STARS 2nd Hack&Match event


The “Hack&Match” events represent an integral part of the assistance process delivered by the STARS project, as the goal is to accompany the more traditional SMEs of the Railway & Multimodality sector to better identify their “needs” but also to find potential solutions.

The "Hack&Match" events are composed by a Hackathon-part and a Matchmaking-part.

The STARS Partners will organise five Hack&Match events during the project. The topic of the second one is: “Big Data for Railway Processes, Products and Services”. Participation is free of charge and 100% online.

Who should participate:

  • (key-target) more traditional SMEs, that have identified 7 Challenges as their needs
  • (key-target) tech-savvy SMEs / start-ups etc., able to propose ideas/solutions (also available products/solutions) as Solutions to such Challenges
  • Academia, Technology Centres, Digital Innovation Hubs, Researchers, and similar ones to create the grounds for further innovation.

How does it work?

  • Hackathon part (Call for Solutions open from 12 to 23 January at 23.59; Hackathon on 26-27 January): Teams will search/discuss concepts to address the 7 challenges. Get engaged, discover the Challenges and register to participate:
  • In parallel and as continuation of the Hackathon: Matchmaking part between companies with needs and technological answers will take place here (registrations now open):

The STARS project is developed and coordinated by the DITECFER railway cluster from Italy, gathers 16 pan-european railway-related partners, and has the support of 30 key European organisations. It is co-funded by the COSME programme of the EU. The project aims at representing a booster in terms of production performances and innovation capabilities for SMEs thanks to the uptake of Advanced Technologies making such change possible. Follow us on: and

Location and date

Virtual Event