Student Programme

ThingsCon 2018 Student IoT Talent Awards

At this year’s ThingsCon we will have our second edition of the student IoT Talent Award. Enter your project and you can win a nice award and attention for you work.

How does it work?

You apply to be part of the Talent Awards
When you meet the requirements you project will be part of the competition
Every contestant will receive a ticket for ThingsCon and will be able to present her/his work with a poster at Thursday.
A jury will select the best 5 for pitching at the stage end of day 1 for all participants and the judges.
We will choose one winner and one runner-up prize

Requirements for entry:
– Individuals or teams can enter
– The work should be made as student in the academic year 2017/2018
– You must be able to present your work at ThingsCon on Thursday 6 December 2018 in Rotterdam
– The work should be a product and/or service that can be classified as IoT (Internet of Things), meaning physical objects that create value by being wireless connected to other objects and/or the internet.
– We will value responsible and human-centric IoT
– The jury always has the final call

Deadline for entry: Wednesday November 28 at the latest

If you have any questions, contact

Apply for Student IoT Contest

ThingsCon 2018 Hack Challenge

After the successful edition of last year we will organize again a hack challenge during day 1 of ThingsCon. The conference will take place on December 6 & 7 in Rotterdam (BlueCity), The Netherlands.

The hack challenge will take place on December 6 starting at 9.30 with kickoff till 20.00 when the prize winners are announced.

The hack challenge is open for both individual students and teams.

The program is roughly like this:

09:30 kick-off with assignment and breakfast
10:00 start the challenge
12:00 coaches will be available to check your concepts
17:00 prepare for pitches
18:00 food and finalize presentations
18:30 teams pitch for audience ThingsCon
19:30 announcement of winner

Depending of the number of teams the program can change.

You will get a case at the start of the day. We will have several types of kits available to work with, but one of them is Snips.

We will have one prize for the winning team and one runner-up. Every participant can visit ThingsCon on Friday too.

Deadline for entry: Wednesday November 28 at the latest

If you have questions, let us know via

Apply for Hack Challenge


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