The G20 TechSprint is targeted at teams from all countries interested in developing technological solutions to address the identified problem statements and who have a proven track record of delivery – whether that is writing software, designing user experiences, or product management.
The competition is open to all participants who meet all of the following criteria:
i. Fully complete the registration and proposal submission process by the stated deadline w;
ii. Are not an employee of the organising organisations (Bank for International Settlements and Bank Indonesia), or any of its subsidiaries, or an immediate family member of any such employee.
Participation in the Techsprint is expected in the form of teams (typically comprising 3 - 8 participants). Shortlisted Teams will need to demonstrate that they have a deployable and scalable solution to the identified problem statement by the time of the final judging.
If you are under 18 years of age, parental consent is required.
Are there any other requirements?
You will have to agree to the terms and conditions of the G20 TechSprint 2022 and the Event Platform’s user requirements at the point of registration.
Participants should also note that the Hackathon will operate in English. All materials and communications submitted in connection with the Hackathon must be in English.
What is the expected deliverable at the end of the G20 TechSprint, and will my team have a chance to deploy the solution?
For this competition, we are seeking production-ready and deployable prototypes. However, there is no commitment or expectation on the part of the organizers that the prototype will be deployed. Winning teams will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions.
Must I be a registered company/firm to participate?
No, teams do not have to be registered companies. Although not a stipulation, we anticipate that most teams will comprise around 3-8 members with minimum of 2 members, performing different functions to develop the working prototypes. Please, note that shortlisted teams would receive a single cash stipend and winning teams will receive a single cash award irrespective of their team's size.
Can I participate in multiple problem statements?
You can form a team to participate in multiple problem statements. However, we recommend that each team only competes in one problem statement and focuses on its strongest area of specialisation. A team can only be shortlisted once, and each participant can only join one team.
How will the winning proposals be selected?
There will be two rounds of evaluation. Proposals will first be reviewed by the BIS Innovation Hub. This is to shortlist the most promising teams to enter into the prototype development phase of the TechSprint. The shortlisted teams would subsequently submit their developed solution prototypes to be assessed by a panel of independent expert judges convened by the Bank Indonesia.
What if I have a good solution for only the optional problem statement(s) but not the main problem statement in the category? Can I still compete?
We welcome all innovative solutions that would best fulfill the requirements laid out in each category. The main problem statement sets out the broader objective of what is being desired, while the optional statements highlight other functionalities that would complement the main problem. Hence, teams should develop solutions that would first address the broader requirement. Any additional functionality that fulfils the optional statements would result in bonus scores being awarded at the time of judging.
How do I register and submit my team's solution proposal (s)
Interested teams should click on the registration tab and complete fully the registration questionnaire before the registration deadline. Teams should also fill in fully the details of their proposed solution (s) in the relevant sections of the questionnaire.
If teams wish, they can submit supplementary material relevant to their proposed solution (s) in the attachment section and/or links to short explainer videos. This would be treated as supplementary reference material and reviewed only if the written proposal in the questionnaire is assessed to have sufficient merit.