Hack your IoT solution in the world of
industrial automation

Endless skills, endless ideas and endless solutions. That’s the motto!

You have an insatiable curiosity for solving tasks and thinking in new ways? Then the SICK Solution Hackathon is the right challenge for you. In addition to fun, nice people and exciting topics, great prizes await the winning teams!

No team? No worries! Apply and find the right team colleagues to work with during our Hackathon – and beyond.

Don't miss the next hackathon

Registration is closed for 2022 - but register for the next time! This won`t be the last SICK Solution Hackathon. Are you interested in future hackathons and would like to be invited to the hackathon pitches we stream online?

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What you as a participant get

  • A wide variety of products: Access to industrial software and hardware
  • Workshops: Beforehand and all-round support by experts
  • Inspiring atmosphere: Being surrounded by a modern and inspiring working environment
  • Digital Factory Tour: Possibility to visit our new smart factory in Hochdorf
  • Assumption of travel costs: We cover the travel expenses and full board for the participants
  • Worldwide audience: The pitches will be streamed online
  • Free travel and accomodation to the hackathon location
  • Prizes: The winner teams in the categories “Technological Excellence” and “Best Business Idea” will win 2,000 EUR per team

What are the challenges you can participate in?

These four challenges give you ideas in which area you can use your creativity. You can either choose from these tasks or realize your own ideas.

Make it Move

Make it move

The biggest task lies in movement, because the requirements for mobile robots and platforms are very complex: Where am I? What does my environment look like? How can I reach my destination safely? What can be done while moving from A to B? What task must be completed at the destination?

That's the challenge: to detect everything in the environment, not missing anything, avoiding obstacles and reaching the destination safely.

Make it easy

Make it easy

Your daily life is automated. Whether you're sitting on the couch, in the office, or working on a machine, opportunities to automate everyday challenges are everywhere. But the simplicity is often in the details. The solutions are not always obvious, but their effects are indispensable.

That’s the challenge: Make complicated things simple. Bring your ideas to life and simplify everyday activities with voice assistance, remote control, service robots or any other idea you have.

Make it visible

Make it visible

What if you no longer needed a crystal ball? The predictability of events is based on sensor data. This data helps to make production processes more effective and more competitive. With your help we make the data visible and actionable.

That's the challenge: Sounds complicated? We need you to make the data come alive. 

Make it green

Make it green

Resources are needed everywhere. Sometimes, however, they are also wasted. Using them wisely and in a targeted way is the right approach to sustainability.

That's the challenge: Find the areas where resources are wasted, energy is consumed unnecessarily, waste can be avoided, or scrap can be fed into new processes. Use your energy to save energy! 

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