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Main Partners

HUK Coburg | N-ERGIE | NÜRNBERGER Versicherung


Take up your chance and work on our challenges set by corporate innovators. While hacking you will be given hands-on support, the latest technology and all the goodies you need to win that challenge!

Let’s get people drive better and save on their car insurance!

Car insurance often seems way too expensive and customers cannot do anything about the amount they pay, right? HUK-COBURG is challenging this model with “Telematik Plus” which is a smart “pay-as-you-drive” solutions. Good driving behavior is rewarded with discounts of up to 30% OFF the insurance fee. But how can you encourage customers to improve their driving behavior?
Take on this challenge and develop a driving style analysis based on real driving data and offer users the possibility to playfully bring their driving values to the next level through gamification or similar approaches!
[Host: HUK-Coburg]

Being on time has never been more in style

Relying on public transport is sometimes quite adventurous. Will my bus be on time? Is my route under construction? Do I have to change to another line? We’ve all been there. Especially when you are in a rush, immediate information is a must! Unfortunately, most push-notifications about possible incidents or delays are still created by human beings and therefore not always 100 % accurate or come fast enough.
Thanks to VAG’s line status, current traffic conditions will be analyzed and reported automatically based on real-time information to send status updates to the customers. Help us create a top-notch user experience by harmonizing the different alert types to make sure customers can differentiate between the varying alerts and to increase the user acceptance of Line Status!
[Host: N-ERGIE / VAG]

No panic on the Titanic - the digital solution for your home in case of water ingress and mold

You wake up at night, get out of bed and ...step into the water. Are you dreaming? No. Water damage has haunted you. A thousand questions go through your head: Where does the water come from? What has already been damaged? Can I somehow shut off the main water pipe? What do I have to do next? What are the costs now? What does my insurance cover?
It shouldn't get that far. A digital lifeline could be the solution. A kind of device that is activated as soon as it comes into contact with water. A sort of time alarm that allows you to act before the damage occurs or act for you in case you’re not around.
Take on this challenge and help people prevent water damages!
[Host: NÜRNBERGER Versicherung]

This is no longer science fiction: Telemedicine for machines

Our smartphone happens to be our daily companion. Whether we use it privately or for our working life: the phone is always with us. No wonder, it is now even able to do remote diagnosis for anything - for example machines when they don’t work properly anymore. Thanks to Schaeffler’s Condition Assistant App, customers are now capable of checking machine errors with their smartphone by uploading sound files of the corresponding machine. Unfortunately, the actual analysis, as well as the payment, are still decentralized meaning experts and clients have to leave the app to finish their tasks. Let’s fix it together! Help us create a better user experience of the app by fully automating the processes mentioned above and the development of functionalities aiming to create a simple and effective custom platform for any analysis for condition monitoring.

Make climate protection practical and fun!

The CO2 concentration in our atmosphere has increased to a historical height of 412ppm according to NASA. Experts state that the world needs to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C. Technology and digital solutions are core-enablers for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but they might be hard to grasp and can appear complicated. Let’s appeal to people’s “Sportsgeist” and bring them closer to digital technology.
Help us develop a gamification platform for villages and municipalities where citizens can compete on sustainability and CO2 reduction and push their activities forward to real climate action!
[Host: Siemens]


Overall Best

(1) 1.500€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 300€

Audience Award

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

Best Technical Implementation

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

Best Use Case

(1) 1.000€ in Cash
(2) Tech voucher worth 200€

New This Year:

All teams get the chance for post-event mentoring session(s) provided by ZOLLHOF

Tech Partners

Arrow | Digital Tech Academy


Stay tuned! Coming soon.


+ - Tuesday, 26.05.2020

08:30 - 10:00 | Arrival & Registration

10:00 - 11:00 | Welcome & Keynote

11:00 - 11:30 | Challenge Pitches

11:30 - 13:30 | Ideation & Team Up & Start to hack

12:30 - 14:00 | Lunch

All Day       | Hack Time

From 17:00    | After Work Networking Session

18:00 - 19:30 | Dinner

18:00 - 21:00 | Python Meetup & GDG Nuremberg Meetup

18:00 - 21:00 | FinTech / InsureTech Meetup

+ - Wednesday, 27.05.2020

All Day       | Hack time

08:00 - 09:30 | Breakfast

12:00 - 13:30 | Lunch

12:30 - 15:30 | Pitch feedback (optional)

16:00 - 17:00 | Semi finals

17:30 - 17:45 | Announcement of finalists

18:00 - 19:00 | Grand Finale incl.
                Short Keynote & Team Pitches

19:00 - 19:30 | Jury Session / Short Talk

19:30 - 20:00 | Announcement of Winning Teams

20:00 - open end | Dinner & Get Together

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What is a hackathon?

A very tech-focused coding event where coders, designers and business guys, within a certain time, work on challenges to create innovative solutions. At the end of the event the ideas, and ideally the protoypes will be pitched and judged by a jury.

Who can participate in the hackathon? Are there any prerequisites or required skills?

Everyone, who's interested in tech and innovative topics, is very welcome! No tech or business background needed - just a good amount of energy and willingness to learn and innovate. Also no experience in hackathons is needed (beginners are welcome!).

I've never done a hackathon before. What should I expect?

You will learn a lot while working in ambitious teams. It's fun - come hack with us!

Who gets the intellectual property rights to the work created by the teams?

The work (codes, data, documents, etc.) created by the teams during the hackathon will be of their own property. However, ideas presented to the public are freely accessible and usable.

How to apply?

You have to register and get a ticket via Eventbrite.

What do I need to bring?

You should bring your own computer and other tools you need (e.g. charger, mouse, USB drive, adapters) . If you want to stay overnight, don't forget your toothbrush! ;-)

Can I come alone or I need a team?

You don't need a team in advance! You will be part of a team but most teams will form at the spot, at the beginning of the hackathon.

What about food and drinks?

Food and drinks are free during the two days! Amazing catering for breakfast, lunch, dinner and extra snacks and of course, unlimited coffee!

Can I stay overnight?

Yes, feel free to stay and hack all night long! We provide some camp beds which you can reserve. Do you need one? Great! Just drop a line to frb@zollhof.de after getting your ticket. It's also possible to get one spontaneously but consider that the number of beds is limited.

In which language will the event be held?

The main language is German which means most of the talks will be held in German. Nevertheless, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon even if you don't speak German. Last years' experience: we had some non-German speaking teams and it went pretty well.

Anything else?

You will be tired, but very satisfied at the end. And you will get to know many interesting people ;-)

Code of Conduct

Prototypes should be developed during the hackathon. Coming with pre-made solutions is not the point of a hackathon ;)