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.
The goal of the Industry 4.0 Hackathon is to solve the transformational challenges and create new solutions in a rapid prototyping format. To achieve this goal, four partners will host real-life challenges and participants (startups, students, innovators, entrepreneurs) will develop new prototypes in only 48 hours.
and the brightest minds from the startup world
of partner companies and organizations
between startups and hackathon partners
for the company within 48 hours
for the future of industrial companies
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:
The Disruptive Industry is How We Create It
We are entering a new area of industry in which computers and automation will come together in an entirely new way, with robotics connected remotely to computer systems equipped with machine learning algorithms that can learn and control the robotics with very little input from human operators.
Industry 4.0 introduces what has been called the “smart factory,” in which cyber-physical systems monitor the physical processes of the factory and make decentralized decisions. The physical systems become Internet of Things, communicating and cooperating both with each other and with humans in real time via the wireless web.
But this is a concept we are shaping together - something which changes with every innovation we create. So let´s disrupt together and create our own new Industry 4.0.
Benefits of participation
Winning Prize and Certificates
Solve Real World Challenges
Business Development and Collaboration
Network & Mentoring
If it sounds like just the right thing for you, then apply now!
Amongst all applications received, the top teams will have the possibility to co-create and hack the challenge. No worries if you're a lone fighter, we will match your skills with complementary peers.
The first two days are for our Hackathon participants only. On the third day we want to invite everyone who is interested in the Industry 4.0 topic to come and join us for the final pitches and insights in the innovation potential and opportunities in the Industry 4.0.
17:30 - Opening
18:00 - Challenges & Data
18:30 - Meet your Mentor
19:00 - Dinner & Networking
10:00 - Mentorship Time (Optional)
12:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Feedback Session
18:00 - Dinner & Networking
Open End Development Time!
12:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Prototypes Presentations
16:00 - Final Pitches to Expert Jury
18:30 - Winners Announcement
19:00 - Networking
The Grand Finale
Pioneers Discover invites you to join the final event of the Industry 4.0 Hackathon and learn more about the startup challenges of our corporate partners Miba, KEBA, TGW and Voestalpine, and how to successfully cooperate with startups to achieve your innovation goals.
16:00 - 16:30 - Registration and Networking
16:30 - 17:00 - Keynote ‘New trends in Industry 4.0 field and hackathon as a format of innovation’
17:00 - 18:00 - Startup Pitches - 8 finalists
18:00 - 18:40 - Panel Discussion ‘How to succeed in startup-corporate collaboration: expert insights on best practices’
18:40 - 19:00 - Closing words and award ceremony
19:00 - 20:00 - Dinner & Networking
Why should you participate? How do you apply?
Check the answers of these and more questions at our FAQs section.
Success Story From Previous Hack
“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, WienerbergerLearn More
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