Citython Bilbao & Barcelona 2021

Citython Bilbao & Barcelona 2021


14/07/2021 - 21/07/2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Do you have an idea of what will change the future of our cities? Are you excited about tackling urban challenges? This event is for you!

About this event

This online Citython edition will be held in the cities of Bilbao and Barcelona, Spain. This year edition is focused on 30km/h speed limit, solidary and sustainable urban logistics and a more sustainable, healthier and safer way of moving through the city. The goal of this Citython is that young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions that can be applied in the cities of Spain to foster innovation.

This hackathon will provide an opportunity for brilliant young talents to design new solutions with the help of mentors and experts, who will be on hand throughout the event, while also experiencing the unforgettable thrill of coming together with peers who share the same passion for digital technology and innovation.


On 8 July, invited speakers and specialized mentors will share their knowledge during the introductory webinar with Techpill Talks about various urban mobility topics related to the city of Bilbao & Barcelona. The Challenges of the Hackathon will also be presented to explain in detail what will be expected from participants.

💻 Challenges:

The challenges teams will tackle in the Citython 2021 Bilbao & Barcelona are:

  • Challenge 1: Calming down urban traffic in Bilbao, the 30km/h challenge – The city needs to meet this goal to promote more respectful and inclusive mobility and thus faces the dilemma: How to get cars to respect the 30km/h limit? More control systems/penalties/fines or incentives through gamification systems,… other?
  • Challenge 2: Solidary and sustainable Urban Logistic for Bilbao -This challenge aims to raise awareness of the problem, analyze its origins, contours and causes, its agents and affected parties, and generate alternative solutions to blockage, restriction or limitation, through innovative and creative ideas in which all those involved and can participate.
  • Challenge 3: Help Barcelona citizens to move in a safer, more sustainable and healthier way – We are looking for smart solutions to identify the riskiest areas for the vulnerable and propose actions to make their trips safer.

Don’t forget to indicate, in the registration process, which one you and your team will work on during the Citython 2021 Bilbao & Barcelona.

🏆 Awards:

There will be one winning team for each challenge (three winning teams in total), and each of them will receive a financial award of 500€. Along with the cash prizes the winners will also get the opportunity to present their solutions during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2021.


The hackathon is open to both teams (of three to five people) and individuals of legal adult age from any country in Europe. The event organizers will help participants who sign up individually to team up with other participants in a group. The procedure welcomes all applications and shall not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, or marital status.

📅 Registration deadline:

Registration opens until 11 July – 18:00 CET.

🎟️ Participation fee:

Citython 2021 Bilbao & Barcelona is 100% free for all participants. Just apply and get your ticket!

Register here

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