The IoT Forum and the European research cluster on the Internet of Things (IERC) are pleased to invite IoT experts, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to its first IoT Week Hackfest Serie. Participants will be offered with access to state of the art IoT infrastructure provided by leading European research projects and initiatives. In addition, participants will benefit from crash courses provided by the project engineers.

On-site deployment of devices will allow realistic interactions of the applications with the public: gateways, cloud services, sensor platforms and wearable will be made available to participants.



Training sessions will take place on Tuesday, 17th June from 9:30 to 13:00 and will provide practical demonstrations of the building of applictaions using the provided infrastructure. These short focused sessions will rapidly allow participants to step-in the state of the art European research initiatives on IoT.


The hack challenge

Each participating team will have to compete for one of the hereunder mentinned challenge:

  • Connectivity challenge:empower your application by making use of different devices access technologies, building upon BUTLER Gateway. Possibly propose additional bridge to BUTLER GW to extend technology coverage.
  • Semantic interoperability challenge: demonstrate the potential of the semantic web for the Internet of Things by means of building an IoT data interoperability solution and deploy a real time IoT service using the power of OpenIoT framework.
  • Business challenge: demonstrate how to exploit open city data in sustainable way, using Copenhagen open data platform, considering use cases such as water management or parking spaces optimisation.
  • Service composition challenge: become creative and demonstrate the value of Open Data integrated with IoT. Make connected devices interact based on input from public data. Use the features of COMPOSE project for composing services that fetch data from public repositories, process them and communicate information to embedded devices.


Teams of maximum 5 persons composed of individiuals (over 18 years in age) or organisations and projects' representatives.

Be registered at IoT week Hackfest as Hackaton participant.



Participants can create applications ar add-ons and plugins to the existing platforms, thus expanding the basis of IoT open platforms.

In the case of platform expansion, licence of developped software will have to be similar to the one of the contributed platform.

Hackathon Sponsors


1,500 in prizes

IoT Week award

Offered by the IoT forum, this prize will recognise the team ability to leverage on several projects as well as the innovation and maturity levels of proposed software.


hardware kits composed of WiFi-enabled Arduinos, WiFi Fyport Grove kits and many sensors and actuators
Spark Maker Kit + notebook + Core (See more at

HOPU Prize

HOPU developper kit for Bluetooth Smart enabled wearables.

TST Prize

TST developper kit provided by TST Sistemas.
The TSkiT development kit includes all the essentials to start working with the TSmarT platform. Different sets of hardware configurations are available, choose the TSkiT that best fits your application needs. The kit also includes five hours of support to guide you at the beginning.

BUTLER Special Prize

The coolest application making use of the Samsung SmartTV will keep it !

OpenIoT Prize

One Pass and 2 nights hotel booking for the 22nd SoftCom 2014 Conference, co-located workshop on Interoperability and Open Source Solutions for the Internet of Things. As winner of the IoT Semantic Interoperability Challenge you get also the opportunity to present a fine-tuned version of your winner solution/approach at the workshop in Split, Croatia.

Gatesense prize

500€ of prize + a free entrance to IoT week 2015

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register at IoT week Hackfest. A reduced fee of 75€ covering initial training, devices and infrastructure access as well as on-site catering is offered.
  2. Mention you selected challenge and expected use of devices and infrastructure within the regisratyion survey so we can offer you with the best on-site technical experience
  3. List your participation in ChallengePost  to attract teammates around your idea.
  4. Attend the training session on Tuesday morning


Bruno Cendón

Bruno Cendón
TST Sistemas

Srdjan Krco

Srdjan Krco

Prof. Manfred Hauswirth

Prof. Manfred Hauswirth
NUIG Insight-Galway

Levent Gurgen

Levent Gurgen

Paul Havinga

Paul Havinga
University of Twente

Richard Foggie

Richard Foggie
Knowledge Transfer Executive (Digital), KTN

Judging Criteria

  • Collaboration
    Does the IoT service take advantage of the features and capabilities of several platforms? Was a mix of expertise involved?
  • Disruption
    Is the proposed product/service innovant compared to state of the art ?
  • Maturity
    Is the proposed solution developped to a high level of maturity or as an early prototype ?
  • Interoperability
    Interoperability should be demonstrated at the semantic level (demonstrate the potential of the semantic web for the Internet of Things) or at the technological level (Empower your application by making use of different devices access technologies)

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