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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!

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Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon

Oerlikon Digital Hub Hackathon

Munich (Feldkirchen), Germany

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.

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



A bit about our Partners

Technology Partner: 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

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
    4:30pm Free shuttle transport Ostbahnhof > Feldkirchen
    5pm Doors open

    Welcome speech and overview

    6pm Guest keynote
    6:30pm Sponsors keynote
    7:30pm Guest Keynote
    07pm Food truck opens for business
    8pm Networking and drinks
    10:30pm Free shuttle transport Feldkirchen > Ostbahnhof
  • Saturday, November 09th

    Agenda and time slots subject to change
    7:30am Free shuttle transport Ostbahnhof > Feldkirchen
    8am Doors open, registration & breakfast

    Introduction to Oerlikon and the Digital Hub

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

    Ideation support & training

  • Sunday, November 10th

    Agenda and time slots subject to change
    9am - 10am Pitch training

    Stop working

    12pm-1pm Pitches stage 1
    1pm - 1:40pm Pitches stage 2
    1:40pm - 2:30pm Jury time  / lunch
    2:30pm-3pm Award ceremony & Community celebration
    3pm End
    4pm Free shuttle transport Feldkirchen > Ostbahnhof



Register now

Register now for the Hackathon 2019 event and be part of the action as clever minds join forces to find useful, creative and challenging solutions.