HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands--Murata Electronics Europe B.V.:
Murata Electronics Europe B.V. is partnering with Samurai Incubate Inc. (Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo; CEO: Kentaro Sakakibara) to host the 2nd Murata Hackathon, an event that seeks new business ideas in IoT, from September 14-15 in Israel.
*What is a “hackathon”?
A hackathon, coined by combining the words “hack” and “marathon,” is an event in which engineers come together to compete in teams and give shape to ideas. Participants write programs and develop applications over the course of several days.
With the world of the Internet of Things or “IoT” expanding at a rapid pace, there is demand for the birth of unprecedented and innovative products. Murata is therefore targeting the creation of new business in IoT and following last year’s event, it will host the 2nd Murata Hackathon in Israel. The event is aimed at developing new applications by integrating Murata’s state-of-the-art parts, especially sensors and communication modules, with original ideas from Israel, a country known for its software development expertise.
Details of Hackathon
|Name||2nd Murata Hackathon in Israel|
Organizer: Murata Electronics Europe B.V.
|Dates||September 14-15, 2016|
|Location||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Conditions for participation||Entry in teams (2-5 members)|
|Number of teams accepted||15 teams|
Entries open: June 2, 2016
Eleven teams participated in last year’s 1st Murata Hackathon. The winner, Israeli startup The Elegant Monkeys (TEM), has entered into an agreement with Murata to pursue joint development in the healthcare sector.
The Elegant Monkeys comment on winning the 1st Murata Hackathon
The Elegant Monkeys is excited to start a highly ambitious and strategic cooperation with Murata, made possible as a result of winning their 1st Israeli Hackathon last year. We believe that the combination of Japanese top-quality hardware innovation alongside the Israeli software and algorithm expertise, will lead to a new industry standard of products. Although we cannot elaborate at this time, this joint venture is a big step for the Israeli-Japanese collaboration towards global technological advancements.
About The Elegant Monkeys
TEM is an Israeli-based startup company, specializing in Software, Mobile, IoT (Internet of Things) and Healthcare Technologies. TEM is pursuing the vision of translating human emotions to digital signals in order to improve quality-of-life for the modern society through technological innovations. For more information, visit TEM’s website at https://www.elegantmonkeys.com/
About Samurai Incubate Inc.
As one of Japan’s leading incubators, Samurai Incubate Inc. has launched many proactive efforts under its mission of changing the world through “Go Action! Go Change!,” including its Samurai Startup Island (Tokyo) and Samurai House (Israel) co-working spaces for incubation, Samurai Venture Summit events to support entrepreneurs (held in Japan and North America along with ASEAN, Israel, and more), and an investment fund. For details, visit http://www.samurai-incubate.asia/