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The Entrepreneurship Center Split together with the Student Business Incubator of the Faculty of Economics in Split is organizing the sixth edition of the Smart City Challenge hackathon whose focus is the development of technological solutions based on IoT and smart technologies that will be used in the local community.
This year’s edition of the Smart City Challenge hackathon will be held on December 3rd and 4th at the SPINIT Incubator in Split. 🙂
The Smart City Challenge hackathon is a place where students, developers, entrepreneurs, and designers interested in making their city a better place, can gather in multidisciplinary teams to jointly build innovative solutions for smarter cities.
Therefore, everyone can apply, regardless of education and profession!
The competition has two aspects. On the one hand, it provides an opportunity for teams to develop their ideas and projects with the help of excellent mentors and ensures later advancement of the created projects through the support of partners involved in the hackathon project.
The goal of developing technological solutions is their application to improve the quality of life in the local community through different sectors – education, health, housing, environment, production, tourism, etc.
Participants will have 24 hours to develop a solution (prototype) in one of the given challenges:
After the 24-hour period runs out, the teams will have available an additional 5 minutes to present their projects to the expert jury.
To enable the competitors to develop their solutions in as high-quality as possible and from idea to project, the organizers will ensure mentors will be present who will additionally help the teams by sharing their knowledge and advice directly during the competition.
The competition program is already available on the official website.
The best teams will win prizes and receive further support for the development of their projects through the Student Business Incubator.
The Smart City Challenge hackathon has no upper age limit, while the minimum age is set at 18 years. Important to note is that this hackathon is conducted as part of the Smart Youth Project financed by the funds of the European Solidarity Forces of the European Union.
Applications last until November 27th and can be submitted via this link.
So – join the Smart City Challenge and make Split a better city! 😀