Frequently asked questions and the answers
A hackathon is a “coding and creation” marathon where participants, divided in teams, accept the challenge to bring new ideas to life in a short amount of time, in specific topics and using certain technologies.
The people participating have different backgrounds and expertises.
The goal of the hackathon is to stimulate 360° technological innovation; to give companies ideas and potential projects that they don’t think of themselves (disruptive ideas) and to give the opportunity to participants to unite themselves with entrepreneurial enthusiasts, and to introduce themselves to corporates or upcoming startups. Hackathons bring innovation and learn people how to think out of the box.
The hackathon tackles multiple challenges within the field of mobility. It starts on Friday morning and ends on Saturday evening.
You’ll get coached by experts in the field, and you’ll receive everything you need to work with your team towards a viable solution, which you’ll present to a professional jury on Saturday evening.
To learn and to share knowledge.
To solve problems.
To create something new.
To meet like-minded people.
To push the boundaries of technology as we know them today.
To launch new business models and products!
Yes! Having an idea is one thing, but having a certain expertise or background is another. We strongly believe in co-creation of ideas. On Friday morning, we facilitate the pitching and team formation. By doing this, we make sure everyone finds a suitable team, so you can quickly start with ideation and developing your solution!
Of course. From our experience, we see that about half of the participants have already formed teams (and some of the are still looking for extra team members), while the other half is coming by themselves.
On Friday morning, we facilitate the pitching and team formation. By doing this, we make sure everyone finds a suitable team, so you can quickly start with ideation and developing your solution!
This is not a problem! The hackathon is open to business solutions, hacking/coding solutions or “maker” solutions. As long as you tackle one of the challenges and create a solution for it, you’re more than welcome!
Having a different background than IT or technology is not a problem in regards to your hackathon participation.
Teams consist of multiple profiles and we believe that the more diverse the teams are, the better the team will function.
Yes, during the hackathon we have 2 different tracks: one for starters and one for already existing companies.
The evaluation you’ll get by the jury, will be based on the progress you made during the weekend.