HYPE UniTrento Winter Sports Hackathon

June 8th & 9th 2021

Bringing Innovation to the World of Winter Sports


Official Patronage:

Organizers and Technical Partners



Winter Sports Industry has been severely tested by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic that has turned fans away from live events. 

In this situation all the stakeholders need innovative solutions that expand the remote viewing experience, connecting fans with each other and with the athletes during the TV show.

HYPE UniTrento Wintersports Hackathon

The UniTn Hackathon is a competition organized by the I-Star institute of the University of Trento and HYPE Sports Innovation with the partnership of two big players of the Winter Sports industry, Swiss Timing and the European Broadcasting Union.

The event will be completely virtual starting on June 8th 2021.

Hackathon Gameplan

The hackathon is open to all students and fans of data and Winter Sports, the teams will have 36 hours to extract from sensors data and video sequences useful information, metrics, and comparisons in order to improve/innovate fan engagement systems. 

The data will be related to the climax race of the "FIS Alpine Skiing Men’s Downhill World Cup" season which took place on the famous Streif last January 24 in Kitzbühel, Austria

Hackathon Innovation Focus

  • New Data Visualization Experience
  • (for both onsite and home spectators)
  • Fan Engagement Platforms
  • Education using Winter Sports Data


Call Opens - April 8th

Deadline for Applications - May 24th

Team Announcements - May 28th

Hackathon Begins - June 8-9th

Participation & Teams

To participate teams will be able to register from the 8th of April to the 21st of May. A team can be formed from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 4 people.

Teams will need to describe themselves regarding specific skills and abilities on the registration form. The Jury will evaluate the requests and will select a maximum of 30 teams. Each person can only register in only one team.

The Platform

It doesn't matter if you are an engineer, a student, or a startup founder, a good team needs all kinds of "players" and ideas so join the event. During the event, there will be 4 keynotes held by partners and special guests from across the winter sports industry.

The hackathon will take place thanks to a specific digital communication platform “LIFE SIZE” developed from “Trentino Digitale SpA” which will allow all teams to communicate with each other, receive information from the organizers, attend plenary conferences and keynotes.

Prizes and Rewards

The winning team will have the opportunity to attend the "behind the scenes" at an important event of the next winter sports season by getting in touch with the technicians of both partners of the hackathon.


Filippo Bazzanella

Project Manager

University of Trento

Amir Raveh

Founder & President

HYPE Sports Innovation

Paolo Bouquet

I-STAR Coordinator and Delegate of the Rector

University of Trento

Andrea Grisenti

Project Manager

University of Trento

Andrea Zignoli

Technical Support

University of Trento

Nicola Conci

Scientific Director

University of Trento

Are you ready to Innovate? 

Please note: Only the team leader should send in the application form.