EU-IoT IDEAthon / Hackathon 2021/22 IoT Edge Computing

August 30, 2021 all-day Europe/Zurich Timezone


Call for Expressions of Interest

EU-IoT IDEAthon/Hackathon 2021/22 IoT Edge Computing – Smart, decentralised IoT Edge

Kick-off 31st of August – EU-IoT Forum, co-located with IoT Week, Dublin

Duration: 6 months (online)

The Coordination and Support Action EU-IoT (European IoT Hub – Growing a sustainable and comprehensive ecosystem for the Next Generation Internet of Things) is developing an IDEAthon/Hackathon focused on challenges for smart, decentralised IoT Edge computing and networking architectures. Specific themes to be addressed concern the use of open-source and training solutions, as well as business ideas for near and far Edge concepts; human/IoT device interfaces; infrastructure; data spaces.

The EU-IoT Edge IDEAthon/Hackathon is a collaborative event, not a competition and is open to everyone. The main goal of the event is to bring together the European IoT community (industry, SMEs, researchers, and students), to assist in better understanding operational challenges and also to contribute to the development of smart decentralised IoT Edge applications.

In that sense, the IDEAthon/Hackathon is looking for new ideas, experiments and prototypes as first steps towards realizing future IoT Edge Computing deployments. The following awards are envisioned: i) best idea award; ii) three best development awards.

During the course of four events established over the six months of the IDEAthon/Hackathon, developers, researchers, and students shall be offered the possibility to interact with different IoT projects (Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Actions), currently exploring forefront ideas for the support of IoT applications and businesses.

The following events are being planned:

  • Kick-off, during the IoT Week 2021, at the EU-IoT Forum (attendance is free & optional)
  • 1st Meetup in early October 2021 – Impact on RIAs
  • 2nd Meetup in early December 2021 – Open-source and standardisation
  • Final awards session, February 2022

EU-IoT Organizing Committee:

Hendrik Walzel (fortiss), Codrina Lauth (fortiss); Lamprini Kolovou (Martel); John Soldatos (Intracom); Mirko Presser (Aarhus University); Brendan Rowan (Bluspecs).


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