Hackathon “Sustainable CHIO”, 10. to 12.11.2022

We are searching for developers, designer, storytellers, gamers, students, start-up founders, texters, creative minds and riders (m|f|d) for the limited period of three days!

Organise the largest equestrian show in the world? We can do that! Making Germany’s largest sporting event fit for the future? Only with your help! We are looking for creative minds for the CHIO Aachen Hackathon 2.0, which is taking place from November 10th-12th, 2022. Genuine application opportunities and significant prize-money await the best ideas.

The CHIO Aachen is an international live event, which we stage together with strong partners. 350,000 visitors attend the most famous equestrian site in the world every year. The CHIO Aachen is not “only” world-class equestrian sport, it also symbolises a fantastic atmosphere, lifestyle and it is an top international event.

The Albert-Vahle Arena, where the vaulting competitions are held at the CHIO Aachen, was turned into a stylish lounge and think tank for the first time in October 2021. A brainstorming took place for three days, at the end of which the teams pitched incredibly innovative ideas for the digital further development of the CHIO Aachen. Now, we and the “digitalHUB Aachen” are looking forward to the Hackathon 2.0!

The theme – “Sustainable CHIO”

Climate and environment protection as well as a fair social togetherness are extremely important for us. We endeavour to handle resources sparingly, reduce the environmental impact of our actions, save energy and act as sustainably and socially responsibly as possible. Our aim is to stage the CHIO Aachen as a “green event”. In order to achieve this goal, we are constantly on the lookout for new ideas. We are looking for you!

You develop new concepts and put them into practice in spontaneously established teams over the course of three days and two nights. Find solutions for establishing a “sustainable CHIO”. How can the CHIO Aachen become greener? How can resources be saved? How can we move forwards on the subject of themes like inclusion and accessibility? Which innovative techniques can we rely on here? Together with our partners we are eager to learn about your projects.

Participation is free of charge!


Thursday, November 10th, 4 pm until open end – get started! 

• Greeting & keynote 
• Formation of teams 
• Kick-off

Friday, November 11th, 9 am until open end – time to hack! 

• Developing, designing, programming
• Accompanied by mentors
• Workshops 

Saturday, November 12th, 9 am until open end – win the prize!

• Pitch training 
• Finale: Pitches of the teams
• Award ceremony
• Networking and wrap-up

This is what we organise:

  • A total prize money of 10,000 euros

  • A renowned jury of experts

  • Coaching by experienced start-up coaches from the digitalHUB Aachen during the event

  • Pitch training for your newly-developed ideas, business models and prototypes

  • Public prize-giving ceremony, intensive press work and communications on the event and the best ideas

  • The inspiring and exceptional atmosphere of the world’s most famous equestrian showgrounds

  • Provision of food and drinks for 48 hours

  • On request: Accommodation for the rest of the nights of the event

This is what you need to bring with you:

  • Bring your own device! Please bring your own hardware and software that you need for developing your ideas/products with you.

  • Interest in one of Germany’s largest events, the desire to take on a challenge, an affinity for technology

  • Motivation, team spirit and staying power

The CHIO Aachen Hackathon 2021

With my registration for the Hackathon, I accept the Show Ground Regulations and the Privacy Policy of the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS (see www.chioaachen.de). I hereby consent that the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS may process my data on the basis of Art. 6 para.1 a, b, f, DS-GVO, for the purpose of the organization and safe execution of the Hackathon. Consents can be revoked in writing at any time with effect for the future. All data will be deleted no later than 30 days after the end of the Hackathon.

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