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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. At Bosch ConnectedExperience 2019 developers got down to work in teams to tackle the challenge of transforming our world for the better with the IoT.

Use Cases & Challenges

  • Maximize the amount of farmable soil in Rwanda
  • Maximize the production of eatable insects in Togo and to guarantee their quality
  • Maximize the impact of reforestation in Indonesia and Uganda
  • Guarantee non-polluted drinking water and improve sanitation in different regions of our world

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Fairventures Worldwide GmbH runs large scale reforestation efforts in Kalimantan, Indonesia. They cooperate with smallholders and enable them to plant trees and vegetables in agroforestry systems instead of engaging in destructive forms of land use such as oil palm plantations or gold mining. This contributes towards a sustainable rural development.

GaiaGreenhouses is an all-in-one solution for Rwandan small farmers, who want to conduct profitable and sustainable agriculture.

Impact Collective offers an acceleration program for early-stage impact startups in close cooperation with a large network of entrepreneurs and corporates.

The aim of insectus is to fight malnutrition in African countries by breeding the black soldier fly. Through specially developed farms we produce insect larvae, which are then processed into powder and sold on local markets. In this way, we offer people secure and cost-effective access to important nutrients for their daily needs.

The German WASH Network consists of 24 German NGOs actively engaged in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of development cooperation as well as humanitarian assistance. Apart from joint advocacy activities, the network aims to contribute to a professionalisation of the sector through continuous knowledge exchange and quality control.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s leading humanitarian organization, delivering food assistance to 91m people in 83 countries.The Innovation Accelerator identifies, supports & scales high-potential solutions to hunger worldwide, providing access to mentorship, training, financial support, expert insights and WFP operations.

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.

Your Hack MC

Kai Hübner

Managing Director, Impact Collective

About Kai

As Managing Director of the Impact Collective, Kai accompanies entrepreneurs and open-minded people through their journey towards finding success and happiness. The Impact Collective is an accelerator program to turn social start-ups into impact grown-ups. What’s more, the team brings a broad range of skills and experience to the table that enables both individuals and organizations to create impact that really matters.

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Kai in a short interview

Who is your super hero?
Master Yoda – he not only incorporates all the wisdom in the world but empowers others to become wise at the same time

What motivates you in your daily work?
To see the positive change we create with my own eyes