DIH IDEMO Hackathon successfully held

March 27, 2024

The digital innovation hub IDEMO organized and successfully held a Hackathon intended for students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering on March 1st and 2nd, 2024. The hackathon was successfully implemented on the premises of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka, where the participants had the opportunity to spend 24 hours, including the night.

The teams had help from mentors provided by Dijana Vuković Grbić, Igor Pandžić, Bojan Knežević, Vladimir Ćorda and Branko Vasiljević. Mentors are experts with experience in the IT sector, digital transformation and business development. Their experience and expertise inspired and helped students to achieve their goals and show their potential.

The task that the participants of the hackathon solved was keeping record of working hours and controlling access to premises intended for companies from the metalworking and woodworking sectors. The expert commission evaluated the teams based on four criteria – technical aspect, innovation, usability and presentation.

The team of students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering “Udarac u prazno” was the most successful at the DIH IDEMO HACKATHON in Banja Luka. The winning team, consisting of Filip Beštić, Dejan Simić, Danilo Blažić and Dejan Ikić, successfully solved the hackathon task. They presented an application that aims to facilitate monitoring and records of work in small and medium-sized enterprises from the woodworking and metalworking sectors.

The members of the “Jahači apokalipse” team, David Đenadija, Danilo Todorović, Marko Maksimović and Milan Ilišković, also did an excellent job, and according to the expert jury, they took second place after the 24-hour hackathon.

DIH IDEMO is supported within the EU4DigitalSME project, which is jointly financed by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ), which is aimed at establishing and supporting the development of digital innovation hubs (DIH) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).