Dialog & Debatte
Tech Camp: 10 Minutes to the Valley – Blockchain Solutions for a Better and More Secure Society
22. November 2019 — 14:00 Uhr
23. November 2019 — 16:00 Uhr
While Blockchain started as a disruptive technology in FinTech and Cryptocurrencies, the technology proved successful in a variety of applications and processes. It fundamentally challenged traditional modes of operation not only in financial systems, but also in fields such as energy markets, supply chain management and public administration. Only recently, Blockchain aficionados have claimed its relevance for democratic practices and national security.
In this interdisciplinary 2-day workcamp for students, we invite students to discuss potential blockchain applications in connection with social and political issues. In groups of five and under the guidance of renown experts, the students will develop interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary issues that can be improved via digitized technology.
The student group with the most promising blockchain project will win a travel stipend to Silicon Valley and a potential meeting with highranking officials from Silicon Valley companies.
To provide a framework for the camp, there will be a couple of breakout sessions with renowned experts on the distinctive field, who will present their own assessment of the potential of Blockchain in the diverse fields of action and who will be available for review and input on the various projects the students develop.
The event will be an excellent opportunity to get in touch with peers and experts from a variety of academic and technological fields to develop interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary
issues that can be improved via digitized technology.
The project pitch will be held on a separate date.
Who can apply?
Students from disciplines such as IT, software engineering, politics, American studies as well as other disciplines within the range of the topic. We strongly encourage female students to
apply for the Tech-Camp.
Application Deadline 20th October 2019.
Please note that every student will recieve a grant that covers all travel expenses, lodging, as well as the tuition fee for the TechCamp upon admission.
For the competition conditions please visit our website.
In cooperation with the Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH and the U.S. Consulate General in Munich.