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What is it?

Join forces with 200 innovation pioneers and make digitalization happen! Our online hackathon features 10 leading companies from the economic metropolis of Baden-Württemberg and 10 versatile, open challenges.

Together with your team, you will shape the digital future. Hack, eat, sleep (maybe), repeat!

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Your hackdays Experience.


Build your own solution for a real-life, open challenge


Make new friends among 200 international pioneers


Improve and test your skills on a pressure cooker weekend


Win great prizes from a pool of €15,000


Discover the inside world of 10 major companies


Do what you love and enjoy a good time with inspiring people

Key Facts.




International Pioneers




Article Navigator

“Where was the yeast again?” We need you to answer this question digitally! With the app Article Navigator for smartphones and -watches customers will find the best route through our stores and won’t waste time for searching anymore. Help developing this app and revolutionize in-store shopping!

Schwarz IT

The Schwarz Group is a leading international trading company. It is made up of the two retail divisions Lidl and Kaufland. Schwarz IT is the strong technology partner of the entire Schwarz Group. As a central IT service provider, Schwarz IT is responsible for the selection and provision of IT infrastructure, IT platforms and business applications.

From 3D Scan Data to 2D Objects

In today’s manufacturing industry, a lot of time is spent searching for parts. To reduce this time, TRUMPF developed a localization system. For the planning of the indoor localization, we use simulations. With your help, we want to automate the creation of the simulation environment from 3D scan data.

TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG

Our mission is to further develop and digitally connect production technology, to make it even more precise and future-proof. In doing so, we want to make manufacturing and its upstream and downstream processes more efficient. This is how we build the industrial world of tomorrow. We are market and technology leaders in machine tools and lasers for industrial manufacturing. Our software solutions pave the way to the Smart Factory.


Christian Wiens

Co-Founder & CEO

Speaker in the

Start-up Panel

"I want to challenge one of the largest industries in the world by building one of the world’s up and rising digital insurance companies – as the founder and CEO of Getsafe. The fully digital insurance company helps people cover themselves and their universe simply from their smartphone by offering digital insurance products in all lines of business – property, health and life."


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Rayna Hristov​

The Hackathon Company GmbH​​

Tel: +49 (0) 621 15028835

Ines Banhardt

Baden-Württemberg International

Tel: +49 (0) 711 22787-59

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The Hackathon Company GmbH

Add: Julius-Hatry-Straße, 1 68163 Mannheim, Germany


Tel: +49 (0) 621 15028835