Hack Challenge #5:
Connected Life

From connected agriculture to smart cities: Would you like to make our lives easier and more comfortable, while staying focused on your passion? From farm to fork, from bed to work – we provide you with the framework to realize your ideas. We will supply the necessary hardware and software to build solutions for a connected life. You will be able to easily and professionally create IoT applications for farmers, building stakeholders, boroughs, sharing communities, construction companies and residents. Join this hack challenge and do your best for rural and urban areas!


  • Sensors
  • Tracking devices and Bluetooth beacon
  • Sensor connectivity device
  • Nexo nutrunner
  • XDK
  • LoPy4
  • Pysense


  • LoRa
  • Eclipse Hono
  • HERE cloud-based location platform services
  • Bosch IoT Cloud
  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • Mapwize Indoor Mapping
  • Traffic data
  • Weather and soil data
  • BIG IoT Marketplace
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Cisco Spark
  • Cisco Room Devices (xAPI)
  • ThingPark
  • Bosch Asset Tracing Solution (TRACI)
  • Pybytes
Who is supporting this hack challenge?

Actility combines in-depth industry knowledge, a world-leading IoT technology platform, and a fast-growing network of partners to help you make your business more efficient and more sustainable.


BIG IoT is a research project of 13 industry and research partners such as Siemens, Bosch, Atos and VMZ Berlin, funded by the European Commission. Our aim is to foster vibrant IoT ecosystems with our technologies: The “BIG IoT Marketplace” and the “BIG IoT API” enable cross-standard, cross-platform and cross-domain IoT services and applications, showcased in smart city and mobility use cases.

BIG IoT Marketplace
BIG IoT Libs

Cisco’s IoT portfolio is the most comprehensive suite of products, solutions and services providing connectivity, security, automation, and insights from the fog to the cloud that organizations can deploy right now. Cisco’s IoT portfolio enables the ecosystem of technology partners to build innovative IoT businesses across all verticals.

Cisco Meraki
Cisco Spark
Cisco Room Devices (xAPI)

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services. The foundation manages the IT infrastructure for the Eclipse open source community, including Git code repositories, Bugzilla databases, development oriented mailing lists and forums, download site and web site.

Eclipse Hono

HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely.

Cloud-based location platform services

Pycom has pioneered the world’s most integrated IoT platform that gives users speed, scale and new business opportunities. Often referred to as an IoT Rebel, Pycom is unapologetic about challenging conventional IoT to disrupt an established technology industry by daring to deliver IoT solutions differently. The company delivers a ‘Full IoT Stack’ including sensors, multi-network development boards, OEM modules, middleware and a full suite of IoT Services.


Bosch Mobility Solutions brings together comprehensive expertise in vehicle technology with software solutions and services. Thus, complete mobility solutions for commercial vehicles, passenger cars, off-higway and large engines, and two-wheelers are offered. With the provided Bosch Asset Tracing Solution you know the precise location of your vehicle and can also monitor its condition in real time. Thus, for example in agriculture, locating a tractor regardless of its manufacturer can allow you to identify how tractors are used and how much distance they have covered.

Bosch Asset Tracing Solution (TRACI)

Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. With the Bosch IoT Suite, we provide you with a comprehensive toolbox in the cloud as a Platform as a Service. The individual, highly available software services make it easier for IoT application developers to perform their daily tasks, and facilitate rapid development of applications in the IoT.

Bosch IoT Suite
Bosch IoT Cloud

Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. With a product portfolio that includes all technologies, as well as a comprehensive range of services and support, Bosch Rexroth sees itself as an expert partner for the complete machine life cycle.

Nexo nutrunner
Welding controller
Sensor connectivity device

Hack MC: Marita Klein

Software Developer, Bosch Software Innovations

Marita is a passionate software developer with seven years’ experience in frontend and backend development. At Bosch Software Innovations, she is responsible for cloud backend architecture and implementation. With sustainability in mind, she uses her first languages Java, Spring Boot and Angular in the field of smart agriculture, most currently in the project Deepfield Connect©.

Coder: Frontend & Backend
Coding Mainly Java and Angular
Twitter: @riddy_3