For the second time, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonian Digital Construction Cluster and Garage48 with the partnership of Riigi Kinnisvara / State Real Estate are teaming up to build a 48-hour prototyping platform for the digitalization of the construction industry.
Architects and developers, BIM specialists, contractors, building materials producers, software engineers, UI/UX designers, data scientists, business visionaries, and marketeers internationally - welcome to Garage48 Digital Construction 2020 online hackathon!
The construction industry is a sector with key economic importance globally. Combined with real-estate, the sector is one of the biggest creator of added-value and employment effects in the Estonian economy. Yet compared to the remarkable development of digitalization and productivity in other sectors, the construction industry seems to be standing still. The strategic goal of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is to increase construction sector productivity at least three times by 2030.
The challenges the construction industry is facing and need solutions for, are:
1) Low productivity and profitability
2) Very little digital collaboration
3) Moderate implementation of modern technologies
4) Lack of digital skills among building site workers
5) Poor document and information management
6) Information flow between building material producers and the other parties in the industry
7) Standardization of the information for building material producers (machine readability)
8) CO2 footprint for buildings is time-consuming to calculate
One of the key prerequisites for achieving productivity growth is the improvement of work processes and information flows. That is why the government started developing the e-construction platform – a digital integration platform to connect data and services throughout the building lifecycle.
The winning hackathon team(s) who integrate their prototypes and/or services with the e-construction platform will receive up to 15 000 EUROS of SEED FUNDING from the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications to accelerate their product development by the end of 2020.
In order to compete for the seed funding prize from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications the teams must fulfill the following requirements:
- The prototype/service has to utilize at least one e-construction platform API service (https://swaggerui.ehr.ee/);
- The prototype/service has to be compliant with the e-construction platform system architecture;
- Describe how you plan to use the seed funding for developing your prototype;
- The team must demonstrate willingness and commitment to digitally transforming the construction industry.
The prototype further development must be done during 2020 and the seed funding of 15000€ is paid for actual proven expenses in December 2020.
More info on the subpage "Estonian State Real Estate / Riigi Kinnisvara CHALLENGE"
Best teams of the hackathon will get tickets to WDBE 2020 - World Summit on Digital Built Environment (Sept 29-30th in virtual Tallinn & Helsinki) and sTARTUp Day 2021 (Jan 27-29 in Tartu).
Garage48 online hackathon is as intense as a physical “getting together” one - hands-on expert mentoring, checkpoints, demo drills, intense teamwork, creativity, and resourcefulness will be the key parts in building working prototypes in just 48 hours, that will become the changemakers and drivers of the development of the digital construction industry.
Top teams and ideas will be accepted! Team formation, ideas submission and validation and all hackathon processes will be happening online - we will guide you through all of it.
More information about the event, mentors, prizes and all other important updates will be added constantly here and to the Facebook event, make sure to attend to stay up to date!
Have questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garage48 Digital Construction 2020 hackathon is a pre-event for the World Summit on Digital Built Environment, happening on Sept 29-30th in Tallinn and Helsinki.
The hackathon is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonian Digital Construction Cluster and supported by Remato - Construction Software.