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Estonia: First e-state hackathon won by solution created for alarm center

BC, Tallinn, 17.12.2018.Print version
The first Digital State hackathon held in Tallinn from Wednesday to Friday was won by Net Group, which offered a solution to the problem submitted by the alarm center regarding the forwarding of photos and videos during a distress call, the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said LETA/BNS.

Second place was won by the Pro-Ekspert team for finding a solution to an inefficiency problem regarding the inventories of museums submitted by the Ministry of Culture. Third place was given to the Flow-it team, which created an application in the Commercial Register for the automation of name choice control when establishing a business. Several special prizes and recognitions were also handed out.

"These three days of hackathon were a test project for us on how to carry out this competitive solving of e-state challenges. Over the next two years, we want to organize several similar [projects], where we hope to see both the same as well as new companies and state institutions as participants," Minister of Entrepreneurship and IT Rene Tammist said. "I hope that the result of this hackathon is the continuation of real cooperation between the state and several enterprises. Several of the solutions created here will be ready for immediate use after some tweaking and would make the functioning of the state more efficient, simpler and more convenient for people," the minister added.

During the developmental communal work that took place at the Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn from Wednesday to Friday, companies had 48 hours to seek solutions to real life problems in the state sector.

At the hackathon organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Garage48, altogether 18 companies created solutions to problems submitted by 14 different state institutions. Participants included AlphaBlues, CGI, Credit Info, Datel, Finestmedia, Flow-it, Fujitsu, Helmes, Mikaels Labs, Mooncascade, Net Group, Optimist Digital, Producement, Pro-Ekspert, Reach U with two teams, Taltech, TIIM B and Vumonic.

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