All-Russian University MEGAHACKATHON
March 20-22, 2020, Saint Petersburg

Every participant will get
Professional training
Participants work in teams of 4 people. Within 48 hours, the development of prototypes in one of the selected tracks of the Megahakaton is carried out on cases of real customer companies with real results. Mentors and experts from technology companies are involved in the development. At the end of development, the team presents the prototype to an expert jury to determine the winners, and the best solutions are documented and passed to the company-customer.
University support
MEGAHACKATHON – competition of University graduates and University students, each team defends the honor of his University on technological competition. Support from the University receives a travel scholarship for participation in MEGAHACKATHON.
Acceleration in corporate funds of companies
The cases presented at HackUniversity are the tasks of real companies. We collect the most relevant and urgent tasks for development at the event. Developed solutions are passed to the customer, and he will most likely invite their creators for further development. Participants may obtain the contract right at MEGAHACKATHON! In addition, completed solutions can attract the attention of investors and get further investment for development.
Expert consultation
As part of the program, we organize a series of workshops to make development even more effective than the usual development process without specialists. We also provide expert support for 48 hours.
Access to investors in Russia and Europe
Professional investors and representatives of European companies are present at the MEGAHACKATHON project defenses, which allows startups to reach a new level of development and prospects for participating in acceleration sessions with the project.
Prizes, awards, investments
ПMegaHackathon's prize pool contains a variety of different awards. In 2018 the combined value of the prizes exceeded 2mln rubles, in 2019 - more than 9mln rubles (considering further investment in projects)
2020 looks even more promising!
Cash prizes to participants
Investments up to 500,000 - 3,000,000 rubles in solutions
Material prizes
HackUniversity 2020 Tracks
Cases for HackUniversity are divided into tracks. Cases are revealed at the start of the event; however, participants can suggest their own ideas using the technologies provided in the MEGAHACKATHON
Digital platform
Digital platforms are a trend of recent years. Come up with your Uber, Airbnb or Coursera
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML ). Participants will be asked to consider using these technologies to solve certain tasks.
Smart Business
In this track, will be presented cases that are designed to make the process, project and business activities of companies more effective and offer new opportunities
Big Data
The track dedicated to developing solutions that will help you use increasing amounts of data correctly.
Mobile apps and services
Development of mobile applications and services. Priority-development for Android OS
Creating solutions using drones and solutions for processing and visualizing data received from drones for various social needs (agriculture, cartography, etc.)
Internet of things (IoT)
and RFID
Internet of things: combine devices to perform various tasks! Solutions using RFID will be considered separately
Development of solutions using the latest technologies in the field of neuroscience and neurointerfaces: educational tracks, biological, robotic.
AR (Augmented reality)
Services and applications with the formation and use of augmented reality
Smart Auto
This track is dedicated to creating digital solutions and industrial designs that will make a modern car "smart". A car with an OBD connector will be placed on the MEGAHACKATHON site
Logistics and Retail
We offer 48 hours to develop services that will help ensure effective logistics of goods, will be able to make closer goods and services, optimize delivery costs, and control production logistics
Social services
and housing
The track is dedicated to solutions in the field of social services, Smart City and HCS (housing and communal services).
March 20-22, 2020
March 20,
17:00 – 18:00 : Registration of the participants
18:00 – 19:00 : Formation of the teams
19:00 – 20:00 : HackUniverity opening ceremony
20:30 – 21:30 : Dinner
20:30 – 21:30 : Workshops
21:30 – 22:30 : Workshops
21:30 – 00:00 : Beginning of the hackathon. Teamwork

March 21,
00:00 – 8:30 : Teamwork
8:30 – 9:30 : Breakfast
9:30 – 13:00 : Teamwork, lectures, workshops, working time for VR zone and other activities
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:00 – 20:00 : Teamwork, lectures, workshops, working time for VR zone and other activities
20:00 – 21:00 : Dinner
21:00 – 00:00 : Teamwork

March 22,
00:00 – 8:30 : Teamwork
8:30 – 9:30 : Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 : Teamwork. Preliminary pitch to the experts
12:00 - Projects Deadline
12:00 – 13:00 : Preparation of the presentations
13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 : Projects Presentations
15:00 – 15:30 : Summing up the preliminary results
15:30 – 17:30 : Final
17:30 – 18:00 : Winners Announcement, Award ceremony, closing ceremony
18:00 – 19:00 : Departure of the participants, group photo
Participants of the MEGAhackathon will be able to attend various workshops organized as a part of the event and devoted to different topics and technologies. One of the workshops will be held by the practicing expert in the theory of solving inventive problems (TRIZ), and this seminar deserves a special attention.
One of the MegaHackathons 2018 and 2019 winning teams was awarded a summer trip to Sochi.
Join MegaHackathon 2020!

Closer to the beginning of the event, the competition of submitted applications increases significantly
Hurry up to apply for MEGAHACKATHON!
Until the start of HackUniversity 2020
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What is the age limit for participants?
You must be between the age of 18 to 45 in order to participate in MegaHackathon
I don't have a team. What should I do?
Don't worry! Individual participants will be formed into groups at the beginning of the hackathon. You can also find a team in our VK group.
How to register a team?
All team members must register individually, mentioning the same team name and name of the team leader.
How many participants could be in one team?
There are could be up to 4 people in one team.
What is the selection process?
Participants are selected based on the answers in the registration form, taking into consideration your skills, motivation and level of expertise. We are looking forward to seeing the examples of the realized projects, your achievements and future goals. All the above should be stated in the registration form.
I'm not an engineer, nor coder, can I still participate?
Sure, feel free to register! You should think over your role in the team and how your skills and experience can benefit the development process. In fact, the teams are advised to involve professionals from various areas of expertise: designer, business-analyst, project manager, psychologist, economist and so on. That could be a great advantage for the team.
I am not from St Petersburg. Where can I stay at night?
You can take a sleeping bag and spend the night in the MegaHackathon's space. Another option is to stay in the hotels and hostels nearby. If you need help choosing a place to stay, we will be glad you give you any advice.
Registration for teams and individual participants
If you have a team, you need to state that in the registration form. All team members must register individually, mentioning the same team name and name of the team leader. If you don't have a team, that's fine too: individual participants will be formed into groups at the beginning of the hackathon.
Photo gallery
Photos taken at the previous events
Location of the HackUniveristy 2020
MEGAHACKATHON HackUniveristy takes place on March 20-20, 2020, Saint Petersburg
Pavilion "St Petersburg film studios"
General Khrulev's Street, d.9A, Saint Petersburg
Closest Metro station: "Pionerskaya"

On place, there will be volunteers who will meet participants and navigate them to the registration zone.

Some MegaHackathon 2019 events (press-conference, flight simulators and other activities) could be organized in different locations. The address will be announced later and transportation will be organized.
Pavilion photos
Here is the list of Universities, supporting our event
General partners
Our partners & sponsors
Partners and sponsors are welcome
We are inviting partners and sponsors for collaboration. We offer a wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation. For more information please call: +7 812 502 11 85

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