Industry 4.0 Hackathon

May 7-9, 2018, Linz

Industry Pioneers brings together the brightest minds to unlock the potential of new technologies that are driving the fourth industrial revolution and shaping the future of smart manufacturing.

Until April 16th, 2018

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Hackathon Topics

Industry 4.0 encompasses changes along the whole production value chain leading to the higher efficiency and flexibility. At the Hackathon startups have an opportunity to make a step into the future of Industry 4.0 by solving specific real-life challenges of partner companies:



Virtual Molding:
A synergy of digital twin and real-world data. Development of a dashboard combining measurement with simulation data including a visualization of an injection molding machine.

Technologies & Tools
Dashboard Development, Data Analytics, Integrated Data Management, Digital Twin, 3D Model, Graphical Visualisation of Data, Machine Simulation, Connecting Data Sources



Intelligent Welding Assistance System:
Knowledge management system to guide the welders and welding supervisors through the process at the right time on the job.

Technologies & Tools
Machine Communication, Individual Software Solution, Knowledge Management Platform, Communication Tools, 3D Modeling, Remote Maintenance, AR/VR, Big Data Management



Digital Furnace Experience:
A mobile user interface module visualizing and monitoring the operation to see and filter relevant machine and process data as well as to trigger certain actions.

Technologies & Tools
Machine Learning, Big Data, VR, Sensors, 3D Modeling, User Interface, Visualization of the Operation, Augmented reality experience



Manufacturing Big Data Analytics:
Identification of coherences from unstructured manufacturing data of plasma coating the high-tech premium powersport engines.

Technologies & Tools
Big Data Analytics, Remote Maintenance, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Management, Sensors Data

Why Startup & Developers Should Participate?

Get connected with industry leaders

Use your chance to work and establish relationships with leading European industrial companies and get a valuable track record for your startup.

Become a part of the Pioneers network

Win tickets to Mobility.Pioneers and Pioneers´18! In addition to the tickets, the winner gets access to Pioneers' network and match-making with international corporates by Pioneers Discover.

Present your startup and get inspired

Present your ideas to industry leaders and exchange knowledge and experience with the experts in the field.

Co-develop the solution of the future

Make an impact on a company and industry by putting your mind and skills to good use by solving real industry challenges.
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How it Works

Top developers, with the support and guidance from company and industry experts, will have the chance to build prototypes solving industry challenges in 48 hours!

17:00 - Registration
17:30 - Opening
18:00 - Challenges & Data
18:30 - Meet Your Mentor
19:30 - Dinner & Networking
08:00 - Development Time
10:00 - Mentorship Time (Optional)
12:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Feedback Session
18:00 - Dinner & Networking
Open End Development Time!
08:00 - Development Time
12:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Prototypes Presentations
16:00 - Final Pitches to Expert Jury
18:30 - Winners Announcement
19:00 - Networking


Success Story From Previous Hack

Industry 4.0 Hackathon
6-8 November 2017, Linz

“I was really surprised with the good results we saw within just a few hours here. There’s so much to learn, it’s really good to look outside the usual places to find it. A hackathon gives a really good overview of what possibilities are on the market.”

Head of Innovation, Wienerberger

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