that face our cities and create possible solutions.
we are working together to provide innovative, nature-friendly mobility solutions.
In 3 editions we'll give 10 000€ for succesfull projects.
being able to define their own challenges depending on 3 sponsor packages.
Citython 2022 is an international event focusing to urban challenges in RIS countries The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) was introduced in 2014 to advance the innovation performance of more countries and their regions across Europe, especially countries with moderate or modest innovation scores as defined by the European Innovation Scoreboard. Since its establishment, the EIT RIS, which is steered by the EIT and implemented by its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), has successfully lead to a significant expansion of EIT Community activities to more countries and regions across Europe, contributing to a pan-European spread of EIT Community engagement opportunities and networks.
in which the participating teams work on implementing their ideas from inception to presentable project or prototype in 54 hours. This year we are aimed at urban mobility, where a group of experts and students in the fields of urban issues, business, UX, marketing and big data work together to create innovative solutions for our cities. During the weekend, the teams will be accompanied by experienced mentors and speakers. The culmination of the evening are 5-minute presentations, Q&A and evaluation by a panel of judges who will select the 3 winning teams.
The aim of the Citython is to analyse mobility challenges that face our cities and create possible solutions. Multidisciplinary teams consisting of students and professionals from different fields and specialisations compete to offer the city and its inhabitants innovative solutions to the identified challenges and needs.
The Citython’s ambition is to create a reference event in Europe, which will succeed in attracting the best talents, including students of the EIT Urban Mobility academic programmes, and create the most innovative solutions along with suppliers and/or commercial partners.
WHO WE ARE?
We are a consortia formed by KAJO, CERTH, PowerHUB, tech. universities in Žilina (SK), Košice (SK), CARNET (Future Mobility Research Hub), working together in partnership with EIT Urban Mobility over the organization and execution of the event with our expertise as on previous hackathons.
This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility brings together cities, universities, research centres, commercial partners and companies to work on urban mobility innovations and make our cities much more liveable and comfortable for their citizens, for us, our children and for our friends in accordance to maintain our planet healthy.
The Citython is an outstanding opportunity for industrial players to be involved as sponsors, and even obtain potential solutions by having the chance to define an additional challenge.
In previous editions, various mobility companies have sponsored the mobility Hackathon, being able to define their challenge and after the event, collaborate with the winning team to further develop their solution.
CITYTHON 2022 Partners
This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.