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#4 Hack Challenge


Join us

Is developing IoT prototypes something you’re passionate about? Get your entry ticket to BCX19 now. Tickets include:

  • Hackathon participation
  • All-day catering
  • BCX party on May 14
  • Winner pitches at BCW on May 15
  • BCW party on May 15

If you are a student or working for a start-up you you can apply for a ticket waiver.

Your Hack MC

Benjamin Meier

Systems Architect, Robert Bosch Power Tools
Hack MC Bosch ConnectedExperience

What’s expecting you?

If you were once a fan of Lego, you probably still love the challenge of building new things. You’re the sort of person who likes working with their hands to construct the homes we live in and the buildings we work in. This can be a dangerous and physically demanding job: so we were a bit surprised to find out that these tough builders in the construction industry also played with Lego as kids, like us developers, and never stopped loving to build new things, just as we do. Join this hack challenge to make life easier and safer for people in the construction industry. Help them work more efficiently on the virtual construction site, using the IoT to develop the right tools and new smart ideas.

Available Hardware:
  • Bosch Power Tools
  • Bosch TRACI Tags
  • Bosch XDK
  • more to come


Available Software:
  • HERE Indoor Navigation and Routing
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Bosch RefineMySite – a lean construction site management solution
  • Bosch Track My Tools
  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • more to come

About Ben

After studying Computational Visualistics (University of Magdeburg) and IT-Systems Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute (University of Potsdam), Ben studied Design Thinking at the in Potsdam.  At the Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (IME – University of Potsdam), in which Bosch is a cooperation partner, Ben’s research focused on the question of whether innovation and trends are predictable. Now he’s part of the Bosch Power Tools Digital Business Team, and his goal is to identify new business opportunities that can generate substantial revenue growth in the future.
Join Ben and his hack coaches to make life easier and safer for people in the construction industry.


Ben in an interview

Who is your super hero?
Inspector Gadget

What motivates you in your daily work?
Finding wisdom in information: “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” ― T.S. Eliot

Are you gonna tell us a fun fact about yourself?
My grandma is older than my great-grandma.