Students and developers all over Europe took part in the 48-hour hackathon at Aalto University in Espoo. Over 100 students and developers participated in the IoThon hackathon to create new 5G enabled IoT innovations.
The hackers had 48 hours to develop 5G enabled solutions for the challenges set by Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens, Telia and RIOT community. The challenges ranged from novel use cases for 5G light poles to improving the environment of the Otaniemi campus area.
The most popular challenge was set by Nokia: 17 out of 27 teams developed new digital services and business opportunities for smart LuxTurrim5G light poles. Solutions included for example using light poles for charging electric scooters, finding lost pets and warning drivers of near-by deer.
Nokia’s price winners:
1st position: Mooses: Moose – an Early Traffic Warning System
Karthik Budigere Ramakrishna
2nd position: Fighting Mongooses: Fluffy Hounder
Read more about the IoThon and winners: https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/5g-enabled-iot-innovations-created-at-iothon