Hack the 5G City: A new era of city services on 5G

The 5GCity project, in its last year of execution, focuses on live demonstration of 5G services in three cities already going through digital transformation: Bristol, Barcelona, Lucca. 5GCity consortium will be involved in the organization and implementation of the 5GCity Hackathon.

Through our 5G management and orchestration platform and a powerful Service Development Kit (SDK) we offer access to a rich set of primitive functions for network and vertical application services which can be used to programme connectivity with QoS, media acquisition and transcoding, traffic monitoring in the new NFV infrastructures for 5G.

2nd 5GCity Hackathon:


21-22 November 2019

Co-located with 

ETSI-OSM#8 Hackfest

18-22 November 2019

OSM Hackfests are typically co-located with OSM Plenary. This year they will be hosted by the 5GCity project.

8th OSM Hackfest will take place from Monday afternoon until Friday lunchtime.

Full details:

5GCity Hackathon will demonstrate, in operational conditions, a distributed cloud and radio platform for municipalities and infrastructure owners acting as 5G neutral hosts. The platform enables to turn a city-infrastructure into a distributed and multi-tenant edge infrastructure by relying on the 5GCity orchestration platform, based on OSM, to manage and orchestrate (NFV + MEC) end-to-end services and creating programmable and on demand network slices.

  • Virtual Reality applications for Digital Tourism (e.g. in Museums, Theatres, Monuments Sightseeing)
  • Prevent vandalism and graffiti on city monuments
  • Participatory and Collaborative Media Journalism
  • eHealth for reduced pollution, eco-routing, etc.

21 – 22 November 2019


P.zza del Collegio, 13, 55100 Lucca, Italy



Day 1 - 21 November 2019

  • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and teaming-up
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Introduction to challenges and grouping into teams
  • 10:30 - 18:00 Hackathon session
  • 18:00 End of Day 1

Day 2 - 22 November 2019

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Hackathon session
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Pitches and demos
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Jury meeting / Get-together and networking
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Awards
  • 15:00 End of Hackathon

The hackathon will start with a short workshop to let participants get familiar with the technologies offered by 5GCity. Each team will be assigned a mentor who will advise its members during design and implementation. Apart from the mentors, additional experts will be available to provide technical support. After the end of the hackathon, the teams will have to pitch their idea/product and demonstrate their software for evaluation from a jury. Finally, the jury will decide and announce the winning teams
Looking forward to seeing amazing outcomes with innovative practical solutions that reflect your abilities in Concept, Implementation, Presentation and Business plan!


We are looking for creative, interdisciplinary teams of 2-5 members that will be able to design, implement, pitch and demonstrate innovative NFV/5G software solutions. Experts on cloud-based NFV service development, UI/UX designers, as well as pitching/presentation skills are desired profiles of the team members. Ideally we would like to have teams just working on 5G, NFV, SDN solutions, from research institutes or universities and from Vertical industries related to 5G (start-ups, SMEs, or companies).
Participants must be 18+ years. All nationalities, ethnicities and genders are welcome to participate.


5GCity 2nd Hackathon Lucca

Please use this link to REGISTER

Participation to OSM Hackfests and 5GCity Hackathon are free and open to all upon registration.