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With a chance to be in the heart of the action at this year’s London Tech Week, the winners will have the opportunity to present their project on the main stage of the headline event, TechXLR8. Don’t forget, HackXLR8 provides maximum exposure to the 15,000 visitors expected to be in attendance—so everyone’s a winner!

Exclusive technology from our soon to be revealed partnerships will provide developers and startups with direct access to the future of smart technology.

Come and see how developments in science and technology transform connected devices, rethink the way we travel with safer and more sustainable transportation, and positively impact our environment.

HackXLR8 is back!
Don’t miss out on being part of the action!

Hack in the heart of London Tech Week


HackXLR8 is back for a second year in the middle of London Tech Week once again, at ExCel London!

After a really successful event last year, HackXLR8 returns with another two-day hackathon focusing on three themes: Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Mobility and GreenTech.



  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Data Scientists
  • Marketers


  • Winners will showcase their projects on TechXLR8’s main stage!
  • Network with the industry's top tech companies
  • Collaborate with talent across London’s tech ecosystem
  • Maximum exposure at the heart of LTW
  • Exclusive prizes for the winning teams
  • Complimentary TechXLR8 tickets and FREE entrance to demos and conference talks

We already have 150 registrants securing their place at this years HackXLR8.

Hack in the City - London Tech Week


Network and collaborate with Designers,
Startups and Developers to create your Team

  • The challenge is to create an app, a prototype or develop a smart and connected idea around one of the HackXLR8 themes: IoT, Smart Mobility and GreenTech
  • Stay tuned as the challenges are to be announced soon!

Register now to secure your's!


  • IoT
  • Smart Mobility
  • GreenTech

London Tech Week’s Headline Event


London Tech Week 2017 marked the emergence of London's newest—and biggest— technology expo. TechXLR8 is a festival of technology taking you on a journey between networks, tech and consumer services.

TechXLR8 brings together the converging tech industries by showcasing 8 leading technology events: 5G World, IoT World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, Digital CX World, AR & VR World, Smart Transportation & Mobility, Blockchain 360 and Project Kairos.

Check out last year’s highlights in the video below.

Pascal Wheeler

Fab de Liberali


Oliver Leung

Gavin Ray


Marketing Manager

Josie Hirtenstein

Creative Director

UX/UI Developer


More about the venue, see the venue guide

To find the best route to get to ExCel, London click here

Travel map

Join us at ExCel London


One Western Gateway,
Royal Victoria Dock,
London E16 1XL


Resources provided

Programme Worth: £5000*’s ethos is to create positive impact through people and technology. We’re looking to champion rising stars and to drive future innovation in tech. If that sounds like you and your ideas, then get in touch and find out about our exciting tech careers and internship opportunities.

Developers – leave the data, privacy and consent hassle to us! takes care of the hardest parts of normalising data from tons of sources – while providing industry-leading privacy, security and permission management. All you have to do is start innovating – and give users a good reason to share their data with you! doesn't see, hold or touch user data. lets you do amazing things with your personal data without compromising your privacy or security. challenges

Your life, your terms.

Build a cool innovative app using’s CA platform with a focus on social, financial, health and wearables data as makes private sharing real! Develop an innovative solution that solves a critical challenge in IoT, green tech or smart mobility.

The Developer Incubation/Growth Programme

Green Tech Challenge

A powerful tool in research and development CA can also aid social good and sustainability. You could reward populations for recycling, energy saving, or create a food waste recycling or reduction programme.


Smart Mobility Challenge

Striving toward frictionless, automated and personalised travel on-demand, create a concept built using the CA private sharing. For example smart parking, ride-sharing, multi-modal journey planning or city analysis.

  • Funding of £1000 to each Developer from the winning team.  
  • 3 x 2 hour Mentoring Sessions with Angel Investor and entrepreneur Chairman Julian Ranger covering technical, business and entrepreneurial guidance.
  • 5 x winning concepts built on the CA platform, will be further assisted through to production stages by business introductions via’s industry network and partnership connections. IoT Challenge

Integrate IoT based apps that are powered by’s CA private sharing platform. IoT raises some serious security challenges use to lighten the burden. To get you started these could be rewards based apps or concepts that enable better management of your IoT devices in home technology. 

* The Spotlight Prize is only available to tech built on the CA platform.


Digi.Me Incubation/Growth Programme

(see partner's section for more detail)

1st Prize

£2,000 for the Winning Team


HackXLR8 DAY 2


HackXLR8 DAY 1

Thursday 14 June









Wednesday 13 June








Doors open

Welcome and Introductions

Idea Pitches (60 secs each)

Team Formation

Start of code



Onsite activity/ Code

Tech support starts/teamwork

Logistics tests

Coding ends/lunch

Final demos and judging

3 Winners Pitch on main stage

Live Judging of final winners with audience

Meet the hacker session with winners


Step 1

Register for HackXLR8

Step 2

Attend the two-day hackathon in London

Step 3

Demo your final project

Step 4




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