Innovation | 17 November 2017

Groupe Renault explores disruptive ideas with the “House of cars” hackathon

2017 - Hackathon - House of cars - Groupe Renault
Guyancourt Technocentre Last October, Groupe Renault organized a hackathon, a competition based on creativity in digital innovation. The aim? As part of an innovative, collaborative approach, to get people from outside the company to come up with new ideas on the theme of “electric vehicles, an extension of the home”. Read on to find out more!
by Caroline De Beaumont

The forces involved?

They were ninety-five participants, aged between 20 and 30 ans, students or young professionals from outside the company.  Developers, IT engineers, designers, or people with a passion for electric vehicles, new technologies, home automation or artificial intelligence…

The “House of cars” hackathon in figures
95 hackers
22 teams
52 Groupe Renault mentors
665 Tweets
100 litres of coffee

Their mission?

 Participants had 48 hours, nights included, to come up with ideas for the electric car of the future, an extension of the home, and to work on new connected services. Supervised by Groupe Renault’s Smart EV Lab team, participants were able to express their creativity and prototype their designs at l’Atelier Renault and the Technocentre.

The watchword for all the participants, be ambitious and think new business! Three jury prizes and one special prize were awarded for these projects.


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