SUSS-SmartMesh Workshops cum Blockchain Challenge 2020

SUSS-SmartMesh Workshops cum Blockchain Challenge 2020

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(This event is currently planned as virtual seminars.)


About

Mark Zuckerberg created a killer app called Facebook for the internet that has been dominated by centralised servers. Can you design a killer app for a decentralised internet in the upcoming Blockchain era?

In this Challenge, you are to form a team of not more than 3 members to

  1. IDENTIFY A PROBLEM concerning a community that you belong to or are aware of
  2. PROPOSE A SOLUTION that will have a positive impact on the community
  3. DESIGN a prototype smartphone app that solves the problem you identify

Your design must adhere to the following constraints:

  • the themes of 'Head, Heart, Habit' (3H) must feature prominently in your work*
  •  the app must be designed with the goal that it will be eventually implemented on the SmartMesh HyperMesh Architecture**

Online workshops will be conducted to provide participants with more insight into the challenge. This includes an introduction to blockchain technology and the SmartMesh HyperMesh Architecture. Mentors will guide participants to frame their work in subsequent lab sessions. Attendance at all workshops is highly recommended to reap the full benefits. If it is necessary to miss a few workshops, we will provide online recordings with self-assessments. Attendance on Day 1 of workshop is compulsory.

Submission guidelines will be shared during the workshop. All submissions must be sent to bcchallenge@suss.edu.sg.

Shortlisted groups will deliver a presentation of their work to a judging panel of academic and industry experts on 22 August 2020.

* 'Head, Heart, Habit' (3H) is a core SUSS philosophy
** SmartMesh HyperMesh Architecture consists of the Spectrum Blockchain, Photon Payment Network, MeshBox Computing and Wireless Router Hardware, Internet of Things, and various inclusive applications. See www.smartmesh.io and www.meshbox.io for more details.


Background

SmartMesh Foundation promotes an ecosystem that aims to bridge the growing divide and to promote inclusivity. 

There are approximately 4 billion people without internet access, 2 billion people who are unbanked and 1 billion people without access to electricity.

SmartMesh Foundation works with ecosystem partners to address such inequities by enabling the HyperMesh Infrastructure, aiming to provide inclusive connectivity, banking and energy to the world.

SmartMesh Foundation has optimized the integration of MeshBox hardware (edge computing node and Wifi mesh router) and blockchain technology into a platform on which ecosystem partners build disruptive new applications such as blockchain-based Social Banking, Transactive Renewable Energy, IoT and decentralized open systems.

SmartMesh and SUSS have jointly initiated the SUNSHINE Blockchain Living Labs for the SUSS community to learn about and to develop future blockchain-enabled applications.

This Challenge is the first phase of the SUNSHINE deployment, which will eventually lead to commercialization of emergent ideas from students and researchers.

For details on the SmartMesh HyperMesh Architecture, please click here.

Prizes

First prizeSGD$3,000 worth of vouchers
Second prizeSGD$2,000 worth of vouchers
Third prizeSGD$1,000 worth of vouchers

Provisional offer of admission to the BSc in Finance with Minor programme for all qualified finalists***
SmartMesh tokens for all finalists
Certificate of participation for all participants of the Challenge

*** Terms and conditions apply

Eligibility

Students from education institutes registered with the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Important Dates

Registration Open15 May 2020 (Friday)
Registration Deadline15 June 2020 (Monday), 23:59hrs
Workshop 1:
Introduction to the SmartMesh Ecosystem, Enabled by MeshBox
First Contact with Blockchain
23 June 2020 (Tuesday)
Workshop 2:
Inclusive Connectivity
Setting up the MeshBox Network
26 June 2020 (Friday)
Workshop 3:
Inclusive Payment System
Blockchain in Action
30 June 2020 (Tuesday)
Workshop 4:
Inclusive Identity: Secured KYC and Certificates
Token of Participation on MeshBox
3 July 2020 (Friday)
Workshop 5:
Inclusive Education
Edge Computing and Storage for inclusive Education
7 July 2020 (Tuesday)
Workshop 6:
Inclusive eCommerce
Token Commerce : Online Marketplace
10 July 2020 (Friday)
Workshop 7:
Transparent Charity
Anti-Corruption Charity and Aid Distribution
14 July 2020 (Tuesday)
Workshop 8:
Secured IoT and Disaster Recovery with MESH
Transactive toT in the Hyper Mesh Infrastructure
17 July 2020 (Friday)
First Submission Deadline1 August 2020 (Saturday), 23:59hrs
Final Submission Deadline15 August 2020 (Saturday), 23:59hrs
Presentation 22 August 2020 (Saturday)


Please register at https://tinyurl.com/sussbcchallenge to participate in the Challenge. To attend the Workshops without participating in the Challenge, please register at https://tinyurl.com/sussbcworkshops.

FAQs

For answers to commonly asked questions about the Challenge, please click here.


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