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EU-IoT IDEAthon/Hackathon 2021/22

June 27, 2022 - June 28, 2022

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 6 challenge domains: IoT interfaces, far Edge, near Edge, infrastructure, and also: a specific challenge domain of the European Factory Platform (EFPF), with focus on manufacturing. It will take place between 27th-29th June 2022, in Munich (Germany). The hackathon is co-located with CONASENSE2022.

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.

IoT Interfaces

Augmented Reality 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.


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.

Data Spaces

Sustainable, user-centric smart mobility

The focus of this challenge 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.

European Factory Platform

IoT services for Manufacturing

  • Sub-challenge EFPF1: Semantic matchmaking for the support of environmental monitoring of the shop-floor. You will be using the open-source EFPF TSMatch gateway to improve the existing apps, or to improve the interconnection between TSMatch and the EFPF Data spine.
  • Sub-challenge EFPF2: Evaluate the EFPF SDK in developing digital smart manufacturing applications. You will be using the EFPF SDK studio to create applications.
  • Sub-challenge EFPF3: Evaluate the usability of the Data Spine for the creation of composite applications. You will be testing the EFPF Data Spine and its usability, proposing specific improvements.
  • Sub-challenge EFPF4: Analyse industrial data coming from EFPF partners and provide insights based on the EFPF analytics tools. You will be working with open-source Machine Learning Libraries and propose applications for the visualization and analysis of industrial data.

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 June 2022, co-located with the CONASENSE 2022 symposium in Munich, Germany


  • EU-IoT Challenges Award – UnternehmerTUM Makerspace Award – first prize. Corresponds to 1-year membership for incubation in the UnternehmerTUM Makerspace in Munich for the best project overall, across all domains and project categories.
  • EU-IoT Challenges Award – IoT Week 2023 Ticket – second prize. One free registration for 1 person of a team, full programme of the IoT Week 2023.
  • EU-IoT Challenges Award IoT-starter kit – All winning teams (3). IoT starter kit provided to each team member of the 3 winning teams.
  • EFPF Challenges Award – 1st prize. 1 smartphone valued at 600 Euros.
  • EFPF Challenges Award – 2nd prize. Smart home kit valued at 300 Euros.
  • EFPF Challenges Award – 3rd prize. IoT starter kit valued at 200 Euros
  • EFPF Challenges Award – 4th prize. IoT starter it valued at 100 Euros.
  • UNIVESP Awards (Brazil): Awards are provided locally by UNIVESP and are under definition.


Join us in Slack!: https://eu-iot-hackathon.slack.com/



  • fortiss GmbH (Mitula Donga, Rute C. Sofia); UnternhemerTUM Makerspace GmbH (Florian Küster)

Technical Committees

  • EU-IoT Committee: Rute Sofia (fortiss), Lamprini Kolovou (Martel); John Soldatos (Intracom); Mirko Presser (Aarhus University); Brendan Rowan (Bluspecs)
  • EFPF Committee: Mitula Donga (fortiss), Alexandros Nizami (ITI-CERTH), Florian Jasche (Fraunhofer FIT), Ingo Martens (Hanse Aerospace); Carlos Coutinho (Caixa Mágica), Usman Wajid (Information Catalyst)
  • UNIVESP Committee (Brazil pole): Ricardo Edgard Caceffo (UNIVESP); Rodolfo Jardim de Azevedo (UNIVESP); Higor Amario de Souza (UNIVESP)


This Hackathon is partially supported by the H2020 projects EFPF (co-funded by the Horizon2020 Program of the European Commission. Grant Agreement number 825075) and EU-IoT (co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission, Grant Agreement number 956671)

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