AtomicLab wins the “Coding Challenge for Ukraine” hackathon
On June 29, 2022, the European Commission, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Association of Fintech Companies for Innovation (UAFIC) and the European Digital Finance Association (EDFA), organized a ceremony to reward a project for the development of technological solutions that will help Ukrainians — pan-European Hackathon “Coding Challenge for Ukraine”. The partner of the event was the international payment system LEO.
The award ceremony took place this week in Brussels, in the presence of: Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union; Eva Kaili, Vice-President, European Parliament; Oleksii Shaban, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine; Kostiantyn Koshelenko, Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine for Digital Development, Digital Transformation and Digitization; Petr Očko, Deputy Minister for New Technologies, Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade; Rostyslav Dyuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Association of Financial Technology and Innovation Companies; Maria Staszkiewicz, President of the European Digital Finance Association; and Mariam Matiashvili, CBDO sponsor of the event — the international payment system LEO.
About 30 teams from different countries participated in the hackathon, from which 5 finalists were selected with the best IT solutions to help refugees, displaced people, war victims and small and medium-sized enterprises, which are expected to contribute significantly to the reconstruction of a strong society and modern Ukraine. The hackathon final brought together 6 teams:
- Code Defenders
- Sigma software
- SOS Civil Protection headquarters
“I think the very idea and the reason why we are here today are many, but really to support Ukraine. I think it is a fantastic initiative. — opened the event by the European Commissioner , Mairead McGuinness — “Since 2014, Ukraine has made tremendous progress and the Council’s announcement of candidate status last week is truly an acknowledgment of that progress. But of course, everyone must do more, and we’re here to help.
“We are acting positively, creating positive disruption and supporting startups and trying to find hope in this war situation in Ukraine and on the European borders. So for me, it’s an honor to be here. — said Eva Kaili, Vice-President of the European Parliament.
The winner among the finalists was the team “AtomicLab”, which received the main prize of the hackathon — 10 thousand euros.
The team’s solution aims to restore Ukrainian cultural monuments that were destroyed during the war. The platform will bring together investors who can finance the reconstruction of the building/monument/cultural heritage and entrepreneurs who can execute the restoration order. NFT funded investor attraction, NFT gallery with filters and artist rating – all in one platform.
“The Ukraine Coding Challenge is a vital initiative, smart people and dozens of full ideas. The international payment system LEO supported this hackathon because it is a priority for Ukraine to quickly integrate into the European economy, show its capabilities and help vulnerable social groups. We’ve come a long way to find the solution that perfectly meets the goals mentioned above, and we have a list of other promising teams. It’s a fantastic experience for us! — Alyona Shevtsova, CEO of international payment system LEO.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to the organizers and participants of the pan-European hackathon for actively seeking new solutions and ways to help Ukraine. The Coding Challenge for Ukraine has become an incredible opportunity for many European teams to showcase themselves internationally, to draw more attention to the war and the courageous struggle of the Ukrainian people against Russian aggression.