About the hackathon

Look forward to a varied weekend full of challenges, networking and exciting insights into our work. Together with our staff and our partners from the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production, you will face the challenges of Industrie 4.0 in a real manufacturing environment and use your coding knowledge, technical skill and team spirit to solve them.







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The organizer

International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production (ICNAP)
International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production (ICNAP)Aachen (Germany)

To find out which new approaches in information technology can lead the way towards Industrie 4.0 and which requirements must be met, is the aim of the three Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT, for Laser Technology ILT and for Molecular Biology and Applies Ecology IME, who are cooperating with renowned industrial partners in the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production ICNAP.

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  • Who can participate?

    You can participate if you study computer science, engineering, communication design or take similar course, want to prove your skills and are at least 18 years old at the start of the hackathon.

  • When and where will the hackathon take place?

    The hackathon will take place from May 20, 2022 (8 p.m. CET) – May 22, 2022 (2 p.m. CET) in Aachen at INC Invention Center, Campus-Boulevard 30.

  • How much does it cost to participate in the hackathon?

    Your participation is completely free of charge.

  • How big can a team be?

    There should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 participants in a team.

  • Can I register without a team?

    Yes, of course! We will also form teams on site.

  • What will be the maximum number of participants?

    The maximum number of participants is 40 people. The registrations are accepted chronologically.

  • Can I win anything?

    Yes, the best teams can look forward to winnings that we will announce here soon.

  • What do I have to bring?

    In any case, you will need your computer and charger. You are also happy about headphones and a power bank for your mobile phone. The other participants will certainly be happy if you bring change of clothes and something to freshen up – unfortunately there are no showers. We don't have sleeping mats and sleeping bags for you and you can bring them with you if you need them. You don't need to bring food and drinks – we'll get them for you.

  • What are the rules of conduct regarding coronavirus?

    Finally doing the hackathon in person again is a big wish this time. Unfortunately, we don't know yet what the infection situation and the government's regulations on the coronavirus will be in May. Since the protection of participants and staff is our first priority, we will let you know early on what the rules of conduct will be.

  • What about the rights to my intellectual property?

    You definitely own the code! You submit the code for evaluation and allocation. You do not transfer any rights to ICNAP.

  • What if I have more questions?

    More detailed information will be sent to you before the event. If you have a question that is burning under your nails, you can contact us at community@icnap.de