Science Hack

Students from diverse fields of study from all universities of Munich are invited to participate in the Science Hack of TUM: Junge Akademie. They display their creativity, passion and problem-solving skills towards solving challenges provided by the industrial partners and exceptional chairs of TUM.

Science Hack 2021

"The New Normal - Sustainable & Inclusive Cities after the Pandemic"

What is the topic of the Science Hack 2021?

This year's Science Hack is all about “The New Normal - Sustainable & Inclusive Cities after the Pandemic”. Why is this a challenging and important topic for which we need creative solutions? The future of humanity lies in the cities: By 2050, the population of the metropolitanareas is expected to have almost doubled. This presents opportunities, but also leads to many harsh challenges, for example issues regarding environmental compatibility, mobility, the creation of housing, but also concerning the coexistence of people with different economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds. Individuals and companies are faced with the necessity of shaping and developing the cities of the future.

Are you ready for one of the most exciting tech events of the year?

The next Science Hack takes place this spring! As it is impossible to know how the pandamic will interfear our daily life, we plan in two ways, online or hybrid. Stay tuned!

  • Kick-Off: April 16, 2021 (virtually)
  • Main event: April 23-25, 2021 (virtually)





What is the Science Hack?

TUM Science Hack is the hackathon organized by TUM: Junge Akademie, a scholarship program of the Technical University of Munich for exceptionally talented and dedicated students with high affinity for research and teaching. Students of diverse fields and from different universities are invited to participate in this hackathon and to display their creativity, passion, and problem-solving skills.

The last Science Hack in 2019 was attended by 90 students from various fields of study. Industry partners and university chairs offer exciting challenges, which combine issues from different scientific disciplines. Teams of up to five people will work out solutions for these challenges. Each team gets professional support from the worlds of business and science. At the end of the Science Hack, the coolest projects are rewarded with attractive prices!

How much programming experience do I need?

While programming experience is almost essential for every team, the challanges will encourage you to use a diverse set of skills in approaching complex problems, so you don't have to be a coder to join. Try to form teams that include people from different fields, but also make sure that there are coders in the team.

Science Hack 2020 (postponed to spring 2021)

The third edition of our TUM Science Hack could not take place as planned. As the pandemic is still part of our daily life, we decided for security reasons not to realize any Science Hack in 2020.

Science Hack 2019

In the second edition of TUM Science Hack, students from nine different fields of study participated and the event was supported by six partner companies. It was an incredible opportunity for students and companies to interact in finding unique solutions to one concerning problem: Sustainability. Science Hack 2019

Science Hack 2018

The first TUM Science Hack hosted students from seven different fields of study and was supported by five partner companies. It was an incredible opportunity for students and companies to interact in finding unique solutions to important problems. Science Hack 2018