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MEDHACKATHON is the first hackathon combined with a conference organised in Patras (Greece), with the aim to create the space, where those with the interest in the potential of Open Data can meet, present their ideas, knowledge and discuss the possible ways of further cooperation or project ideas. It is organised by European Regional Framework for Co-operation (ERFC) & the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of University of Patras.

When will the event take place?

MEDHACKATHON will last 3 days: from Wednesday, 13 July until Friday, 15 July 2016, evening. For more detailed roadmap and updates in agenda, check regularly this website.

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Who should consider to register?

Any enthusiasts willing to show, what can be done with available open data and information and communication technologies as well as anybody with the interest in improvement or sharing the knowledge in related topics are more than welcome. The same applies for those willing to present available Open Data. Anyway, because of capacity limitations, organisers will evaluate the registration requests in order to cover thematic and geographical scope of the event.


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Event schedule & Presentations

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09:00 - 09:30
Welcoming Speeches
• Prof. Odysseas Koufopavlou, Dean of Polytechnic School• Prof. Ioannis Garoufalakis, Chair Dept of Comp. Eng. & Informatics• Mr. Kostas Peletidis, Mayor of Patras• Mr. Georgios Aggelopoulos, Regional Vice-Governor• Mr. Platon Marlafekas, President Chamber of Commerce• Prof. Vasileios Anastasopoulos, President of Patras Science Park• Visiting Prof. Fotis Nanopoulos, ex General Director of EUROSTAT• Mr. Idomeneas Manolitzakis, President of KτΠ• Mr. Dimitrios Papantoniou, President of Performance Technologies• Mr. Stefanos Korodimos, CIO Attica Bank
09:30 - 10:15
The Hosting Project - Horizontal issues
The Hosting Project SDI4APPS presentation, Mr. Runar Bergheim Horizontal Issues • Ministry of Interior & Administrative Reconstruction, “GR Open Government Policies”, Mrs. Kalli Angeletopoulou• National Documentation Center, Innovating with Open (Public) Data, Mrs Georgia Tzenou, Mrs Maro Androutsopoulou• Overview of ESPON “open-source” tools for both territorial development analysis and policy-making, Ass.Professor Stella Kyvelou• Corallia Cluster, Open Data Empowering Society & Entrepreneurship, Prof. Vassilios Makios• Performance Technologies S.A., Business Development Manager, “What’s your FunDex? Measuring the Real User Experience of Mobile Apps”, Mr George Chemonidis    
10:15 - 11:15
Coffee Break & Light Lunch
11:15 - 11:45
Thematic Sessions: a) Transport, Tourism & Culture, b) Agriculture & Food, c) Spatial Planning & Governance
a. Transport, Tourism & Culture• Logistics Way, “Τhe internet of things as an enabler to supply chain innovation”, Mr. Dimitrios Grigoropoulos• GALENA: Galileo-based solutions for urban freight transport, Mr. Panagiotis Liakos• INTRASOFT International, OTN (Open Transport Network project), Mrs. Irene Matzakou• Ministry of Culture & Sports, ICT Department, Mrs. Kleopatra Christopoulou, Mrs. Maria Kotlida b. Agriculture & Food• Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Mrs. Eri Zisi• NEUROPUBLIC, Doing business with Open Data in agriculture, Mr. Vasileios Protonotarios• CAPSELLA: Open Data supporting Agro-Biodiversity & Food Systems Innovation, Mr. Pavlos Georgiadis• FATIMA and FOODIE - Collection, Management & Processing of Agri-Food data, Mr. Karel Charvat• Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, University of Patras, ENORASIS: Weather forecasts in agriculture based on open data, Prof. Andreas Kazantzidis c. Spatial Planning & Governance• LD Athens, Innovative mobile services based on COPERNICUS, Mr. Angelos Maglis• Athens Technology Center (ATC), YourDataStories: Making sense of open government data…
11:45 - 13:45
Launch of MEDHackathon
Warm up, by presenting the aim of the event, input data and technology as well as participants. Pitching the ideas into the projects and setting up the project teams.
09:00 - 11:00
Main Development Phase
Main Development Phase
11:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
Lunch break
13:00 - 14:00
Main Development Phase (cont.)
Main Development Phase
14:00 - 17:00
Presentation of 1st day progress per project
Presentation of 1st day progress per project
17:00 - 18:00
Day 2 follow up Coding
Day 2 follow up Coding
09:00 - 13:00
Presentation and awards
Presentation of the projects outcomes, evaluation and awarding of the best ones and the outlook for the future possible activities.
13:00 - 18:00

Past Hackathons


Danube Open (Geo) Data Hackathon
15 - 17 October 2015
Bratislava, Slovakia

Baltic Open (Geo) Data Hackathon
16 – 18 March 2016
Riga, Latvia



Photos & Videos from MEDHackathon

13 July 2016 - Conference

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14 July 2016 - 1st day of Hackathon

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15 July 2016 - 2nd day of Hackathon

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Useful info

MEDHackathon Blog

Here you may publish your idea or needs for the development of an application. To do so, please include it in the registration form at the field "Have you got already an idea that you would like to work on during the hackathon?" . Alternatively, you can send it by e-mail to and we will take care.