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AI Hackathon at Martigny’s Idiap Research Institute: an intense nine-day innovation challenge


23 May 2023

From August 16 to 24, 2023, the world-renowned Idiap Research Institute in Martigny will play host to the International Create Challenge (ICC), a nine-day intensive hackathon dedicated to the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Artificial Intelligence is currently one of the most vibrant and promising applications of computer science, with capabilities to address societal challenges ranging from healthcare to environmental issues. The ICC event will be held at the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny (canton of Valais), a pioneering institution in AI and information technology, presenting a dynamic platform for creating viable solutions.

Unlike most hackathons, the ICC 2023 stands out for its unusual duration of nine consecutive days, offering participants an immersive on-site development experience. During this intense period, participants will have the chance to refine their ideas, work towards functional prototypes, and present their creations. Only the most ingenious ideas will be selected to partake in this invigorating challenge.

As a participant, you will enjoy an innovation-fostering environment, complete with networking opportunities, office spaces, access to AI experts, visibility, and reimbursement of expenses. The unique setting at the heart of the Swiss Alps further enhances this experience, offering inspiration in a truly breathtaking locale.

A platform to assemble a dream team

The selection process for ICC 2023 is straightforward. Individual registration is required by the deadline of June 15, 2023. Once registered, participants are guided to a networking platform, where they can scout for potential teammates for their project. The Idiap Create Challenge provides the perfect setting and resources necessary to transform your ideas into functional prototypes and demonstrations.

Furthermore, participants can look forward to receiving expert guidance and support in technology and AI throughout the event. As a testament to Idiap’s commitment to fostering innovation and growth in the region, the ICC serves as an ideal launchpad for future pioneers in AI, reinforcing Idiap’s position at the forefront of AI research and development.