Challenge to find and adapt technological solutions for
NJSC "State Corporation" "Government for Citizens"

Submit your application before July 21, 2024



NJSC "State Corporation" "Government for Citizens" is a legal entity created by decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide public services.


Hackathon will be held in Astana Hub, 55/8 Mangilik el Ave., Astana


Pitch Day will take place on one of the days from July 29-31.
The event program will be announced after July 25.

The teams whose solutions are the most relevant will receive funds for the development of their project.

5 000 000 tenge


Hackathon tasks

  • Train autopilot

    Development and testing of train autopilot systems. Creation and testing of prototypes for automatic train control systems that enhance the safety and efficiency of railway transportation.

    — Human-free locomotive operation;

    — Sending monitoring information to the control center;

    — Capability to perform complex train coupling operations;

    Expected outcome: Relieving the locomotive driver's workload.

  • Chatbots

    Creation of intelligent chatbots capable of providing accurate and timely support to customers, adapting to their needs and preferences. These include:

    — Consultations on routes and ticket availability;

    — Classification of remaining tickets by class (sleeper, coupe, seat), position (upper, lower), and other attributes;

    — Information on the current status of the route (on time, delayed);

    — Information on baggage policy (what is allowed for transport and in what quantity);

    — Ticket purchasing;

    Expected outcome: A chatbot providing all necessary information in a single interface.

  • Route planning and tariff setting

    Optimizing routes and tariff formation systems. Applying machine learning algorithms to develop optimal routes and adaptive tariff plans that take into account real-time demand and supply data. Data analysis and providing management solutions for:

    — Launching a new route;

    — Increasing fleet size;

    — Revising tariffs;

    Expected outcome: A ready-to-use tool for additional analysis and decision-making.

  • Digital twins

    Creation of digital twins for operational optimization. Development of digital models of railway infrastructure and rolling stock, enabling the analysis and simulation of various operational scenarios in a virtual environment.

    — Real-time viewing of railways;

    — Real-time viewing of rolling stock;

    — Monitoring through a single-window principle;

    Expected outcome: Predictive analytics and rapid response to incidents.

  • Predictive analytics

    Using predictive analytics to prevent failures. Development of models that predict potential malfunctions and delays in railway operations, allowing for preemptive measures to be taken.

    — Analysis of the condition of railway tracks and display on a common dashboard;

    — Alerting staff about risks on the railway tracks;

    Expected effect: reduction in the number of route delays due to unforeseen track malfunctions.

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Participant Requirements

Availability of a legal entity

IT companies with a registered legal entity are allowed to participate in the challenge: LLP, JSC, etc.


To submit an application, you must attach a presentation with the following structure:

—  first slide: team name;

— second slide: brief description of the problem and the solution;

— third slide: description of the team.

Product at MVP stage or beyond

Each team must present a product at the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) stage, which can be demonstrated and has the potential for further development. When submitting an application, the presentation must be provided in accordance with the requirements.

Minimum age of participants

All participants must be 18 years or older.

Team location

There are no geographical restrictions.

Format of participation in the hackathon

Teams from Astana must participate in person. Teams from other cities and countries are allowed to participate online.

Language proficiency

The presentation must be conducted in one of the following languages: Kazakh, Russian, or English.

Selection process

  • July 1 - 21 

    Online registration

  • July 21

    Selection of participants

  • July 22 - 25

    Project adaptation

  • July 29-31 (one of the dates)

    Projects pitching in Astana Hub


  • What are the format requirements for the presentation?

    The presentation must be provided in one of the following languages: Kazakh, Russian, or English. We recommend saving your presentation in a PDF format and sharing it via a Google Drive link. Make sure the access is open.

  • What are the selection criteria for projects in the hackathon?


    1. Projects must be at the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) stage or higher, including the PMF (Product-Market Fit) and Scale stages.
    2. Projects at the MCI (Idea) stage will not be accepted.
    3. The following aspects are considered when evaluating projects:
      — Solving one or more technological challenges specified above;
      — A working product: it is necessary to demonstrate a working product;
      — Possibility of piloting and implementing the project in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Will you provide mentorship?

    During the hackathon, teams will have the opportunity to work with mentors and industry experts.

  • What if one of the participants is under 18?

    All participants must be over 18 years old.

  • Are accommodation and other expenses covered?

    Participants of the Hackathon are responsible for covering all expenses associated with their participation and must ensure they have the necessary programming tools during the event. The organizers are not responsible for the safety of property and equipment at the Hackathon venue.

  • Where and when will pitching of projects take place?

    July 15, 2024 at the Astana Hub, Mangilik Ave. 55/8, Astana

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