Vertical Innovation Hackathon

Vertical Innovation Hackathon is a 24 hour event that brings together creatives and developers to conceive new ideas and projects. The event is realized by IDM Ecosystem ICT & Automation. Vertical Innovation Hackathon 2018 is supported by the project DAVINCI, funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) program.


2 days, 24 hours, different topics to work on, one jury and amazing prizes. Inventors and creative people: developers, designers, data experts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. We welcome different ideas, backgrounds and competences. We always have in mind Open Data and Open Source projects, as we want to promote an open and innovative culture. Presentations and code will be published on a public git repository as Open Source prototype.



    Your laptop and creativity!
    You may take a power nap there: bring your sleeping bag!


    Yes! We will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for free.


    Yes, the Vertical Innovation Hackathon is free of charge.


    Of course! We accept teams from 1 up to 4 people.


    All the official parts of the event are in English. You'll have to understand and speak basic business English.


    Some participants come already as a team but teams can also be formed during the event!


    Yes! If you are an inventor, creative person, developer, designer, data expert, entrepreneur or enthusiast…


    You can, of course, come with lots of ideas... but you'll than have to consider the hidden criterias of the prizes!


  • Day 1 Friday 16th
  • 11 - 12 Check-in @NOISE
  • 12.30 Networking lunch - joint with SFScon
  • 13.30 Opening & Participants introduction
  • 14.00 Time starts and criteria unlocked on the website
  • 14.05 Prize criteria presentations by sponsors
  • 17.30 Coffee break
  • 18.00 First project presentation round
  • 20.00 Dinner
  • nighttime Night time hacking
  • Day 2 Saturday 17th
  • 07.00 Breakfast
  • 11.30 Test your project presentation (Seminar Room 1)
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Time ends
  • 14.05 Project presentation time (Seminar Room 1)
  • 16.30 Jury retires to vote
  • 17.00 Winner proclamation and aperitivo

Have a look to the Vertical Innovation Hackthon edition 2018!



  • Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”

    Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”

    Won by F-O-O-D Team

    Offered by ACS Data Systems AG

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    Every participant of the winning team gets one Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”

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    Try to identify the person interacting with “you”, the device, and challenge yourself to find out more about one or more of his/her traits, behaviors or plans.
    Additional description for the day of the challenge: Why limit yourself? Use bots, cookies, footprints, machine learning, forms, voice or any other idea you can think of… But remember: don’t bother your human with dull questions, tedious registration processes or boring interactions…they don’t like that! PS: You can use a device, such as this one (monitor with multitouch, internet browser, webcam plus Alexa/google voice or similar)

  • Win a Google Home Assistant

    Win a Google Home Assistant

    Won by Keynote 2.0

    Offered by Infominds AG

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    Every participant of the winning team gets one Google Home

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    Try to find a way to control classic Windows without mouse and keyboard. Additional description for the day of the challenge: There is a huge number of classic Windows applications which are controlled via mouse and keyboard. Try to find a way to use such applications only with voice/bots.

  • Experience innovative cultural and digital projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Experience innovative cultural and digital projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Won by PicStory

    Offered by Lichtbild/Argento Vivo and Axiell and innos Standortmarketing

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    You and your team will travel to Amsterdam, one of the largest start-up cities in Europe, to meet other players working at the interface between cultural initiatives and the IT sector

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    Use the Open Data generated by the interregional project “Lichtbild. Argento Vivo” in an innovative way

  • Experience Fosdem 2019 in Brussels

    Experience Fosdem 2019 in Brussels

    Won by NatureDiver

    Offered by Marketing Factory

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    Win flight and accomodation in Brussels for each team member from 01.02.2019-04.02.2019 in occasion of the FOSDEM conference.

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    Your project should make communication between guests and hotels or destinations more efficient. Develop a tool that uses latest technologies for communication during the stay.

    1. Your project includes AI, Machine Learning or Bot-Technology

    2. Your project helps the hotelier or the destination to gain direct advantages (e.g. more sales) or indirect advantages (e.g. more marketing data)

    3. Your project involves more than 1 channel (Multichannel Communication approach)

  • Amazon Echo Plus, Philips Hue & Philips Hue Go

    Amazon Echo Plus, Philips Hue & Philips Hue Go

    Won by OBC

    Offered by SiMedia

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    Each team member (up to 4) will get a smart home set containing an Amazon Echo Plus, 2x Philips Hue (color & white) light bulbs and a Philips Hue Go.

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    Voice-tastic. Use open data to improve a guest’s experience.

    Let a user pre-define it’s travel type (solotraveler, young couple, family with baby kids, teen kids,…). When they’ve visited a place they can specify where they’ve been (also remember the current weather data to be able to classify
    it as suitable for bad/good weather). Either only by voice or with an accompanying application.
    Let an external user classify, what is intended, for families, solo-travellers, couples,… and during which weather it’s suitable.

    things to consider:

    • For outdoor activities, watch out for the weather forecast

    • For indoor activities, watch out for age limitations

    • Consider opening times, entry prices, how longwould someone stay in such a place,…

    Possible data sources
    • daten.buergernetz.bz.it
    • opendatahub.bz.it (tourism.opendatahub.bz.it)
    • hackathon.simedia.tech (hackathon-docs.simedia.tech)

    Gets the data for the nearest weather station (to get the current weather)

    Gets the weather bulletin for a given lat/lng combination with the according district


  • Sportler Gift Card

    Sportler Gift Card

    Won by Smart Office

    Offered by Systems GmbH

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    You and your team will receive a 400,00 € (100,00 € each) voucher at Sportler

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    Your project engage companies or organisations to use their resources in an effective and smart way to reduce their efforts and costs to make their work more sustainable and eco-friendly by using sensors and open data services.

  • Amazon Gift Card

    Amazon Gift Card

    Won by Resk

    Offered by Würth Phoenix

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    Amazon Gift Card in the value of 100,00 € for each team member

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    Work on a app solution idea which uses OpenDataHub with data enrichment provided by IOT or sensors to improve the living conditions of the society in our region in the safety field.

  • Present your project to experts in San Francisco

    Present your project to experts in San Francisco

    Won by Smart Bivouac

    Offered by IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige and Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse

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    You and your team will have the opportunity to meet with experts of blockbuster companies in San Francisco.

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    Create an Free Open Source Software application (mobile, desktop or web) which helps people in South Tyrol to support their work or solve a daily life problem. The project should connect nature with IT in a sustainable and innovative manner.

    You can use every API/ SDK publicly available, and all APIs provided by sponsors on this event. At the hackathon the Open Data Hub Südtirol – Alto Adige is presented. Using this API provides additional points to the evaluation of the main challenge. You are not allowed to use any internal SDK/ API with hidden features not publicly published.

    Additional points for the use of LoRaWAN and Beacons!

    Documentation at https://goo.gl/v8ch2a


Partners & Sponsors

The Hackathon.bz.it partners are

  • IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige
  • Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse

We are proud to be sponsored by these amazing companies

  • ACS Data Systems AG
  • Axiell
  • Infominds AG
  • innos Standortmarketing
  • Lichtbild/Argento Vivo
  • Marketing Factory
  • SiMedia
  • Systems GmbH
  • Würth Phoenix

Partner projects

  • Beacon Südtirol - Alto Adige
  • Davinci
  • Open Data Hub Südtirol

Interested in becoming a sponsor? See info here.