JunctionxKaust Hackathon 2019 eyes next-gen tech for Neom
E-Farmers named winner of three-day hackathon that sought to find new food, water, and energy tech for Saudi gigaproject
King Abdullah University for Sciences and Technology (Kaust) organised an international hackathon – named JunctionxKaust Hackathon 2019 – at its premises to promote technology for Saudi Arabia’s futuristic super-city Neom gigaproject, with developers, designers, programmers, and entrepreneurs from the Middle East participating in the hackathon to develop next-gen food, water, and energy technology for Neom.
The hackathon lasted three days and saw more than 1,000 applications entered, Saudi Arabia's state news agency, SPA, reported.
E-Farmers was named the winner of JunctionxKaust Hackathon 2019, according to a post on Neom’s official Facebook page.
Neom is a $500bn (SAR1.9tn) gigaproject that was launched at the Future Investment Initiative 2018 conference in Riyadh, and has since attracted global attention for its ambitious scale and plans to become a futuristic, self-powered city.