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Open ecosystems are a decisive success factor in the area of commercial buildings. The cooperation of industry players on all levels fosters innovation and leads to customer-centric solutions. Hackathons like the Connected Building Hackathon at Bosch ConnectedExperience 2019 provide an ideal playground to jointly develop innovative use cases and put them to the test.

Available Hardware

  • Zumtobel Luminaires
  • Bosch XDK
  • Bosch Security Camera
  • Bosch Elevator Monitoring
  • Bosch TRACI Tags for Asset Tracking

Available Software

  • Bosch Connected Building Solution
  • HERE Indoor Navigation & Routing
  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Digital Twin

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

HERE the #1 location platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location intelligence. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better and more relevant outcomes, while keeping the importance of data privacy in mind.


  • HERE Indoor Navigation
  • HERE Routing

Home Connect is the leading IoT platform for home appliances from different brands to be controlled with a single app. The system is designed as an open platform that will keep evolving to cover a growing range of services. Home Connect GmbH is a subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH.


  • Home appliances
  • Bosch Home Connect

Microsoft is a technology company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We strive to create local opportunity, growth, and impact in every country around the world.


  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Digital Twin

SAST‘s open IoT platform for security cameras gives manufacturers, app developers, integrators, and distributors access to scalable applications and open firmware. Core elements of the platform are the standardized operating system, a specialized app store and a software development kit. SAST is a startup created by the Bosch Group.


  • Open IoT platform for security cameras
  • Various cameras

The Things Network provides a global, open LoRaWAN network with a set of open tools to build your next IoT application at low cost, featuring maximum security and ready to scale. Through robust end-to-end encryption, a secure and collaborative Internet of Things network is built that spans across many countries around the globe.


  • Open LoRaWAN network
  • LoRaWAN development kits

Zumtobel develops the highest quality of tailor-made lighting solutions for more than 50 years. With a comprehensive portfolio, the Austrian lighting specialist provides the right light at any time of day. As a leader in innovation, Zumtobel pushes continuously the boundaries in search for the for the next generation of lighting.


  • Zumtobel Luminaires
  • Lighting Management System

At Bosch Software Innovations, we have been active in the IoT for nearly ten years. Our IoT consultants, software developers, and solution architects bring IoT ideas from strategy to implementation. With our industry independent IoT platform, the Bosch IoT Suite, and domain-specific solutions, we support you on your digital transformation journey.


  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • Bosch Building Solution

Bosch Automotive Electronics has been developing embedded devices for a long time. This expertise enables us to expand to IoT devices. For this Eclipse Kiso was designed from scratch as a SDK for IoT devices and has already been used and verified on a handful of existing products in the market. Its reusability, robustness and portability empowers embedded IoT.


  • Bosch Common Gateway powered by Eclipse Kiso and Eclipse Mita

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions produces smart sensor devices, that are suitable to a variety of use cases in Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Connected Logistics and Mobility. The broad sensor portfolio includes small, low-power inertial and environmental sensors and covers all common cellular radio standards and technologies like Bluetooth, WiFi (IEEE802.11.x), LoRa and Sigfox.


  • Cross Domain Development Kit XDK
  • Variety of sensors and extension boards

The Innovation Hub is the internal start-up like garage for innovative ideas and concepts within the Bosch Building Technologies Integrator Business. We are responsible for technology scouting and we are an interdisciplinary team of creative IoT & UX experts who are helping our clients to define future services and products in a user centered way.


  • UX consulting

The unit Bosch IoT Ecosystem enables its users to develop innovative software via the Bosch Developer Portal. The portal is an open and easy to use self-service platform made for developers to engage with Bosch products and services through interaction with APIs, SDKs and IoT services.


  • Bosch Developer Portal
  • Bosch IoT Marketplace

Bosch Power Tools is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation.


  • Power Tools
  • RefineMySite
  • TrackMyTools

Your Hack MC

Christian Baranowski

Connected Building Product Owner, Bosch Software Innovations

About Christian

Christian studied software engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Constance. Since 2016, he has been working for Bosch Software Innovations as product owner of the Connected Building Solution. Christian sees his role at Bosch as a mix between IoT expert, product owner and agile developer. In addition to his work at Bosch, Christian is a board member of the OSGi Users’ Forum Germany.

#Developer: Backend (Spirng Boot, OSGi, Java Expert), Frontend (Angular, Node)
#Languages: Java, TypeScript, Scala, Groovy, JavaScript
#Twitter: @ChrBaranowski

Christian in a short interview

Who is your super hero?

What motivates you in your daily work?
I want to change the way we work. I want IoT in commercial buildings to add something meaningful to our daily business life.

What makes you the coolest Hack MC?
I live on a small island. I make my way to work on a ferry. I have turned the dream of an island life into reality. 😛