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KrakHack 2017 - making Krakow better together!

On the 18th of March we commence KrakHack - the first smart city hackathon of Krakow. We are looking for teams of 2 to 5 people that are going to be ready to work together for 24 hours to come up with brilliant ideas. We would love teams to work with others who have a individual and diverse skill sets, that is why people of different backgrounds are ideal for this challenge. During the day and night we would provide full room and board, catering, inspiring workshops, fitness classes to wake you up, massages to help you relax and much more!

KrakHack is a unique event. We don’t solely focus on technology, but are interested in social innovations! Everyone who is willing to start working on serious innovations is welcome and you don’t need to be resident of Krakow to engage.

Of all the projects submitted during KrakHack, a jury will choose the top 10 and those will go on to the second round. During the final stage on Monday, following the weekend of Hackathon, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their projects in front of the President of Krakow, Jacek Majchrowski, the jury, and special guests.

What will the winners receive? Awards such as electronic devices (such as Amazon Kindle, Xiaomi Powerbanks) and tickets to concerts and festivals in Krakow. The best projects would also get a chance to be featured in official strategy Krakow 2030.

KrakHack is an event organized as part of STRATEGIA ROZWOJU KRAKOWA (Krakow Development Strategy) 2030



On March 18-19, over the entire 24 hours, we'll be working on our projects at Krakowski Park Technologiczny (KPT) at Podole 60 street.
On March 20, 10 chosen teams will present their projects at Urząd Miasta Krakowa (UMK), Pl. Wszystkich Świętych 3-4, Sala Obrad.

When Where What
14:00–15:00 KPT Doors open & registration
15:00–16:00 KPT
  • - Opening speech: Elżbieta Koterba, Vice Mayor of Krakow city;
  • - Guest speech: Intro to 2030 Krakow Development Strategy - Jacek Woźniak, Vice Director of Krakow City Hall Development Division;
  • - Explanation of event rules – Maciej Ryś, Lynxia.
16:00-18:00 KPT Start of work on the projects!
18:00-18:45 KPT Dinner break
18:45-19:15 KPT
  • Guest speeches:
  • - City challenges and inspirations - Rusłana Krzemińska, City Hall Development Division;
  • - City challenges and inspirations – Wojciech Przybylski, Director of Krakow Technology Park.
19:15-22:00 KPT Work on projects
22:00-23:00 KPT Night workout (to get our blood flowing)
23:00-00:00 KPT Work on projects
When Where What
00:00–01:00 KPT Pizza & massage break
01:00-02:00 KPT Public speaking training by Lynxia
02:00-05:00 KPT Work on projects
05:00-06:00 KPT Yoga!
06:00-06:30 KPT Breakfast
06:30-13:00 KPT Last few hours to finish up the projects and survey Krakow's citizens
13:00 KPT End of work on projects. Assessment cards (A4) handed out to the jury (all evaluation criteria will be explained at the beginning of the event).
13:00-14:00 KPT Lunch
14:00-16:00 KPT Presentations start! Every team will have exactly 2 minutes to pitch their project.
  • 1. Łukasz Franek – Zarząd Infrastruktury Komunikacyjnej i Transportu
  • 2. Andrzej Guła / Anna Dworakowska – Krakowski Alarm Smogowy
  • 3. Bartosz Józefowski – OMG Kraków
  • 4. Marek Kapturkiewicz – Innovation Nest
  • 5. Witold Kramarz – Miejski Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej
  • 6. Kazimierz Murzyn – Klaster LifeScience
  • 7. Ewa Olszowska-Dej – Wydział Kształtowania Środowiska UMK
  • 8. Wojciech Przybylski – Krakowski Park Technologiczny
  • 9. Paweł Szlachta – Fundacja INRET
  • 10. Jacek Woźniak – Wydział Rozwoju Miasta UMK
16:00-16:30 KPT Announcement of the top 10 teams and official closing of Stage I

  • 1. Elżbieta Koterba - Przewodnicząca Jury
  • 2. Jadwiga Emilewicz - Ministerstwo Rozwoju
  • 3. Piotr Woźny - Ministerstwo Cyfryzacji
  • 4. Paweł Jabłoński (tbc) - Rzeczpospolita
  • 5. Bogumiła Matuszewska - DrOmnibus
  • 6. Jakub Piwnik - Brainly
When Where What
17:00–18:00 UMK Registration opens
18:00-18:30 UMK Official welcome
  • - Jacek Majchrowski, Prezydent Miasta Krakowa
  • - Przedstawienie idei KrakHack-a - Elżbieta Koterba, Zastępca Prezydenta Miasta Krakowa
  • - Wystąpienie - Jadwiga Emilewicz, Podsekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Rozwoju
  • - Wystąpienie - Piotr Woźny, Podsekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Cyfryzacji
  • - Wystąpienie - Paweł Jabłoński (tbc), Zastępca Redaktora Naczelnego, Rzeczpospolita
18:30-19:40 UMK Presentation of the top 10 projects by the HACKATHON JURY and the teams
19:40-19:55 UMK Final Jury discussion
19:40-19:50 UMK Panku PKO BP presentation - Rozwiń szybciej start-up w programie akceleracji „Let’s Fintech with PKO Bank Polski!” – Katarzyna Jaszczak, Biuro Innowacji i Doświadczeń Klienta & Magdalena Jabłońska, MIT Enterprise Forum
19:55-20:00 UMK Announcement of the results by the Head of Jury; award ceremony
20:00-21:00 UMK End of the official part & time for networking


March 18-19 at Krakowski Park Technologiczny (KPT) at Podole 60 street.

March 20 at Urząd Miasta Krakowa (UMK), Pl. Wszystkich Świętych 3-4, Sala Obrad.

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Project categories

During the KrakHack you can submit ideas in one out of five fields:


People are the most valuable asset of any city. Their life and interpersonal relation should be held to the highest of standards. Everyday, people of different ages, religions, political views and nationalities interact together; the aim is to make Krakow home to all of them and bring together their needs.


Traffic jams, gaps in the roads and sidewalks, few paths… It needs to be different - better, faster, safer and more efficient. The natural choice for everyone should be to bike or use public transportation. Show us how to accomplish this!


Modern societies struggle with huge ecological issues. Innovations and nature don’t need to be separated from each other. Modern cities must provide their people with fresh air and water and be safe for plants and animals. How about inner city food production?


Being just an outsourcing centre is far below Krakow’s ambitions! What can be done to transform the city into an innovative hub that creates a business and investment friendly environment?


Your idea doesn’t fit any category? Don't worry, you can just come up with your own category!

Organisers and Partners

Institutions that make KrakHack possible.



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General inquiries:

Media contact:
Michał Rakowski
+48 660 828 417