The 5GMETA Second Hackathon

22-23 May, Lisbon

55GMETA is organising the project’s Second Hackathon!

Are you an innovator and a developer? Are you eager to test yourself while contributing to shape tomorrow’s mobility?

Then you should not miss this opportunity! Join us at the 5GMETA Second Hackathon on 22-23 May 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal! The Hackathon will be hosted at the ITS European Congress.

During the Hackathon, you will have the unique chance to be among the very first forerunners to access and use the 5GMETA Platform software components.

The three best teams will be awarded a total prize of €6,500!

Moreover, all teams will have the opportunity to interface with mentors, tutors, investors, and industrial stakeholders.

Forerunning data monetisation – The 5GMETA Platform

The 5GMETA Platform is a flexible telematics platform for pipelining car captured and generated data to traditional and new automotive industry players. It is the first European platform providing the possibility to monetise road and vehicle generated data flows.

You will be able to build working and innovative prototypes and demos. The 5GMETA Platform will be at your disposal to create new solutions that address the biggest challenges of tomorrow’s mobility.

An incredible venue – The ITS European Congress

Hackathon participants will be granted free entrance to the ITS European Congress, a unique occasion to enter into contact with the most influential actors of tomorrow’s mobility. Moreover, you will be able to promote your ideas and boost your activities by engaging with an unrepeatable network of experts.

The 15th ITS European Congress will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22 May to 24 May 2023. The event will be hosted at the Lisbon Congress Centre. Lisbon is part of Europe’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and enjoys global recognition as a welcoming destination.


You still do not have a team? Not a problem!

Individuals can also take part. We will facilitate networking between participants before and during the event. A team is waiting for you.


Check the Road to Lisbon Webinar series page and the article here to discover more on the technical features of the Platform and the challenges that await you in Lisbon.

For any questions about the Hackathon and registrations, please contact us at


5GMETA project is co-funded by the EU’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Grant Agreement No 957360

The Second 5GMETA Hackathon – The Challenges

Challenge #1

 Comfort and safety of road users


When on the road, hazards can always be right around the corner. Roadworks, adverse weather conditions, a stationary vehicle, or a car crash… These are just a few examples of the potential risks that road users may run into.

In this scenario, data collected from vehicles, sensors, and road infrastructures can be leveraged to conceive innovative solutions that enhance the safety and comfort of road users (pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers) and improve their travelling experience. Such data can also be used to detect misbehaviors and all possible circumstances where something is amiss, such as the violation of traffic rules or the driver having health problems.



  • Identify a specific comfort or safety issue and your main target (pedestrians, cyclists or drivers). 

  • Propose a data-driven solution to address the issue. 

  • Create a working prototype of your solution using the data streams available on the 5GMETA platform. 

  • Prepare a pitch to present your solution to the jury. 

Challenge #2

Roads and mobility of the future


Managing road infrastructures and vehicle mobility are among the major challenges of public authorities and private companies operating in the transportation industry. Imagine what could be achieved when vehicles are able to share and exchange information about trajectories, dynamics, current and planned maneuvers, perceived objects and events in an enhanced and well-structured manner. Merging this data with information coming from roadside sensors would facilitate public authorities’ and transportation industry’s efforts

In this scenario, you can conceive solutions that exploit backend data at city or region level to offer innovative services to road operators, local authorities, fleet managers, insurance companies or other stakeholders.



  • Identify a specific problem caused by the lack of continuous and fast communication between vehicles/people on the road. 

  • Propose a solution to address the problem, using exchangeable data and 5G network capabilities. 

  • Create a working prototype of your solution using the data streams available on the 5GMETA platform and its connectivity features. 

  • Prepare a pitch to present your solution to the jury. 

Challenge #3

User-centric services


We are more and more used to getting what we need right when we need it, often even without having to ask. What if this convenience was available to drivers and other road users while they are travelling?

In this scenario, data about users’ preferences and behaviors, merged together with position data, along with vehicle and road status information, can be channeled to provide advanced services to road users. For example, they can be informed about services, shops, or events that are close-by and that can be of interest to them.



  • Identify a specific road user need that is not currently being met by existing services. 

  • Propose a solution to address this need, using data from vehicles, road infrastructure and users, as well as 5G network capabilities. 

  • Create a working prototype of your solution using data streams available on the 5GMETA platform and from other sources, paying particular attention to user privacy. 

  • Prepare a pitch to present your solution to the jury. 



22 May 2023​​

23 May 2023​​

08:00 Opening and registration

07:30  Breakfast​

08:30 Welcome and team confirmation

08:00 Hackathon continues

09:15 Hackathon kick-off

13:00 Lunch

09:45 Training session

14:30 Hackathon wrap-up

11:45 Hackathon starts

15:00 Pitch​ session​​

13:00 Lunch​

17:00 ​Award ceremony​ and closing ​

14:00 Hackathon continues

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Hackathon continues



Reasons to join

  • Vendors will have the chance to run interoperability test sessions using test descriptions provided in approved guidelines.
  • The events will include debriefing sessions where experts can answer technical questions or solve interoperability issues.
  • Guidance, tutorials and support sessions will be performed to capture feedback to contribute to improving 5GMETA’s work.
  • Train your new ideas and concepts in an established eco-system.
  • Benefit from 5GMETA’s innovative business models.
  • Create usable software or hardware for a functioning prototype by the end of the event.


The Second Hackathon will be honoured to host a distinguished panel of jurors, who will inspire and evaluate Hackathon participants and their work: a unique opportunity for “Hackathoners” to get in touch with some of the most influential business and mobility experts.

Below you can find some information about our esteemed panel.

  • Maddalena Lauzi – Senior Investment Analyst @

Maddalena Lauzi is a Double Master’s Degree Graduate in International Management at Bocconi and Fudan Universities. During her studies, she worked as a Business Analyst at Luxottica before joining, Maddalena worked in an EdTech accelerator based in London for one year where she helped start-ups strategically and in their fundraising process. At Maddalena oversees the Space, Transport and Mobility industries and she helps innovation within these industries to scale up.

  • Jesús Alonso-Zarate – Chairman of 5G-PPP’s “5G for CAM” Working Group. i2CAT

Jesús Alonso-Zarate is the chairman of 5G-PPP’s “5G for CAM” Working Group. Since March 2021, he is with the i2CAT Foundation, a CERCA and TECNIO-labelled research and innovation center located in Barcelona, and focused on advanced digital technologies, such as 5G, 5G+, 6G, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Space Communications, Immersive Media Applications (Virtual and Augmented reality), and the interaction between technology and society. He is the Director of the European Commission Research and Innovation Policy and Strategy, as well as the Director of the 6G Programme at i2CAT. On November 2019, he was awarded the “Young Researcher Award 2019” by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering for his research career.

  • François Fischer – Huawei Technologies R&D

François Fischer holds an Engineer diploma (Master) in electrical engineering and information technologies. He is working for Huawei Technologies R&D as expert leader for Mobility, Maps and Location Intelligence, with a particular focus on Standardisation, regulation and Industry Alliances. He follows several standardisation groups dealing with mobility and maps, ISO TC22 and TC211, Car Connectivity Consortium and OGC. He is chair of the steering board and chair of the mobility working group at the Alliance of IOT Innovation (AIOTI). He coordinated several EU funded actions like AUTOPILOT or 5G-MOBIX dealing with Autonomous driving powered by 5G and IoT.

  • Susana Sargento – University of Aveiro, Institute of Telecommunications

Susana Sargento is a Full Professor in the University of Aveiro and a senior researcher in the Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes, where she is leading the Network Architectures and Protocols group. She was a visiting PhD student in Rice University (2000-2001), and a Guest Faculty in Carnegie Mellon University (2008). Susana has been leading research projects with telecom operators and OEMs. She has been involved in several FP7 projects (4WARD, Euro-NF, C-Cast, WIP, Daidalos, C-Mobile), EU Coordinated Support Action 2012-316296 “FUTURE-CITIES”, EU Horizon 2020 5GinFire, EU Steam City, and CMU-Portugal projects (S2MovingCity, DRIVE-IN with the Carnegie Melon University) and MIT-Portugal Snob5G project. She has organized several international conferences and workshops, such as ACM MobiCom, IEEE Globecom, and has also been a reviewer of conferences and journals, such as IEEE Networks, IEEE Communications. Susana has co-founded a vehicular networking company in 2012, Veniam, she is the winner of the 2016 EU Prize for Women Innovators, and the winner of Femina 2020 prize in Science. She was the co-coordinator of the national initiative of digital competences in the research axis INCoDe.2030, belonged to the evaluation committee of the Fundo200M (, and she is one of the Scientific Directors of CMU-Portugal Programme. Her main research interests, with more than 400 scientific papers, are in the areas of self-organised networks, Intelligent Transportation Systems, 5G and beyond networks and services, and content distribution networks. She regularly acts as an Expert for European Research Programmes.

Road to Lisbon Webinar Series

Webinar 1 – How to use the platform

Webinar 2 – How to interface with the Platform

Webinar 3 – Choosing and using available data