1st MEC Hackathon

Develop advanced mobile applications for automotive infotainment services
in ETSI MEC-enabled 5G networks.

18th September 2018
9.00-18.00 @ I3P, Via Pier Carlo Boggio 59, Turin 


Edge Computing in conjunction with 5G offers the possibility of a significantly enhanced user experience, with the ability to offer new innovative and original applications via a distributed cloud. The environment is such that there are many more fields of use, and industry segments, applications may be developed for, where the automotive sector offers real opportunity.

The MEC (Multi-access Edge Computingframework has been standardized to allow developers to take advantage of these new opportunities. This framework facilitates the development of applications that are always betterquicker and built in a simpler way than those of the past.

If you and your team are, or are considering, working on a MEC application for 5G, with a focus on enhancing the in-car experience, this is the upcoming hackathon for you: On the 18th September, 9AM to 6PM, the Sala Agorà of I3P will become the lab for the future applications with the first edition of the MEC Hackathon!


Picture by Intel


The automotive sector is one of the principal areas of application for Edge Computing and 5G, during this hackathon you will have the chance to develop with your team automotive infotainment, mobile on-car solutions using ETSI MEC technologies.

During the hackathon you will learn - and exploit - the ETSI MEC APIs, running on MEC hosts during the whole competition, to develop Entertainment, VR, AR applications ("EVA apps").

And it's not just that: you and your team can test yourself with a real world use case, to support typical use cases of connected vehicle and autonomous driving (you can watch a number of automotive focused use cases here).

In particular:

  • Saguna will offer a MEC Starter Kit, for the usage of their MEC platform during the competition enabling developers to easily onboard their applications on Intel-based servers provided for hackathon. The MEC Starter Kit is a complete production-ready MEC environment, where application developers can easily integrate their application into the MEC environment, use from MEC services (e.g. RNIS, Location) & test their application. The Kit features the Saguna vEdge MEC Platform and Saguna OMA management and automation module as well as sample edge applications.
  • Intel will offer the Network Edge Virtualization (NEV) SDK to enable developers to easily onboard their applications on Intel-based servers provided for hackathon. The SDK enables easy data ingestion on the MEC by abstracting underlying network complexity with open APIs. It has features such support for Cloud Connectors (eg. AWS Greengrass), and container and VM-based orchestration of the MEC platform.



Among the prizes for the winning teams, there's also the opportunity to have free mentoring and consultancy on the project from I3P's tutors.

Intel will offer to all participants the possibility to join the Intel® Network Builders Network Edge Ecosystem.

The winners will be offered the possibility to participate to the Smart Road project (a consortium of partners, from car makers, network operators, universities and the City of Turin), with the aim of proposing their developed solution as possible implementation for testing activities in the urban environment of Turin.


Download the submission form, complete it for you and your team and send it with all the attachments as soon as possible to the following email address:

The applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee and then a collaborative dialogue will be initiated to help clarify the specifics of your application and how it may best exploit MEC technology.

Are you still undecided? Take a look at this case study and demo for further inspiration.

The submission e-mail address can also be used to contact the organizing committee for any further questions regarding the hackathon and to discuss your ideas. Please feel free to contact us.

For more information on all the possibilities and the required characteristics for admission to the event please consult the Call for Developers and the FAQs.








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