!Nternational Challenge - Iskratel

!Nternational CHALLENGE

Digital transformation of Industries – If 5G technology only makes you think of higher internet speeds, you are not aware of its true magic!

Be !N, find the magic and apply to !Nternational Challenge of Iskratel!


The economy is facing a new industrial revolution, where the main challenge is autonomy, automation and digitalization, relying on the materialization of large amounts of data collected in a process. But the prerequisite for these is collection, processing and intrepretation of an enormous amount of data. 

This is where 5G technology and Iskratel are related.
 Most users today recognize 5G technology solely as improved mobile technology, which is why most 5G providers will be focusing on telcos in the next 5 years. But Iskratel is aware that it is so much more than just significantly higher data transfer speeds and incredibly low latency. 5G is the lever for the breakthrough technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR – XR), autonomous vehicles, drones, smart infrastructure, massive Internet of Things (IoT), and e-health. It’s the future we’re watching in all action and Sci-Fi movies.

In Slovenia, Iskratel was the first to demonstrate a use case for industry by using 5G technology in a Smart Factory. Now, it's time to take a step forward. Iskratel is therefore looking for ideas and solutions related to the 5G technology and intended for use in industries, transport and energy sector, public safety, and smart cities.  


This !Nternational Challenge is addressing new innovative solutions for industries of various sectors (smart factories, smart city, energy, transport, public safety) using the 5G technology, while also actively observing and reducing the impact of the technology on health and the environment.

We are looking for: 

1. Complementary solutions and technologies that (i) could  be integrated and demonstrated in the complex solution of smart factory and teleworking for industries, (ii) infrastructure management for smart cities, (iii) managing and migitation risks for public safety sector, (iv) managing smart mobility/transport (efficient public transport, traffic management, and the logistics of goods) and (v) maintaining energy infrastructure and managing energy distribution.

2. New technologies and procedures that would enable more efficient problem and task solving by means of the automation and digitalization of industries, cities, transport, energy and public safety, and through improved interaction between humans and machines. 

3. Ideas that would help shape new types of services based on the interpretation and processing of large amounts of collected data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

4. New business models for the sharing economy that would enable more efficient utilization of resources and would address the challenges of industries, taking advantage of Iskratel’s competences in developing complex solutions. 

5. New ideas that would improve the quality, management, and utilization of natural resources (air, water, energy, and waste)

6. Ideas for limiting and reducing the adverse effects of modern technology on health and the environment.


The end of coronavirus lockdown made greatest opportunity to engage again.

Hackaton is being held 16 - 17 June 2020.


Main location: Conference Center at Iskratel’s premises in Kranj, Ljubljanska cesta 24a.
The entrance is through the main office building (the glass facade building). There is a large free parking in front of the building.

Additional venues will be provided for international participants:

 - Northern Macedonia - ITS Iskratel Skopje, Ulica Mirce Acev br. 2, 11000 Skopje

 - Russia - Iskrauraltel, Komvuzovskaya Street 9/a, 620137 Yekaterinburg

- Russia – Iskratel Representative Office, Ul. Derbenevskaya 6, 115114, Moscow

A video connection to main location in Slovenia will be provided.


All entrepreneurs, innovators, students, tech minds, professionals, startups, thinkers, enthusiasts and creative people are invited. So, YOU are kindly welcome as well. 


The teams will be competing for the following prizes:

1st prize: 3.000€ (gross*) + experience package (weekend with Tesla electric car)

2nd prize: 1.500€ (gross) + experience package (Safe Driving Course at AMZS CVV Vransko, Slovenia*)

3rd prize: 800€ (gross) + home commodity package (Innbox Mesh WiFi access points)

*For international winners the experience package may be adapted to a similar service in the country of winners.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applying to the Hackathon is 12 June 2020.

You can apply as an individual or as a team. Please note: if applying as a team, each participant must still fill-in their own application form.
Let’s put Slovenia among the other great players in industry digital transformation sector with the help of the 5G technology! What magical solutions can you come up with that will change our lives and productivity of economy for the better? Are you up for the !Nternational CHALLENGE?
Apply now