30 March 2018 Open and Transparent

How do you track and trace the chain? Team Flavourians came up with the plan and won first prize.

Douwe Schmidt
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Team Flavourians is the winner of the 2018 Tech-for-Good Hackathon. Their TrackBack concept won the €10,000 SIDN Fund Pioneers Award.

TrackBack aims to provide a tool that can map out entire supply chains. The tool playfully visualizes the various stages in a supply chain in which value is added, eventually leading to the final product.

The jury concluded that the solution was suitable for SMEs, that the users had been thoroughly taken into account, that it had the potential to go viral, and that it was an inviting concept to put into practice within the near future. Jury chairwoman Mieke van Heesewijk: “The TrackBack concept offers a fun, positive way to make product chains more transparent and, leveraging the power of the internet, encourages consumers to think about the topic.”
And that transparency and playfulness was exactly what appealed to Douwe Schmidt at Tada: “When technology is used, it should serve to solve a problem. The idea of TrackBack is attractive due to its simplicity: the tool’s user will understand how the data is used in the website. There are no black-box algorithms making choices.”

Hanneke van der Heijden of CSR Netherlands was delighted with the invested effort and the results of the two-day hackathon: “We are convinced that application designers, blockchain specialists and other tech developers can provide a substantial contribution to a sustainable society. We need their skills urgently, so we encourage other organizations to submit societal issues as challenges to be addressed in their own hackathons.”

CSR Netherlands organized the hackathon in close collaboration with Tada – data disclosed, The Things Network and the SIDN Fund. The networking organization also made a wonderful aftermath movie:

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