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Magneti Marelli “Hackathon” at 2014 Motor Show: the Polytechnic University of Milan won the award for the best project

Enthusiasm and dynamism, but also team organization and concentration, combined with great commitment and passion: Magneti Marelli explored “New roads for innovation” at the 2014 Bologna Motor Show, involving university talents, with the possibility of carrying out training experience at the Company. The core point was the context of “Innovaction” with declination of the “New roads for innovation” concept and the Hackathon event on 10th December.

In the wake of the on-going experience with the LapTime Club, the online innovation laboratory for motorsport, Magneti Marelli organized its first LapTimeClub.zip Hackathon in collaboration with The FabLab Milan. It involved a challenge between universities scheduled in Hall 25 of the Motor Show. Four teams, each consisting of four students (attending the universities of Bologna, Brescia, Milan and Turin) came face to face in an eight-hour long challenge (from 09.00 to 17.00) during which they have been called upon to design and implement a technological solution in the automotive/motorsport field, tackling various design softwares, 3D printers and laser cutters.

All students have proven their talent, ability and creativity. After going head to head with the University of Bologna, The Milan team, composed by Alberto Taraborrelli, Stefano Giubilini, Matteo Moro and Attilio Trovato, with the tutoring of Leonardo Carraro (The Fablab), eventually won the award for the best project.

The jury of experts appreciated the original approach in the design of the physical part of the dashboard and the combination of graphics, design and software. Thanks to their success, the winners will have the opportunity to undertake internship within the company.

SEE ALSO: Magneti Marelli Motorsport LapTime Club now opening: watch the video

This event is evidence of Magneti Marelli’s attention to new ways of conceiving technological innovation, also relating to the automotive industry, in particular to the “lateral and extended thinking” of the Internet and to new creative and collaborative modes enabled by new media.

Below you can see the Hackathon Official Video.

Experience the Official Photo Gallery and re-live the LapTimeClub.zip Hackathon through visual contents.

From 20 to 7 Ideas: Who Will be the First LapTime Club Innovator?

The first round of the LapTime Club project has recently concluded, resulting in a top 20 Tech Ideas directly chosen by community Members. Starting from the amount of likes, votes and comments generated by LapTime Club members, the committee of Magneti Marelli experts has now selected 7 Motorsport ideas. Each one of them inspires innovation and proves in fact to be very revolutionary for the Automotive Industry: which ideas will be the winning ones?

SEE ALSO: 20 worldwide tech ideas to radically change the future of automotive

Check out below the selected ideas and their authors. If you want to discover more about each one, just take a look at the LapTime Club community!


Congratulations and many thanks to all the LapTime Club members for their contributions and active participation. Even if your idea didn’t make it to the top 7, consider yourself a real Motorsport Protagonist.

This weekend, during the Valencia Moto GP, Magneti Marelli experts will choose and announce the two winning ideas and the Top Innovator. Can you wait until the 9th of November for the final proclamation?