Hack Challenge #3:
Manufacturing 4.0

We provide a 4-ton IoT-ready tooling machine, a bunch of smart sensors & a modular fog-to-cloud testbed – Let’s shape the factory of the future together.

Experience: See what is possible with IoT, starting at your home base of industrial automation and implement your use case.
Discover: Harvest information from production data and unlock the hidden knowledge.
Challenge: Benchmark a modular infrastructure, fit the puzzle pieces together and fill in blank spots.
Improve: What’s beyond the automation pyramid? Contribute to an industrial IoT architecture.


  • SICK sensors
  • SICK Sensor Integration Machines
  • Bosch Rexroth IoT Gateway
  • Bosch Rexroth Nexo nutrunner


  • SICK AppStudio & AppManager
  • Bosch Production Performance Manager
  • Bosch Data Analytics
  • Bosch Sensor Cloud
Who is supporting this hack challenge?

SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. h. c. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch/Germany ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence all around the globe. In the fiscal year 2016, SICK had more than 8,000 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.4 billion. y.

SICK AppStudio
SICK AppManager

Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. The Production Performance Manager is a production information and evaluation system. In near real time, it collects production and machine data, combines it to produce a visual representation, and communicates defined events to the production worker, who may be involved directly or indirectly.

Production Performance Manager
Data Analytics
Sensor 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.

IoT gateway
Nexo nutrunner

Hack MC: Janette Kothe

Solution Architect, Bosch Rexroth

Janette joined Bosch in 2011 and has worked in innovating, developing, and engineering IoT applications since then. Having studied mechatronics, she has been passionate about transforming the Industrial Internet ever since.

Coder: Frontend & backend
Coding languages: Java, JavaScript, Lua, C, and good old IEC61131
Twitter: @janettekothe

Would you like to join us?

What is needed to connect a machine to IoT technologies? How does transparent production make it possible to unlock optimization potentials? This hack challenge has it all. If you are passionate about shaping the fourth industrial revolution, select the hack challenge Manufacturing 4.0 during the registration process and join us.

The Hackathon ticket includes:

  • Participation in the hackathon
  • Entrance to Bosch ConnectedWorld’s IoT exhibition
  • Catering
  • Networking party

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

Corporate Rate

EUR 300

Book ticket

Start ups / Students / Others

Apply for a free ticket

Fill in the application form