ANFIA Next Mobility Hackathon 2022

Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

1.1 ANFIA Next Mobility Hackathon

ANFIA and its Members, in order to enhance innovative ideas, organize a second Hackathon event in the Automotive sector. The event will take place on web platform / that will allow both communication, collection of ideas and the awarding of the finalists. Always on the web platform, with the support of social media, registered users will have the opportunity to vote for the most interesting proposals in order to draw up a ranking with the community opinion. This ranking will be delivered to the jury that will take it into account during the final evaluation, as indicated in art. 3.1 below.

The selection of the most deserving proposals will be entrusted to a special external jury composed of members from the academic and business world.

For any organizational needs, ANFIA reserves the right to change the day, time and location of the event, giving notice in advance to participants.

1.2 Contest of the event

For some years now, the automotive industry has been undergoing a process of change, of which drivers of change are to be found in many areas, from the environmental and technological ones to those inherent in new users behaviours in their mobility choices, in addition to the shift in value pools, innovative business models and new competitors in the automotive sector.

The various players in the automotive supply chain are involved in this change in various ways. It is a process that also involves the design of the vehicle from the point of view of design, engineering and customer experience.

Because of this, the Car Design & Engineering Group of ANFIA, as an expression of companies active in concept design, modelling, engineering, testing and in the design and production of special vehicles, launches a selection of the best ideas through the ANFIA Next Mobility Hackathon, which will be connected to the new trends in the automotive sector such as electrification, autonomous driving, design and health safety aspects.

1.3 Organizational Set Up

The whole organization of the ANFIA Next Mobility Hackathon will be managed through the resources and facilities made available by ANFIA and its Members in various forms (economic contribution and "in kind").

2. Prize

2.1 GOAL

The ANFIA Next Mobility Hackathon has as main goal to collect, share and evaluate all the innovative ideas and projects oriented to develop new ways of understanding the means of transport (car, motorcycle, collective transport, etc..) both from the point of view of design, to be understood as a user experience, and from the technological point of view, understood as the introduction of sensors and / or highly innovative HW / SW systems, facilitating the possible and desirable development with the involvement of ANFIA members and / or sponsors of the initiative.

Participants will have to imagine and design solutions to improve the relationship between technology and usability: more in detail, which kind of impacts will have alternative mobility models in the near future, where to find connected and shared cars and where the concept of driving must be associated with practicality and simplicity ones.

The topics on which the event is focused are about the main trends in the automotive sector, to which we must add new requirements such as those related to health safety issues. Starting points are certainly the topics under the acronym CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric). Participants will have to submit proposals with significant impact on autonomous and connected driving, interaction on board vehicles both on the design and technology sides, considering as an additional element zero/low emission mobility, therefore not only electrically powered but also hydrogen and hybrid. Participants will have to think in a futuristic perspective, trying to imagine the mobility of the future. The proposal may also refer to solutions applicable in smart city contexts where micro-mobility solutions are increasingly used for short-range travel.

Participants must be organized in multidisciplinary teams, with both technical and business skilled members. Each team can be composed of a maximum of 5 persons.

Participants can register directly as a team (max 5) or as an individual (single), taking the advantage of the “partner search” option made available.

Documents should submit with:

  • Idea and rationale behind the study
  • Scientific-technological state of the art;
  • Main and secondary scope (if identified)
  • Innovations pursued (product or process)
  • Technical-economic sustainability
  • Spillovers, expected impacts and dissemination/applicability of results

More information is available on the event website

2.2 Recipients and participation requirements

The target audience of the Hackathon are young people enrolled in Italian and foreign schools and coming from the following fields:

  • design
  • engineering
  • web/mobile designer
  • UX/UI
  • marketing
  • data scientist
  • humanistic

Regarding the participation of students, they must demonstrate the age of majority (greater than 18 years old) under penalty of exclusion.

Each Participant must ensure

  1. that all information contained in the Proposal is true, accurate and complete;
  2. to review and give consent for the processing of the information set forth in the attached privacy policy;
  3. to not violate any law in the own residence country regarding the legality of registration and participation in the ANFIA Hackathon;
  4. is not in a position of conflict of interest with the ANFIA Hackathon;
  5. that the proposal and all related materials do not violate any third party rights - including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark rights, patent rights, or privacy rights;
  6. that the proposal shall be free of any trademark and/or logo;
  7. that he releases and agrees to hold harmless the organization from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the submitted proposal.

3. Application Submission

Proposals can be submitted from March 1st to June 20th 2022. During this time, participants can upload their application through the website and filling out the application form. Proposals must be submitted by team leader in PDF format and must not exceed 20Mb.

In order to be included in the selection process, each participant must accept these Rules, read the Privacy Policy and the relevant data processing consent form and register as indicated in the Rules.

Participants, by accepting these regulations, declare to be aware of the civil and criminal liability arising from false statements provided at the time of registration and therefore guarantee that the personal information provided during registration is true.

Participants also declare that any decision made by the Organizing Body regarding the event will be unconditionally accepted. Selected participants will receive confirmation of their participation into the event by email to the address indicated on the registration form. If the address given will be incorrect or if it would not be possible to deliver the email, the participant will be automatically excluded. To all participants will be sent an automatic email confirmation of registration and receipt of the proposal in competition.

For admitted participants will be proceeded, during the welcome phase, to the verification of the personal information submitted during the registration.

The incompleteness and / or the wrongness of the information submitted during the registration will end with the exclusion of the candidate from the competition.

Participants undertake not to submit applications that have already been submitted to other similar initiatives, otherwise they will be excluded from the competition. The Jury reserves the right to carry out checks to verify the originality of the proposal.

For the collection of proposals, participants will be able to upload the project directly on the website, that will allow the selection of ideas. This is a virtual phase that will allow to reduce the event to a single day of meetings and presentations to which will follow the awarding of the best projects.

Participants must submit project ideas which describe, through in-depth analysis, the technical and economic feasibility of a product/service without a concrete implementation and/or demonstration.

3.1 The Technical Scientific and Evaluation Committee (TSEC) and Jury

The Technical Scientific and Evaluation Committee is made of experts of the mobility sector coming from ANFIA member companies and from the Academic and the Industrial world.
The TSEC task is to:

  • identify and describe the event topics
  • support the organization in the management of the event for those activities that refer to technical topics
  • identify the most deserving project proposals through an evaluation Jury made by examiners from the academic and industrial/business world.

Visit the TSEC and Jury page

3.2 Prizes and awards

Each participating team will have the opportunity to access to some economic prizes through resources made available by sponsors.

Projects which will obtain a minimum score of 350 points will be eligible for the following prizes:

  • Prize 1,000€ (Money) for the third place (minimum 350 points)
  • Prize 2,500€ (Money) for the second place (minimum 400 points)
  • Prize 5,000€ (Money) for the first classified (minimum 450 points)

In case one or more of the above prizes will be not awarded (second and/or third place), the Organizer Body reserve the right to distribute the prize pool among the selected winning projects.
Amounts are inclusive of any tax and/or law charges .

Download the entire regulation document

Evaluation Chart Criteria and Points

Timing & Steps