The hackathon will also include public events open to all - students, startups, professionals and the wider community. Check out below and add to your calendar now!
Incubation application deadline
Top 3 most promising solutions will be awarded monetary prizes to aid further solution development!
During the 48 hours the teams will have several opportunities for consultation with highly experienced business, technology and product development mentors as well as city governance and mobility experts!
The list will be updated continuously as our mentors confirm their participation and support.
We believe that smart and human centered mobility solutions can only be designed in collaboration. Thus, we invite everyone interested in future mobility to join us in the hackathon to jointly develop creative and bold solutions for a greener city!
Hackathon is only the kick-off, the following 10 week incubation program is the real deal! We welcome you to use this hackathon as an opportunity to find team mates, get first idea validation and later use it to apply to incubation program!
To participate you need to register on the Eventornado platform till April 12. There you can pitch your idea, form a team or join an existing ones. We also invite you to attend Team Matchmaking Session on April 14 where we will help you to find a team or missing teammates!
The hackathon will take place on 15-17 April. Together with your team, you will have 48 hours to develop and validate your idea and work on its prototype. During the hackathon you will have several checkpoints with mentors as well as possibility to reach out to additional response mentors. We start on Thursday at 14.00 with an Opening ceremony and finish on Saturday at 13:30 with the winners announcement.
After the hackathon, teams will have the opportunity to further develop their ideas in the Urban Mobility Incubator
The hackathon is open to all, but especially targeted to participants from Baltic states who are interested in sustainability, technology and innovation and have an interesting mobility project or an idea to develop within the scope of the challenges proposed. The primary language of the hackathon is English; therefore, all participants should be able to communicate in English.
We are open to participants with a wide range of skills. The key attribute here is “motivation to act”. Specifically, we are looking for sustainability enthusiasts, innovators, engineers, programmers, data geeks, students, scientists and designers. The work will be done in teams, combining participants with various skill sets.
No. You can register to the hackathon and browse other participant ideas on Eventornado and join the one that interests you the most! But if you do have an idea or even several ones, we highly suggest you to submit them on Eventornado to see if they gain traction.
If you have an idea and are looking for teammates, you should submit it on Eventornado and invite others to join.
If you don't have an idea and want to join a team, you should browse the submitted ideas on the Eventornado platform.
Participants are responsible for finding a team (submitted idea) to join, and Team Leads (those who submit ideas) are responsible for forming their teams. To help teams form successfully, participants will have the opportunity to join the Team Matchmaking Session on April 14 at 17:00.
Existing teams with already developed products or solutions are welcomed to join the hack, but should have a clear goal in mind on what they would like to accomplish within the 48 hours. During the hackathon our mentors will give advice and practical tips for your project to bring it to the next level.
The minimum requirement of team members is 2 people. As you have to coordinate within your team, we recommend a manageable team size up to 5 members to be effective. If you consider applying with friends/team, we still recommend keeping the team open to new potential participants from Eventornado platform. You’ll be surprised by the outcomes you find yourself with by the end of the hackathon.
All phases of the hackathon except live stream events will happen on the Eventornado platform. Opening ceremony, final presentations, and other public events within the hackathon will be streamed on social media. More information will be provided closer to the event dates.
We have arranged great mentors to work with the teams throughout the hackathon. Each team will have a designated team mentor that will check in on them through 1:1 calls on the Eventornado platform at set checkpoints to make sure you move in the right direction or connect you with response mentors in case you need some more guidance in particular domains. Part of them have great fieldwork experience, others have strong technical backgrounds. Be open and ask for tips and advice. They are there to help you!
If unsure about the process, the event organizer team will also be there to support you throughout the 48 hours.
The winning teams will be decided by a jury made up of industry experts and professionals. The final decisions of the judges are to be based on the following parameters: Idea, Design & UX, Development, and Presentation. The panel will assign a score to each parameter, which will then determine the ranking of each participating team. At the end of the 48-hour hackathon the winners will be the three teams with the highest total scores.
After the hackathon, teams will have the opportunity to further develop their ideas in the Urban Mobility Incubator.
Always the team who created the project - not Urban Mobility Hackathon organizing team, nor our partner companies.
If you are among the top 3 teams, first of all, please do celebrate this milestone! Afterwards you will be contacted by the organizers team shortly after the hackathon to agree on the best format how to receive the prize. We invite you to also consider applying to our summer Urban Mobility Incubator!
Please note that we will ask all hackathon teams to include in their final pitch how they plan to spend the monetary prize if they are among the top 3 teams and specify how it will help them to further develop their idea. Additionally, in a few months the winning teams will be invited to participate in a short public recap session to reflect on their experience in the hackathon and share updates regarding their progress!
A hackathon is an invention sprint-like event where ideas get built into solutions with teamwork and mentoring support. The organizers will guide you through all the steps of the hackathon, from idea submission to mentoring and final presentations to the jury for the selection of winners.