Registration is closed

Thank you all for submitting your great project ideas. The registration is now closed as we have selected the 10 teams who will be participating to ICC in Martigny.

IMPORTANT : Please, do not submit your project if you are not one of the 10 selected teams. We will not review your submission. Thank you for your understanding.


ICC 9th Edition brings up a new challenge

A 9-day AI SUPER HACKATHON to transform your ideas into prototypes!

The International Create Challenge provides the perfect place and resources to drive ideas into prototypes and demonstrators, offering attractive prizes as well as advice and support from technology and AI experts.


From 22 to 30 August 2020


Idiap Research Institute, Centre du Parc, Rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland


Why AI ?

Today, AI is one of the most active and promising application domain in the computer science field. Thanks to data analysis, it can help us face many challenges in our society, such as in healthcare, or environmental issues.

The ICC takes place in the heart of the Idiap Research Institute, one of the most active independent research center in AI and information technology. Its activities encompass research, training, and technology transfer activities following a common vision: Artificial Intelligence for Society.


Take part in one of the most intense hackathon ever held in the field of AI.

While other regular hackathons last only a few days, our AI Super Hackathon offers 9 days of intense development on-site. You will go further and deeper in your achievement to create a working demo or prototype of your idea.

Only the best ideas are selected and get the chance to participate in this challenge.



Applicants must be over 18 at the moment of registration. They should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Software development and programming
  • Web design and graphic arts
  • Statistics, mathematics, machine learning

Projects will be selected based on their potential to become a prototype developed in only 9 days and on how well they fit into the eligible research and technology areas. Projects/teams that already exist as a developed prototype or product will not be considered.


Details on the submission requirements were communicated directly to the participants.

Hackathon Sponsors


$40,500 in prizes

AI award by IdeArk and Idiap (3)

The cash prize was CHF 10'000 for this award. It is the standard prize of the ICC. It was split among the 3 winning teams.

Special HealthTech award by Groupe Mutuel (3)

The cash prize awarded was CHF 3'500 and was split among the 3 winning teams of this category. It is a special award provided by Groupe Mutuel, a leading health insurer in Switzerland.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Prof. Hervé Bourlard

Prof. Hervé Bourlard
Idiap Research Institute, Director

François Foglia

François Foglia
Idiap Research Institute, Deputy Director

Joël Rossier

Joël Rossier
The Ark

Daniel Rüfle

Daniel Rüfle

Laurent Bischof

Laurent Bischof
Eurofin Ventures

Prof. Stéphane Marchan-Maillet

Prof. Stéphane Marchan-Maillet
University of Geneva

Gilles Burnier

Gilles Burnier
Groupe Mutuel, Senior Business Engineer and Innovation Coach

Anna Soederlind

Anna Soederlind
Groupe Mutuel

Nadine Reichenthal

Nadine Reichenthal
Expert in business process and management of international projects

Jung Park

Jung Park
Research Fellow, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Judging Criteria

  • Prototype
    Quality of the developed prototype.
  • Team spirit
    Complementarity, communication skills, enthusiasm.
  • Progress
    Progress made during the 9 days of the hackathon.

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