Hackathon will finish in time for the 2019 COTEC INNOVATION SUMMIT at Casa das Artes (15 min walk from Citeve) on July 8 and we are planning to announce the winners coinciding with H.E. the President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Doutor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, closing speech. Know more about this summit in this video.

COTEC business network encompasses Multinationals companies, major national groups and SMEs, operating in most sectors of activity, and whose gross added value represents more than 16% of national GDP and 8% of private employment.

What is COTEC Portugal?

COTEC Portugal is a leading innovation broker focused on accelerating innovation processes, business cooperation and advancing technology diffusion. It holds a privileged position to foster collaboration between private and public players involved in the innovation ecosystem.

COTEC Portugal’s main activities include anticipating and discussing issues on innovation trends with impact on business competitiveness, advancing business networks and partnerships and, contributing to public policy on innovation issues.


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BEST Porto

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The Gson Team

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SIM - Smart Industry Management

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Ramiroquai was the winner of the COTEC i4.0 CHALLENGE 2019!


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Schedule Detail

COTEC i4.0 Challenge will not be only about coding without sleep. There will be a lot of sharing knowledge, networking and chillout moments.

  • 11:00


  • 12:00

    Welcome Briefing

  • 12:30

    Challenge Starts

  • 15:30

    Feedback Round

  • 20:00

    Dinner & Chat

  • 02:00

    Milk & Cookies: Let's relax a bit

  • 08:00


  • 10:00

    Prepare your pitch

  • 11:00

    Final Pitch session

  • 13:00

    Celebration lunch

  • 15:00

    Winners announcement


We know that you want to present us the best solutions, so we invited some experienced mentors to help you during the hackathon.

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Jorge Portugal

COTEC Portugal

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Anand Vengurlekar


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David Bordonada


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Manuel Silva


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Ana Gonçalves


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José Lima


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João Oliveira


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Ricardo Galante


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João Martins


Miguel Gaspar


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João Canosa


Jos van der Velden




R. Fernando Mesquita 2785, Vila Nova de Famalicão

CITEVE is a Technological Institute which provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile & clothing business. The Institute facilities are settled in Portugal (Vila Nova de Famalicão) with complementary fields of expertise, and also two international branches, namely in Brazil (São Paulo) and Tunisia (Monastir).


So what is the prize for the winner?

The winner team will be awarded a trip to Barcelona in the end of October to attend the world biggest IoT Congress, the IoT Solutions World Congress.

The team will have the opportunity to interact with more than 340 exhibitors and watch 400 top level speakers that are shaping the new trends of Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

And don’t tell anyone, but the team will also have some time to discover the city and taste tapas.


SAS is helping us making the BEST i4.0 CHALLENGE for you!

SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. They provide a wide range of analytics solutions that help the clients to discover insights from their data.

SAS is in 147 countries, has more than 13.500 employees and their software is installed in more than 83.000 business, government and university sites.


Apply now to the best Hackathon in Portugal about Industry 4.0!

Registrate before 1st of July



Hackathons are technology festivals, where hundreds of passionate students come together, form teams, share ideas, and help each other build innovative applications. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, learn from mentors, and make cool stuff. They're very beginner friendly. Everybody is there to help each other and have fun.
Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish and usefulness by a panel of industry judges.
That's fine! We will arrange you a team before the start of the hackathon to help you get going. The team size is limited to 6 people maximum.
Any student or recent graduate (up to a year) over 18 years old may apply from any school in the world, and you do not need to study in a computer science related field.
Thanks our partners and other sponsors, attendance is completely free, and we will provide you with as much food and drinks as you need.
All attendees must bring laptops, mobiles, personal tech, chargers, and toiletries. You may also bring one sleeping bag and one towel!
The team that develops the project is the owner of the project and IP. We do encourage sharing of code with others in the community or making code open source but it is not required to participate in the event.
You can register yourself in this event on this page. You just need to provide some information about you.
Yes. You must be at the contest area for 24 hours.
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