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Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon

We are thrilled to announce the 1st official Oerlikon Hackathon. Join this year's Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon!

Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon

Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon

Munich (Feldkirchen), Germany

We had an amazing time, thank you for being part of our first Hackathon!

Creators, innovators, makers, PIONEERS – looking for a place to test new technologies and build real things, meet inspiring people and make an impact? Look no further. Our Digital Hub in Munich is the place to be between November 08 – 10. Get ready for an intense weekend of designing digital tools for industrial world. Come and revolutionize processes in the surface coating, production environment and additive manufacturing fields.

If you are a Data Scientist, Electrical Engineer, IoT Architect, Mechanical Engineer, UI/UX Designer, Process Engineer, Coder, Programmer, Developer, Software Engineer, or just passionate about Business Excellence, we have some cool challenges for you to work on in 24 hours, and even cooler prizes to win (ever considered exchanging your bedroom with an igloo?). Be a #digitalpiOEneer

Our hackathon is free of charge and we provide free transport with our shuttle bus from, and return to Ostbahnhof station in Munich (check time schedule and location in agenda below).

The event will be held in English and there is over night stay possibility for Saturday to Sunday night only.

What's the plan?

The goal is to make the processes in the industry more sustainable and safe – reduce material waste and energy consumption. We have prepared four challenges, with focus on IoT, Computer Vision, Data Science. They include data captured from real processes on our machines (we produce some of the most “chatty” machines out there). So, are you ready to make our service technician’s life easier with the right machine data? Help them visualize steps in the processes like never before? Shine a light in the data darkness? Predict and optimize behavior of tools and surfaces, reduce waste? We know you are. Come and show us what you’ve got.

Digitalization doesn’t happen alone, it takes a team of innovators. That’s why we are partnering with the biggest tech players out there that will bring the latest tools and technologies for you to experiment with. Also, our mentors are experts on the actual physical processes and will be guiding you during the Hackathon. You will join a team and work on a software or hardware project.  And in the end, you will get to pitch in front of industry experts.

What's in it for you?

  • Test and learn new methods
  • Build actual things at @Maker Space
  • Solve real industry 4.0 challenges
  • Get mentored by experts
  • Grow your network
  • Pitch in front of our partners
  • Win awesome prizes with a total value of 10.000 euro
  • 1st place winners will see the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland
  • Food, drinks, sleeping space

What are the prizes?

There are many cool gadgets to be won and a lifetime experience in Switzerland for the winning team.

What are the prizes?

A bit about our Partners

PTC - As a global software company, PTC unleashes industrial innovation with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. Find out more about the company

Zeiss - ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. Find out more about the company

Zyfra - Zyfra develops industrial digitalization technologies, invests in such products and improves the Industrial Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence environment. Company's key fields of industry are machinery, metallurgy, mining, oil & gas and chemical enterprises.  Find out more about the company

doubleSlash - doubleSlash has been standing for digital value creation since 1999. We are specialized in project business in the enterprise environment and conceptualize, consult and develop technical high quality solutions in the field of IoT and Data Analytics. Thanks to strong technology partners such as PTC and Microsoft, we are able to meet this demand for our customers. Find out more about the company

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And a bit about us

Oerlikon is a leading engineering company specializing in high performance surface coating technologies, process know-how and their most advanced manufacturing systems as well as advanced materials to fulfill and exceed the performance requirements of key industries like aerospace, medical, automotive and tooling. Additive manufacturing and smart factory conception and installation in large scale yarn and fiber production are further areas of global industry leadership. To learn more about our portfolio click here.

Our Core Competencies

The Oerlikon Digital Hub in Munich – the host of this Hackathon - accelerates digital transformation and enables quantum leaps for our customers with business solutions of tomorrow. Subscribe to our Linkedin page and catch all the behind the scenes actions, as we get ready for our first hackathon.

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  • Friday, November 08th

    Agenda and time slots subject to change

    Free shuttle transport Ostbahnhof > Feldkirchen

    Meeting point: Burger King, Friedenstrasse 17A, 81671, Munchen

    5pm Doors open

    Welcome speech and overview


    Guest Keynote:

    Prof. Dr. Uebernickel - Professor for Design Thinking and Business Innovation

    Human-centered Design in a digital world - The roles of users and customers in the design of products


    Sponsors keynote





    7pm Guest Keynote:

    Prof. Dr. Roberto Balmer - CEO of ABCgate Advisory Services GmbH

    How AI transforms the Telco industry and other networks industries

    7:30pm Food trucks open for business
    8pm Networking and drinks
    10pm Free shuttle transport Feldkirchen > Ostbahnhof
  • Saturday, November 09th

    Agenda and time slots subject to change

    Free shuttle transport Ostbahnhof > Feldkirchen

    Meeting point: Burger King, Friedenstrasse 17A, 81671, Munchen

    8am Doors open, registration & breakfast

    Introduction to Oerlikon and the Digital Hub

    9:30am Overarching challenges, rules of the game, available resources and facilities 
    10am Challenge pitches
    10:30am Sponsors & Partners pitches
    11am Challenge market place and team allocation
    12pm Start working
    12pm - 2pm

    Workshop doubleSlash: Ideation support & training

    1:30pm - 3pm Lunch

    2pm - 4pm

    Workshop Zyfra: Data Science meets Manufacturing: Lessons Learned and Common Pitfalls
    5pm - 6pm Workshop PTC: IoT and AR
    7pm - 9pm Dinner
  • Sunday, November 10th

    Agenda and time slots subject to change
    9am - 11am Pitch training

    Stop working

    12pm-1pm Pitches stage 1
    1pm - 2pm Pitches stage 2
    1:30pm Lunch
    2pm - 2:30pm Jury time  / lunch
    2:30pm-3pm Award ceremony & Community celebration
    3pm End
    4pm Free shuttle transport Feldkirchen > Ostbahnhof




Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest. Your Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon team.