Hackatons, challenges and benchmarks

Competitions driven by the TAILOR community, to foster collaboration and drive innovation in the field of Trustworthy AI.

Upcoming/past TAILOR challenges

Your idea = our challenge?

Do you have an idea for an academic challenge, or a challenge related to an industrial use case? Please contact Marc.Schoenauer@inria.fr and Sebastien.Treguer@inria.fr from WP2, for feedback, coaching and help running your idea as a challenge on the Codalab Open Source platform.

Find more here:



Hackathons are a 2-3 days event based on a clear problem with corresponding data from industrial partners. Their main goals are to develop a proof-of-concept, define an MVP challenge the industrial strategy, and open channels for further recruitments with multidisciplinary teams. The hackathons’ points of attention during their execution are:

  • What data to be used (liaise with Eurostat);
  • What will be the outcome;
  • Search for cross-sector use cases, avoiding silos.

Please refer to the TAILOR Hackaton User Guide to know more:


Challenges are longer, 3 to 6 months and their focus is on a specific research problem. They aim is to push forward the boundaries of the state of art. Their main goals are:

  • Transfer results from research to address some of TAILOR applied problems.
  • Combine research and industrial partners inside and outside the project to work on and ambitious use case, sets of data, results usability.

Find the Challenge Guidelines here:


Benchmarks are datasets composed of tests and metrics to measure the performance of AI systems on specific tasks. They are used to comparing a model or process to existing methods.