NeMo Hackathon 2019


Hackathon winner e3charge to present its ChargeSharing solution at NeMo Final Conference


We are pleased to announce the winner of the NeMo Hackathon: the “ChargeSharing” community-based EV charging solution from the German start-up SME e3charge.

The NeMo Hackathon was an online competition open to entities outside the consortium, aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the Hyper-Network’s open tools for service creation by offering them to third parties to develop new ideas or apps relating to electromobility (B2B or B2C).

The solution from e3charge is a community-based network of private electric charging station providers. Based on a similar principle to car sharing, ride sharing or Airbnb, it allows owners of private charge points (CP) to rent out their use to others, without the user needing to create a new subscription or download a new app, but instead using standard well-known payment providers like PayPal, Apple or Google Pay.


ChargeSharing solution by e3charge

Most EV charging is currently done at private CPs such as at home or work. Also, suburban residential areas and smaller towns generally have far fewer public CPs than cities or major highways. A survey carried out in Germany by e3charge in 2016 found that around two-thirds of owners of private CPs would in principle agree to share them for a payment.

The technical solution proposed by e3charge is to enable data on such CPs to be published in various charging station directories (online mapping) as well as in-vehicle navigation systems (OEM and aftermarket solutions from electromobility service providers – EMP).

The ChargeSharing solution from e3charge was judged the winner against criteria such as its level of use of the NeMo open service creation tools, the atomic NeMo services used, the relevance to electromobility , innovation criteria (a service not already on the market on a large scale), interoperability and expected usefulness (commercial  potential).

The e3charge B2B APIs have been published using NeMo’s Data Translation tool so that they can be used by any EMP. Further developments are also planned such as a B2C app, allowing partners of roaming networks to charge via the e3charge network and integration of more payment providers to improve choice and increase ease of use for ad hoc payment.

Volker Fricke presents ChargeSharing by e3charge at the ITS European Congress in Eindhoven, June 2019

Come and see e3charge demonstrated at the NeMo Final Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona on 19 September!

Watch the introduction video from e3charge “Wie Sie Ihre Ladestation anderen zur Verfügung stellen und damit Geld verdienen” (How to make your charging station available to others and make money):



About the NeMo Hackathon

Are you…

  • a startup?
  • an application developer?
  • an Electromobility Service and/or application provider?
  • an entrepreneur or a student (MS, PhD candidates)?
  • interested in making a real impact on the Electromobility sector ?

Do you have a good idea for an Electromobility service or think of creating a novel smart service that could change the way we deal with issues related to Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and use?

You now have the chance to share your already developed Electromobility Services or fire up your creativity for innovative applications through the NeMo Hackathon that runs virtually until May 2019.

Bring your ideas to the table and join the NeMo Virtual Hackathon today!

The Hackathon

The EU-funded NeMo project organizes a virtual Hackathon aimed at the developer community.

The NeMo project creates a Hyper-Network of new and existing tools, models and services, which provides seamless interoperability of electromobility services, creating an open, distributed and widely accepted ecosystem for electromobility. The NeMo Hyper-Network is a distributed environment with open architecture based on standardised interfaces, in which all electromobility actors, physical (e.g. CP, electricity grid, EV’s) or digital (e.g. CPO’s, DSO’s, EMP’s, EV owners, etc.) can connect and interact seamlessly, in order to exchange data and to provide more elaborate e-mobility ICT services in a fully integrated and interoperable way for both B2B and B2C. The connection is based on dynamic translation of data and services interfaces according to the needs of the specific local scenario and the involved stakeholders.

The goal of the NeMo Hackathon is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Hyper-Network open tools for service creation, asking external developers, start-ups, service and application providers or other entrepreneurs and students to develop innovative electromobility services (i.e. web/mobile applications, B2C apps), either completely new or combining existing services provided/published in the NeMo Hyper-Network.

The specific objectives of the Hackathon are to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Hyper-Network open tools for services creation – Rapid service building challenge following NeMo backbone development and internal testing. B2C apps with developers leveraging the “Service Creation” domain and offering the B2C apps via the “Service Delivery” domain.
  • Integrate existing data or new data from actors’ services in the Hyper-Network.
  • Define and use APIs for new interoperable services such as CP searching and booking services.
  • Design and interconnect existing and new third party electromobility services and extend it with eRoaming capabilities.
  • Design and develop new horizontal services to integrate additional functionalities into existing or new electromobility services.
  • Use the Service Creation and Service Delivery domains.

Components and tools to use in the NeMo Hackathon

The Hackathon invites participants to come up with new ideas and apps (web/mobile, B2B and B2C) and other services for promoting Electromobility deployment with the usage of the:

A detailed tutorial of the tools is provided in the following webinar.


Expected innovations

The proposed services/apps must be relevant to electromobility and must meet the basic project objectives. Innovators are specifically asked to:

  • Create a service (B2B or B2C application) using the Service Creation Tools
  • Produce the technical files related to the developed service, which are:
  • Create a repository for the technical files (Gitlab)
  • Define an API for new interoperable services
  • Integrate existing or new data in the Hyper- Network < Service Delivery >
  • Develop an application compliant with the NeMo CIM


Hackathon process

Potential participants are invited to declare their interest to join the NeMo Hackathon by sending a short description of their idea (approx. 1000 words) and an architecture diagram (pictures/graphs/videos, etc.), to by 17 April 2019.

  • Individuals entering the Hackathon under their own name should also include a short biography describing the nature of their research/work/study (200 words max).
  • In case of team participation, a short biography of one of the team members is required, with a mention that they apply on behalf of a team, and a list of team members.

All proposals will be evaluated by the Hackathon Jury for their relevance to the basic objectives of the competition and their potential to meet the given criteria that are presented in detail below.

By the time the initial proposals are submitted, a series of webinars will be organised to familiarise interested applicants with the functionalities of the Hyper-Network and the NeMo tools for Service Creation.

Two submissions will be selected for implementation by mid-April 2019. The two finalists will have up to 30 of May 00:00 to deliver their final developed applications/services. The finalists will be offered a constant assistance during the second phase of the Hackathon (the development phase) by the group of Mentors.

After final submission, the two finalists will have up to one week to upload their applications to the NeMo Hyper-Network with the help of the NeMo Hackathon Mentors. The applications will be available on the Hyper-Network in time for the 13th ITS European Congress (3-6 June 2019).

A second round of evaluation will follow the ITS European Congress, and the Hackathon Final Winner will be announced by 17 June 2019.

Selection criteria

Description of criteria Failed

(Score 0)


(Score 1)


(Score 2)

Level of usage of NeMo open Service creation tools No use at all Partial Use Full Use
Number of atomic services used No atomic service was used. One atomic service was used. At least two atomic services were combined.
Relevance criteria

The proposed idea will be examined about its relevance to Electromobility and the NeMo high-level objectives.

The idea is not relevant to electromobility or the NeMo objectives. The idea is relevant to electromobility and meets most of the NeMo objectives. The idea is relevant to electromobility and meets all NeMo objectives.
Innovation criteria

The idea is not already available in market at a large scale.

The idea is not innovative (already available in the market in large scale). The idea is innovative but already available in the market. The idea is innovative and availability in the market is limited.
Interoperability criteria

The service meets the relevant standards

The idea does not contribute to interoperability. The idea is promoting structured data exchange and seamless information sharing with limitations. The idea is promoting structured data exchange and seamless information sharing on a cross-wide level.
Economic criteria

The expected market value will be evaluated based on the perceived economic usefulness of the service

The idea has low commercial potential. The idea has some revenue potential via specific exploitation model clearly visible, while the targeted market may be small. The idea has high commercial potential, clearly presenting a business model that targets a big market share.


The prizes

  • First phase finalists:
  • Second phase winner:
    • The winner of the NeMo Hackathon will have the opportunity to exhibit their application during the exhibition of the NeMo Final Event, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on September 2019.
    • The winner will also receive a 2 years free membership of the NeMo Business Alliance for Electromobility.

Key dates

5 March: Hackathon announcement & open call for contribution

19 March: Introductory webinar (watch the recording here)

17 April: Deadline for submission of expressions of interest

30 April: Announcement of the 2 finalists

30 May: Submission of developed services/applications (by 00:00 CET) at

5 June: Presentation of services/apps at the start-up area of the ITS European Congress

17 June: Announcement of the Hackathon winner

19 September: NeMo Final Event in Barcelona, Spain

The Jury

  • Thomas WALZ, IBM
  • Roberto TOLA, CRF
  • Andrew WINDER, ERTICO ITS Europe
  • Jean-Marc RIVES, GIREVE
  • Christophe MOURE, IDIADA
  • Evangelia PORTOULI, ICCS
  • Maria Pia FANTI, ICOOR (PoliBa)

Registration and contact information

For registration or any inquires related to the NeMo Hackathon please contact us at


Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions (click to expand)

  • The NeMo Hackathon is open to any legal entity, including natural persons or group of legal entities established in an EU Member State or in a country associated to Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
  • There is no fee for entry.
  • Developers may participate either on an individual basis or as part of a team. If participating in a team, the team must select one representative under whose name the application is submitted. The representative represents the team and assumes all rights and responsibilities regarding the NeMo Hackathon. The NeMo Consortium fulfils its responsibilities through the representative and does not contact individual members.
  • Participants must not have any formal link with any of the NeMo Consortium members.
  • Individual participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants retain the intellectual property rights of their own Services/Apps. The ownership of the Services/Apps does not change as a result of their submission to the NeMo Hackathon.
  • Participants represent and warrant that the Service/App submitted to the NeMo Hackathon is and will be the participant developers’ own original work and does not and will not infringe the intellectual property or proprietary rights (IPR) of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party patents, copyrights or trademarks.
  • Participants are exclusively responsible of protecting their work by acquiring the relevant IPR.
  • The NeMo consortium shall not be held liable for any damage caused or sustained by any of the participant developers, including any damage caused to third parties, namely the infringement of any third party intellectual property or proprietary rights, as a consequence of the activities conducted within the NeMo Hackathon framework.
  • All information given by the participant developers in the application must be correct and complete.
  • Participant developers must have no conflict of interest with the NeMo Consortium and/or the NeMo Hackathon. A conflict of interest could arise in particular as a result of economic interests, family, emotional life or any other shared interest and participant developers must inform the NeMo Consortium, without delay, of any situation considered a potential conflict of interest or which could give rise to a conflict of interest.
  • Participant developers must have not been granted, and will not grant, have not sought and will not seek, have not attempted and will not attempt to obtain, and have not accepted and will not accept any advantage to or from any party whatsoever, where such advantage constitutes an illegal practice.
  • Submitted Services/Apps may be subject to a due diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with the NeMo Hackathon Terms of Participation. The NeMo Consortium also reserves the right to disregard any Service/App submission if the submitted material or the participant developer(s) do not comply with the Nemo Hackathon Terms of Participation.
  • By virtue of the NeMo Grant Agreement and with due regard to the principle of proportionality, a participant developer which has committed irregularities or fraud and/or has made false declarations shall be liable to administrative penalties consisting of exclusion from the Nemo Hackathon.
  • The NeMo Consortium reserves the right to claim indemnity for damages caused by the fraudulent behavior of a participant developer.
  • The NeMo Consortium reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the NeMo Hackathon in whole or in part before its closing date without any obligation to indemnify participant developers in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties, or in case insufficient or no applications are received.
  • The NeMo Consortium shall not be held responsible for any claim relating to the activities carried out in the framework of the NeMo Hackathon by the participant developers.
  • The NeMo Hackathon is governed by the applicable national law complemented, where necessary, by the law of Belgium. The General Court or, on appeal, the Court of Justice of the European Union, shall have sole jurisdiction to hear any dispute between the Union and any participant concerning the interpretation, application or validity of the rules of the Challenges, if such dispute cannot be settled amicably.