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BCX22 challenge #1

BUILDING a new reality

November 7-9, 2022 in Berlin

#1: BUILDING a new reality

About the hackathon
Every year BCX draws on developers, product owners, product managers, UX experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators from more than 45 countries. In 2022, BCX took place from November 7–9, at one of the coolest locations in Europe, STATION-Berlin. In total, 300 selected participants had 30 hours to team up and tackle several exciting challenges, using tons of connectable devices and software artifacts.

About the challenge: BUILDING a new reality
This challenge brought together real estate, building operations, facility management, hybrid workspace creators, and developers. A commercial building in today’s world must be sustainable and energy efficient, offer a great tenant experience, have low operational costs and increased asset value throughout the building’s lifecycle. In order to realize this, qualified building data is key. Thousands of sensor data and building sensors measuring parameters like temperature, humidity, occupancy, energy usage, keycard readers, parking space occupancy, fire, smoke, flood, elevators, air quality, and more were available for the hackers. Together we advanced the digitalization of commercial buildings!

The challenge BUILDING a new reality brought together real estate, building operations, facility management, hybrid workspace creators, and developers. A commercial building in today’s world has to be sustainable and energy efficient, offer a great tenant experience, and have low operational costs. In order to realize this, qualified building data is key. Thousands of sensor data and building sensors measuring parameters like temperature, humidity, occupancy, energy usage, keycard readers, parking space occupancy, fire, smoke, flood, elevators, air quality, and more were available for the hackers. Together we advanced the digitalization of commercial buildings!

Available hardware

  • Amazon Echo Dot
  • Azure IoT Edge AI with NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin DevKits
  • Bosch Security Camera
  • Bosch Smart Door and Window Contacts
  • Bosch Smart Home Controller
  • Bosch Smart Motion Detector
  • Bosch Smart Plugs
  • Bosch Smart Radiator Thermostat
  • Bosch Fire Panels
  • Bosch Building Automation EMS5 Controller
  • Bosch Power Tools Laser Measures
  • Brick4You Bricks
  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Welotec Azure IoT Edge Gateway

Available software

  • AWS Accounts
  • AWS IoT services (AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Greengrass,…)
  • AWS AI services (Amazon Lookout for Vision, Amazon Lookout for Metrics,…)
  • AWS Analytics services (Amazon Kinesis, Amazon EMR,…)
  • AWS Connected Device Framework
  • big® by Kaulquappe (BIM)
  • Bosch Connected Building Services (Building Digital Twin,…)
  • Bosch NEXOSPACE (Fire System Analyzer, HVAC Performance Analyzer,…)
  • Microsoft Azure Subscriptions
  • Microsoft Azure IoT services (Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge,…)
  • Microsoft Azure AI services (Azure IoT Edge AI, Azure Custom Vision AI)
  • Microsoft Azure Data services (Azure Data Explorer,…)
  • Microsoft Azure compute services (Azure Container Apps, Azure Functions,…)
  • Microsoft Power Platform (Power Apps, Power BI,…)
  • MongoDB Atlas (Database, Data Lake, Online Archive)
  • MongoDB Atlas App Services (Triggers, Functions, APIs, GraphQL)
  • MongoDB Atlas Realm (Mobile Device Sync)
  • MongoDB Atlas Charts (Data Visualisation)

Patronage of this challenge

The Bosch division Building Technologies is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. In selected countries Bosch offers solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency and building automation. About 9,900 associates generated sales of 2.1 billion euros in 2021. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video security, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Building Technologies develops and manufactures in its own plants in Europe, Americas and Asia.

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers — including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
Intelligent, connected and automated: Bosch Smart Home is working on the future of living all the time. The goal? To come up with new smart solutions to make all aspects of day-to-day life easier.
With an eye for detail, Kaulquappe creates holistic solutions tailored to the needs of the construction industry – from the IT infrastructure to the processes.
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform with more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help bring new solutions to life – to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Microsoft will be joined by its partner NVIDIA, which designs and manufactures computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related software, using this for AI and computer graphics to transform industries.
Headquartered in New York, MongoDB is the developer data platform company empowering innovators to create, transform, and disrupt industries by unleashing the power of software and data. MongoDB cloud services consist of a comprehensive suite of data products including Atlas Database (the Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB), Search, and Data Federation.
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers — including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
Intelligent, connected and automated: Bosch Smart Home is working on the future of living all the time. The goal? To come up with new smart solutions to make all aspects of day-to-day life easier.
With an eye for detail, Kaulquappe creates holistic solutions tailored to the needs of the construction industry – from the IT infrastructure to the processes.
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform with more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help bring new solutions to life – to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Microsoft will be joined by its partner NVIDIA, which designs and manufactures computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related software, using this for AI and computer graphics to transform industries.
Headquartered in New York, MongoDB is the developer data platform company empowering innovators to create, transform, and disrupt industries by unleashing the power of software and data. MongoDB cloud services consist of a comprehensive suite of data products including Atlas Database (the Database-as-a-Service for MongoDB), Search, and Data Federation.
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.

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