18th-21st Sept 2018, Berlin

HackTrain InnoTrans

The Best Hackathon Meets The Best Transport Festival

The ultimate transport hackathon is back
once again!

This year we are proud to announce that InnoTrans, the biggest and best transport innovation event in the world has partnered with HackTrain to run what will be a truly special hackathon.

Join us on a journey to innovate the rail industry over 4 crazy days of hacking!








Challenges For
HackTrain InnoTrans

Customer Experience

What next generation of technology can improve the travel experience by 1000x for passengers?

Operational Efficieny

How can performance be improved through the use of data and machine learning?

Rolling Stock Enhancement

What can we do with the vast amount of data that trains are producing nowadays?

Intelligent Infrastructure

How can we build and operate our future infrastructure assets more effiecently?

and more ...


Team Prizes:
£600 Travel Voucher
to anywhere in the world
Overall Winners
1st Runner Up
Nintendo Switch x 4
2nd runner Up
Nespresso Citiz and Milk Coffee Machine x 2
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II x 2
Individual Prizes:
Amazon Echo Spot x 2
Nespresso Essenza Mini Coffee Machine x 2
SilverRail Bounty Challenge:
From £1000 dependant on wining idea
Who will be there?

Mentors & Speakers

This year we are not holding back. Then again, when do we ever? We've hunted down the absolute brightest and best rail experts in the world and have invited them to mentor our equally talented hackers!

More Mentors & Speakers Coming

Andy Doherty

Chief Rail Tech Officer
Network Rail

Apurva Sinha

Head of Innovation
Network Rail

Evelin Skeppstrom

Product Manager

River Tamoor Baig

Hack Partners

Justas Cernas

Software Engineer
Hack Partners

James Brown

Data & Performance Engineer
Angel Trains

Yasir Din

Data Scientist
Hack Partners

Megan Rowlands

Innovation Catalyst
Heathrow Airport

Russell Goodenough

Managing Director: Transport

David Shipman

Innovation Engineering Manager
Network Rail

Anthony Dewar

Head of Buildings and Architecture
Network Rail

Johannah Randall

Head of Station Design

Sebastian Sooth

Startup Manager
Deutsche Bahn


Time Left Until The Hackathon Starts




18 September 2018, Berlin, Germany


Register For The Launch

Don't quite want to take part but are curious to see what's going on? Then come along to our launch event for HackTrain InnoTrans at The Business Lougne in Marshall Haus at 17:00. RSVP here to gain entry. Please note, you must have a ticket for the InnoTrans fair to be able to attend the HackTrain InnoTrans launch.

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Partners & Sponsors

We are proud to be supported by some of the best organisations in the world and can't thank each of them enough for helping us! Without them, HackTrain InnoTrans would not be possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Hackathon Location

Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Germany