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#4 hack challenge
Utility Cross Domain
#4 Utility Cross Domain


Are you scared of fire or fed up with your utility bill? Do you want to know when it makes sense to turn your sound system as loud as possible or do you just want to tease your neighbor by turning off his EV charger? These were only some of the questions that hackers tackled in the Utility Cross Domain Hackathon at Bosch ConnectedExperience 2019. Find out about the smart solutions they came up with to solve everyday problems.

Available Hardware

  • Refridgerators
  • Smart Plugs
  • Electric Heaters
  • Room climate sensors
  • Smoke detectors
  • XDKs
  • Lighting Bears

Available Software

  • Smart Home API
  • Bosch IoT Suite
  • Energy Java Services

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

Hackathon Partners joining this hack challenge

As an innovative service provider with a regional focus, EWE is active in the business areas of energy, telecommunications and IT. EWE is shaping the energy supply of tomorrow with the greatest possible sustainability, efficiency and reliability.


  • Energy expertise
  • EEBUS initiative repositories

Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry. With our Smart-Insurance-Offensive (Vitality, Domocity, Mobility) we reinvent insurances, help our customers to make their lives healthier and safer and so transform from a pure cost regulator in the event of a Claim to a prevention Provider.


  • Use cases
  • Domain Knowledge

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.


  • Weather API

OpenHAB is a vendor and technology agnostic open source automation software for your home appliances. It serves as an integration point for all home automation needs and lets systems talk to each other across any vendor or protocol boundaries.


  • openHAB repositories

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. For more information visit


  • Home appliances
  • Bosch Home Connect

Bosch Smart Home was incorporated as a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. The company offers complete, intelligent consumer solutions for networked homes. Bosch Smart Home simplifies home life by controlling routine tasks in the background. It offers greater comfort, security and energy effiency.


  • Indoor Climate Solution
  • Heating Solution
  • Security Solution

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

Your Hack MC

Mark Nigge-Uricher

Product Owner and Business Developer, Bosch Software Innovations

About Mark

Mark jumped from topic to topic as an IT consultant with IBM, created a CSR strategy for a Hifi-company, mingled in early markets for fuel cells at SerEnergy, looked into the future of car access systems with Hella, and is now focusing on energy management from districts to whole cities, while keeping an eye on the trading markets.

#LinkedIn: @MarkNigge-Uricher

Mark in a short interview

Who is your super hero?
TinTin and Haddock – wit and force is all it takes!

What motivates you in your daily work?
I essentially thrive on work that tackles exciting topics with a great team of colleagues who can bring meaningful projects to life.

What makes you the coolest Hack MC?
I can do a frog stand for more than a minute, something I learned as a boy scout. 😛