The Industry 4.0 Supply Chain

IOT Hackathon

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DUE to the Coronavirus, we have to postpone the IoT-Hackathon to the next semester. Students who applied, need to apply again.

The GOOD news: We currently work on a virtual distance IoT-Hackathon concept to ensure the execution during the winter semester, probably November 2020.

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.