Why is the focus on start-ups?
The theme at this year’s Oslo Innovation Week is “power-couples,” which refers to the innovative power that can be produced by linking startups with established organizations.
Altinn, Oslo Medtech, and Innovation Norway are all involved in efforts to engage with Start-Ups in Norway. What better way to do so, then by hosting a Service Jam during Oslo Innovation Week.
You can read more about the government’s efforts here:https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/enklere-a-lykkes-som-grunder/id2457490
Where can I read more about the data sets?
Follow this link https://goo.gl/o4gqCt to read more about the data sets to be made available for the event
Follow this link https://goo.gl/9bjt8B to locate files that can help you understand more about the data sets and general information on the role of data sets in digitalization.
NB! Resources via these links will be updated continuously.
Altinn is a platform for the secure transport of data between authenticated Norwegian actors ie individuals, companies and agencies. Altinn provides exciting opportunities for sharing and reuse of data across public participants through Altinn’s mechanism for user-controlled consent and authorization. Partners participating in the Service Jam (eg Dir for eHealth, Brønnøysundregistrene, etc.) will be able to make available their data directly - either through their own APIs or data sets.
What is a Prototype?
In its simplest form, a prototype is a preliminary version of a solution. Given the short amount of time to develop your prototypes, they might not be as complete as you initially wished, but what is important is that you have enough content to show the jury what your service/solution is and how it will function at the end of the jam.
Who can attend the jam?
Anyone! As long as you come with an open mind and are ready to learn, you are more than welcome. We encourage you to sign up as a team.
I have a non-technical background; Can I still participate?
Yes, you can! A technical background is not a requirement. Rather than executing a traditional programming-focused Hackathon, this is a Service Jam where the emphasis is on using design thinking and ideation in combination with data to create new solutions and services.
People will be placed in teams during the Jam and those teams will have a nice mix of technical and non-technical backgrounds. In addition, there will be coaching and workshop sessions to help you dive into the material.
What if I can only be present part of the time, but would still like to participate?
Although it is encouraged that participants remain at the Jam, we understand this isn’t always possible. What is most important is that you are there at the kick-off of the jam or that you have teammates who can cover for you.
What if I don’t have a full team?
No problem! If you do not have a pre-established team there will be a session prior to the event launch whereby teams are formed.
How can I make sure I have all the data needed for my idea?
Data will always be limited by availability, but local data experts will be on site to try to guide the process of locating the necessary data. Your requests for data can also help influence how data can be shared.
I am not so creative in transforming my idea into the real end product - is this event still relevant for me?
Yes! Join with an open mind and a willingness to collaborate with other participants As part of the Service Jam a number of experts will be on-site to facilitate workshops and coaching sessions.
I am very technical and love hacking - but lack a business idea - is this event still relevant for me?
Yes! We understand that it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to come up with a relevant business idea on the spot, but through workshops facilitated by design experts we will try to help you come up with something tangible. We also encourage teaming with others participants who may lack technical expertise.
I have another question - not covered in this Q&A - where can I get a fast answer?
Please write to OIW2016@altinn.no and someone will get back to you ASAP.
Do I need to bring any equipment to the event?
Yes, any equipment that you deem necessary should be brought with. No hardware will not be provided, though we promise to provide WiFi and plenty of snacks!
Where can I get updates on the event?
You are in the right place, all updates to the event can be found on this website. For any specific questions, please write OIW2016@altinn.no
How will the prototypes be judged?
Creativity / Innovativeness
- Innovativeness and creativity of the idea
- Disruptive nature of the idea
- Demonstrating out-of-the-box thinking
- Distinction from the competing solutions
- How well idea satisfies a real need
- Generality and scalability, if applicable; e.g. potential to global expansion
- Implementation readiness and easiness of the idea
- Feasibility of the idea
- Sustainability of the solution
- Simplicity of the solution
- Utilizing existing components in implementation
- Using digital technologies in novel ways
- Structure of the presentation, golden thread
- Flow of the presentation
- Team organization and teamwork
- Use of visualization
- Time management
- Precise and clear answers to jury questions, handling of the questions as a team