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Hackathon to detect fake news in food safety, register now!

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and EIT Alumni are looking for developers and designers with innovative ideas for designing a prototype of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to detect fake news using EFSA’s body of scientific opinions, to safeguard the credibility of information in EU about food and feed safety.

You can participate as an individual or as a member of a team.

All registered participants will receive an invitation to access, if they wish to, an Hackathon platform, which will allow interaction, collaboration and matchmaking between applicants in view of stimulating the creativity and enhancing the quality of the designed solutions according to the Hackathon collaborative knowledge creation process.


  • Deadline for registration: 8 February, 14:30 CET
  • contest start and release of contest challenge: 19 February, 16:00 CET
  • On-line Hackathon event (optional): 20-21 February 2021
  • Closing date: 22 February, 14:30 CET
  • Award Ceremony: 19 March

You should start working on your idea before applying, based on the rules of contest and the topic of the challenge published by EFSA. Following the assessment of a jury, the first five solutions (i.e. top 5 team rankings by overall score) will be invited to a half-day on-line award ceremony event. At that stage, your solution needs to work and you will have the chance to present it!

Possible prizes!

  • 1st place: EUR 7.000
  • 2nd place: EUR 6.000
  • 3rd place: EUR 5.000
  • 4th and 5th place: EUR 3.500

Details for registration

Send an email to EFSAProcurement@efsa.europa.eu with following documents: Administrative Data Form, Legal Entity Form, Declaration of Honour on Exclusion.

Participation in this contest is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the EU Treaties.

Template documents are available here.
More information here.

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This is a competition but it’s also an opportunity to meet interesting people and learn something new. Just have a good time and do your best.

Have fun and…happy hacking!

Published by: Lisa

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