Green Tech Jam 2019


Interdisciplinary student hackathon on the topic of
“Code & Concept for Green Tech“

8th and 9th of March 2019 @ TU Graz



Do you want to get together with a bunch of creative and talented people?

Do you want to create digital solutions for international technology leaders in the field of green tech?

Do you want to try out some new and whacky stuff and have a lot of fun?


Come and join us at the Green Tech Jam 2019 hosted by Green Tech Cluster Styria and the Graz University of Technology in cooperation with Green Tech companies. The theme is “Code & Concept for Green Tech”.

The aim is to bring together students from different disciplines (coders, designers, developers, engineers, environmental system scientists, …) in interdisciplinary teams and to work on creative new solutions. The results will be presented in 10 minutes pitches in front of a professional jury. Prize money of € 5000 will be divided between the best 3 solutions!

On March 19th the winning teams are going to present their solutions at the Green Tech Innovators Club. There they have the chance to win an audience award.



Thank you for your interest in the Green Tech Jam. Unfortunately, we have already reached the maximum number of participants. You can still sign up for the waiting list:


 Important information

  • Network with like-minded people
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • We´ll provide you with a wide variety of gadgets to boost your creativity
  •  € 5000 for the winning teams
  • Test your skills on use cases from the industry

Day 1 (March 8th)
TU Graz Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz, lecture hall „i8“ and „i9“

  • 09:00: Check in and get-together

  • 09:30 – 10.30: Green Tech Jam Announcements & Keynote + Topic

  • 10:30 – 11:00: Group Forming & Pitches

  • 11:00 – 22:00 Work on projects

Day 2 (March 9th)
TU Graz Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz, lecture hall „i8“ and „i9“

  • 08:00 – 12:00: Work on projects

  • 12:00: Deadline to create solutions and start with the preparation of final pitches

  • 15:00 – 17:00 Presentations – Each team has 10 minutes for a short presentation

The Green Tech Jam will be moderated by Johanna Pirker from the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science, TU Graz, who also organized several international game jams and hackathons. Forbes magazine lists her among the 30 most interesting minds from Europe under the age of 30 for her prizewinning virtual reality physics lab. Further information about Johanna can be found here.


Frequently Asked Questions

„Jam“ is a reference to musician jam sessions, not traffic or spreadable fruit.

The goal is to come together and create digital solutions, products or services for the green tech sector. Participants rapidly prototype product / service designs and hopefully inject new ideas to foster growth in the green tech industry. We ask participants to create a digital solution from beginning to end in 48 hours. The brief time span is meant to help encourage creative thinking to result in small but innovative and experimental solutions.

No. The teams are formed on the first day, so you get the chance to work with new people from different fields of study! Make new friends and get to know potential future employers. Already formed teams are welcomed to participate as well.

Although having computer skills is helpful, experience is not necessary. Designers, developers, engineers and environmental system scientists are welcome to try their hand at making new digital products or services for the green tech sector. Even if you have no experience at all, you can still participate by contributing ideas, playtesting, and giving moral support to your team.

No. Everyone is welcome (designers, developers, engineers, environmental system scientists, …). The main goal is to bring together a bunch of creative and talented people to form interdisciplinary teams and work on creative new solutions.


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This was the Jam 2018



Johann Koinegg
Green Tech Cluster
+43 (0) 316 40 77 44 13

Johanna Pirker
TU Graz, Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science
+43 (0) 316 873 5625