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Below you can find FAQs on general information, the registration and the hackathon. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.

General information

Bosch ConnectedWorld (BCW) is a two-day conference on the Internet of Things and digital transformation. Once a year, executives, decision makers, digital transformers, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, and IoT enthusiasts alike converge in Berlin to catalyze the creation of connected products and solutions invented for life. Over the past five years, BCW – with its conference, exhibition, networking party, and the many opportunities it offers to collaborate under different formats – has developed into a leading conference, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and companies from around the world.

BCW19 takes place on May 15–16, 2019 at STATION-Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4–6, 10963 Berlin, Germany.

While the venue remains the same, BCW19 has several changes in store for this year’s attendees. For one, BCW19 offers more stages and formats. Lab sessions, including a Lab stage and Lab kitchen will be premiered at this year’s conference. These sessions offer experts, strategists, and influencers a platform to hold interactive presentations for smaller audiences. In keeping with the tradition of keynote speakers, BCW19 will see some of the world’s most innovative and influential IoT leaders take the stage to present strategies and inspiration for a connected world. As the integrated hackathon BCX has moved to its own venue, the BCW19 exhibition area has expanded by 25%. It now offers 14,000 sqm of space for Bosch and its partners to showcase their successfully implemented IoT solutions.

BCW is designed for executives, decision makers, digital transformers, innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, and IoT enthusiasts. It is an event that aims to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and co-creation, and to foster new business opportunities.

Please find the conference agenda here.

You can find all exhibition partner details here.

On May 15, participants of both BCW and BCX, including speakers and exhibition partners, will come together in an informal atmosphere to continue discussions sparked during the event and to network over a buffet dinner and drinks. The event will kick off with the BCX award ceremony, celebrating the best BCX ideas and prototypes. The ceremony will be followed by the networking party, where BCX and BCW attendees can recharge, relax, connect, and mingle.

Registration

The ticket covers your admission for both days of the event. It includes access to all keynote presentations, breakout and lab sessions, the IoT exhibition, catering, and the networking party on May 15 at the STATION-Berlin. It does not include access to the BCX (hackathon), accommodation, or travel.

You can register online for BCW19. Please note, online registration closes at 8 am on May 15, 2019. You can also purchase your ticket through our ticketing agency Guest-One. Please click here to register.

  • Early-bird rate (until Jan 31, 2019): 850 EUR net – no longer available
  • Regular rate (until Apr 15, 2019): 1,100 EUR net – no longer available
  • Late rate (after Apr 15, 2019): 1,600 EUR net

No, there are no day tickets available.

Yes, ticket bundles are offered to exhibition partners. Please contact connected@bosch-si.com if you have any questions. No discounts are available for individual attendees.

You can choose between three payment methods when registering online:

  • Credit card (including VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX)
  • PayPal
  • Bank transfer (an invoice will be issued and must be paid within two weeks from the date of issue)

Yes, you can purchase tickets at the event’s registration area. Please note that payment onsite is only possible by credit card. However, we recommend buying your ticket online, because once the maximum number of attendees is reached, tickets will no longer be sold.

All cancellations must be submitted via email to ticketing@bcw-registration.com. The following cancellation fees apply:

Written notice received Cancellation fee

(incl. VAT)

Amount refundable
(incl. VAT)
no later than March 14, 2019 25% 75%
after March 14, 2019 100% 0%

 

Upon successful cancellation, our ticketing agency Guest-One will reimburse the refundable amount within 14 days of receipt of the returned ticket.

Please note that the same policy applies to accidental and/or duplicate registrations. The operating company and the event organizer assume no responsibility for the nonarrival of participants. No refunds will be issued for no-shows (not showing up at the conference).

If you are unable to attend the event, you can nominate a substitute attendee no later than by May 14, 2019 by sending an email to ticketing@bcw-registration.com. There is no additional cost for substitutions.

You will receive a confirmation email upon completing your registration and successful payment. This email will include your eTicket, which must be presented in either printed or digital form at the registration desk upon arrival at the event. Please also note that a photo ID is required to verify your identity.

Once your eTicket has been scanned and voided, you will receive a printed name badge and lanyard to use for the duration of your visit.

Travel

International attendees should fly into either Schönefeld Airport (SXF) or Tegel Airport (TXL).

BCW19 attendees are welcome to stay at a hotel of their choice in the greater Berlin area. To make your stay as pleasant as possible, we have secured discounted rates at various hotels within walking distance of the venue. If you would like to stay at one of these hotels, we recommend booking your room as soon as possible, as May is a busy month in Berlin. The list of hotel recommendations can be found here.

If possible, we suggest you arrive in Berlin on Tuesday, May 14 in order to take advantage of all event offers. The conference keynotes start on May 15 at 9:30 am. Check-in begins at 8 am. We recommend you arrive no later than 8:30 am.

The cloakroom is located at the entrance of the venue. Coat check will be available on Wednesday, May 15 from 8 am until 1 am and Thursday, May 16 from 8 am until 7 pm. Please note, items may not be left overnight.

STATION-Berlin is an easily accessible location. Potsdamer Platz and the city center are within walking distance. Parking is available at Parkhaus Gleisdreieck, Schöneberger Ufer 5, 10963 Berlin. Short-term parking costs around EUR 1 per hour and EUR 10 per day. However, as there are only a limited number of parking spaces, we recommend that you use public transport. The Gleisdreieck train station is just two minutes away from the venue. You can find more information on transportation options here.

Others

To learn more about options for exhibitors, please send an email to connected@bosch-si.com

Unfortunately, the application deadline has expired. If you are interested in speaking at BCW20, please send an email to connected@bosch-si.com.

We suggest you follow your personal preferences: business attire, business casual, or casual. We also suggest bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since temperatures can vary between the inside halls and the outdoor area of the event.

 

Yes, BCW offers a variety of food options. Daily snacks, coffee, and beverages are available. A hot lunch will be served on each of the conference days. Drinks and a buffet dinner will be provided at the Networking Party. BCW takes into account different dietary needs and therefore all ingredients are labelled. However, we kindly ask attendees to bear in mind that not all food preferences, intolerances, or allergies can be accommodated by our catering team.

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Hackathon

Bosch ConnectedExperience (BCX) is Europe’s largest IoT hackathon. Domain-specific hack challenges feature various software and hardware stacks from Bosch and its ecosystem partners. The event brings together fellow backend and frontend developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, and innovators from Bosch customers, partners, and start-ups. Over the course of three days, teams work together on the UX, the UI, and the code to create early prototypes, and implement Bosch IoT Suite services to accelerate the development process and produce quick, tangible results. Now in its fourth year, the BCX hackathon brings together more than 700 developers to hack, play, learn, and make new friends across the globe.

BCX19 takes place on May 13–15, 2019 at Kühlhaus Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 3, 10963 Berlin, Germany. The event will kick off on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6 pm and will include a pre-briefing as well as team building and idea development activities.

For the first time since its inception, BCX19 has its very own venue! Located right next door to the BCW venue, Kühlhaus Berlin offers 5,000 sqm of creative workspaces, individual working zones, tons of gadgets, and a whole lot of fun. BCX will also offer an extended gadget library that’s every developer’s dream.

The three-day IoT hackathon is a forum for anyone passionate about IoT, technology, and innovation:

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

Participation at BCX19 is open to individuals aged 18 and above.

Day 0 – May 13

  • 06:00 pm Registration opens
  • 06:30 pm Pre-briefing & team-building
  • 11:00 pm Doors close

Day 1 – May 14

  • 08:00 am Doors open
  • 06:30 pm BCX party
  • 11:59 pm Doors close

Day 2 – May 15

  • 08:00 am Doors open
  • 03:30 pm Hacking ends
  • 03:35 pm Pitch time
  • 06:30 pm Finalists pitches at BCW
  • 07:00 pm Networking party at BCW

Among others, languages at BCX include Python, Java, JacaScript, C++, and Pearl. The hackathon as well as the award ceremony will be held in English.

 

The following hack challenges will be featured at this years’ BCX:

  • #1 Mobility
  • #2 Manufacturing
  • #3 Buildings
  • #4 Construction
  • #5 Utility Cross Domain
  • #6 Social Impact

Programming skills are recommended, but not mandatory. If you are passionate about shaping the IoT with Bosch, their ecosystem, and their respective IoT sensor, software, and hardware stack, you are more than welcome to join BCX19.

You may participate with an existing idea, but only if you have not worked on it before. If you use any code written specifically for this idea in advance, or work on a project that is related to an existing company in any way, you will have to forfeit the challenge and may be asked to leave the event. However, we would be happy to have you as a sponsor and you can propose your ideas to the hackers participating in the challenges. Please note, we do not allow attendees with a commercial interest to participate in the event itself.

Don’t sweat it! Our sponsors and partners provide their APIs and share the challenges they are up against, which you can use as an idea to work on. If you don’t have a team, you can join one at the event and work on an idea that you like.

It’s simple. You find them at the event! You can pitch your idea to the crowd and team up with those interested in working on your idea. Alternatively, you can form a team with those around you to work on an idea you like or on an idea inspired by our sponsors and partners.

On May 15, the award ceremony of BCX19 will take place at STATION-Berlin that is right next door to Kühlhaus Berlin to celebrate the best BCX19 ideas and prototypes. The ceremony will be followed by the Networking Party where both BCX and BCW attendees can recharge, relax, connect, and mingle over dinner, drinks, and music.

BCX19 winners will be chosen by industry experts and professionals.

Well, one thing’s for sure – a fantastic prize awaits all winners. So, stay tuned!

Registration & Travel

The ticket price includes participation at the hackathon, access to BCX catering, the BCX party on May 14 at Kühlhaus Berlin, the winner pitches at STATION-Berlin followed by the networking party at BCW on May 15. Please note, this ticket does not include access to BCW, its keynote presentations, breakout and lab sessions, or the IoT exhibition.

 

Yes, we offer a number of free tickets that are available to students, startup employees, and IoT enthusiasts. To obtain one of these tickets, please apply here. We also offer corporate tickets for EUR 350 net. Please buy those here.

 

If you are a student or work for a start-up, you can apply for a free ticket by filling in the application form here. Applications will be approved based on interest and demonstrated ability to code or contribute meaningfully to a project. Corporate employees may not apply, but they may purchase tickets here.

International attendees should fly into either Schönefeld Airport (SXF) or Tegel Airport (TXL).

Since an overnight stay is not possible at the Kühlhaus Berlin, you’ll require accommodation in the greater Berlin area. Here you can find a list of budget hotels, where we have reserved allotments for you with special conditions, as well as others without allotments. If you would like to stay in one of these accommodations, we recommend booking your room as soon as possible, as May is a busy month in Berlin.

If possible, we suggest you arrive in Berlin on Monday, May 13 in order to take advantage of all hackathon offers. The hackathon doors open on Monday, May 13 at 6pm. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before doors open.

The cloakroom is located at the entrance of Kühlhaus Berlin. Coat check will be available on Monday, May 13 from 6 pm until 1 am, Tuesday, May 14 from 8 am until 1 am, and Wednesday, May 15 from 8 am until 7 pm. Please note, items may not be left overnight.

Other

We recommend you wear what you’re comfortable in. We also suggest you bring warmer clothes as temperatures may vary throughout the day. During the day, you will be moving between different levels of the venue, including up and down stairs, as well as inside and outside the venue, so make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Please bring your own laptop and make sure you have admin rights. Prior to the event, you will receive detailed information about resources, software, and tools available during the hack challenges.

Yes, BCX offers a variety of food options on all days of the event. Daily snacks, coffee, and beverages will be available. A hot lunch will be served on each of the hackathon days. Drinks and a buffet dinner will be provided at the hackathon party and the winner pitches/the networking party at BCW. BCX takes into account different dietary needs and therefore all ingredients will be labelled. However, we kindly ask attendees to bear in mind that not all food preferences, intolerances, or allergies can be accommodated by our catering team.

Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to get the latest scoop on BCX19.

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