Deadline: Nov 04, 2016 09:59 PM
Co-development camp: Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
7.000€ & Slush tickets
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Maritime Hack (Hel) with Host

Are you holding an idea that could have a large impact on the maritime industry? Do you see new connections between different stakeholders that would potentially benefit many? What would you build with all the resources and data available?

Your solution to the open industry challenge can be related to any host or partner involved in Maritime Hack. The more original approach you’ll find, the better.


  • Concept ship 3D-models from Rolls-Royce
  • Data from Konecranes maintenance operations
  • Remotely collected crane usage and safety data from assets in the field (TRUCONNECT data)
  • Introduction to Port equipment and their operation during container handling processes
  • Maritime transport infrastructure (waterways & nautical charts) and traffic data (Finnish Transport Agency)
  • MarineTraffic Data Services (API) will provide a live AIS data feed to integrate with your applications
  • Shipowner data (e.g. energy consumption, schedules, cargo information)
  • Weather data (Finnish Meteorological Institute)
  • Samsung smart phones, smart watches, tablets and VR headsets together with IBM Watson and Bluemix services
  • Industry experts from City of Helsinki, Rolls-Royce, Konecranes and hackathon partner organizations will be coaching and supporting the teams and help in understanding the industry characteristics, business and challenges.

A more detailed list of available resources and descriptions of the interfaces, data content and other available systems will be provided before the event to the selected teams.

Who will own my idea?

IPR for any software codebase or documents produced during the hackathon will stay with the team, even though ideas themselves cannot be copied. The host reserves the right to use the presentation material generated by the teams in the event (documents, slides, videos etc. presenting and illustrating the idea) for external and internal communication of the hackathon results. The host has the first right of refusal for 30 days after the hackathon to negotiate further collaboration with the team to purchase or continue working on the project initiated.


Apply with a team of 2-3 people. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline and all applicants will be informed one week after the deadline. Maximum of 10 teams will be selected to join the Open industry challenge at Maritime Hack.


  • Ulla Tapaninen, Senior Specialist at City of Helsinki
  • Petri Vilén, CEO at Industryhack
  • Representatives from Konecranes and Rolls-Royce

What happens after Maritime Hack?

In addition to potential cooperation with Konecranes and/or Rolls-Royce, there is a strong interest within the public sector, e.g. Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, for further development. City of Helsinki is happy to help in connecting your team with the right stakeholders in aim to get the project proposals forward.

Applications for this challenge have closed. See our upcoming challenges here.