Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members, and following the long-standing tradition of Y4PT Youth Lab series, is promoting the organization of local transport hackathons around the world, by combining the best of boundless human creativity and the benefits of current information and communications technologies (ICTs) in collaborative environments, with the aim of advancing transport sector towards sustainability.
Different local stakeholders such as universities, youth groups, ICT companies, transport operators, authorities, start-up mentors and hackers are called to collaborate with Y4PT and to be part of the world’s first ever global transport hackathon.
Everyone is invited to get on board. This is an one-off opportunity to show to your audience and users how important is for you to support this kind of events where innovation and creativity is putting forward new ICT-related solutions to boost both the private sector business performance and the public sector policy efficacy, and thus to unlock new opportunities to expand, diversify and renew your organization’s portfolio of products and services.
Winners from each local transport hackathon will join other Canada-based hackers at the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 (http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon) in the framework of the 62th UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable transport event – to contest in a final round for unveiling the world’s best ground-breaking transport solutions.
Hackout Manchester is one of twenty cities selected by UITP as ‘international prize locations’; funding for the winners of Hackout Manchester to fly out to Montreal to participate in the Global Transport Hackathon in May 2017. Other ‘prize cities’ are Almaty, Bangalore, Brescia, Brussels, Bogotá, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Ghent, Hyderabad, Kampala, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Medellín, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo, Skopje, Cape Town and Stockholm.