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Bosch
Connected
Experience
2024

 

February 26-28
Berlin, Germany

Hackathon

One of Europe’s largest AI and IoT hackathons

Bosch ConnectedExperience (BCX) is one of Europe’s largest AI and IoT hackathons.

This three-day event has become unmissable for the global community of developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators from more than 45 countries.

BCX24 takes place from February 26-28 at one of the coolest locations in Europe, STATION-Berlin. 300 selected participants will have 30 hours to team up and tackle several exciting challenges, using latest technology from fields such as Generative AI, metaverse, software-defined vehicle, and tons of connectable devices – all made available by Bosch and its ecosystem partners.

Code at BCX24

Apply for your free ticket here.

One of Europe’s largest AI and IoT hackathons

Bosch ConnectedExperience (BCX) is one of Europe’s largest AI and IoT hackathons.

This three-day event has become unmissable for the global community of developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators from more than 45 countries.

BCX24 takes place from February 26-28 at one of the coolest locations in Europe, STATION-Berlin. 300 selected participants will have 30 hours to team up and tackle several exciting challenges, using latest technology from fields such as Generative AI, metaverse, software-defined vehicle, and tons of connectable devices – all made available by Bosch and its ecosystem partners.

Code at BCX24

Apply for your free ticket here.

Schedule

Day 0 – Feb 26, 2024

6:00 pm | Registration opens
6:30 pm | Opening & team-building
11:00 pm | Doors close

Day 1 – Feb 27, 2024

8:00 am | Doors open
2:00 pm | BCX Business Corner digital.industry, Laurenz Kirchner, MM1 Consulting
3:00 pm | BCX Business Corner digital.auto/mobility, Ansgar Lindwedel, ETAS GmbH
11:59 pm | Doors close

Day 2 – Feb 28, 2024

8:00 am | Doors open
3:00 pm | Hacking ends
3:00 pm | Pitch time
6:45 pm | Finalist pitch at BCW24
Afterwards: BCW24 networking party

Who is the hackathon for?

Bosch ConnectedExperience 2024 is open to all new and experienced coders, developers, UX, and product designers. We welcome anyone who wants to join us in creating connected solutions invented for life.

What to expect?

As participant you will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Designing and developing connected products, apps, and services
  • Developing outstanding user experiences
  • Working with a broad variety of IoT and AI sensors, devices and software
  • Pitching your use case prototype in front of an audience of developers and experts from the BCX and Bosch ecosystem

Join us

You wanna be part of BCX24? We have great news: Everybody can get a free ticket and join us for three days of hacking. The tickets include:

  • Hackathon participation
  • All-day catering
  • Winner pitches at BCW on Feb 28
  • Networking party at BCW on Feb 28

You can get your ticket by simply filling out our application form. We’ll review all applications and will let you know if you are one of the 300 hackers on-site in Berlin.

Our hack tracks

#1 digital.industry

In the digital.industry hack track, participants will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions for the manufacturing sector. The challenges will focus on leveraging automation, connectivity, and visualization technologies and platforms to optimize production processes and improve efficiency or come up with creative business cases.

#2 digital.auto & mobility

In the digital.auto & mobility hack track, participants can create cutting-edge solutions tailored to the automotive sector. The challenges will focus on bringing a new experience to the driver: personalized welcome, virtual vehicle applications, controlling offroad vehicles and many more. Put your ideas on the road.

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. 
As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Groups strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is Invented for life.
Bosch Connected Industry is the IIoT software house from Bosch. The broad software and service portfolio covers all requirements along the digital value chain. The manufacturer-independent automation platform Nexeed Automation ensures an efficient development and operation of machines and systems. The modular Nexeed Industrial Application System digitalizes and optimizes manufacturing and intralogistics processes with little effort. Bosch Semantic Stack further offers a complete toolbox to utilize the full potential of product data, e.g. by means of digital twins, across the entire lifecycle. A wide range of services complete the offering. 
Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut is a research institute that wants to help shape the future of business and society. We pursue this goal with the approach of dual scientific research and always focus on the direct benefit of our partners. In the digital.auto initiative, we initiate an open community in which car manufacturers, suppliers, start-ups, and end-users are working together to create the next generation of software-defined vehicle experiences. 
Fetch.ai is an open platform comprising four integral layers: the AI Agents, the Agentverse, the AI Engine, and the Fetch Network. Each layer plays a critical role, interlocking perfectly to form a robust ecosystem that powers peer-to-peer applications with automation and AI capabilities. Fetch.ai is providing its autonomous AI agent framework for the hackathon. Communicating between AI agents on Fetch’s Cosmos-based ecosystem via multi-chain IDs enable the interactions between the connected devices like RC Cars, IoT nodes and VR glasses. 
The Fetch.ai Foundation is a non-profit organization founded and governed by representatives from Fetch.ai and Bosch. The Foundation’s mission is to drive the advancement of artificial intelligence and Web3 technologies, with a focus on creating a collaborative ecosystem for industry participants that is poised to unlock new innovations and business opportunities. The Fetch.ai Foundation promotes an open and transparent ecosystem based on data sovereignty and balanced governance to foster innovation and cooperation between industry participants through collective research and development, collaborative applications, shared initiatives and the discovery of valuable business models. 
Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems. 
IBM is the global leader in business transformation through an open hybrid cloud platform and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. Today 47 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on IBM technology consisting of infrastructure, cloud, data & AI, automation and cybersecurity solutions. IBM has a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction and is committed to helping its clients navigating through the complexities of the digital age, fostering sustainable growth and competitive advantage by seamlessly integrating cutting-edge solutions with expert insights. 
Our products and services are designed to spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources. We want to deliver top quality and reliability. In short: we want to create technology that is “Invented for life.”  Experience now the future of gas analysis with the new compact Raman-based Optical Gas Spectrometer from Bosch. It enables the simultaneous detection of various gases and, in the first expansion stage, has intelligent evaluation algorithms for hydrogen and natural gas applications directly on board. 
Mendix, a Siemens business, is the only low-code platform enabling complex transformational initiatives for enterprises. With Mendix, enterprises can address the full complexity of enterprise software development by engaging everyone in capturing requirements, forming ideas, and embedding value assessment throughout the lifecycle of the software portfolio. Focus on what’s important while relying on governance and control. Mobilize your organization. Build the change readiness muscle. And when the next big idea drops, turn it into an outcome quicker. More than 4,000 organizations in 46 countries use Mendix. An active community of 300,000+ developers has created over 950,000 applications – and counting.
As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers with all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full-stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinion. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Signify Health, Topgolf, and World Fuel Services improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth. Empower your engineers with the data they need to measure, improve, and grow your digital business.
Prototype.club enables Open Innovation between a wide variety of players and connects them to form a functioning network. In our innovation competitions, established companies benefit from tailor-made solutions for their specific problems. These are developed by highly qualified start-ups, who are then happy to implement them. We also organize in-house innovation competitions and hackathons. We support companies in becoming “Open Innovation Ready” and implementing innovations independently of internal capacities. 
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures movement in machines and systems. The automation system ctrlX AUTOMATION offers all hardware and software components for automation as well as an ecosystem for openness and co-creation. 
Software Defined Automation (SDA) envisions a future where PLC management and development is efficient, secure and simple, so that factories can reduce mean time to recover and get the most out of their assets. By offering ONE integrated solution for multi-vendor PLC code management and development, SDA transforms the way engineers interact with and maintain their automation systems. 
SICK is one of the world’s leading solutions providers for sensor-based applications in the industrial sector. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. SICK has almost 12,000 employees worldwide and generated a group revenue of around EUR 2.2 billion in the 2022 fiscal year.
Valantic uniquely combines the agility of a consulting boutique with the breadth of offering and international footprint of a large consulting firm, from strategy to implementation. With a total of over 4,000 valantic IT specialists, all of our consulting teams deliver solutions with speed and reliability and offer a personal approach that distinguishes us as a trusted advisor – for all facets of our customers’ digital transformation. Our diverse range of services offers everything customers need for their digital transformation – from implementing the latest AI applications to preparing their businesses and data for the integration and use of AI technologies. 
Welotec GmbH provides modern solutions for industrial applications in the field of edge computing and network communication. These include robust technologies, embedded in an innovative set of management and security systems.
Bosch Future Mobility Challenge is an international technical competition initiated by Bosch Engineering Center Cluj in 2017. The competition invites student teams every year to develop autonomous driving  and connectivity algorithms on 1/10 scale vehicles, provided by the company, to navigate in a designated environment simulating a miniature smart city. The students work on their projects in collaboration with Bosch experts and academic professors for several months to develop the best-performing algorithms.  

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FAQs

Do you have any questions about Bosch ConnectedExperience 2024? You can find tons of answers on our FAQ page.

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Do you have any questions about BCX24? You can find tons of answers on our FAQ page.

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