Level 3 Final

Symbioticon 20/21

Congratulations to team Deep Neuron Lab for winning Symbioticon 20/21. Thanks to all teams for your great ideas!

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Symbioticon 20/21

digital only

Identify relevant trends, develop real #gamechanger ideas and win up to €32,000! That was our call for participants. In addition to the Hackathon of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe, the fifth edition of Symbioticon 20/21 also offered an exciting supporting program with top-class keynotes and plenty of space for networking. Here on the platform visitors found exciting insights and the opportunity to support their favorite teams directly online.



The motto #Gamechanger gave it away: Lots of new and exciting changes awaited the teams at this Symbioticon - all digital and expanded to several levels. The challenge was to come up with ideas that were bold enough to try something out, offer real added value for Sparkasse customers, and thus become a #gamechanger in their own right.



Within the framework of the competition, all online viewers were able to watch exciting keynotes, share ideas and network. We focussed on three topics that we considered particularly relevant: Green Finance, New Work and All Digital.



You were able to follow the digital hackathon up close via our online platform. The interaction between the participants and the Sparkasse, partners and audience also ran via our platform. This created the opportunity to experience and interact with the teams and their ideas at any time and to vote for the best competition ideas.


eat this corona

Because you couldn't come to Symbioticon, we brought it to you! With the digital platform we not only wanted to say thank you for the last years, but also welcome the future and look forward to what lies ahead. In this new house you should write, share, comment, upload, link, applaud, explain, sell, connect, convince and win! It was a bis success!

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Battle of the Tracks

Who set the pace in Level 3?

Our six top teams KADO, Vakyoutus, Regional Hero, Deep Neuron Lab, Sub Capitals and Owlsome inspired with their ideas in final Level 3! Everything from neural networks to a digital stamp card was in the mix. So visitors supported the hackers with their feedback and got the new fintechs of tomorrow rolling!

To the participants


How our top teams introduced themselves

Level Up

Step by Step

In this Symbioticon, the teams went through three different levels and competed against each other in six tracks, each with different challenges. In the first level, the focus was on the idea, in the second on user-centricity. In the final level 'Battle of the Tracks' the teams presented their ideas at the highest level of technical maturity we have ever seen at a Symbioticon.



How the games began

To get the necessary spice into the hackathon, we used different mechanics to make it as exciting as possible. Starting with the different time periods of the levels, up to the badges. They were a fundamental pillar of this hackathon, because they motivated our participants to stay in touch with the jury and spectators. That is how the teams earned their badges, convinced the crowd, the jury and went for gold.





Full program

Festival of topics

As in previous years, Symbioticon 20/21 went far beyond the pure hackathon format. We offered a comprehensive supporting program on the three core topics GREEN FINANCE, NEW WORK and ALL DIGITAL. In keynotes and online contributions, we showcased insights, keynote speeches and facilitated virtual networking formats. Everyone who was registered on the platform had free access.



Sparkassen Innovation Hub


Symbioticon is the saving banks finance groups annual hackathon organised by the Sparkassen Innovation Hub (S-Hub). In recent years, the concept has already gone far beyond a pure developer competition. The fusion of Hackathon, conference and networking event brought together different interest groups. The teams created trend-setting product ideas for the Sparkasse of tomorrow - the best won highly remunerated prizes.

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