The Industry 4.0 Supply Chain - This year's topic: Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Applications are soon open for the 3rd 2022 - May, 16th - 20th. - This year's topic: Intelligent Transportation Systems

While we made good experiences with a hybrid IoT-hackathon in 2020 and 2021, we plan this year’s with the topic “Intelligent Transportation Systems” as an in-person IoT-hackathon at the UWC – depending on the pandemic situation will will shift back to a hybrid format.

Details about the organization will be announced via the webpage and email.

The IoT-hackathon is a 5-days self-organized course supported by tutors and the Professors from UWC- and HNU-side. We invite students from business administration, information systems, computer science, engineering, and further fields interested in IoT-applications and its possibilities to apply for the IoT-hackathon 2022.

Information on a hybrid teaching format, in case it is needed: How is a “hybrid” teaching format being organized? We have at least two teams: One team at the HNU and one team at the UWC. Due to the task setup, students can mainly work from home in their groups. Each group has a specific task covering various business activities such as programming, assembling, or designing business processes.

HNU-students are responsible for local assembly activities, while each group of students has to manage, assign, decide, realize, and test their prototypes. Hence, all students are responsible for implementing the required business process, including designing, programming, and connecting their business processes with downstream and upstream supply chain partners.

We are happy to answer further questions via email:

What's the 4.0 Supply Chain Hackathon?

The Industry 4.0 Supply Chain Hackathon is a response to the increasing demand of IoT (Internet-of-Things) and Industry 4.0 applications and business models in various industries. Applications either aim to increase transparency, increase value, or to develop new services and solutions.

Hence, the business side is driving the application development that is based on technology. Examples are light barriers, RFID-technology, cameras, or temperature sensors. Light barriers, i.e. control the amount of products that pass a certain area. The latest applications even implement artificial intelligence solutions.

Many firms lack the capabilities to either develop the business case, or to setup and implement the needed IT-infrastructure, or miss an understanding of good data analytic processes. Therefore, we decided to train our students in that area. Besides that, not only students are invited, also firms can participate in our reception (Wednesday, see Schedule) and get inspired by this year´s demonstrators.


Are you ready to develop creative solutions in a team and have fun at the same time? – Yes? Then don’t hesitate – click on the button below to apply!

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Want to know more about the IoT Hackathon week? Click here for more information of the overview of what to expect.

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Click here to see the result from the previous year: The solutions can be seen as an inspiration for transfer to the industry, while firms need to understand that we developed model to show how the technology could be used.

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Interactivity through a large set of sensors

RFID technology, i.e., allows firms to manage access rights to buildings. Cameras can be used to monitor quality of produced goods, while temperature sensors can analyze and send warning messages in case the temperature exceed a certain level. All use cases have in common that data is collected, stored, analyzed, and decisions are prepared or taken with a better understanding of the situation.
The aims to develop real-world demonstrators that are part of the “Industry 4.0” / “Internet-of-Things”. The demonstrators are small use cases that can be – later on – combined towards a scenario. Students can participate by sending a short application to (motivation letter and CV). Firms can sponsor that event; in case of interest, please send an E-Mail to tobias.engel@hs-neu-ulm to arrange a telephone conference.