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February 4-5th in The Hague, the Netherlands 

We are inviting the most dedicated 500 ecosystem builders for a two-day knowledge exchange to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies for 21st-century challenges. 

Odyssey Connect offers a curation of over 30 deep dives on a variety of topics such as tech, law, ethics, entrepreneurship, culture, and more. Aside from international speakers, all Odyssey 2020 challenge leads and their stakeholders will be here to guide prospective hackathon teams through the challenges, counting more than 80 speakers. 

A global ecosystem will be here to prepare you to: 

  • Solve complex global challenges through mass collaboration in energy, security, conflict prevention, healthcare, smart cities, critical infrastructure, nature conservation, logistics, insurance, finance, real estate, public services and identity. 
  • Create epic solutions at the Odyssey Hackathon (2.000 participants - 21 complex challenge - €200.000 cash rewards - April 3-5, 2020 in Groningen) 

Why join? 

  • Find team members to apply for the hackathon 
  • Meet all challenge leads and stakeholders & increase your chances for success 
  • Discover multi-stakeholder pilot opportunities after the hackathon 
  • Practical and implementable knowledge for ecosystem builders 
  • Tap into new sources of inspiration, ideas and creativity 

Internationally acclaimed speakers count Audrey Tang (Digital Minister of Taiwan), Christopher Allen (Internet Cryptography Pioneer), Marc Buckley (climate activist) and Jamie Burke (Outlier Ventures) among others. 

Access is free but curated: 

Full program: 



The 2020 Odyssey challenges were contributed (among others) by: Vattenfall, VMware, DAML, City of The Hague, Enexis, KLM Cargo, TVM Insurance, the Dutch National Police, the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Grid Singularity, ENGIE, City of Groningen, UMCG, the Dutch Land Registry (Kadaster), the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the International Council for Environmental Law, and the Dutch Ministry of Defence.


Starts: 04 February 2020 09:00

Ends: 05 February 2020 18:00

Venue: Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag, Netherlands (click on the link to see it on Google Maps)