On July 2nd, 2015, the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector hosted the Hack4Europe final.

More than 500 key European players, including large corporates, start-ups and colleges, as well as developers, designers and creators, watched the lucky finalists present their applications, and, for the first time, were able to vote for their favourite projects!

The opening speech from Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion at the European Commission, set the tone for a day of open innovation. The event was interspersed with three round-table discussions with prominent spokesmen and women from companies that have helped to paint the European innovation landscape.


The seven finalist teams were awarded their prizes by the partner companies:

Ayni, All4One, Welcom (double prizewinner!), Smarteam (another double prizewinner!), Unicorns of Dev and Weball.

Three teams were rewarded by all of the participants through a vote that took place during the ceremony: Welcom, ShopMaster and Ozons.

First prize went to the Welcom team.


Jean-Baptiste Bouché, Tanguy Hélesbeux, Julien Blanc, Charlotte Breton with Sylvain Andrieu

1er Prix : Welcom

Welcom is the application that lets tourists not just visit a city but really experience it while enjoying the comfort offered by Uber services.

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Igor Mages represent his team in the absence of Luciana Muniz and Agnès Riotte

2e Prix : Shopmaster

ShopMaster is the application that lets you order food from any restaurant, whether it be for eat-in or takeaway.

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Adrien Moretti and Julien Deveaux representing their team in the absence of Julien Lepscher and Melissa Brun, with Charles Thou

3e Prix : Ozons

Ozons is an application that converts the time you waste on public transport into an opportunity to meet people with whom you share interests.

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Social Positive category

 HP Prize

Awarded by Xavier Poisson Gouyou, VP, Cloud Computing at HP EMEA: Ayni
Ayni a créé une plateforme innovante pour aider les gens à apprendre de nouvelles langues.

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Kévin Allec, Maxence Cornet, Camille Etienne, Thomas Jeanneau with Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps and Fabrice Lhonneur

E-commerce category

Cdiscount Prize

Awarded by Antoine Lamarche, Communication Director: All4One
All4One has created a Price Estimator to let consumers easily find the value of a product using the Cdiscount API.

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Can Atac with Antoine Lamarche

Mobility category

Uber and Canal TP Prize

Awarded by Sylvain Andrieu, Senior Marketing Manager Uber: Welcom
Welcom is the application that lets tourists not just visit a city but really experience it while enjoying the comfort offered by Uber services.

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Jean-Baptiste Bouché, Charlotte Breton, Tanguy Hélesbeux , Robin Eisenberg and Julien Blanc

SmartCity category


Awarded by Marc Florette, CDO ENGIE: Smarteam
Smarteam has developed the Lisa project, which connects various objects while developing the IoT.

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Jimmy Aumard and Sarah Bouhnick represent their team in the absence of Lisa Ghini and Caroline Cassis

Energy category

ERDF Prize

Awarded by Christian Buchel, Deputy-CEO, Chief Digital & International Officer: Unicorns of Dev
Unicorns of Dev have launched their Sugar Mole project, a platform that groups together all of your connected objects from an environmental protection point of view.

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Pierre-Yves Touzain, Kevin Mouton, Claire Grenier, Alexis Jacob, Rémi Serate and Christian Buchel

Internet of Things


Awarded by Eric Vallet, VP Partnerships & Global Accounts: Smarteam

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Jimmy Aumard and Sarah Bouhnick with Eric Vallet and Eric Vallet

Cross category

PayPal Prize

Awarded by Sophie Bertrand, Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships: Weball
Weball has created a platform for booking football pitches.

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Jalil Dabbech, Majid, Boudaoud, Colombe Brisse and Elias Chetouani with Sophie Bertrand

The day ended with a European cocktail and networking event offering culinary specialities from France, England, Germany, Spain and Italy.





 During the cocktail guests were invited to test their strength and agility on the mechanical bull that was brought in for the occasion!

We would like to thank the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Finance, the Epitech school, French Tech, the European Commission, HP, ENGIE, Cdiscount, Uber, PayPal, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Dailymotion, ERDF, Canal TP and all of the start-ups who took part for making this event the first European hackathon.

Thanks again to all the teams who took part and helped to make Hack4Europe a success!