Odyssey Momentum - Metaverse

About Odyssey

We're building the open source web3 metaverse stack for collaboration with which people can freely create their own collaborative 3D spaces, initiatives and communities.

What we do

Odyssey is a digital native foundation established in The Netherlands.

It is focused on enabling everyone to freely shape their future together, unlocking the collaborative superpowers of people, organisations and communities.

For this purpose, Odyssey is developing Momentum: the open source web3 metaverse stack for collaboration with which people can freely create their own collaborative 3D spaces, initiatives and communities.

Odyssey originated in 2016 as an incubator for multi-stakeholder collaboration and solutions bridging the world of large institutions with the emerging web3 and AI space.

Among clients: The European Union Intellectual Property Office, Vattenfall, KLM Cargo, SAP, VMware, University Medical Center Groningen, City of The Hague and several Dutch Ministries.

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From Europe's biggest Blockchain Hackathon to collaboration in the Metaverse

The first three editions of the Odyssey Hackathon took place in a physical manner in Groningen, The Netherlands. Participants from all over the world collaborated to co-create solutions to complex societal challenges. Last year's edition premiered digitally in Odyssey Momentum, with 105 teams working on 21 challenges.

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Open source web3 metaverse stack
MetaverseCollaborators from all over the world

Odyssey is developing Momentum: the open source web3 metaverse stack for collaboration with which people can freely create their own collaborative 3D spaces, initiatives and communities.

It is focused on enabling everyone to freely shape their future together, unlocking the collaborative superpowers of people, organisations and communities.

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2020

Fifth edition: Odyssey Momentum 

2020

More than 2.000 participants and 105 selected teams worked together to build solutions for 21 challenges lead by corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

Among them: Vattenfall, KLM Cargo, the Dutch National Police, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, E.On, Engie, VMware, and the Dutch Ministries of Defence and the Interior.

2020 was the first year that the Hackathon took place as an immersive online experience (in Odyssey Momentum).

2.000 participants105 teams from over 50 countries 

More than 2.000 participants and 105 selected teams worked together to build solutions for 21 challenges lead by corporations, governments, and nonprofits.

Among them: Vattenfall, KLM Cargo, the Dutch National Police, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, E.On, Engie, VMware, and the Dutch Ministries of Defence and the Interior.

2020 was the first year that the Hackathon took place as an immersive online experience (in Odyssey Momentum).

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2019

Fourth edition: Groningen, Netherlands

2019

During the Odyssey Hackathon of 2019, 1500 participants collaborated to co-create solutions for 20 complex challenges.

Over the course of 48 hours, 100 teams built innovative prototypes with the help of 200+ experts, scientists, regulatory partners, corporate and governmental challenge holders, including the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Dutch Central Bank, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), the European Union Regional Development Fund, Deloitte, Vattenfall and KLM.

1.500 participants100 teams from over 30 countries

During the Odyssey Hackathon of 2019, 1500 participants collaborated to co-create solutions for 20 complex challenges.

Over the course of 48 hours, 100 teams built innovative prototypes with the help of 200+ experts, scientists, regulatory partners, corporate and governmental challenge holders, including the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Dutch Central Bank, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), the European Union Regional Development Fund, Deloitte, Vattenfall and KLM.

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Odyssey goes to the #NextLevel: Key insightsKey learnings and insights from the Odyssey Next Level event

Odyssey's Next Level event took place on July 8 in Momentum. During the event, participants, partners and clients, users and enthusiasts, provided and discussed their perspectives, input, experiences and ideas with regards to: online collaboration, the hybrid workspace, challenge driven education, professional hackathons and how humans can thrive in a hyper virtualizing world, while we are seeking to renew our connection with ourselves, each other and nature.

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Blockchain and Tokenization: Beyond the HypeThe Commonization of our Digital Infrastructure

Some say the blockchain bubble has burst. We prefer to look at what has been learned and focus on the real potential. We do this by doing what we have always done: discover the future by actually building it. In collaboration with everyone who wants to be part of it.

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The Odyssey Hackathon, described in Forbes as ‘Europe’s leading hackathon’, is being moved online and rebranded as Momentum. This transformation is not only driven by current circumstances due to COVID-19, but also by an urge to create a new type of event that fully embraces the potential of the internet. Momentum will take place on November 13–15 2020.

#OdysseyHack becomes MomentumEurope's leading hackathon goes online, bidding hackathon format farewell

The Odyssey Hackathon, described in Forbes as ‘Europe’s leading hackathon’, is being moved online and rebranded as Momentum. This transformation is not only driven by current circumstances due to COVID-19, but also by an urge to create a new type of event that fully embraces the potential of the internet. Momentum will take place on November 13–15 2020.

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Opening Odyssey Polaris 2019 feat. Carl Sagan & Charles Eisenstein

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Odyssey Momentum raises EUR 4M in seed round. Read full press release here.