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On the third day you will pitch your idea and development to an industry expert jury. The winning team will be awarded with 5.000€ and a wild card for the HHL DIGITAL SPACE start-up program.
5.000€ and a wild card for the HHL DIGITAL SPACE start-up program
We are looking for advanced students and professionals in the field of tech, science, engineering, business or design to work on real cases of Porsche's digital production. Please apply until August 31, 2021, so we will have enough time to match the teams.
● Everyone aiming to build next-level digital production solutions can apply.
● You can apply either as a team of 4-5 people or as single participant and we will match you to other teams based on your profile. Smaller teams will be complemented with others.
● Full availability in Leipzig for the 3-day Hackathon plus virtual kick-off meeting 2 weeks before.
● For your application we ask you to send us your CV and a motivation letter explaining why you want to join the Porsche Digital Production Hackathon.
● Please select a role, that describes you best. If you apply as a team please make sure, that different roles are covered, at least one person needs to have tech, data, programming or engineering knowledge.
Coding Wizard: proficient coding experience
Hardware Hacker: skills to get around hardware issues
Designer: skills in UX design
Empathizer: experienced problems of digital production challenges
Public Speaker: lead presenter of the project
Team Coordinator: organizes team and keeps overview of tasks
Arrival at Porsche Leipzig
Official Hackathon Start
Arrival at SimpliOffice
Arrival at Porsche Leipzig
Keynotes & Pitch Contest
Take the chance to visit the Porsche Werk in Leipzig and get insights from Porsche digital production experts. Work on your Hackathon cases in the field of sustainability with AI, supply chain tracking via distributed ledger technologies, just in sequence planning, demand management and forecasting and automated error handling in production.
“The challenge of digital transformation can be ideally mastered in a joint approach of established players and their expert knowledge paired with fresh ideas of startups and other innovators.”
Sophia Kuhl, Managing Director of HHL DIGITAL SPACE
Lutz Meschke is Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Stubner is the Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and holder of the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Chair of Strategic Management and Family Businesses.
Everyone who feels up for a new challenge can apply.
Yes, we aim for highly interdisciplinary teams and appreciate all kinds of applicants.
At this point we would highly recommend to get vaccinated.
No, as long as you are open to work with others on one of the challenges and bring in some special talent or knowledge. Team size is expected to be 4-5 people with different roles.
You will receive the first feedback in the application process in August, and final admissions will be published by 1st September.
Yes, the winning team gets a cash prize by Porsche of 5.000 € and a wild card for Batch #5 of the HHL DIGITAL SPACE incubation program starting in January 2022.
We will have a waiting list and kindly ask you to let us know, so we can give your spot to somebody else.
All information shared with you during the Hackathon will remain property of the creator.
We will let you know 2 weeks before the hackathon who is joining your team so you can get to know each other.
Yes, you will get access to the use case information 2 weeks before the Hackathon. However, the real working time starts onsite.
Yes, the teams that want to write code can get a test account on AWS.
The aim is to run this as a physical event at the Porsche production site in Leipzig. Further information with regards to COVID regulations will follow. There will be alternatives if physical attendance is not possible.