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Partners HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering Collaborates with QST to Deliver Virtual Hackathon

Two-day event tackled challenges facing today’s sports industry

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently collaborated with Qatar SportsTech (QST) to deliver its first virtual hackathon. 

Taking place July 9-11, QST Virtual Hackathon 2020 tackled some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s sports industry. Participants included hackers, marketeers, creatives and other residents of Qatar possessing an entrepreneurial spark. All were given 48 hours to hack and develop innovative sportstech-based solutions spanning several business sectors. Case studies included team performance and analytics, fan and in-stadium experiences, cashless events, and gaming platforms for e-sports. 

QST Virtual Hackathon 2020 participants were mentored at every step of the way by top-tier industry experts and entrepreneurs. An equally experienced and knowledgeable jury appraised the performance and contributions of individual and team entries. CSE participants were ultimately invited into QST’s Accelerator Program. Beyond HBKU, other partners and collaborators for this year’s event included Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Qatar Development Bank.
 

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