The 2016 Consumer Goods Hackathon

On the 30th of August 2016, the 48-hour hackathon organised by Deloitte is set to commence, and we can’t wait! 

We are delighted to be supporting the 48-hours-challenge and are extremely excited to see the innovation solutions that the participating teams come up with.  The hackathon is designed to challenge participants to work together and combine their knowledge and experience to devise new and innovative solutions to better serve consumers. 

What to expect from the 2016 hackathon

As we mentioned above, the event is a 48-hour competition, created to challenge industry leaders, start-ups and experts. For 48 hours we have some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and leading technologists all under one roof. You can expect to see some truly unique solutions as well experience first hand the development of ideas into realistic concepts.

Want to participate?

Why not be part of the experience and register your team today. Use the hackathon event to bring your solutions to life and turn your ideas into reality. Test your idea with real consumers, pitch it to a professional jury and get started on making your invention happen!

2016 hackathon participants 

So who are the teams likely to take part in the 2016 hackathon challenge? The consumer goods hackathon targets different teams, personalities and traits looking to make a difference in the industry.

Firstly we have the large multi-national enterprises eager to lead the innovation market and showcase their latest work. Of course, the 2016 hackathon will also be open to startups and SME’s who have worked endlessly to develop innovative offerings relevant for the consumer product industry. Finally, the last group of participants competing in the 48-hour challenge will be a range of universities and schools, putting forward their departments related to innovation in the field of consumer products business. 

Are you up for the challenge? Register your team here.

Consumer goods hackathon challenges 

At the event, each team will compete in one of three main categories, which were selected by the team upon registering. Here’s what you can expect from each of the different challenges.

1) Digital distribution via business models and approaches

Challenge one is all about advances in business models and approaches relating to the digital distribution of consumer goods. Participants will be evaluated on a wide mark off topics, ranging from loyalty-based offerings to data collection methods. Here are just a few of the areas assessed:

  • Predictive analytics to steer customer interaction and choices
  • Novel blockchain solutions
  • Digital business models to enable loyalty subscriptions and product replenishment 
  • Smart e-commerce approaches
  • Data collection to empower customers in their consumer choices.

2) Digital distribution in production

Challenge two focuses on the innovative solutions relating to the production of digital distribution of consumer goods. Here’re few of the criterias the participating teams will be judged on.

  • Work processes enabled by digital
  • How to operate with zero product losses?
  • How can digital sensors help the inspection of safety devices?
  • How can Internet of Things (IoT) disrupt a whole consumer goods supply chain?

3) Digital solutions for distribution in packaging

The final challenge at the 2016 consumer goods hackathon is focusing on digital solutions in packaging. Four of the main areas include; consumer convenience, sustainability, connected packs and premium decorations. Here are just a few of the criterias that each of the participating team will be marked on. 

  • Easy opening/ closing
  • Packs designed for circular economy
  • Cost effective miniature packs
  • Glass/ metal alternatives

We will be running a live update off the event and all the latests advances. Stay tuned for more information.