Innovation hackathon November 4 & 5

19 October 2021

Shout out …

… to all innovators, idea finders, programming enthusiasts, designers and students! Join us on 4-5 November for our innovation hackathon – build(ing) on data, as part of the “Energiesprong Lab“, the think tank to transition existing building into buildings that no longer use fossil fuels.

Spend two days working with international cross-industry teams to develop a tool to map any building remotely, by smartly combining existing data sources and new technologies. Help us build a world that converts buildings faster, cheaper, and more easily into net zero energy buildings. In addition to gaining wide brand awareness and the opportunity to present to one of the largest building owners in Germany, the winning team will also receive an award of €2,500.

2-day online hackathon

The Energiesprong objective is to redesign retrofit processes so that buildings no longer use fossil fuels, at a lower cost, with high quality and prefabricated elements. To accelerate this development, we have launched the Energiesprong Lab: Over the course of a two-day online hackathon, contribute with your creative ideas – as a team or as an individual – on the topic of optimising building data and work digitally on an exciting new challenge.

CHALLENGE: Innovation hackathon – build(ing) on data

We’re looking for the best ideas for a tool that can map a building by bringing together publicly-available data and existing data. In this way, we can obtain a good picture of the inside and outside of a building, so that providers of net zero energy retrofits can better and more easily tailor their offer to the customer’s requirements. This is a step on the way to developing a plug-and-play net zero retrofit concept, taking into account the specific design requirements of each customer!

Why participate

  • You will gain access to a free online 2-day hackathon on 4 and 5 November
  • You will have the opportunity to present your idea to one of the largest building owners in Germany
  • You will gain access and be connected to the national and international  Energiesprong eco-system

The winning team of the hackathon will

  • Win prize money of €2,500
  • Get the opportunity to present their concept idea on a big stage in front of other relevant national and international stakeholders
  • Receive coaching and have access to a meeting room in Berlin to further develop the concept.

It’s worth it, so why not join in!


From Thursday 4th November to Friday 5th November, you will have 36 hours to work on your idea. Our coaches will be available to offer support and mentoring.


You will work virtually from your own home. We will send you further information upon registration. Register before October 23!

Please note that the hackathon will take place in English for the German market. We are inviting anyone and everyone who is interested to join us! The webpage is German, but don’t let that deter you from registering. We answer in English.

If you are curious, but not sure if your idea/concept is suitable, please feel free to contact us for a preliminary conversation at

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