Hack Challenge #4: Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0

Explore the dynamic world of international logistics from the perspective of a global freight forwarder.
Use a variety of sensors and appliances to implement advanced Track and Trace solutions.
Build on leading edge cloud infrastructure from our partners Google, MongoDB and Cloudera. Meet our partners IOTA and T-Labs to explore how blockchain has the potential to disrupt current logistics networks.

Work with us on the following tasks:
Getting Close: Use our indoor localization network for new business cases in logistics
Treasure Hunt: Work with the Bosch Competence Center for AI to solve complex analytics problems, using real-world test data from current field trials, as well as a sophisticated logistics simulation engine
Trust Me: Use blockchain technology to build the next generation of flexible and open supply chain processes


  • Intellic Digital Tachograph
  • Intellic Smart Cockpits for trucks
  • Bosch Transport Data Logger for monitoring of Modelling of connected forklifts, trucks, containers and pallets
  • Modelling of connected forklifts, trucks, containers, and pallets
  • Gateway Bosch Connect S
  • Transport Asset Protection


  • Bosch Enterprise Cloud Bridge
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • IoTIFY network simulator
  • MongoDB database
  • Cloudera Big Data and Analytics
  • Google Cloud
  • T-Labs Blockchain software solution
  • MongoDB Database
  • Artificial Intelligence technology
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • Bosch Track & Trace solutions
  • Clause smart contract platform
Who is supporting this hack challenge?

Clause is an extensible platform that enables businesses to securely and legally contract in real-time by connecting contracts with data from the IoT and other sources to enable real-time state, automation, real-time transactions, responding to the physical world, and interaction with enterprise systems. Clause can support any contract type and connect to a wide variety of data sources, business platforms, and distributed ledgers.

Clause smart contract platform

Cloudera delivers the modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies. The world’s leading organisations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems by efficiently capturing, storing, processing and analysing vast amounts of data

EDH & Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Intellic GmbH is a leading high-tech firm developing digital tachographs since 1999. Based in Hausmannstätten by Graz, Austria and Berlin, Germany, Intellic is an authorized manufacturer of digital tachographs developed to comply with all relevant EU tachograph regulations. Intellic engineers, manufactures and markets the EFAS Digital Tachograph together with accessories in the EFAS portfolio.

Intellic Digital Tachograph
Intellic Smart Cockpits for trucks

Google‘s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google Cloud Platform offers a full spectrum of cloud products and services for compute, storage, networking, big data, machine learning, operations, and more. With the platform, you can build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure for your web, mobile, and backend solutions.

Google Cloud Platform


IoTIFY is an EU based software-tool provider for the IoT. With IoTIFY, you can rapidly prototype and test IoT deployments and underlying logic at a fraction of the current time and cost using a  standard web browser. From a single device to millions, IoTIFY can also help you scale. IoTIFY can run on your premises or as a hosted solution in SaaS mode.

Virtual Lab for the IoT
Smart Network simulator for the IoT


Mapwize is the Indoor Mapping platform for creating new digital services inside buildings. Our maps are easy to build and even easier to integrate in your Wayfinding, Workspace Management, Maintenance or Security applications. Mapwize provides different mapping and wayfinding solutions to cover all sorts of buildings in numerous industries.

Indoor Mapping

MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build. Headquartered in New York, MongoDB has more than 4,300 customers in over 85 countries, including more than half of the global Fortune 100.


Mongo Database

The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and draws on customized IT systems to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for eleven core industries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in over 90 countries.



SOTEC is an internationally successful boutique service provider for soft- and hardware engineering based in Germany. Since 2008 and with a focus on IoT, Cloud, Industrie 4.0 and Retail Technology, we create solutions and products on top of Google Cloud. Our unique end-to-end know-how, from the hardware level to cloud architectures, along with BigData and Machine Learning, lets us deliver cutting-edge solutions for our customers.

Google Cloud Service

Deutsche Telekom is Europe’s biggest telecommunications provider and leading in the IoT. We pioneer in providing fast and reliable connectivity, creating new opportunities and outstanding possibilities for our customers: Currently, we are establishing Narrowband IoT together with Telekom Innovation Laboratories. This network will lay the ground for future developments and the expansion of the IoT.

Telekom Innovation Laboratories is the research and innovation unit at Deutsche Telekom and the first port of call for innovation issues. T-Labs operates in three distinct worlds and brings industry, science and start-ups together. T-Labs works in close cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin and several other universities. “The Blockchain Group”, established in June 2017, coordinates all Blockchain initiatives across the Telekom Group.

T-Labs Blockchain software solution

The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, founded in early 2017, deploys cutting-edge AI technologies to generate real-world impact across Bosch products and services. The center’s goal is to achieve a leading position for Bosch in AI by attracting top talent, conducting differentiating research, and applying AI for the transformation of Bosch towards an AI-driven IoT company.

Artificial Intelligence technology

Bosch Software Innovations, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions. The Bosch Enterprise Cloud Bridge adds cloud data to your local processes and thus builds a bridge between your existing systems and the cloud by installing BPM software in your IT environment. As a result, companies retain sovereignty over their data while still being able to benefit from additional cloud information.

Enterprise Cloud Bridge
Bosch IoT Suite
Transport Data Logger
Track & Trace solutions

Visual Rules is Bosch Software Innovations Business Rules Management System. It extracts the business logic from the application code and provides a visual modeling approach to define and change it while keeping the application stable. The rules are automatically made available to your solution as SOAP- or RESTful web services or via Java API. You can extend it with own functions, actions or services which access 3rd party systems.

Visual Rules

Bosch Rexroth is one of the world’s leading providers of drive and control technologies. We are a strong, reliable partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. We develop, produce, and distribute our components and system solutions for the complete machine life cycle in over 80 countries.

Display DI4

Bosch Service Solutions is a leading global business process outsourcing supplier for technology-driven services. Using the Internet of Things, the division develops integrated service solutions in the areas of Mobility, Monitoring, and Customer Experience. Around 9,000 associates at 27 locations support international customers in more than 35 languages, primarily from the automotive, IT, travel and logistics sectors.

Transport Asset Protection

Hack MC: Antonio Martinez

Senior Solution Architect, Bosch Software Innovations

Antonio joined Bosch Software Innovations in 2014. He is a senior solution architect and responsible for the product effilink, that features remote maintenance, remote access, analytics, and condition monitoring. Since 2003, Antonio has been digitalizing logistics processes and supply chains in various companies and is therefore the ideal choice to guide you through this hack challenge.

Coder: Frontend coder, UX & UI specialist
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