Astana Hub hosted "Defense Tech 2.0" Hackathon

The Defense Tech 2.0 Hackathon was held on November 28th to find creative technological solutions in defense and security and stimulate innovative entrepreneurship development. The organizers are the Ministry of Defense and Astana Hub.

Contest participants were offered technical tasks in three areas. At the time of the qualifying round, the ministry had received five applications: two for developing the Deftech web portal and three to create a software product for conducting a competitive selection process among conscripts to receive a grant to study at a university.

"By the end of the year, we intend to hold a hackathon on a program that will allow conscripts to evaluate the quality of food, the complete coverage of the clothing provision, and other parameters. Next year we will hold three to five more such contests. Now the ministry is preparing "homework", determining the needs for such solutions. We will inform the market by publishing the technical specifications on the website," - Deputy Defense Minister Darkhan Akhmediyev shared his plans.

Five projects were considered at the Defense Tech 2.0 Hackathon: Intelligent Data Solutions, 21 Tech, Platonus, Zhanat Abkenov, and Samal Kabzhanova.

"Our site is adapted for all types of devices. Functionality can also be changed or added. The website was created in Kazakh, Russian, and English. Technical support 24/7 and annual maintenance. The site will be launched within two days", - Zhanat presented the solution.

Juries reviewed the projects:

- Niyaz Belgibekov, Vice-president of JSC "CMSR"

- Lyudmila Pereyakina, deputy head of the Department of Military Education and Science of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan

- Daryn Mauletov, Officer of the Department of Informatization of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan

- Maksutbek Aitmaganbet, chairman of the national public association "Union of Fathers"

- Ersainov Yerzhan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Kazakhstan GIS Center JSC

Intelligent Data Solutions, a member of the Astana Hub, and Zhanat Abkenov were recognized as winners. The winning projects will be launched in pilot mode with the prospect of signing a contract. Additionally, the Ministry of Defense will assist in developing promising projects with the possibility of their further implementation.

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