by | Jun 1, 2016

Do you see yourself as a problem solver, or are you thinking about branching out as an entrepreneur? Sign up for the Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon, held 6-7 June 2016. There are serious start-up assistance prizes up for grabs.

Can existing data be used to create resource efficient and climate conscious solutions to increase citizens’ sense of security in the urban space, utilize energy more efficiently in homes, or make it possible to share municipal office spaces or car parks with citizens?

Questions like these from Albertslund, Gentofte, Høje-Taastrup and Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipalities, as well as the companies Nobina and E-ON, will be asked of the participating hackers at the Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon, which begins on Monday. Data will be processed and structured by DTU Compute.

From hackathon to market

The Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon will begin with a keynote speech from Lars Holtse Bonde, who won the DTU Big Data Hackathon 2015. Together with four other hackathon participants, today he runs the company Picodat, which has developed the product Sunmapper. Sunmapper makes it easy for homeowners to see whether their roof is suitable for installing solar panels.

See what Lars Holtse got out of participating in the DTU Big Data Hackathon 2015

The hackathon version of a record deal

The Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon will be more than just a fun two-day competition. The three best solutions will be rewarded with valuable entrepreneurial assistance in the form of office space and a huge amount of entrepreneurial advice and legal assistance from experienced entrepreneurs. Read more about the prizes.

This is the just the kind of assistance that would make Lars Holtse from Picodat pay attention:

“There are things, for example, about business creation and business structure, that we have had to learn the hard way. It would have been great to have had this kind of help.”

Four reasons to sign up

Sign up now if you:

  • like to immerse yourself in problem solving
  • are stirred by entrepreneurial dreams
  • would like to expand your professional network
  • would like a break from your exams

 

About the Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon

The Gate 21 Smart City Hackathon is sponsored/organized by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, TDC, Albertslund Municipality, Nobina, Bird&Bird, Høje-Taastrup Municipality, Gentofte Municipality, Loop City, E.ON and Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality. Read more about Gate 21.