Level up your idea in a robotics ecosystem!

Now it’s your time to shine – and build. Collaborate on a robotics platform supplied by Siemens, consider possible applications within business areas like e.g. sensors, localization, autonomous navigation, logistics or healthcare, and explore the possibilities of an open playground where you can jump directly to coding your own ideas or even provide a base for others!
Your challenge is setting up a mobile robot by connecting partial solutions comparable to apps on your smartphone. Imagine if GPS navigation was implemented, you could directly build on that and make your dream of, let’s say, autonomous pizza delivery a reality! This kind of modular software engineering is being used more and more in industry - to have a blueprint ready whenever you want to realize an idea with mobile robotics.

Implement your use case with code blocks as partial solutions using the open-source framework ROS2. If you kept an eye on the compatibility of the whole system that would be the icing on the cake. Every additional functionality of a robot should work independently and is not supposed to conflict with its previous ones.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just focus on your awesome AI-based detection algorithm of bad memes in the wild? Without having to control parameters of your mobile robotics platform at the same time, because an industrial ecosystem with handy solutions already existed?

Time to hear about your ingenious brainchild!


Who am I? - Become a real online profiler!

Can you predict socio-demographic profiles using best-in-class data science, natural language processing and web scraping? Your solution could make cookies redundant - while respecting privacy regulations - and thus, become the crystal ball for online user behaviour.

In addition, you’ll help users not to be spammed with irrelevant product and service suggestions by training machine learning models which create AI algorithms today that will guide decisions of tomorrow. Decisions that lead to users who are informed about the right products at the right times.

GfK provides you with panel data containing socio-demographic information and online consumption behaviour as well as test data with URLs to be predicted on. By extracting information from all kinds of sources (think videos, text, audio, images, colors,…) from the web pages behind the URLs in the supplied data, you may find relations between that information and the audiences observed in the panel.

Find the right cues, unmask your suspects and shape the future of data analytics!


Web3 – Let’s create tomorrow’s internet!

Decentralized networks will be the driving force of the next era of the digital economy. New tools, infrastructure services, or applications in the blockchain-based culture are driving innovative web3 use cases and will create tremendous value by enabling users to use their data to improve web experiences.

Imagine a brand like adidas coming to life in the metaverse. How could spaces be designed to fully include and engage the community? How could you drive topics such as female empowerment? How could you help the metaverse turn into a better and more equal place than actual real life?

And why not bridging the gap between NFTs and real life? Think of the combination of web3 technologies, such as smart contracts, with existing web2 solutions, and bring them to new heights. For example, networking activities can be performed on digital platforms with NFTs that document and represent our virtual life. So NFTs have the potential to not only prove what you own, but also show where you have been and what you have done. Just as it happens on currently existing web2 platforms such as Instagram, Twitter & Co.

Designing and engineering tomorrow’s internet means to connect and shape the complex world of web3 and its many promises. Let’s use community power, unleash creative potential, and build a fairer and more equitable environment for everyone.


Overall Best

1.500€ in Cash

Best Technical Implementation

1.000€ in Cash

Best Use Case

1.000€ in Cash


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Marlene Ronstedt

Founder Data Union DAO


TALK: Onboarding WEB2 TO WEB3

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Sheila Beladinejad

CEO O Canada Tech / President of Women in AI & Robotics


TALK: Diversity in AI fuels Innovation


HACK|BAY 2022 takes place on-site in Nuremberg (Z-Bau).

However, if you can’t make it to Nuremberg, you are welcome to participate online.

+ - Monday, May 30

Time Onsite Online
08:00 - 09:00 Arrival & Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Welcome including Presentation of Topics & Challenges
10:30 - 12:30 Team Up & Ideation*
*guided team building; mentors are on-site to answer questions and support team building
Team Up & Ideation*
*hackers form teams themselves; challenge material will be provided
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Time
14:00 - 18:00 Hacking Time*
*mentors support on-site and online
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - open end Hacking Time*
*mentors support on-site and online

+ - Tuesday, May 31

Time Onsite Online
00:00 - 08:00 Hacking all night long
08:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 Hacking Time*
*mentors support on-site and online
11:00 - 12:00 Pitch Feedback (optional)*
*slots have to be booked in advance
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Pitch Feedback (optional)*
*slots have to be booked in advance
14:00 - 16:00 Hacking Time*
*mentors support on-site and online
16:00 - 17:00 Semi Finals*
*the semi-finals on-site and online take place in parallel
17:00 - 17:30 Evaluation of Semi Finals
17:30 Announcement of Finalists
17:30 - 18:00 Get ready for the Finals!
18:00 - 19:30 Grand Finale including Keynote & Team Pitches
19:30 - 20:00 Jury Session / Keynote
20:00 - 20:15 Announcement of Winning Teams
20:15 - 23:00 Dinner & Aftershow Party

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1. What is a hackathon?

A tech-focused coding event where coders, designers, business enthusiasts and anyone else interested work on challenges within a certain time to create innovative solutions. At the end of the event the ideas, and ideally the prototypes, are pitched to and judged by a jury.

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

Everyone, who's interested in tech and innovative topics, is 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!).

3. How to apply?

You don’t have to apply for the event. The event is open to everyone. Just get your ticket via Eventbrite and join the hackathon!

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

You will learn a lot while working in ambitious teams. In addition, mentors will be at your side to support you. It's fun - come hack with us!

5. What do I need?

You should have a computer and other tools you need (e.g. charger, mouse, USB drive, adapters).

6. Can I take part alone or do I need a team?

You don't need a team in advance! You will work in a team, but most of the teams are formed at the beginning of the hackathon.

7. 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.

8. In which language will the event be held?

The main language of the event is English, which means all pitches and talks will be held in English. Nevertheless, you are more than welcome to participate in the hackathon even if your English is not 100% fluent.

9. 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 ;)

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