Projects

Citython

Citython is an evolution of the concept of hackathon and datathon. The events are designed to address the lack of practical solutions to current city urban mobility challenges by developing new targeted applications, technological tools, prototypes and business concepts in a short time frame. 

Project Description

  • Academy
  • 01 January 2021
  • 12 months
  • CARNET
  • € 188.750,00

Citython is an evolution of the concept of hackathon and datathon. The events are designed to address the lack of practical solutions to current city urban mobility challenges by developing new targeted applications, technological tools, prototypes and business concepts in a short time frame. 

In cities across Europe, multidisciplinary teams of students and professionals from different backgrounds (including architecture, urban planning, data science, engineering, human science and business creation) come together to create the best solutions to the real-life urban mobility challenges defined by the host cities.  

Participants are supported by mentors from top European universities and industry partners and given feedback by experts in the field of urban mobility and data science. Composed of members of EIT Urban Mobility, public institutions, and industry experts, the jury award the best solutions with a financial prize. Winners then go on to work with the host cities and industry professionals to implement their solutions as well as present their ideas to a wider audience at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

Challenge


Ensuring the next generation of urban mobility experts are equipped to engage with citizens and positively solve cities’ real-life problems.

Main Objective


Creating reference co-ideation events in Europe that attract the best talent to develop innovative solutions to real urban mobility challenges.

Output


2021 saw four Citythons held by Eindhoven, Hamburg, Lublin and Bilbao and Barcelona. Winners then went on to pilot their solutions in the cities.

Partners


Project lead


Dr Laia Pagès CARNET Laia.pages@carnetbarcelona.com
Evelina Emilova Mihaylova CARNET Evelina.emilova@carnetbarcelona.com