Applications Due: 05/15/2022 10:00
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About this event

Co-located with the CONASENSE2022 workshop - Workshop on 6G visions towards a people-centric future, Munich, Germany ##

Hackathon Organizers:

fortiss GmbH (; Unternehmer TUM/Munich Colab

EU-IoT Committee

Rute Sofia (fortiss), Lamprini Kolovou (Martel); John Soldatos (Intracom); Mirko Presser (Aarhus University); Brendan Rowan (Bluspecs).

The EU-IoT Hackathon focuses on “sustainable next generation IoT applications”. We invite you to bring your ideas and to develop solutions that address IoT skills training, IoT sustainable business models, IoT novel technical solutions in the context of 5 tracks: IoT interfaces, far Edge, near Edge, infrastructure, and data spaces.

The aim of the EU-IoT Hackathon is to disseminate new business ideas, experiments and prototypes as first step to best support next generation sustainable IoT solutions.

The teams shall have the opportunity to develop their ideas within an international flagship environment being mentored by several international experts from the Next Generation IoT (NGIoT) community and being in contact with NGIoT community flagship events.

Challenge Domains

IoT Interfaces: AR interfaces based on the Smart Mirror concept

Smart mirrors are a common tool in environments such as home automation, or even retail. The starting point for this challenge is the use of a smart mirror as an IoT hub to the real world. The aim is to integrate new features (feedback to the user) that can improve efficiency and provide a better quality of experience for the user in different environments, e.g., at home, at retail stores (example01 , example02) , in the car (example03) , on the go.

far Edge: Sustainable IoT via TinyML

Tiny machine learning (TinyML) relates with the application of ML on constrained devices with low power, to perform data analytics without necessarily being connected to the Cloud.

TinyML projects focusing on this challenge are expected to address IoT solutions on the far Edge that could improve detection of collective health abnormal situations, for instance, persons without a mask on a room; abnormal temperature levels in a school; abnormal environmental situations, e.g., a potential fire; analysis of plants health, etc.

The application domains are varied: agriculture, industry, buildings, healthcare, etc.

near Edge: Sustainable MEC applications

The aim of this track is to think and develop a project focused on how to best develop Edge-based sustainable services that rely on the ETSI MEC framework .

Infrastructure: Simulating Time-sensitive and Deterministic networking IoT applications

The focus of this track is to propose a service that can best demonstrate the support of real-time applications across deterministic heterogeneous environments. Specifically, you will be working with the fortiss ns-3 deterministic wireless/wired framework, and have the possibility to develop a concrete use-case scenario.

Data spaces: Sustainable, user-centric smart mobility

The focus of this challenge domain is to, based on the analysis of mobility data, come up with ideas and apps that may assist a better functioning of a smart region.

This may relate, for instance, on the development of a solution that can provide real-time information about points of interest in a city. It may also relate with a platform, such as a dashboard, that, via data fusion and analytics, can benefit a smart city services. Relevant to address are solutions that can improve sustainability and a green lifestyle.

Types of Projects

  • Technical projects: where the focus is on the development of a technical solution to address the challenge. The outcome shall be provided in the form of open-source code to be uploaded to the EU-IoT Hackathon git repository.

  • Training skills projects: where the focus is on the development of a training tool to be available online which addresses the specific proposed challenge. Outcome can be: a Web-based training tool; a Tutorial (e.g., PowerPoint, video), etc.

  • Prototype Business/Design ideas: where the focus is on the development of a business framework for an IoT solution.


  • Team registration and challenge selection: 15.05.2022
  • EU-IoT Hackathon preparation event (online): 30.05.2022
  • Hackathon: 27th-29th 2022, co-located with the CONASENSE 2022 symposium in Munich, Germany

How to Run

  • Register a project via, mentioning:
  • * Challenge domain - select one of the proposed
  • * Type of project (technical, skills, business)
  • * Team names and bios
  • * Contact


  • Home-1st
  • Gold Award: UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace incubation
  • Provides a 1 year incubation for the best team project, in the Unternehmer TUM Makerspace.

  • Home-2nd
  • $1000.0
  • Provides an IoT Week ticket for 2023, for the Best Technical team

  • Home-3rd
  • $600.0
  • Award provided to each team, with a value of over 600 Euros. Comprises an IoT kit



  • Monday
  • The Hackathon is co-organized with the CONASENSE2022 Symposium. See the agenda here:

    Hackathon Opening and Tutorials Sessions, 10:00-18:00

    • Talks by Key industry stakeholders eclipse,
    • Introduction to each challenge and Tool Tutorial
    • Project Start
  • Tuesday
  • The Hackathon is co-organized with the CONASENSE2022 Symposium. See the agenda here:

    Hackathon Tutorials and Project Work, 11:00-18:00

    • Tooling tutorials
    • Project work sessions
    • Discussion with mentors and Juri


1. Code of Conduct All participants (developers, experts, mentors, etc.) are expected to follow the overall professional and ethical principles, including the principles for shared software ...

1. Code of Conduct

All participants (developers, experts, mentors, etc.) are expected to follow the overall professional and ethical principles, including the principles for shared software of the ACM code of conduct, available here: Additional aspects to observe are: * No harassment, including personal attacks are allowed. * No spam via E-mail or via any of the Hackathon channels will be tolerated. Posts not relating to hackathons or tech will also be considered spam. * No recruiting for the participating organizations is allowed. Recruitment requests can be discussed with the organizing committee. * No illegal/pirated content is allowed. * Violations to the code of conduct imply team disqualification.

2. Evaluation

The projects shall be supported in a continuous manner and evaluated by the Juri during the different sessions as well as during the final pitching session, based on an objective assessment template provided via Google docs by the coordinating team. For each criterium, each member of the Juri will also be requested to provide feedback.

As explained, the Hackathon is not a competition, so the aim of the assessment is inclusive and to provide a measurement of the effort of the teams. All teams will be provided with awards; and the grading serves the purpose of, in addition, providing best awards in the different categories. The teams will be provided with a report of the final evaluation, which includes averaged grades for each criterium.

2.1 Criteria

Each project type has specific criteria as detailed next. Each member of the Juri is provided with an individual template for the evaluation and shall provide a grade between 1 (lower value) to 5 (higher value) to each criterium. The final grading is then the average of all Juri members.

2.1.1 Technical projects Criteria

  • Novelty: How novel are the results compared to related work? 20%
  • Reusability: How easy is it for non-team members to replicate results? 30%
  • Usability: How user-friendly is the developed solution? 30%
  • Community Impact: In your opinion, how likely is this solution to be of interest to the community in the future? 20%

2.1.2 Skills Training projects Criteria

  • Novelty: How novel is this tool in comparison to others that are similar? 10%
  • Reusability: How easy is it for non-team members to replicate results? 30%
  • Reach: What is the reach of the tool in terms of community range, e.g. 10 persons, 100 persons? 30%
  • Resources: How many trainers does the tool need? Would the training require specific equipment, software, etc.? 10%
  • Quality: Quality of developed material (slides, documentation, etc.) in terms of language, graphics, etc. 20%   ### 2.1.3 Business projects Criteria ###
  • Value proposition: Is the description clear? Is the product feasible and targets a real gap? How easily it can be duplicated? Is there a presence of potential substitutes for the product? 20%
  • Market value: Is there a genuine need for the product or service? How well was the target market defined? What is the size and growth of the market? What is the consumers' willingness to pay for the product/service? 20%
  • Creativity: Is the problem addressed in a novel and creative way? 10%
  • Feasibility: Does the idea/proposal aspire towards clear, realistic, and achievable goals, while thinking big? Can it be implemented effectively? 20%
  • Quality/Presentation: Does the proposal engage the audience? Level of graphical quality? Exciting pitch/report? 10%
  • Sustainability: Does the proposal consider key EU sustainable goals, e.g., energy efficiency? Does it explain how it could break even or raise additional funding (economic sustainability)? Does it consider the different dimensions of financial and social sustainability in a conscientious manner? 10%

3. Roles and Responsibilities

3.1 Hackathon Committees

3.1.1 Chairs

The Hackathon co-chairs are responsible for the overall organization and operationalization of the Hackathon and its different meetings, as well as for the development and maintenance of the different tools. The Chairs shall moderate the different events, overall dissemination, and are the main contact point for all operational questions and concerns.

The Chairs can be contacted via

3.1.2 EU-IoT Organizing Committee

The EU-IoT Hackathon Organizing Committee is composed of representatives of each member of the EU-IoT consortium, and are responsible for the alignment with the overall goals of EU-IoT; support the Co-chairs in the dissemination and overall organization of the event.

3.2 Mentors

The Hackathon Mentors are elements of the EU-IoT consortium assigned to the different proposed projects. The Mentors have the following responsibilities:

  • Volunteer to lead 1 or more proposed projects
  • Serve as the primary technical and guidance contact for the team questions and respective project guidance
  • Add and manage the project information on the Hackathon Wiki
  • Assist the support of the project artifacts in the Hackathon GitLab account
  • Promote the project in the NGIoT community

3.3 Juri

The Juri are international experts involved in the Next Generation IoT research and development flagship projects. The Juris follow the work of the teams since registration and shall have access to the different presentations.

As the Hackathon is not a competitive event, the aim of the Juri is to assist in establishing an overall objective appreciation of the work of the different teams, assessing the potential to follow-up e.g., in active Open Calls; in partnership with interested industrial and academic partners.

3.4 Teams

  • A team can be formed by 1 to 6 persons.
  • Prizes are provided to teams, not individuals.
  • Changes to the registered team need to be discussed with the organizing committee by sending a mail to