20/20 Vision Hack

1423 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 10
1423 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 10

Winners are announced.

idea phase
starts on:
Dec 15, 2020, 05:00 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Jan 17, 2021, 07:59 AM UTC (UTC)
Project Building Phase
starts on:
Feb 05, 2021, 05:00 PM UTC (UTC)
ends on:
Apr 01, 2021, 06:59 AM UTC (UTC)



ADLINK wants to help individuals and small/medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses that specialize in building AI models with vision as a sensor that solve for industrial problems. ADLINK are seeking solution builders around the globe who create products that solve industrial problems, they will retain their Intellectual Property (IP) and be supported in taking their solution to market and the opportunity of winning multiiple prizes through out the hack, with the final prize of $10,000 (USD) and Go To market support with ADLINK.

The first step is joining us on the 20/20 Vision Hack, which provides the opportunity to not only win US$10,000, but also go-to-market support from ADLINK & Intel.

Hindsight is 20/20. And while most folks can’t wait to see this year in the rear-view mirror, we’re taking a look back at the unexpected challenges faced by industries… remote access, social distancing, extreme hygiene, safety measures, remote management, fault detection and autonomy.

Where do you see machine vision making the biggest difference?

  • Automated security?
  • Fault detection?
  • Quality inspection?
  • Automated Mobile Robots (AMRs) in warehouses?
  • Remote machine monitoring on factory floors?

Start with Phase 1 of the ADLINK 20/20 Vision Hack, and welcome the new year by sharing your ideas on new vision-based services to help organize the chaos unleashed in 2020. To get started, please read the details specified in the Submission Guidelines Tab.

Throughout the hack you will have the opportunity to win prizes from an Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 to an ADLINK Vizi-AI developer kits to the final prize of $10,000 and support from ADLINK and Intel to get your winning idea to market.

The Top 10 teams have been announced: Check the details here



Manufacturers leverage powerful, real-time data from the IoT to increase uptime, perform preventative maintenance, enhance productivity, improve mobile accessibility, and a host of other benefits. It’s clear that manufacturers need to embrace IoT and utilise vision as a sensor. Vision as a sensor can remove some of the barriers of adoption due to the minimal requirement of existing system integration. Sensors and industrial cameras have opened up new perspectives in the automation of the production process. Based on your experience and understanding of challenges in manufacturing, what can you see as a vision solution?

For example, but not limited to:

  • Measurement - measuring/testing specific product dimensions
  • Product verification - checking the correct position of all parts on the assembly
  • Product identification - barcode and 2D code reading, product type determination based on shape, size, and other characteristics
  • Product sorting - sorting packages by color, etc.
  • Product component and assembly - cap closure/seal, position, label placement, print quality, more
  • Navigation system - determining the position of the product on the assembly line and using its coordinates for IoT devices
  • Quality control - ensuring that faults are identified and noted to create an action/reaction
  • Anomaly detection - scan object details and send a signal if something is amiss

Please refer to the details to be submitted in the Submission Guidelines Tab.


Distribution businesses have requirements for asset management, business process efficiencies and new business models. Existing problems, like congestion in cargo yards, perishable cargo not being properly tended to or vital machinery performing sub-optimally, can be identified and alleviated before they escalate. How do you see vision AI play a key part in mitigating supply chain disruptions?

For example, but not limited to:

  • Warehouse management – track and trace assets in real-time
  • Inventory check – ensure package contents are correct prior to distribution
  • Security and transparency - monitor asset movement within and around the facility to prevent theft or misplaced goods
  • Congestion on cargo yards - provide visual guidance for drop-off and placement of cargo to ensure smooth traffic flow and prevent bottlenecks
  • Perishable cargo risks - identify and monitor specific types of cargo to ensure quick processing and prevent spoilage
  • Machinery performance - monitor machine health for proactive maintenance and downtime prevention

Please refer to the details to be submitted in the Submission Guidelines Tab.

Workplace Safety

Thousands of workers die in industrial accidents each year in the U.S., and more than 100,000 suffer from non-fatal work-related injuries. Workers, employers and insurance companies collectively face billions of dollars of direct and indirect costs due to industrial accidents, and individuals suffer unnecessarily. How do you see vision AI helping to minimise these risks?

For example, but not limited to:

  • Fall detection - enable identification and notification system when workers experience injury or equipment is damaged
  • Proximity warnings - provide visual and audio alerts when workers enter a hazardous area
  • Safety zones – enable instant alarm and system reaction when people are identified in the wrong place at the wrong time
  • Personal protective Equipment (PPE) detection – ensure people are wearing the correct equipment for hazardous environments
  • Security – automated premise surveillance

Please refer to the details to be submitted in the Submission Guidelines Tab.


AI is powering the fourth industrial revolution and is increasingly being incorporated into key strategies to protect work forces and drive efficiencies. And AI is also being used to help solve some of the greatest challenges of our time, including climate change and pollution. The energy sector is adopting the use of computer vision to enable smarter, automated and more effective sensor data collection - data that is actionable and available where and when it needs to.

For example, but not limited to:

  • Wind energy producers — identifying maintenance needs such as dirt accumulated on wind turbines, dead insects and cracks in foundation or tower
  • Mines — automatic detection of anomalies in mines (e.g., leaks, fires, smoke) or production blocks
  • Production — automatic machine inspection and anomaly detection
  • Transport equipment managers — identify parts needing repair to shorten time that vehicle is out of service
  • Network service providers — automatically detect the need for network maintenance

Please refer to the details to be submitted in the Submission Guidelines Tab.


Main Prizes
Hackathon Winner
USD 10,000

The first prize winner will be awarded $10k and go-to-market expertise and support from ADLINK!

The winner(s) will work with the ADLINK Edge Solutions team to create validation marketing collateral. 

ADLINK will invest in market validation, marketing campaign and advice on technical product readiness. 

  • Customer validation plan – Working with the ADLINK product team, we will collaboratively put a validation plan together. 
  • Use case PDF collateral – The ADLINK team will help you produce a use case document. 
  • Solutions Brief – Building on the use case document, we will create an in-depth two-page document that will build a story around the solution and include features, benefits and value proposition.
  • Demo video – Based on your prototype, ADLINK will create a short video demonstrating the value to the market, the problem it solves, the ADLINK relationship and the technology used. 
  • Press release – ADLINK will share to industry press an announcement of your success and the collaboration moving forward. 
  • Website page – ADLINK will promote the solution with content on GOTO50.ai and potentially the ADLINK corporate website.
  • Social campaign – We will socially promote across ADLINK and GOTO50.ai social profiles your success as a winner, our journey ahead together and the validation content to drive awareness and engagement.  
  • Market validation - Meetings will be arranged and hosted by the ADLINK team with market relevant contacts.  
Special Prizes
Phase 1 Mini Challenge: Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 (100)
USD 75

Welcome to Phase 1 Mini Challenge: 100 Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 of the ADLINK 20/20 Vision Hack with Intel!

Thank you for the great response on the mini-challenge! The submissions for the mini-challenge are now closed.

Phase 2 Finalists: ADLINK Vizi-AI devkit
USD 199

The 10 finalists who move on to Phase 2 will be provided with a Vizi-AI devkit to build a prototype of their selected machine vision solution idea.

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