What comes to your mind when you hear
the word HACKATHON?



What comes to your mind when you hear the word HACKATHON?

A group of high school kids, who are hacking into state computer systems? Sounds terrible and soooo wrong, right? Well, this is not the case. Let us reassure you it isn’t that kind of »hacking«. Hackathons today enable individuals to express themselves in a very creative way, whether with the help of a pencil and a piece of paper, a high tech computer… and the right idea.

It is all about well organized groups of individuals creating unique solutions out of nothing, based on the assigned challenges of the company hosting the hackathon. It is about shaping a community that learns together and shares knowledge. It is about solving problems and creating new, innovative solutions. It is about meeting like-minded people. It is about shaping and constructing. Why? Simply because it is fun. Because you can. It is about moving borders in entrepreneurship as a team. It is about the world getting to know you and the ideas, that you will bring to life as a team.

Marathon of hacking

A “hackathon” or marathon of hacking is an intensive, continuous two-day competition of innovative and creative individuals, who are divided into groups that solve different challenges assigned in advance. Challenges can be purely development, business or a mixture of both –  a development and business challenge.

Yeah it sounds like a lot of fun!

What is the TEN-T days Hackathon?

More than just a Hackathon, it is two days full of surprises!

Who can apply?

Anyone who has an idea and wants to change the world and share it with others. Welcome newcomers, professionals, thinkers, and enthusiasts, actually all ambitious people.

What if your idea becomes a benchmark for other cities in the world?

It is vital to have the courage to present and share your ideas and not to be limited to anything. Join us 25 April and 26 April 2018 at the GOSPODARSKO RAZSTAVIŠČE, in Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gallery Hall 3, and become a member of movement, which strives to change the world. Participants will be divided into teams of 4 to 8 people who will battle with suggested challenge and who will find creative solutions for it. Therefore, do not wait and apply now! In several sentences describe your idea, which might be selected for the main challenge in hackathon.

Be bold, be open and try to make a difference.

What should you expect?

Two days full of impressions and new experiences. You will meet, connect and work with other aspiring individuals. We will take care and provide you with snacks in between, that at all times your brain would be at the top of the performance.

DAY 1 April 25, 2018

DAY 2 April 26, 2018





9.00 – 9.50

Arrival of hackathon participants to the Gospodarsko razstavišče Ljubljana, Ljubljana Exhibition and
Convention Centre, Dunajska cesta 18, Ljubljana, Slovenia (please pre-
register here)

8.30 – 15.45

Hackathon project preparation

  • lunch (13.30 – 14.30)

10.00 – 10.45

  • Opening and speech by European Commissioner Bulc
  • Short statement by ABC
  • Presentation about the format by Henriette van Eijl (EC DG MOVE)

15.45 – 16.15

Setting up near the main Marketplace stage

10.45 – 10.50

Photo with Commissioner Bulc and hackathon participants

16.15 – 17.15

Presenting the Hackathon Projects at the main Marketplace stage

Session is moderated by ABC.
Up to 16 hackathon teams can present their plans in 3 minutes.
Special guest: Karima Delli (MEP, chair EP TRAN committee, TBC)


Transfer to Hackathon meeting room

Introduction and training sessions:

  • ABC
  • Henriette van Eijl (EC DG MOVE) briefing about the scope of the
    challenge of the hackathon

18.30 – late

Award ceremony during the Gala dinner

All participants are invited to attend the Gala Dinner, where the winning
Hackathon teams will be announced and presented with great prizes.

12.00 onwards

Hackathon project preparation and workshops

  • Lunch in main TEN-T area (13.00-14.00)
  • coffee break (15.45)

*The organisers reserve the right to change the schedule according to the number of participants..

About TEN-T Days:

TEN-T Days is the largest transport event in Europe. At TEN-T Days key stakeholders from the European Commission and from transport industry gather to discuss how to facilitate the mobility of goods and passengers in the European Union. The Commission has invited Slovenian ABC Accelerator to organize a hackathon during the conference.


About ABC Accelerator:

Vision, creative thinking, and bold strategy are just a couple of words which stand for modern companies that are changing the economy with the speed of light – the so-called startups. The main difference between startups and enterprises is that the first invest in people and their ideas, whereas the latter prefer to invest into finished ideas and products.

ABC Accelerator has developed a system for accelerating the invention of innovative ideas and their successful realisation of the market. With the enterprise program, we enable big companies to exploit the potential of new ideas (born inside and outside of the company) and their fast development. The startup way of thinking and solving problems will help the enterprise to develop new products and services, to find opportunities for saving money, to spread to new areas and develop their employees’ potentials.

Participants at the hackathon will get a chance to work on their idea (or an idea of someone else) and cooperate with the purpose of transforming those ideas into successful products. Of course, this will also be an excellent opportunity for them to develop new knowledge and get a new experience. Consequently, there will also be a possibility of employment.


About AV Living Lab

AV Living Lab is managing a unique world-class living lab with everyday situations and interactions in BTC City Ljubljana for the most ambitious connected and autonomous driving experience.


About BTC CITY – Unique smart city

BTC enterprise represents a unique company, with over 60 years of tradition and visionary leadership, obtaining a leading position in commercial property development and logistics in the region.

Vision and tendency to recognize trends and innovation and transform them into reality make BTC Company a trusted partner of more than 3.000 world-renowned multinational and regional companies, and a home of innovations and uniqueness. Enterprise BTC is best known for its BTC City – an innovative city within a city of Ljubljana.

It represents a Smart City with its own Living Lab and ABC Accelerator which has become a world-famous accelerator for start-ups, talented individuals and corporate clients.

This represents the contact point of innovative energy for developing new solutions in order to improve the existing business processes and create new ones.


About Petrol

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