Molière
HACKATHON 2021

22 – 26 MARCH

The Molière – Hackathon 2021 is created to identify the needs of mobility services, and to prototype ideas and products that will fuel the innovation stream of Molière concept and vision. By the creative and innovative use of digital technologies participants can create different solutions that benefit people and the mobility sector in a range of fields. 

INTRODUCTION

The Molière - Hackathon 2021 is created to identify the needs of mobility services, and to prototype ideas and products that will fuel the innovation stream of Molière concept and vision. By the creative and innovative use of digital technologies participants can create different solutions that benefit people and the mobility sector in a range of fields.

This hackathon will provide an opportunity for brilliant young talents to create their works 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.

The hackathon is open to both teams (of three to five people) and individuals of legal adult age from any country. 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.

This hackathon is held in a 100% online format in order to address the current pandemic situation and ensure the safety of the participants, as well as taking the necessary measures against the spread of the virus.

INTRODUCTION

The Molière - Hackathon 2021 is created to identify the needs of mobility services, and to prototype ideas and products that will fuel the innovation stream of Molière concept and vision. By the creative and innovative use of digital technologies participants can create different solutions that benefit people and the mobility sector in a range of fields.

This hackathon will provide an opportunity for brilliant young talents to create their works 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.

The hackathon is open to both teams (of three to five people) and individuals of legal adult age from any country. 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.

This hackathon is held in a 100% online format in order to address the current pandemic situation and ensure the safety of the participants, as well as taking the necessary measures against the spread of the virus.

CHALLENGES

Teams should decide in the registration process which of these two challenges they would like to tackle during the Molière-Hackathon:

Challenge 1: Improve inaccurate geo-positioning of sharing vehicles due to critical zones of the city.

A frequent problem with urban sharing services is the lack of geo-positioning accuracy in certain areas of the city. Therefore, the first challenge aims to find solutions to improve the accuracy of positioning systems in order to potentially obtain more accurate data for the Data Marketplace.

Please find a full challenge description here.

Challenge 2: Smart contract definition for mobility data exchange of a marketplace.

When it comes to the technical aspects of a Data Marketplace configuration, a diverse set of relevant aspects need to be considered on the execution for the best practices of data sharing.

The second challenge of the Molière Hackathon aims at providing the technical architecture for the platform within the framework of a smart contract. Thus, participants are asked to define the protocols and tools that will be used during the data exchange in the open mobility data layer (MDM) with a special focus on geo-positioning data.

Please find a full challenge description here.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

CHALLENGE 1

Winning Team: GeoCentric

The group presented their solution based on a map-matching algorithm to improve vehicles’ geolocation accuracy through GPS+GALILEO systems, and proposed an easier and faster way to find the SEAT MÓ fleet thanks to known parking spaces.

CHALLENGE 2

Winning Team: CityFy

The solution consists in the creation of an app that merge clients’ information and the main transport modes across the city, with the use of a smart contract that maps user’s displacement and share the data in the Blockchain network to be open to the public domain..

HACKATHON VIDEOS

1. WELCOME SPEECH

2. TECHPILL TALKS

3. CHALLENGES ANNOUNCEMENT

4. EVENT KEYNOTE

AGENDA

Monday 22 March

11:00 – 11:15. Welcome speech and project announcement.

        Alberto Fernández Wyttenbach – Market Segment Leader at European GNSS Agency (GSA)
        Josep Laborda – CEO & Managing Partner at Factual
        Dr. Laia Pagès – Executive and Scientific Manager at CARNET

11:15 – 11:45. Inspirational Techpill Talk I

        Dr. Jose L. Muñoz Tapia – Director of the Blockchain master at the UPC School

11:45 – 12:15. Inspirational Techpill Talk II.

        Dr. María-Eva Ramírez – GNSS Expert at INECO
        Ana Senado García – Galileo User Services Support Engineer at the Galileo Service Centre (GSC)

12:15 – 12:30. Announcement of the Challenges

        Challenge owner 1 – Alvaro de Sicart – Head of connectivity at SEAT MÓ
        Challenge owner 2 – Josep Sanjuás – CO-Founder CTO-IOMOB Technology

12:30 – 13:00. Key note Talk – Example of technical solutions (IoT Big Data, Intelligent Mobility, …)

        Dr, José A. López Salcedo – member of the Signal Processing and Communications Group at UAB

13:00 – 13:30. Questions & Answers

15:00. Online Registration deadline.

18:00. Publication of Teams

Tuesday 23 March

10:00 – 13:00. Individual online mentoring session I.

Wednesday 24 March

10:00 – 13:00. Individual online mentoring session II.

Thursday 25 March

12:00. Deadline submission of final solutions (mid-term review form & video).

If these two files are not sent, your group will be automatically disqualified. You will not be able to pitch in front of the jury members on Thursday 25, March and therefore you will not be eligible for any of the announced prizes.

16:00. Publication of the final candidates.

Friday 26 March

10:30 – 12:30. Final candidates Presentations at the table (individual).

15:00 – 15:30. Announcement of winners and Closure.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

A hackathon is a sprint-like event in which small groups of young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions for everyday problems. The result can be a program, a prototype, a test model, a tool a design solution or a concept.

An online 5-day hackathon that brings together creative and inquisitive minds to solve the current Barcelona urban challenges, where micromobility and shared mobility services increasingly complement public transport. Young professionals from the fields of blockchain and computer and data sciences will be brought together in the same place for fun and an intense session of co-creation, hacking and collaboration. The difference from a typical hackathon is that the virtual edition requires the analysis of data to understand a problem and reach to a conclusion. Furthermore, this new edition is decided to be held online in order to ensure all the possible security measures after the recent events.

A Techpill is a short but definitive training/knowledge session on a certain topic (each will last around 30 minutes). The TechPills will offer you cutting-edge knowledge about Open Data, data analysis and visualization and gentrification so you can come up with the best ideas.

Due to the current pandemic and mobility restrictions, this new edition of Hackathon will be held online. After the registration process, the corresponding links to connect to the virtual platform will be sent to each participant. The welcome session, tech pills and the awards ceremony will be open to all the students and mentors. The same procedure applies to mentoring days, where each group will be able to attend individual mentoring sessions to receive feedback on their progress.

Participation in the hackathon is open to individuals aged 18 or older. The hackathon is open to those who are interested in technology and innovation applied in the mobility sector and have an interesting project or other idea to develop within the scope of the challenges proposed. The event is open to students or recent university graduates, entrepreneurs, start-ups, technology disruptors, and research centres with a particular focus on innovative and disruptive technologies such as the new Distributed Ledger Technologies, the Internet- of-Things (connected cars, connected services), deep learning, or Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Sure! You will be able to attend our TechPills and receive feedback from the appointed mentors during the hack days.

There will be one winning team per hackathon challenge (two winning teams in total). Each of the winning teams will be given a financial award of 750 euros. The winning teams will be chosen by a designated jury that will evaluate the solutions based on special assessment criteria. Please read carefully the evaluation process. 

Step 1. Groups submit the mid-term review form together with a video presentation of 3 minutes introducing the members of the team and their final solution. All the guidelines and templates will be shared during the celebration of the event.

Step 2. Groups are given the opportunity to pitch their solutions in front of the jury.

Step 3. After jury deliberation, the team whose solution is better aligned with the challenges defined in the hackathon, as well as the main objective of the Molière project, is announced. 

The final members will be announced soon