A marathon of ideas for Leonardo

Innovathon is a marathon of ideas organised using the hackathon format, an Open Innovation event designed by Leonardo to stimulate the outside world through technological challenges designed to contribute to our innovation process, promote and implement creative solutions and glean inspiration for new products and services. 

Innovathon represents:

  • an ideal environment to trigger innovative ideas;
  • a way to test team working attitude under pressure;
  • a lever to discover new talents.


Innovathon for the 2019 Innovation Award


Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate in STEM disciplines? Are you keen to test yourself by putting your knowledge and skills into a two-day business game aimed at developing independent solutions to manage a critical infrastructure protection scenario? Pick up the gauntlet thrown down by Leonardo and accept the challenge! 

Discover more about how to take part in the competition and send your application. Applications will close on October 31st!


Who is innovathon for

University students and graduates (since January 2018 ) in STEM disciplines, with at least one of the following skills:

  • Python or C++ coding skills
  • basic knowledge of electronics
  • knowledge of Deep Learning frameworks
  • maker approach

You can participate to Innovathon either as an individual or as a team (maximum of 4 members). 
The organisers may, at their discretion, add individual participants in a team based on the skills and information presented during the application stage.


The challenge

Develop a solution to support operations in emergency during a two-day non-stop marathon.

During Innovathon, participants will be asked to:

  • use their skills to develop solutions for rescuers when responding to an emergency call;
  • design and develop a working prototype for monitoring areas in critical conditions;
  • demonstrate creativity, ability to adapt, problem solving and teamwork skills and common sense in developing the winning project.

At a later stage all the details about technologies, technical and business requirements will be provided to allow the business game solution.


Why take part


The Prizes

The top 3 teams will be invited to the Leonardo 2019 Innovation Awards ceremony, where they will officially receive their prize in the presence of the Company’s top management.


Save the Dates


How to register

Fill in the application form

Closing date for Innovathon applications: 31 October 2019

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