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SENSORS & CODING HACKATHON 2018 in Athens, Greece

27. November 2018


#NTUAAUSTRIAHACK18 is here! ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA and IEEE NTUA Student Branch co-organize the SENSORS & CODING HACKATHON 2018 for students of NTUA School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is the first of its kind to be held at the NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (NTUA), the prestigious “Polytechneion” and top STEM-University in Greece. The vision of the organizers is to establish it as a permanent event that will systematically bring together TECHNOLOGY WIZARDS of academia and proponents of high-tech industries. “We are excited to promote innovation and support sustainable economic & societal growth in a joint effort”, said Gerd Dückelmann-Dublany, Head of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Athens.

On December 18th and 19th, students of the NTUA School of Electrical and Computer Engineering will compete in the SENSORS & CODING HACKATHON 2018 . The goal is to hack Sensor Intelligence, while working time-efficiently in small teams of 3-5 individuals. In the first hackathon of its kind at the prestigious NTUA, organized by IEEE NTUA Student Branch and ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA , participants are encouraged to realize their own ideas on autonomous driving, manufacturing 4.0 and smart cities. They will be tasked to program a state of the art web-based datalogger and use a telematic data collector gateway system. After the 24-hour hack, each team is given only 5 minutes to pitch and bring its proposal to life in front of a mixed corporate and academic assessment jury. Prof. Nectarios Koziris, Dean of the School of ECE and Chair of IEEE Greece Section will head the jury.

The Austrian Sick GmbH will provide all necessary devices, sensors, hardware, peripherals and tools to the students. A leading company in the field of sensor technology, which recently established a branch in Greece, SICK will also appoint top of the industry technical instructors, mentors and assessors, including Rene Pfaller, Head of Product Management and Charalampos Litseselidis, Country Manager Greece. They will prepare, assist and assess the participants throughout their endeavor. Christoph Ungersböck, the Managing Director himself, will sign the check over the considerable amount of 2.500 Euro, which is the award of the hackathon. Gerd Dückelmann-Dublany, Head of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Athens together with H.E. Andrea Ikic-Böhm, the Austrian Ambassador in Greece, will present it to the winning team in an award ceremony festively closing the #ntuaaustriahack18.

The vision of the organizers is to establish this event as a permanent institution. Its aim is to systematically bring together coders, marketers, scientists, designers and students to explore latest developments in sensor systems, networks, big data, machine learning and smart contracts. “It is an ideal way to promote innovation as well as sustainable economic & societal growth for our data driven and digitized world for the years to come”, said Gerd Dückelmann-Dublany.

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