Meet new people from industry, research and development and be part of the biggest FactoryHack worldwide. See the world through the eyes of a production expert. Cooperate with industry experts and get the real experience: Together you will hack on visions and innovations relating to the production of tomorrow.
Create a vision of future work, get in the ring with experts from the German leading-edge technology cluster “Intelligent Technical Systems OstWestfalenLippe - it's OWL” and be part of the industrial revolution. You are in control.
3 Hightech Locations will open its portals to you for 42 hours:
Coding in dark hangars – you already know that. We offer you even more: A hacking and event area of more than three football pitches.
Hacking on 12,000 sqm: A real factory for coding – SmartFactoryOWL. Talks, relaxing and fun - CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT). Keynotes and final pitches - OWL University of Applied Sciences.
A research and demonstration factory for Industry 4.0 technologies. A cutting-edge lab environment for ICT-based automation technologies, the most important research topics for digitization at the shop floor level of the factory of the future, such as adaptability, resource efficiency and cognitive human-machine interaction are addressed.
The SmartFactoryOWL is simultaneously research and testing lab for the scientists and engineers of the involved research institutes and companies as well as an outstanding learning environment for students (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D) of engineering study programs. In particular for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) it is possible to test and optimize their production systems with integrated Industry 4.0 technologies and to train their staff. The SmartFactoryOWL is an initiative of the Fraunhofer-Society and the OWL University of Applied Sciences.
In the CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT) the cooperation between industry and science being frequently demanded is actually put into practice. The CIIT is worldwide the first sciene-to-business-center in the field of industrial automation. Under one umbrella companies acting autonomously on the market and research institutes work and research cooperatively on the linkage between information and automation world.
We provide high quality education and research in engineering, economics and management, life science technologies, design and construction. The Institute Industrial IT (inIT) connected to the department of electrical engineering and industrial computer sciences carries out research in the field of industrial computer sciences and industrial automation for the digitalization of industries.
Challenge the frontiers. Augmented reality is the new final frontier. Get inspiration and feel the pioneering spirit.
Open the door to the future. What is life in the factory of the future all about? Create it. It’s up to you.
You will team up to create a web, mobile, or desktop application during a 42 hours non-stop hacking marathon in a real factory.
Bring your own ideas or be inspired by the unique infrastructure at the Innovation Campus Lemgo.
Either come alone or as a team of 3 to 5 people. You can join any team or make up your own. If you don't have any idea yet, other hackers and workshops of industry, research and development partners will inspire you.
We are looking for new and innovative ideas that are relevant in the topic of digitalization in the context of the 4th industrial revolution. Your solution should be of a good usibility and executable. Of course you will have to present your great results to the jury.
For sure the three best teams will be honored with an endowed prize after the final pitches.
1st Prize: 3.000 Euro
2nd Prize: 2.000 Euro
3rd Prize: 1.000 Euro
Prize: 1.000 Euro
The event takes place at the Innovation Campus Lemgo, GERMANY from Friday, March 03, 2017 to Sunday, March 05, 2017.
The FactoryHack2017 Lemgo is completely free! We will provide food and drinks, a place to relax and sleep in an awesome location.
Just get in touch with us e.g. via firstname.lastname@example.org
Definitely! Your product - your rights. You submit the code for the pure purpose of evaluation and awarding, you do not transfer any rights of your work.
We don’t care about your age – your motivation and skills count. If you are under 18 years you have to come with an adult who is in charge.
You simply find them at the event. Anyone who has an idea can pitch it to the crowd. Moreover, sponsors and partners will also provide their APIs and some challenges that they are facing. You team up with people around you to work on any idea you like! Or meet them at our Facebook-Page
We want to make sure that everyone who attends is eager to hack and share knowledge, therefore we will briefly review your registration and come back to you as fast as possible. Please do not book your transportation before you get a final confirmation.
You have to come with an idea that you have not worked on before. If you use any code written specifically for this idea in advance, or work on a new project that is somehow related to an already existing company, you might be asked to leave the event. However, we would be happy to see you as a sponsor – and then you can propose your ideas to the hackers! We cannot allow participants or guests with a commercial interest in the event itself or other participants.
The main thing to take is your computer, the charger, an air mattress and a sleeping bag. We will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.
Of course you can take a break to refresh your mind! We will provide a nice venue and some facilities to sleep. However, you will prefer working as much as you can – so sleep in!
It would be helpfult if you rule Java, C/C++, C#, Phyton, 61131-3 or any of your prefered language. But it is not mandatory to know programming. Different Skills like design, develeopement, projectmanagement, for e.g. are very welcome and needed for projects.
It would be helpful to know one of the following IDE: Eclipse, Netbeans, Dev-C++, QT-Creator, Anjuta Visual-Studio, PCWorx, CodeSys, your favourit editor like Vi, for e.g. But it is not mandetory to know one of those. Different Skills than programming are also needed for great projects.
If you have questions about anything we've not covered here, shoot us an email at email@example.com
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