BT Innovation Lab Calls for Entries for Lime Microsystems - Extended Hackathon


TechHub is thrilled to support BT in another exciting and transformative initiative aimed to completely change the landscape of communications and networks. The Lime Microsystems Extended Hackathon is the latest in a series of competitions aimed at supporting the best creative talent, helping them to turn their ideas into reality.

In addition to TechHub, BT has also teamed up with Lime Microsystems, Ubuntu, Quortus, Amarisoft, eurecom, Facebook, and EIT Digital to find small innovative companies and academic institutions to build more dynamic and flexible solutions, with far shorter development times, in order to maximise and optimise the standards-based network infrastructure and existing networks.

The competition is split into three categories - all structured around the use of the LIME technologies - namely, 1) optimising cost of development, time to market and/or performance/efficiency of existing solutions; 2) developing new solutions to an existing problem; and 3) coming up with the most imaginative and effective use of the programmable features of the LIME SDR chip. The scenarios include Disaster Recovery, Remote Connectivity, Internet of Things, Enterprise Network as a Service, and Large-scale TV delivery to name a few.

The outcomes of the hackathon are:

  1. BT will write up the event in a white paper, describing how software definable radio can impact future network and proposition development for mobile operators. This will include examples from notable entrants as well as a write up of all finalists invited through to the final.
  2. BT will fast track one or more finalists in each category through the Facebook Telecom Infrastructure Acceleration Centre.
  3. Where appropriate, BT will introduce participants into the Scottish Innovation Programme.

This is a unique chance to contribute towards the future of networking by getting your ideas off the ground and into the public eye, with the support of BT and TechHub.

Have your say in the Future of Networking!

For more information on the competition visit BT Infinity Lab site.
For more information on the latest range of Lime Microsystems devices, see and