Molière hackathon: Tackling mobility challenges with Galileo and blockchain

18 March 2021
The hackathon aims to fuel innovation in urban mobility.
The hackathon aims to fuel innovation in urban mobility.

The Molière project, which aims at developing innovative mobility solutions using GNSS and blockchain, is to host a virtual hackathon in Barcelona on 22-26 March targeting groundbreaking ideas to tackle the challenges faced when implementing new mobility services. Do you have an innovative idea for the mobility sector? Register here before March 22.

The goal of the Molière hackathon is to identify the needs of mobility services and to prototype ideas and products that will fuel the innovation stream of the Molière concept and vision. Over the space of five days, a new generation of entrepreneurs, along with GNSS and blockchain experts, will work together to tackle pressing challenges in urban mobility and create world-class innovative solutions. 

Two challenges

The participants can choose from two different tracks. The first challenge is to Improve inaccurate geo-positioning of sharing vehicles due to critical zones of the city. With urban vehicle-sharing services, there is frequently room for improvement of geo-positioning accuracy in certain urban areas. This challenge aims to find solutions to improve positioning systems to potentially obtain more precise data for the Data Marketplace.

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The second challenge is Smart contract definition for mobility data exchange of a marketplace. The participants will be asked to define the protocols and tools that will be used during data exchange in the open mobility data layer (MDM), with a special focus on geo-positioning data. 

Introductory webinar

A webinar will be held on 22 March to present the Molière project and the hackathon to the general public. GNSS and blockchain technology experts will inspire the hackathon participants and talk them through the challenges they should resolve. After the webinar, the teams will work in an online environment to develop their solutions.

This hackathon will provide an opportunity for brilliant young talents to test their skills with the help of mentors and experts, who will guide them throughout the competition, while working with peers who share the same passion for digital technology and innovation.

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The participants will have until 25 March to work on their solutions, and will have an opportunity to showcase them to key mobility companies, including project partner SEAT MÓ and iomob. The jury will select the finalists, who will present their final projects on 26 March. During the hackathon, all the groups will have the opportunity to attend individual online mentoring sessions to get feedback on their work, and to benefit from a co-creative and collaborative environment.

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Updated: Mar 18, 2021