How does the Smart Factory Hackathon work?
We show you our factory and provide you with actual production and logistics data. We will open the plant gates and take you on individual tours so you can see where our challenges lie. This year we will focus particularly on machine learning solutions, among other areas. After you have had a look around in our plant and received an in-depth briefing by our production and IT experts, it will be your turn. Working in teams of three to five persons, you will develop new Smart Factory solutions in 25 hours and implement them in prototypes.
Why 25 hours? For the symbolic value of the 25th hour – a concept that we at Audi call “The extra hour”, meaning the hour we give back to our customers with our digital services and mobility solutions in the automobile.
During the prototyping you will have the support of Audi experts from Production and IT. And after the 25 hours are up, you will pitch your ideas to the audience and the jury.
In addition to attractive prizes – for example a top-class Audi driving experience in Finland – you will have the chance to follow up on your ideas at Audi and possibly see them applied in actual use on the road.