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Join the Digital Tourism DeepHack


One of the industries most affected by Covid-19 globally is tourism. The rapid changes with moving to online environments and reducing global travel has driven tourism to embrace and accelerate the digital transformation of the industry.

Even after the pandemic, there is a huge global potential for the industry to carry on with the quest for digitalization and to offer different, sustainable ways of tourism.

Extended Reality (XR) technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and other immersive environments, can be utilized when designing and developing future digital tourism. Through XR, remote locations can be made accessible and on-site experiences can be enhanced. Museums, architecture, and historical sites present endless possibilities for adding new layers with immersive technologies.

The Digital Tourism Deephack, organized by EIT Digital and EIT Urban Mobility, together with TIM, Fifth Ingenium, Politecnico di Milano and TU Berlin, aims to enable and accelerate the future of digital tourism.

Your challenge for this deephack is to create innovative digital tourism experiences and solutions. The solutions should be based on XR, but can also leverage other technologies. Potential solution domains include immersive tourism enabled by XR technologies, solutions for tour operators, travel agencies, attraction managers, event managers to enhance their offerings, sustainable experiences in protected areas, interactive multiplayer tourism experiences.


The winning teams will receive a share of EUR 5000 in prize money.

Application deadline

Application deadline: 27 October, 2021 - 23:59 CET

Potential solutions examples

  • Solutions to tour operators, travel agencies, attraction managers, event managers to enhance their offerings
  • Interactive multiplayer touristic experience
  • Immersive tourism enabled by XR technologies
  • Sustainable experiences in protected areas and/or urban areas where infrastructure might be constrained
  • Increase opportunities in undervalued locations
  • New functionalities and capacities of ART Platform

Who should join?

We are looking for teams of 2-5 persons consisting of students, individual developers, UI/UX designers and business experts.


Solutions should preferably utilize ART Platform services and assets to some extent

Join as follows:

  1. Apply individually
  2. Send idea submission
  3. Add your team members
  4. Add more details to your submission

Apply here