About the hackathon
CityVerve is the UK’s Internet of Things (IoT) smart cities demonstrator, taking place in Manchester. It brings together the brightest minds and pioneering uses of IoT technologies to redefine ‘smart’ in the context of a living, working city.
This event, the first in a series of hackathons, will focus on the creation of new solutions using IoT technologies and data that address Travel & Transport challenges—specifically, ways we can use technology to encourage citizens to adopt cycling and buses as modes of transportation and improve the experience for existing users.
We’re making resources and expertise available to help you shape your IoT and smart cities solutions in a collaborative approach that will help enable better outcomes for citizens, businesses and communities, as part of our aim to foster open innovation.
Schedule for the Weekend
Friday 2nd February: 18:00 - 22:00 – Challenge kick-off and networking
Saturday 3rd February: 08:00 - 22:00 – Development of solutions
Sunday 4th February: 08:00 - 19:00 – MVP selection, pitching, judging, prize giving
Please note: This is not an overnight hackathon.
CityVerve is delivered by a consortium of 21 partners from the public and private sectors, and is funded by Innovate UK.
This is event is delivered with support from Manchester Science Partnerships, Transport for Greater Manchester, and BT.