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Hack the future
for a better world

We did it! Our Hackathon with over 130 participants from all around the world is over. 8 teams reached the finals with breakthrough products for a more sustainable world – powered by 42 Wolfsburg, Microsoft and GDEXA.

Key Facts

135

participants from all around world

15

diverse teams from 10 countries

6

weeks of hard work

6

masterclass by industry experts

1

common goal

The Winning Team

E-Now Pitchdeck

E-NOW stands for Electricity Now. Apart from locating your nearest charging stations, it will also introduce a new concept known as private charging where individuals like you and me can host charging sessions and rent out our private charging stations in our garages and houses.

Abdel

Abdel

Ashley

Ashley

Hussain

Dmitry

Dmitry

Special Awards

Best Team

Team 2gether

Best MVP

Team CO2 Visualizer

Best Applied Learning

Team Fuzzy Beer Bears

Best Business Idea

Team E-Now

Semi-Finalists

2gether (Digital Health)

Obesity and overweight prevention with gamification and virtual companion app

CO2 Visualizer (Sustainability)

 AR app to visualize the CO2 emissions of things and objects

Green Tomatoes (Sustainability)

Urban Green Club to provide private land for gardening and green movement

Art Galaxy (Tech for Good)

 Online AR gallery for cultural arts and paintings with AI recommender

Fuzzy Bears (Mobility)

Blockchain-based carpooling and financial leasing solution

E-Now (Mobility)

 AI-infused mobile app to find the nearest public and private EV charging stations

Foodcheck (Sustainability)

Reducing food waste through expiry date tracking and recipe recommendations

Wallabies (Mobility)

Kargoaroo mobile platform for peer-to-peer cargo delivery

What was the hackathon about?

Turn your dreams into reality

Alone or as a team, let your creativity flow into new technological ideas. At the hackathon, you will have room to bring your visions into life with like-minded people, as if you would be building a start-up. Join to learn new skills and show your talent to the world.

This was the journey

The hackathon will used an agile project method divided into different phases.
All steps include new learning content and collaboration.

Create the idea

Ideate your very own solution in a team to impact the world while getting inspired during masterclasses and mentoring sessions.

Solve a challenge

Solve a real-world problem and change the status quo. Plan all resources that are required in running a start-up.

Build a prototype

Complete your prototyping  and put your plan into an agile execution. New methods will help you design a playbook to success

Pitch your solution

It’s showtime! Present your solution to an esteemed judging panel and get constructive feedback

What’s special about this Hackathon

It’s all about practically working on impactful use cases and extending your technical skills with design thinking and storytelling methods

Experimental learning

Agile project approach

Inspirational masterclasses

Real-world problem-solving with tech

Soft skills and industry knowledge

Networking & knowledge sharing

Prototyping innovative digital products

Impacting the world with tech for good

Things to know

When

25th Oct – 2rd Dec (6 weeks) with 3 evening sessions per week for team meetings, scrum calls and masterclasses.

How

Extra curriculum project (remote) with Grand Finale event (onsite in Wolfsburg).

Who

Students from 42 Wolfsburg and external students. No prerequisites required or skills needed. Come as you are and do what you love.

Where

Extra curriculum project: (remote) event

Grand Finale: The pitch night is scheduled for December 2, 2021, in Wolfsburg, where we invite all participants to present their project results to the jury and celebrate the closing.

Partners & Supporters

Check the Hackathon Schedule

Week 01

10. Oct - 17. Oct

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18. Oct - 25. Oct

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26. Oct - 10. Nov

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11. Nov - 18. Nov

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Our Jury

Christine Haupt

Dr. Christine Haupt

General Manager Marketing & Operations at Microsoft
Thomas Sauer

Dr. Thomas Sauer

Head of Software Development Digital Business & Mobility Services at Volkswagen

Cihan Sügür

Cihan Sügür

Project Leader Digital Strategy
at Porsche AG

Thomas Schildhauer

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer

Direktor Universität der Künste in Berlin

Julia Frohne

Prof. Dr. Julia Frohne

CEO bei Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH

Prizes

The winning team will get an exclusive mentorship with a global industry experts and VC. In addition, all team members will be invited to a YouTube Live interview to share their secret recipe for how they won the hackathon.