The Atos IT Challenge is an annual competition for engineering students from all around the world
This competition encourages the next generation of IT professionals to achieve their personal best just like our teams within the Atos Group are doing. This competition represents a great opportunity for Atos to show just how much talent exists within the next generation as they will shape the companies of the future.
As a forward-looking IT company, we always strive to invest in the future.
The contest is open to students, from any grade. Each University can present as many teams as they like, however but each team needs to be composed of a minimum of two and a maximum of four members.
After the registration phase and a first Jury, a Coach from the Atos Scientific Community is assigned to each shortlisted team to help them take the idea through to proof of concept. The Coach provides help with technical and business insights, as well as advice to improve their all-important presentation skills necessary for business in the technology world.
A Jury, consisting of Atos Executives and external partners selects three finalists at the end of a Jury Day. During this day all shortlisted teams, present their solution including a business model in front of the Jury.
The challenge is split into 5 main phases
2017 Atos IT Challenge theme and winners
The 2017 Atos IT Challenge theme was focusing on blockchain. The students were asked to come up with an innovative concept for an application based on blockchain technologies that shows how the principle of secure, public ledgers can be used to disrupt conventional business models.
Quo from Lancaster University (UK), Evoto from Loughborough University (UK), E-tickets from ENSEIRB-MATMECA (France) respectively won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes.
For the first this year, a special prize was awarded to Neuromesh from Massachussets Institute of Technology (USA).