Founded in 2014, HackZurich has grown to one of the largest and most renowned hackathons in Europe within a short period of time. Being in the middle of Europe, close to world-leading universities, HackZurich is characterized by an extraordinarily high quality of participants and a variety of national and international partners. 

After pioneering with one of the first ever hybrid hackathons worldwide last year, we will again offer the possibility to either participate in-person or virtually from around the world. We guarantee a safe set-up and are convinced that live and in-person collaboration is more important than ever. Join us for an unforgettable experience!

HackZurich has also been the organizer of #CodeVsCOVID19.


If you applied to HackZurich 2021, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackZurich. If you attended and hacked at HackZurich, then you are eligible to make a submission. Please register within the corresponding application period on

Participants must be 18 years or older. All nationalities, ethnicities and gender are welcome. Please consider the Code of Conduct:


  • Please fill out the separate submission form (see HackZurich Guide) 
  • You need to upload a video as part of your submission (max. 2minutes)
  • Please select for which sponsor prize you are going in order to get considered for the evaluation. 
  • Please do assign every team member to the corresponding team. 
  • Submit all the information and material of your prototype to Devpost.
  • The main jury and the jury of the sponsors will assess your projects on Devpost. The 25 best teams get admitted to the finals and have the opportuninty to pitch (2min).
  • Wait for judging and results. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,500 in prizes

1st Overall Prize, HackZurich

2nd Overall Prize, HackZurich

3rd Overall Prize, HackZurich

Audience Award, HackZurich

Hybrid Team Award (2)

#1 Workshop: Siemens

#2 Workshop: Migros

#3 Workshop: Zurich Insurance

#4 Workshop: Huawei

#5 Workshop: Optiver

#6 Workshop: Randstad

#7 Workshop: Holcim

#8 Workshop: FOITT

#9 Workshop: SRF

#10 Workshop: Roche

#11 Workshop: SwissRe

#12 Workshop: Swica

#13 Workshop: Logitech

#14 Workshop: CSS

#15 Workshop: Literoom & IBM

#16 Workshop: Xylem

#17 Workshop: Janssen

#18 Workshop: Galledia

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Alexander Ilic

Alexander Ilic
Head of ETH AI Center

Ralitsa Angelova

Ralitsa Angelova
Geo Quality Eng Lead, Google

Nicole Büttner

Nicole Büttner
Co-Founder & CEO Merantix Labs

Pascal Mathis

Pascal Mathis
Partner at Wingman AG

Imai Jen-La Plante

Imai Jen-La Plante
Lead Applied Scientist & Senior Manager Expedia Group

Cédric Waldburger

Cédric Waldburger
Founder of Tenderloin Ventures

Christof Roduner

Christof Roduner
VP Engineering, CIO and Co-Founder at Scandit

Isa Steiner

Isa Steiner
Digital Entrepreneur

Flavio Pfaffhauser

Flavio Pfaffhauser
Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder Beekeeper

Adrian Hilti

Adrian Hilti
Co-Founder Red or Blue Labs and Co-Founder

Raimundo Sierra

Raimundo Sierra
VirtaMed Co-CEO & Founder

Kevin Sartori

Kevin Sartori
Co-founder Auterion

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative or innovative is the idea behind the prototype?
  • Viability
    How relevant is the prototype's use case to a real market or business problem? Can it be sold effectively?
  • User Interface & User Experience
    Is the overall user experience intuitive? Does the flow make sense?
  • Technical Strength & Sophistication
    How sophisticated is the application? Is a source code repository being used? Is there documentation? Are appropriate services and infrastructure being used (e.g. cloud computing, databases)?
  • Feasability
    Does it actually work? How complete is the product? Could the prototype scale as a real solution with multiple users?
  • Pitch
    Was the team able to explain their idea and what the prototype actually did? Did the presentation and demo show how their hack has fulfilled the judging criteria? Did the team communicate the essence of why they did what they did and why it was important?

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