Hack the Future of Mobility & Energy – And Win Up to €5k!

The mobility and energy industries, that have seen only incremental changes in the last century, are now being turned upside down and recrafted before our eyes. New ideas are being rapidly pursued by established companies and startups alike – and this hackathon wants a piece of the excitement!

This event is about creating solutions to real energy and transport challenges using a variety of datasets, APIs, and hardware provided by industry-leading brands. The hackathon will connect you with our partners Mercedes-Benz, Cisco, HERE, VINCI, Kuehne + Nagel and Airbus for a weekend of problem solving and prototyping. Together you will build new, impactful products. 

Developers, designers, and transportation & energy enthusiasts are all invited for this codefest weekend at the Rainmaking Loft Berlin. Up to 5k is at stake! See you there!



FRIDAY, July 1st 
18:00 - Arrival, registration & drinks 
18:30 - Welcome & introduction to the hackathon 
19:30 - Idea pitching & team forming 

(No overnight staying on Friday)


SATURDAY, July 2nd
09:00 - Breakfast and start
11:00 - Mentor & partner sessions 
13:30 - Lunch
18:30 - Dinner
21:00 - 2016 UEFA European Championship Public Viewing! 

Mentors will be there during the day to provide you with direct feedback and to answer any questions. Make sure to bring your own sleeping bag, roll mat, toothbrush, towel, pillow - whatever you need to feel comfortable. There will be a shower and a separate room to sleep. Still, there will be food and drinks accessible for the whole night so that it feels just like home.


SUNDAY, July 3rd
09:00 - Allnighter breakfast
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Finish - submit hacks!
15:30 - Pitch - demo your work
17:30 - Award Ceremony 
18:00 - Closing and beers
20:00 - Go home and get some sleep

More specific information on API/data, jury and mentors will follow to attendees and will be updated on this page soon. Stay calm, sign-up, and don't miss out!



Navigation (HERE)
HERE maps want to make it easy for you to get around in a world of constant change. Make creative use of the HERE API as a standalone or in conjunction with other available APIs.

IoT (Intel)
Get your hands on hardware. Intel is bringing its Intel Dev Kits. The challenge is to come up with the best use of the devices as a standalone or in conjunction with other APIs.

Transport (Kuehne + Nagel)
Location information is among the most critical data in a supply chain. Put your problem solving hats on for this collection of logistics & location data provided by Kuehne + Nagel.

Logistics (Mercedes-Benz / tiramizoo)
Bring local courier booking into the 21st century and reimagine how local shoppers make use of the most powerful courier network software in Germany.

Aviation & Rhônexpress (Vinci)
Vinci is releasing two of its never-before-hacked-on data sets. One set is a collection of data from its Portuguese airports. The second set is from its Rhônexpress train service in Lyon, France.

IOT (Vinci / Intel / targetprocess)
Combine the technologies and input of three different partners: Vinci, Intel & Targetprocess. It's time to rethink the typical functions of an IOT enabled solution.


You can find links to all the resources here: https://gist.github.com/devonbarrett/600ccffbc7fdab7c42d987bd0b6f5f6f



1st Prize - €5k, presented by Cisco
2nd Prize- €2,5k, presented by Kuehne + Nagel
3rd Prize- €500, presented by Transdev

Special Prizes

Intel - Intel Edison & Grove Starter Kits & Dell Venue 8 7840 Tablets
HERE - Adidas Micoach Smart Ball (One per winning team member)
Mercedes-Benz/ tiramizoo - Gold Priority DTM tickets with pit lane access
Targetprocess / Intel / Vinci - €1k cash prize
Kuehne + Nagel - €1k cash prize
Vinci - €1k cash prize

View full rules


$8,000 in prizes

1st Prize

1st Prize - €5k is presented by Cisco

2nd Prize

2nd Prize - €2,5k is presented by Kuehne + Nagel

3rd Prize

3rd Prize - €500 is presented by Transdev

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

To join the event you must have registered for a ticket the Eventbrite page first https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-transportation-energy-hackathon-tickets-25674832114


How are teams formed?

Teams are formed on Friday evening after you have learned about the datasets, APIs, and hardware available to you during the hack. There will be ample time for networking, so you can exchange your ideas with other hackers and begin to form teams. There will also be a round of idea pitching, so you can join a team with an idea you find interesting. Each team should have a diverse mix of developers, designers, and all rounders. 

Will there be food and drink provided?

You bet. We'll keep you full with meals, snacks, and beverages, so you can focus on hacking. 

Who owns the intellectual property created during the hackathon?

All teams hold the rights to the intellectual property created during the hackathon. You are the full owner of the products you make, so work hard and hack away! 

Can I join even if this is will be my first hackathon?

Absolutely! If you are passionate about finding solutions to smart transportation & energy challenges, then join in. No previous experience necessary. 

What will the prizes be?

We'll have a prize for the first (€5k!!), second, and third place winners of the hackathon! Our program partners will also award individual prizes to the teams they think used their technology in the most creative and effective way.  

How many people can be on one team?

Up to five people per team. 


Mitko Vasilev

Mitko Vasilev
Founder/CTO at openBerlin, Cisco Innovation Platform

Richard Süselbeck

Richard Süselbeck
Developer Relations at HERE

Maximilian von Tschirschnitz

Maximilian von Tschirschnitz
Software Developer at Intel Corporation

Jia Qu

Jia Qu
Corporate Development Manager at Kuehne + Nagel

Pavel Masko

Pavel Masko
Senior RoR developer at tiramizoo GmbH

Dirk Reimelt

Dirk Reimelt
Senior Manager Business Innovation bei Daimler

Jorge Rivero Sanchez

Jorge Rivero Sanchez
Innovation Director at VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH

Julien Bert

Julien Bert
Managing Director at Rhônexpress

Moritz Nelles

Moritz Nelles
Project Director Germany at VINCI Concessions

Patrick Weissert

Patrick Weissert
Director Consumer Experiences at HERE

Florian Piroth

Florian Piroth
Marketing Specialist at Intel Corporation

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical complexity
  • Closeness to theme
    The theme is smart energy and transportation. Projects that utilise this will be scored higher.
  • Presentation
    The quality of the pitch and of demos.
  • Design
  • Functionality
    How close you are to a working prototype.
  • Social impact