2nd Murata Hackathon to be held in Israel: Seeking new ideas in IoT


Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
President/Statutory Representative Director: 
Tsuneo Murata 

Last year’s hackathon


Murata Electronics Europe B.V. is partnering with Samurai Incubate Inc. (Headquarters: Shinagawa, Tokyo; CEO: Kentaro Sakakibara) to host the 2nd Murata Hackathon, an event that seeks new business ideas in IoT, from September 14-15 in Israel.

*What is a “Hackathon”?

A hackathon, coined by combining the words “hack” and “marathon,” is an event in which engineers come together to compete in teams and give shape to ideas. Participants write programs and develop applications over the course of several days.


With the world of the Internet of Things or “IoT” expanding at a rapid pace, there is demand for the birth of unprecedented and innovative products. Murata is therefore targeting the creation of new business in IoT and following last year’s event, it will host the 2nd Murata Hackathon in Israel. The event is aimed at developing new applications by integrating Murata’s state-of-the-art parts, especially sensors and communication modules, with original ideas from Israel, a country known for its software development expertise.

Details of Hackathon

Name  2nd Murata Hackathon in Israel 
Organizer/Partner  Organizer: Murata Electronics Europe B.V.
Partner: Samurai Incubate Inc.
Dates  September 14-15, 2016
Location  Tel Aviv, Israel
Conditions for participation  Entry in teams (2-5 members) 
Number of teams accepted
15 teams 
Entries open: June 2, 2016
Entry deadline: August 31, 2016 
Hackathon: September 14-15, 2016 

About Samurai Incubate Inc.

As one of Japan’s leading incubators, Samurai Incubate Inc. has launched many proactive efforts under its mission of changing the world through “Go Action! Go Change!,” including its Samurai Startup Island (Tokyo) and Samurai House (Israel) co-working spaces for incubation, Samurai Venture Summit events to support entrepreneurs (held in Japan and North America along with ASEAN, Israel, and more), and an investment fund. For details, visit http://www.samurai-incubate.asia/

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com