Connect. Collaborate. Create.Today’s challenges are too complex to be solved by any individual person or nation. The solutions of the future will require the creativity and innovation of us all, because only by working together will we be able to create a better world. This is the challenge that has been set for the upcoming Accenture Digital Hackathon; which will go beyond The Netherlands to also involve the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Czech Republic and Turkey.It is to be Accenture’s first connected hackathon! An exceptional opportunity to come together with other talents in a challenge of international scope, sharing ideas and experimenting with the latest technologies and innovations.What is in it for me?Apart from working together in a dynamic and vibrant setting and at the intersection of business and technology, winning teams will be awarded with the following prizes:1st place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 500 for each team member2nd place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 300 for each team member3rd place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 200 for each team memberThe top three teams overall will also receive the following prizes:1st place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 1000 for each team member to be used at Amazon2nd place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 600 for each team member to be used at Amazon3rd place team: 1 voucher in the amount of € 400 for each team member to be used at AmazonDuring the Hackathon, free food, beverages and a goodie bag will be distributed as well!Background and themeThe main theme of the 24-hour hackathon is, “Connect, Collaborate, Create.” Participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields. The goal of this challenge is to create prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, open-source libraries, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, microcontrollers, sensors, and other hardware (e.g. 3D printers, beacons, wearables, etc.).Sub-Themes of the hackathon are Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.Participation and teamsParticipation is entirely free of charge and open to both individuals and teams of between 3 to 5 people. The teams will have 4 different roles:Developer;Designer;Marketing Specialist;Data Analyst / Data Scientist.If you sign up as a full team, please reach out to email@example.com.Agenda and programCalendarApplication: October 15th, 2016 – November 22nd, 2016 Evaluation of applications: November 15-22nd, 2016 Announcement of the Hackathon 2016 participants: November 18th, 2016Check out www.accenture.nl/digitalhackathon for more Questions and Answers!