Citython is coming back in 2021 with new opportunities to transform European cities.
This online Citython edition will be held in the city of Hamburg, Germany. This year edition is focused on the increasing level of active mobility and the fully automated driving experience in the City of Hamburg.
The goal of this Citython is that young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions that can be applied in the city of Hamburg 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.
👩🏻🧑🏻💻 Introductory webinar:
On 16 September 2021, invited speakers will share their knowledge during the introductory webinar with Techpill Talks about various urban mobility topics related to the city of Hamburg. The Challenges of the Citython will also be presented to explain in detail what will be expected from participants.
In the following days, 27th and 28th would take place mentoring sessions between experienced mentors and participants. This virtual event will finish with the submission of the solutions (30th September and the closure ceremony with a presentation on October 1st).
The challenges teams will tackle in the Citython 2021 Hamburg are:
- Challenge 1: Increase the level of active mobility in the City of Hamburg – Privately owned vehicles can be considered as the favourite mode of transport going in and out of the city of Hamburg. Purposes for trips range widely between leisure and daily commute but have one thing in common: they create traffic jams or generally slow traffic (especially at peak hours morning and afternoon) along with emissions and noise due to the high amount of cars with mostly just one driver. This calls for solutions that go beyond any restrictions of parking spaces in the city.
- Challenge 2: Automated driving in the City of Hamburg – Fully automated driving is often seen as the way we travel in the future. Today however there are many challenges to be solved before this vision turns into reality. Autonomous driving needs to be safe and is hence restricted under German governmental law and does not allow vehicles to drive fully autonomous on public roads without special permission. Communication between the car and its surroundings is a crucial element to autonomous driving as well as the coherent decision making based on the input of a car´’ sensors.
- Challenge 3: Challenge surprise – We have prepared a big surprise for you and your team, which we will announce during the introductory webinar. At this stage, we can say that the third challenge will be not easy to resolve, but thanks to the teamwork you will tackle a real urban challenge and help the City of Hamburg and its citizens.
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.
🎟️ Participation fee: Citython 2021 Hamburg is 100% free for all participants. Just apply and get your ticket!
More information for the event and registration: https://www.citython.eu/2021hamburg