The First Smart Home Hackaton Is Coming in Turin (November 21-23, 2014)

5 November 2014

ISMB is looking forward to meet you at the Smart Home Hackaton, between Friday 21 and Sunday 23 November 2014. It’s a competition of ideas and fast prototyping promoted by the Energy@home Association, hosted and sponsored by I3P, the Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino.

In a weekend participants will be able to prototype their idea thanks to the consultancy of subject matter experts and to pre-commercial prototypes that will be made available by the Energy@home Member Companies: the connected whitegoods of Indesit Company, the smart meter of Enel Distribuzione, the home gateway and the service platform of Telecom Italia, the NFC development system of STMicroelectronics, the home automation devices of Flexgrid and Urmet.

The Hackathon is dedicated to the Smart Home, here meant as an eco-system of communicating devices and integrated value added services for the end customer. An eco-system that integrates the management systems of safety, lighting, comfort , whitegoods, energy in new and effective ways of entertainment and consumer engagement.

Participants could also exploit the Java-based Energy Management Application framework (JEMMA), an open source framework that facilitates the development of energy management applications in homes. The software on the home gateway allows you to interact with all the devices by using simple REST/http calls that allows your Web applications, as an example, to control the state of a lamp, change its colour, open a door lock, set the cooking program of the oven and know how long it needs, monitor the energy consumption of the house...

The best three projects will be awarded the products and services kit made available by the Association Members:

  • one whitegood from Indesit Company or Whirlpool or Electrolux,
  • TIM prepaid traffic for the LTE network for the equivalent value of 300 €,
  • one Enel Smart Info device,
  • a development kit from STMicroelectronics,
  • one home automation devices from Flexgrid and Urmet,
  • 1 year of free membership to Energy@home Association,
  • the access to TreataBit, the program that support digital startups developed by I3P,
  • the access to the Development Program of TopIX. 

Projects that will be more appreciated should emphasize the value of the eco-system and exploit the JEMMA Open Source Project. Moreover the jury will evaluate the opportunity the winner does a paid and professional internship offered by Altran Italia.


Friday 21st November
17.30 Registration
18.00 Sponsor Welcome and Presentation of the Hackathon
18.30 Talk “Energy@home eco-system” (Telecom Italia, ISMB, Enel, Indesit)
19.30 Talk “The Expo 2015 experience”, Andrea Costa (Telecom Italia)
20.00 Ideas and team building
20.30 Dinners
23.59 Work closure

Saturday 22nd November
09.00 Work start and mentoring of the subject matter experts
13.00 Lunch
19.00 Dinner
23.59 Work closure

Sunday 23rd November
09.00 Work start and mentoring of the subject matter experts
13.00 Lunch
15.00 Work Ends
15.15 Presentations
16.30 Talk “Open Innovation: New alliances for new businesses”, Lucia Chierchia (Electrolux)
16.50 Talk “Hardware Open Source: the Arduino vision”, Lorenzo Romagnoli (Officine Arduino)
17.10 Talk “Making start-up in Italy, direct experience”, Mario Molinari (Energy Expert)
17.30 Awards

Registration: Technical
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