IT Challenge 2017

on Blockchain technologies

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The 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.

2017 theme:


The challenge for the 2017 Atos IT Challenge will focus on “Blockchain”. In particular, we are looking for participants 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.

The concept can address business applications as diverse as health, education, government services, Property, Digital Rights, the Internet of Things, etc. and should be based on existing blockchain platforms (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Multichain, etc.).


The challenge is split into 5 main phases

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Discover which finalist teams won the 1st Prize in 2016 on the “Right to be Forgotten”

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The 2016 IT Challenge theme was the “Right to be Forgotten”: manage your online persona. The students were asked to create a smart mobile device app to help track and manage personal data (bearing in mind the “Right to be Forgotten” and related topics) – from the perspective of an individual, a citizen, an employee or a consumer.

Breadcrumb from Loughborough University (UK), Go n gone from the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (Malaysia), WebSight from ENSEIRB-MATMECA (France) made it to the finals.

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