28 May - 2 June 2021


Citython is an event that analyses mobility challenges faced by cities, where multi-disciplinary teams of students and professionals from different backgrounds and expertise (architecture, urban planning, data science, engineering, human science, and business creation) compete against each other to provide innovative solutions. The ambition of the Citython is to create a reference co-idea􀆟on an event in Europe that can attract the best talents, including students of the EIT Urban Mobility academic programs, to create the most innovative solutions.



Citython is a mobility hackathon where a group of experts and students in urban planning, sociology, engineering, data science, and business creation work together to foster innovation in our cities. 

This year's editions will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions. During the hackathon days, participants are offered Inspirational Talks and groups have the opportunity to attend mentoring sessions to receive feedback from experts in the field of urban mobility and data science. At the end of the event, the jury integrated by members of EIT Urban Mobility, public institutions, and experts will award the best-given solutions.  

Be part of this year's edition and design urban mobility!



EIT Urban Mobility is a European initiative that brings together cities, universities, research centres, and industry, to work jointly on mobility innovations and make cities more liveable.

In partnership with the City of Eindhoven, Hamburg, Lublin, Bilbao, and Barcelona, the Breda University of Applied Science and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), CARNET, Digital Hub Logistic Hamburg and Tecnalia are working together in the organization and execution of the event with their expertise in previous Hackathons. 


And as part of EIT Urban Mobility’s core activities, the aim of this year is to celebrate new Citython editions in the top European cities of Eindhoven (Netherlands), Bilbao and Barcelona (Spain), and Hamburg (Germany), and Lublin (Poland).

Relive our past editions and have a look to the 2020 events in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Lublin

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Young professionals search for innovative and creative solutions that can be applied in the participating cities as new software, a prototype, a tool, a physical solution, or a concept. 

If you are a bachelor's, master's, Ph.D. student, or researcher with expertise in urbanism, urban data, or computer sciences willing to ideate the most innovative solutions to solve the urban mobility challenges existing in the cities we are looking forward to seeing you during the virtual events in 2021. 

The winners are also offered the opportunity to work with cities and industry professionals to implement their solutions and present them at a world-famous exposition such as the Dutch Technology Week, the ITS World Congress in Hamburg, or the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.


Are you ready to join us?

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The Citython is an outstanding opportunity for industrial players to be involved as sponsors, and even obtain potential solutions by having the chance to define an additional challenge.


In previous editions, various mobility companies have sponsored the mobility Hackathon, being able to define their challenge and after the event, collaborate with the winning team to further develop their solution.

Contact us for more information and sponsorship packages. 

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This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu.