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 750 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.

Developers, UX experts, designers


Connectable devices


What to expect?

Participants will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Designing and developing connected products, apps, and services

  • Developing sustainable user experiences

  • Getting hands on IoT sensors, devices, and software

  • Engaging with Bosch and its ecosystem and

Who is the hackathon for?

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


Tuesday, Feb 20

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

Wednesday, Feb 21

Day 1
  • 08:00 Opening Doors
  • 09:00 Opening Day 1
  • 18:30 Optional Networking Party
  • 23:59 Closing Doors

Thursday, Feb 22

Day 2
  • 08:00 Opening Doors
  • 16:00 Hacking ends
  • 16:15 Winner Pitches on Stage of #BCW18
  • 17:00 Hackathon Open Space
  • 19:00 Closing Doors

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.

  • 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.

  • Experiment with various clouds and IoT gadgets! Leverage your IoT ideas by using existing data on various clouds. 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.

  • Discover real IoT solutions on over 10,000 m² of exhibition space! Not only can you create your own IoT prototype, but 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.

  • 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!

How can I join?

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? Then you should join our hackathon!

Unfortunately, the application is still closed, but will be open by beginning of August!
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