Every engineer wants to be a part of creating the next big thing. That’s what TomTom n.EXT is all about. During this hackathon, you’ll apply your theory to an innovative idea that you create with a team of classmates.
With the advice of TomTom’ers from all over the world, you’ll then develop your idea and improve your skills so you can become the next big thing in the tech industry.
Also... Did we forget to mention there’ll be prizes?
Here are the prizes awarded to the three teams with the most innovative ideas!
Your team wins a €3,500 cash prize, a trip* to our internal hackathon in Belgium and each team member gets a choice of Apple or Bose headphones
*If local corona regulations permit. Flights, accommodation and food will be covered.
Your team wins a €3,000 cash prize and each team member gets an Oculus Quest 2
Your team wins a €2,000 cash prize and each team member gets a Nintendo Switch
Here are your hackathon challenges
To win one of these prizes, you’ll need to complete one of the following challenges. The overall goal of each? Making drivers’ lives better, easier and more enjoyable.
How can drivers deliver things, food, and people more efficiently?
With COVID-19 leading to more deliveries, we’ve seen an increase in road traffic, impacting our climate and quality of life.
In this challenge, you’ll build a driver app that encourages drivers to deliver in a more efficient way.
How can TomTom help drivers enjoy their time while charging their EV?
An electric vehicle (EV) can drive between 200-400 kilometers before the battery starts to run low, which may concern drivers. Plus, waiting for an EV to charge isn’t very exciting.
Your challenge is to build a solution that shows where drivers can charge and what activities they can do while they wait.
How can TomTom make group riders’ trips safer and more enjoyable?
There’s more than 200 million motorcyclists globally, and the number is going up every year. Many of these motorcyclists want to connect with their travelling group safely.
Your challenge is to create a solution that combines communication and safety to take the TomTom navigation experience to the next level.
How to register
Like the Avengers, you’ll need to assemble a team with an idea that you’re all excited by. So, share this webpage with your classmates and make sure you have three or four team members ready to sign up!
Once you have a team, decide on a team name and your order of preferred challenges, starting with your favorite – you'll need to share this info during registration.
Now, each team member needs to fill out the registration form with personal information, team name and the team’s three preferred challenges.
All done? TomTom will contact you about the n.EXT steps.
Before you and your team members apply, please keep the following in mind.
To take part, you must be enrolled in an educational institution, like a university, tech academy or tech college.
You must also be 18 years old or over as we’re giving away prizes.
Registration closes on October 15, 2021.
Let’s get down to basics:
Have you registered? Here’s an overview of what will be happening over the five-day hackathon.
November 8, 2021
During this, you’ll attend talks hosted by TomTom’ers and guest speakers to help prep you for your chosen challenge.
November 9-11, 2021
Get down to hacking! You’ll grow your idea throughout these three days, based on the challenges TomTom has set.
November 12, 2021
You and your team will pitch your idea to a jury. And that jury will select the three most innovative solutions.
Got any questions? Here’s an FAQ to put your mind at ease.
Who can register for TomTom n.EXT? Are there any prerequisites or required skills?
Do participants sign up as individuals or as a team?
Where will TomTom n.EXT take place?
How are teams divided into challenges?
How good should my English be?
Who owns the rights to my Intellectual Property (IP)?
TomTom n.EXT is organized alongside some of the top tech universities, who all share our support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality education).
Partner with us
Are you a representative of a tech educational institution? Would you like to partner up for the next edition of TomTom n.EXT? Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can take it from there.