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Bring Your Ideas to Life at the IoT Hackathon

This year’s Bosch ConnectedExperience (BCX) took place on May 13-15, 2019. The three-day Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon is a forum for backend and frontend developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, and innovators from Bosch customers, partners, and start-ups.

In 2019, 700 developers competed in a broad variety of challenges, ranging from Mobility and Manufacturing to Buildings and Utility Cross Domain and Social Impact. Bosch and its ecosystem partners provided a comprehensive choice of hardware and software products for hackers to create prototypes, as well as an environment to explore advanced methods in UX, design thinking, and business modelling.

Award ceremony - winning team Manufacturing
Participants are discussing their IoT ideas
Hack coach explaining hardware to attendees
Highly concentrated attendees
BCX stage at Kühlhaus Berlin
Attendees are developing new ideas @ Skill Factory
Social Impact team testing its prototype
Provided hardware for Mobility hack challenge


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Hack challenges


Hacking devices


Hack coaches



Who is the hackathon for?

Bosch ConnectedExperience is open to all new and experienced coders, developers, UX, and product designers. We welcome anyone ready to bring their unique IoT solution to life.

What to expect?

Participants will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Designing and devoloping connected products, apps, and services
  • Developing sustainable user experiences
  • Getting hands on IoT sensors, devices, and software
  • Engaging with the entire Bosch ecosystem

Hack challenges 2019

#1 Mobility

Vehicles equipped with cameras and sensors are connected to the cloud to share and receive the data they collect on the road. Attendees were able to join this challenge and kick-start the next generation of connected cars.

#2 Manufacturing

This hack challenge was for people who are passionate about making Industry 4.0 happen, and who wanted to get actionable insights that benefits production experts.

#3 Buildings

This hack challenge came with a wide range of hardware that connects to the Bosch Connected Building Platform. Attendees joined this hack challenge to change the way we live, work and use buildings!

#4 Utility Cross Domain

In this hack challenge you tackled solutions to fire prevention, demand response, energy transparency, or utility billing. Attendees joined this hack challenge to solve everyday problems in our lives for real!

#5 Social Impact

Reducing air pollution, improving water conservation, saving critical species – these are just a few examples of the many ways that the IoT can transform our world for the better. Attendees joined this hack challenge to set real social impact!


How do I find team members? Who judges the winners? What skills are required? Find answers to these and many other questions in our FAQ section.

Recaping BCX18

Bosch ConnectedExperience 2018 took place on February 21-22 at STATION-Berlin. More than 700 software and hardware developers, product designers, and product managers from Bosch customers, IoT start-ups, and independents, could choose between five hack challenges. Watch the recap videos to get an idea what you can expect in 2019!