VILNIUS TECH Creativity and Innovation Centre "LinkMenų fabrikas"
09.12.2022 – 11.12.2022
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Challenges
Choose 1 of 11 pre-defined challenges and work it through during three days (9–11 Dec) together with your team, mentors, and experts.
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Together with the experts at a special workshop on December 2nd, try to disrupt the future of electronics and create your own idea.
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The city has an extensive system of street light poles. They are connected to the electric grid all the time. Figure out how else it is possible to use this network of poles with connected electricity.
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For safety and comfort, the street lights are often turned on full power when no people are on the streets - think of a way for the city to be aware of the number of people in a particular location and safely adjust the street lights' power to their presence. What other city services use resources irrationally relative to people's needs, and how can this problem be solved?
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There are solutions for installing solar panels and batteries to them. Such solutions are pretty expensive for one family. Let's imagine we have several families living in the same yard/home/townhouse, suggest they collectively install a solar kit. What might such a sharing solution look like? Let's add to such a solution also the sharing of the electric car.
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Propose a hard/software solution for anonymous evaluation of the performance of city subsystems: heating, lighting, cleaning, etc. The goal is to have an independent instrument of the assessment to influence the quality of city services. How to create an instrument as objective as possible? Meritocracy?
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In the construction of buildings or highly loaded structures (e.g., bridges or interchanges), there is a problem of monitoring the internal quality of the construction over time, in 10–20 years. Let's assume that we have a technology of low-speed data transmission over a long distance, minimal energy consumption, and a micro battery with a number of charge-discharge cycles of 10000 pcs before partial degradation. How can we create a device for monitoring the parameters of constructions for 20 years?
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Smart home for the average person is complicated to control and expensive to install. There is still the problem of incompatibility between control protocols from different manufacturers. What solution could be simpler and cheaper to control and monitor electrical devices in the house?
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The issue with tracking parking in paid parking areas was already solved in the city 10 years ago with a magnetic field sensor placed in the parking space.
The problem is that the sensor needs to be installed in each parking space, and it is still necessary to check violators. How to solve this problem and create an innovative solution? Technological development in 10 years will allow us to track the car itself and pay for parking automatically.


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The average small house consumes about 10kW of energy per day. The battery of an electric car has a capacity of 60kW or more. It means that every day near our house, we have a backup battery capable of fully powering the house for several days. Suggest solutions that will help owners of electric cars reduce electricity costs.
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In old houses/apartments, there is a connected electricity network. As a rule, it has a limited capacity of 10–15 kW. At the same time, the amount of powerful electric equipment increases, such as heat pumps or electric car charging. What solution can help not exceed the connected power limit and still use modern equipment?
*Note: upgrading the connected power or increasing it are too expensive and not always possible.
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The second version of this problem – same story downtown – imagine old wiring. How to install a powerful charging station there?


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The development of solar energy requires the development of energy storage. Today's basic design of new storage facilities is based on lithium-ion battery technology. At the same time, the most common technology in the world is hydro-storage facilities – they are the cheapest but require landscape features. What can other technical solutions allow storing energy cheaply and for a long time?
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In industries with a lot of manual labour (and no robots yet), there is a problem of personnel fatigue during a shift, when in the last hours of the shift, a person starts making a lot of mistakes – picking up the wrong tool or the wrong material.

Develop a technical solution to help people work when their attention span is reduced.


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Shape your own challenge with our experts at the idea-generation workshop on the 2nd of December, and try to disrupt the future of electronics!
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*Registration until 02.12
10 pre-defined topics, solving real current problems. Choose one and work it through in 2 days together with the experts.
Together with the experts at a special workshop on December 2nd, try to disrupt the future of electronics and create your own idea.
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Generation of trends we will face in the nearest future in hardware technologies (5–-10 years outlook). At this stage, we think comprehensively and consider as many influencing factors as possible: sociological, economic, political, technical, financial, and so on.

We define the crossroads of 2 relevant directions and analyse the trends that arise at this crossroads. We take 2 trends for further work.

We formulate product ideas that can be in demand at the intersection of these 2 trends and bring them to the HardwareHack.
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How is the idea-generation process structured?
How will the workshop work?
The workshop aims to generate several product ideas based on the analysis of future trends from the 5–10 year perspective.
*Time and location are to be specified
group of up to 20 students is formed;

time of the workshop: 2 hours;

every student will be given a workbook with tasks;

by the result of the workshop, every student will formulate their own challenge, which will be brought to the Hackathon and develop an innovative solution to it.
Prizes
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The first place winners of the hackathon will receive a 1500€ cash prize! And the whole prize pool is worth over 3500€.

Prizes
Prizes
1500
First place
3500€
Hackathon prize pool value
on AI, accelerated computing, data science or graphics and simulation up to $90
Access to any self-pacedon
membership
at VILNIUS TECH Creativity and Innovation Centre "LinkMenų fabrikas"
2 month
pre-acceleration program from Bridgio Tech Accelerator
To build new connections among diverse representatives of the hardware business and to make them work together on creating smart solutions;
The purposes of HardwareHack 2022 are:
To generate innovative and scalable solutions to solve the problems which arise at the crossroad of social, technical, and urban challenges;
To bring new products to the market, which can foster a more sustainable, green development of cities.
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The purposes of HardwareHack 2022 are:
The purposes of HardwareHack 2022 are:
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Ali Krynitsky
Technical Engineer, Digital After-Life
Dominykas Dapšys
Product manager
Pavel Novikau
Viktar Khamianok
Senior Laboratory specialist of prototyping laboratory at VILNIUS TECH Creativity and Innovation Centre “LinkMenų fabrikas"
Rokas Bagdonas
Head of prototyping laboratory/ product designer at VILNIUS TECH Creativity and Innovation Centre "LinkMenų fabrikas"
Jonas Kentrus Aliukas
3D Modeler, senior Laboratory specialist of prototyping laboratory at VILNIUS TECH Creativity and Innovation Centre "LinkMenų fabrikas"
Tautvydas Vitauskas
Director DRONETEAM
Linas Gelažanskas
Professor, Head of Department of Electronic Systems at VILNIUS TECH
Artūras Serackis
Head of Hardware Development at Softeq
Alexander Sashkov
Senior Schematic Engineer at Softeq
Aliaksandr Dudko
Senior Electronic Design Engineer at Softeq
Mindaugas Staišiūnas
Ignas Daugėla
Andrius Katkevicius
Communications & Social Media Consultant
Rita Saunorytė Norutienė
Co-Founder at Cyber POD
Einius Okunevičius
Co-founder and CTO at Cyqler
Eldar Šabanovič
Lithuanian Branch Manager at Systec Dizainas
Valerijus Zlosnikas
Electronics Engineer Consultant
Benjaminas Šulcas
Director of Electrical Engineering at UAB Beesense EU
Andrey Lirov
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09.12
Location: 1st floor
Check-in of the participants at the registration desk
Opening remarks & How to Hack?
Teambuilding + dinner
HACKING STARTS
Closing remarks, notes about the following day
17:30-18:00
18:00-18:20
18:30-20:00
20:00
21:00-21:30
09.12
10.12
Location: 1st floor
Opening remarks about the day
How to win a Hackathon?
HACKING HAPPENS
Lunch
MORE HACKING
09:30-10:00
10:00-10:30
10:30-14:00
14:00-14:30
14:30-18:30
AND MORE HACKING
19:00-21:30
*mentors leave, workshops continue
Dinner
18:30-19:00
10.12
11.12
Location: 1st floor
Opening remarks
HACKING STARTS
Lunch (HACKING ENDS)
HACKING ENDS, PITCHES START
PITCHING TIME
09:30-10:00
10:00-12:30
12:30-13:00
13:30-13:40
13:40-15:00
PRIZES, thank-notes
15:20-15:30
Location: 2nd floor
11.12
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How much does it cost?
Nothing! That's right, HardHack is entirely free (even the food!) for all attendees to participate. All you need to worry about is learning new skills, developing cool projects, and having fun!
Do I need to bring something of my own?
You are responsible for bringing any equipment for building and demoing your hack: laptop, chargers, phones, etc. Hardware for the event will be provided by us
Who can come?
Everyone in the hardware industry, from students to experienced engineers, is invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity to prototype breakthrough electronic solutions together with expert practitioners.
What is the language of the HardwareHack?
The main language of the full event is English
Who will own the prototypes made in the event?
If you borrow equipment during the event, the equipment must be disassembled and returned. If you bring your own equipment and hardware to the event, of course you can bring it home.
What if I don't have a team?
We will host a team formation event at the beginning of the hackathon so there's no need to hack alone
Can you participate if you are not 18?
Yes! Sure:)
Whether the number of team members is limited?
Yes, to compete you must be in a team of 3 or 4 members including yourself.
What is a HardwareHack?
HardwareHack is a weekend-long event where students come together to learn the latest technologies and build innovative projects
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