Bring an IoT idea to life at our

IoT hackathon

Discover the open software and hardware tools Bosch is developing to support the ecosystem around smart products at the integrated Bosch ConnectedExperience. In a hackathon setting, teams will tackle challenges using these tools. By learning, sharing, making, and hacking, developers can bring their IoT ideas and products to life by working with Bosch and Bosch eco-system partners’ hardware and software products. Over 500 software and hardware developers, product designers, and product managers from Bosch customers, IoT start-ups, and independents will be sharing their approaches and best practices for IoT-enabled products, apps, and services.

What to expect?

Participants will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Designing, defining, and developing connected products, apps, and services

  • Developing sustainable user experiences

  • Engaging with Bosch, their ecosystem and with their respective IoT sensor, software, and hardware stack

Who is the hackathon for?

  • New coders and experienced coders
  • People developing solutions or wanting to start
  • UX designers, product designers, and idea generators

How to attend?

You are passionate about shaping the IoT with Bosch, their ecosystem and with their respective IoT sensor, software, and hardware stack? You are a developer, UX expert, idea generator or designer and want to make the IoT happen?

The Bosch ConnectedExperience Ticket includes:
  • Participation at the hackathon
  • Access to the keynote presentations on the Grand Stage
  • Access to the IoT exhibition
  • Networking party

Purchase your ticket now or request your invitation for free. However, join us for two great days of learning, making, sharing and hacking at Bosch ConnectedExperience.

Corporate Rate

EUR 300

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4 Hack Challenges


Are you passionate about the future of mobility, connected cars, and the automotive industry? Then join this hack challenge and kick-start the next generation of automotive IoT applications!

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Get your hands on some of the latest industrial drive and control components. You are passionate about shaping the fourth industrial revolution? Then you should join this hack challenge!

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Connect several hardware to the Bosch Connected Building Platform and make buildings smarter, more comfortable and more efficient. Join this hack to connect commercial buildings and cities!

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Are you too creative to focus on a specific topic, but want to breathe life into a great idea for an IoT application across all industries? Then you should join the open hack challenge!

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Bosch ConnectedExperience 2017

More than an ordinary hackathon

  • Join a real hardware hackathon! Merge the physical and virtual worlds while discovering the latest software and hardware tools from Bosch and its ecosystem partners: Accenture, Amazon, Eclipse, Microsoft, GE, Zumtobel, and many more.

  • Discover what you can make happen in the IoT with teamwork! Our hack challenges focus less on competition than on collaboration among all supporting hack enablers. In each of the hack challenges, you will find real life software and hardware stacks, that wait for your amendment.

  • Experiment with various clouds and IoT gadgets! Leverage your IoT ideas by using existing data on various clouds such as the Bosch IoT Cloud and Amazon Cloud. You can also borrow gadgets from the gadget library to further enhance your prototype. Gadgets will include developer starter kits (Raspberry Pie, Arduino, Intel Edison, among others), sensors, Lego Mindstorms, 3D printers, wearables, solder accessories, and plenty more.

  • Benefit from the knowledge of experts in UX, design thinking, and innovation! Bring your IoT idea to the next level by drawing on the expertise of Bosch’s business model innovators, UX experts, design thinking coaches, open source professionals, and specialists in pitching to venture capital firms.

  • Discover real IoT solutions on over 5,500 m² of exhibition space! Not only can you create your own IoT prototype, but with more than 5,500 m² of exhibition space, you can also examine IoT solutions that are already in practice. Stroll among the exhibits to discover a connected factory, a connected shop floor, industrial robots, and much more.

  • Get inspired by keynotes from some of the IoT’s most influential leaders! Your ticket grants you admission to all the keynote presentations at Bosch ConnectedWorld.

  • Meet IoT leaders and decision makers from Bosch ConnectedWorld at the networking party! Besides connecting with fellow developers and designers at the hackathon, you will also have to the chance to network with IoT leaders and decision makers attending the Bosch ConnectedWorld, both in the joint exhibition space and at the networking party.

  • Discover all the newly developed prototypes and present yours at the BCX Open Space! After the “hack” part of the hackathon, there will be time to present your IoT prototype to the entire Bosch ConnectedExperience and ConnectedWorld audiences in an open-space format. You can also take a look around and see what the other teams have devised.

  • Last but not least: Have fun and make new friends!

#BCX17: March 14-16, 2017



Tuesday, March 14

  • 18:00 Opening Doors
  • 18:30 Opening and Welcome
  • 19:00 Pre-Briefing, Team Building, Idea Generation
  • 22:30 Closing Doors
Day 1

Wednesday, March 15

  • 08:00 Opening Doors
  • 09:00 Opening Day 1
  • 18:30 Optional Networking Party
  • 23:00 Closing Doors
Day 2

Thursday, March 16

  • 08:00 Opening Doors
  • 09:00 Opening Stand-up Day 2
  • 16:00 Hacking ends
  • 16:15 Winner Pitches on Stage of BCW
  • 17:00 Hackathon Open Space
  • 19:00 Closing Doors

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