Digital Tourism Challenge

accelerating digital tourism innovation
Meetups/Hackathon

4-5 NOVEMBER 2021

Sensi Tech Hub aims to identify effective solutions through technology, innovation,  and entrepreneurship to help in solving the most critical business challenges facing the tourism sector in Sierra Leone.

The hackathon will bring together tech developers, hospitality experts, entrepreneurs, digital innovators, creatives, and marketing experts to work together over two days. To develop digital tech solutions for the sector.

Challenge 

Your challenge is to create innovative digital tourism solutions. The solutions can be utilizing digital tools, software, the internet, and new media tools and approaches. You are free to leverage any open-source technologies while developing your solutions.

Consider how to use data and digital transformation to engage tourists, tourism, and the hospitality players in more sustainable behaviors, ranging from a more environmentally efficient tourist journey to an improved resources efficiency as we move towards a circular economy.

Potential Solution Examples:

  • Solutions to tour operators, travel agencies, attraction managers, event managers to enhance their offerings
  • Interactive touristic experience
  • Immersive tourism enabled modern technologies
  • Sustainable experiences in protected areas and/or urban areas where infrastructure might be constrained
  • Increase opportunities in undervalued locations
  • – Travel Insurance
  • – Booking / Green booking
  • – Cashless
  • – Touchless
  • – Mobile payments
  • – Biometric systems
  • – Apps/5G Networks

PARTICIPATION & REGISTRATION

Participation in the DT Hackathon is free of charge. The participants registered for the Hackathon will obtain access to all the sessions and meetings organized during the event.

Participation is open to anyone related to the tourism industry: hackers, business professionals, developers, designers, coaches, mentors, etc.

TEAMS

Participants can register as individuals or as a team of four (4) members via the following link:

https://sensi-sl.org/sdthack/apply

If you would like to participate in a team, we recommend that you organize this in advance of the Hackathon. However, if one or more individuals wish to team up during the Hackathon this will also be possible through Slack.

PRIZES 

1st Prize

Three Million Leones (3,000,000) prize money, incubation support, and mentorship to develop the project

2nd prize

Two Million Leones (2,000,000) prize money, incubation support, and mentorship to develop the project

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