NEOM’s OXAGON to launch hackathon and startup accelerator to support Saudi talentNEOM’s city of OXAGON will soon launch “Hackathon” and ...NEOM’s OXAGON to launch hackathon and startup accelerator to support Saudi talent
NEOM’s city of OXAGON will soon launch “Hackathon” and “Accelerator” initiatives that are in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, to foster an inclusive, innovative and collaborative ecosystem in the Kingdom, NEOM announced in a statement on Wednesday.
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The three-day OXAGON Hackathon will be launched in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education and is set to be held in Riyadh where it will run from October 6 to 8. It will see the participation of public and private universities in the Kingdom.
The OXAGON Hackathon will reportedly focus on four key areas which represent NEOM’s industrial ambitions: Technology in the service of people, water innovation to develop sustainable solutions that address water scarcity challenges, and green hydrogen and e-fuels, all of which are in line with the Gulf country’s commitment to clean energy alternatives for the future.
The Hackathon will then be followed by the “Accelerator” later this year, supported by Blossom Accelerator, a Saudi-based firm which specializes in supporting entrepreneurs in the region.