Deadline Extended! Monday 3rd December 17:00 pm.

Developer competition: create a Smart City app in 48 hours. Making cities a better place to live in.

The best developers will get to realize their concept in a Challenge Partner project and win prize money totaling 10,000 Euros.

Develop a Smart City App with real-time data from cities and other data sources, using the FIWARE generic component framework. Show it to the world at the ICT 2018 Conference in Vienna – the place to be for more than 6.000 developers, startups and innovation leaders.

Important! As FIWARE ICT Challenge Vienna is a side event of ICT 2018, all applicants must be registered for ICT 2018. Online registration is closed now but you can still register in person at the venue of ICT 2018.


Vienna, one of the most innovative cities in the world, has teamed up with the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative, a network of more than 120 agile and Smart Cities, and the European Commission. Together with the FIWARE Foundation, they are the facilitators of this year’s FIWARE ICT Challenges where the best developers in Europe show their talent in Vienna during 4th to 6th December 2018.


Join in today and apply with your idea on how to solve one of the FIWARE ICT challenges which make cities a better place to live in. Your mission is to create a concept and running prototype/MVP during the 48-hour hackathon which will then be presented to a jury.


Smarter Together – Gamification for Citizen Engagement (City of Vienna)

The City of Vienna is looking for a smart and innovative solution. The principle idea lies in using coding and applying games to motivate residents to explore their region, making people aware of climate change and energy efficiency.


Inform, Engage and Participate – The LCM Challenge

Information-generation and knowledge-distribution using a digital twins concept. The challenge should provide a performance cockpit prototype that is generically applicable to data being provided by the Linz Center of Mechatronics or other sources.


Discover Open Data Challenge

Create an assistant to find, understand and take Open Data as a practical guide in the pocket. User-friendly assistant for all Austrian Open Data to make an asset to tangible benefits of the digitalization in order to find, understand and use data.


Wien Energie Challenge

Wien Energie are looking for innovative ways to exploit the full potential of the monitored energy supply and demand data, as well as the FIWARE IoT platform for smart energy management and maintenance.


  • Implement your Proof of Concept in a real project of the Challenge Partner.
  • Present to decision makers from companies, cities and the EU Commission.
  • Win cash prizes of 10.000 Euro in total and tickets to conferences such as the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
  • Showcase your prototype in the ICT community of developers, startups, universities, companies, and policy-makers.


This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of the FIWARE framework of generic components to develop your solutions in a fast and agile manner. FIWARE standards and APIs are used to build applications and access data in Smart Cities, as well as in the Smart Industry, Agriculture and Energy sectors. Globally, FIWARE is recognized as setting the benchmarks for interoperability in context-aware and data-driven platforms. More information:


LOCATION Level 1, rooms 1.85 – 1.86 ICT 2018 Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Vienna

SCHEDULE  3 December

17:00   Deadline for the online submission of your Challenge concept

4 December

14:30*   Team formation, guided tour through Smarter Together area. Meeting point – U3 Enkplatz, Enkplatz exit, Vienna (in front of the church). *ONLY for participants of Challenge One. 

17:00   Challenge opening.

17:00 – 17:15   Introduction to the challenges and rules.

17:15 – 17:35   Pitches from Challenge stakeholders (5 min each).

17:35 – 18:00   Pitches from Challenge solution developer teams (3 minutes each).

18:00 – 18:30   Briefing of the developer teams by the Challenge stakeholders about technical details.

18:30   Start of the development.

5 December

Implementation phase with the support of domain experts and challenge stakeholders. Challenge stakeholders to define with their challenge solution developer teams when to be physically present. At least one hour starting from 14:00 shall be in common for all challenge stakeholders.

6 December

11:00   Deadline for the finalization of your prototype/MVP, team presentations, jury deliberation.

11:15 – 12:00   Pitches from the Challenge solution developer teams (4 min + 2 min questions & answers).

12:00 – 12:50   Jury meeting.

13:00   Announcement of the winner in the ICT 2018 Awards ceremony (level 2, hall A).



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