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28 May - 2 June 2021

Let's Meet Virtually


The City of Eindhoven is the fifth-largest city in The Netherlands with over 230,000 inhabitants (ca. 1,4% of the total population). Eindhoven is situated in the south of The Netherlands and is the centre of the “Brainport Region”, today one of the three top economic engines of The Netherlands, delivering about 14% of the national GDP with 752.500 inhabitants.


The term ''Brainport'' exists to indicate the specific economic status of the wider Eindhoven Region, next to the other two economic drivers of the Dutch economy, the Seaport Rotterdam and the Airport Amsterdam.

Eindhoven is an active network partner in different EU networks and initiatives that help the city to achieve its goals: POLIS, ENoll, Eurocities, Civitas initiatives, LUCI, OASC, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) Covenant of mayors for Climate and Energy, Green Deal Charter.

Eindhoven’s participation in all these networks and initiatives offers an extended outreach in different fields of expertise related to the projects: transport, digitalization, Smart Cities, environment, energy, etc.

The City of Eindhoven is excited to organize one Citython event in an international setting in collaboration with the Breda University of Applied Sciences.


Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) is an international higher education institution with about 7,700 students from over 60 countries, situated in the south of the Netherlands. The Academy of Built Environment and Logistics (ABEL) comprises about 1,045 students and 90 employees. BUas-ABEL has more than 3 years of experience with the organization of multidisciplinary hackathons under the initiative Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT). Recently, BUas-ABEL students were part of the winning team of the Challenge "Park that bike right" (Citython Amsterdam 2020) and part of the winning team of the challenge "Integrating the recycling industry in public transport services" (3rd Global Y4PT Hackathon Stockholm 2020).


The Eindhoven Citython is organized together with another international event for a larger exposure - the Dutch Technology Week, where the winning teams will present their innovative solutions.



School zones and traffic safety

In the Eindhoven road safety ambitions, we state that we want to be ''a safe city with as few as possible traffic victims''. Thus, the city is striving for the safe design of all school zones according to the standard design drawn up for Eindhoven.


Proud to travel to campus, together

The Brainport region is home to the smartest companies in the Netherlands and expanding rapidly. The new way of working in this region also contains travelling to campus locations together. This Collective Private Transportation (CPT) system needs to be as smart as the companies and make the employees proud while using the system.


Make the city healthy

Eindhoven is growing. In the next 20 years, 62.000 extra houses in the city and 72.000 jobs in the region will be created. With this massive influx of new inhabitants, how can we keep the city liveable and green, and its citizens healthy.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, 18th May 


11:30 - 12:00. Welcome speech  

  • Speech by Edwin Heesakkers, EIT Urban Mobility

  • Speech by Niels Wiersma, City of Eindhoven

12:00 - 12:50. Announcement Challenge

¨School zones and traffic safety¨ & Inspirational Techpill Talk I

  • Speech by Marieke Hoogendoorn, City of Eindhoven​

  • Speech by Marco te Brömmelstroet​, University of Amsterdam

  • Q&A

12:50 - 13:00. Virtual Coffee Break

13:00 - 13:35. Announcement Challenge

¨Proud to travel to campus, together¨ & Inspirational Techpill Talk II

  • Speech by Ariane Moussault​, Provincie Noord-Brabant

  • Speech by Peet van de Loo​, ASML

  • Q&A

13:35 - 14:10. Announcement Challenge

¨Make the city healthy¨ & Inspirational Techpill Talk III

  • Speech by Jim van den Beuken, Vital Zone Institute

  • Speech by George Liu, Urban Cycling Institute

  • Q&A














Sunday, 23rd May 

18:00. Registration deadline!


Wednesday, 26th May 


09:00. Announcement of Teams. Start Hacking!

Friday, 28th May 

10:00-13:00. Individual mentoring session I

Monday, 31st May 

10:00-13:00. Individual mentoring session II

Tuesday, 1st June ​

12:00. Deadline submission of final solutions

(mid-term review form & video).

If these two files are not sent, your group will be automatically disqualified. You will not be able to pitch in front of the jury members on Wednesday, 2 June and therefore you will not be eligible for any of the announced prizes.

16:00. Publication of the final candidates.

Wednesday, 2nd June 

10:00 – 12:00. Final candidates presentations during the

Dutch Technology Week 

15:00 – 15:30. Announcement of winners by Monique List-de Roos (Alderman Mobility and Transport, City of Eindhoven) and Closure.

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Jury Members

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Announcement of Winners & Event Host

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Partners of Citython 2021 - Eindhoven

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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: