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What happens with my IP (Intellectual Property) at the hachackathon?
All participants have or may have pre-existing Intellectual Property Rights. This can be ideas, know-how, trade secrets, copyright in code, sometimes even a patent or an application, and brands, logos and similar stuff. This is called “Pre-Existing IP”.
All Pre-Existing IP remains owned by its owner, in addition, the fact of showing something that is covered by an IP right (say, showing some code that is covered by your software copyright) does not imply that anyone can copy that or use it freely without your approval – you retain your Pre-Existing IP on that.
Participants own the rights to their projects they create at the Hackathon.
A hackathon is a method of creative problem solving. It is a time-boxed activity – limited to 24 hours in this case, where a number of specific challenges can be addressed by ther participating teams. The idea is to create usable software or hardware with the goal of demonstrating a functioning tangible prototype or product and a related business model by the end of the event. At the end of the hackathon, teams present their results to a panel of judges.
Sign up through the Eventbrite, assemble your team and sign up for a specific challenge that you and your team will address.
Startups, scale-ups, researchers, students are all welcome to attend. We are looking for multi-functional teams that will be able to create a tangible product or prototype by the end of the hackathon.
The more to the point, the better. You and your team will have 24 hours to come up with a solution to one of the challenges posed by the fire department.
Not necessarily, the challenges are to find innovative solutions to support the firefighter of the future, not necessarily through coding only.