About

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.

  • Register to participate

    To participate you must register! You can also sign up with a last minute registration.

  • Play solo or team up

    Participants can present their project as an individual as well as a team (up to max 4).

  • CREATE and present your working prototype

    We usually like to see innovative projects that could improve people's lives.

  • Let the jury decide and possibly win!

    The jury, composed of open data and technology experts, will choose the winner for every single prize.

  • WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

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

  • WILL THERE BE FOOD?

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

  • IS THE EVENT FREE OF CHARGE?

    Yes, the Vertical Innovation Hackathon is free of charge.

  • I WILL PLAY SOLO. CAN I PARTECIPATE?

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

  • WHAT LANGUAGE SHOULD I SPEAK?

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

  • HOW TEAMS WILL BE CREATED?

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

  • DO I HAVE THE SKILLS TO PARTICIPATE?

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

  • DO I HAVE TO BRING AN IDEA?

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

Have a look to the past Vertical Innovation Hackthon edition!

Schedule

  • 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

Prizes

  • Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”

    Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1”

    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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  • Win a Google Home Assistant

    Win a Google Home Assistant

    Offered by Infominds AG

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    Every participant of the winning team gets one Google Home

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  • Experience innovative cultural and digital projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Experience innovative cultural and digital projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    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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  • Experience Fosdem 2019 in Brussels

    Experience Fosdem 2019 in Brussels

    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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  • Amazon Echo Plus, Philips Hue & Philips Hue Go

    Amazon Echo Plus, Philips Hue & Philips Hue Go

    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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  • Sportler Gift Card

    Sportler Gift Card

    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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  • Amazon Gift Card

    Amazon Gift Card

    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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  • Present your project to experts in San Francisco

    Present your project to experts in San Francisco

    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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Jury

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.

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