prototype.club events

Upcoming prototype.club events

The industrial software competition for the mobility revolution in transport and logistics during IAA Transportation in Hannover, DE or IAA Mobility in Munich, DE

Create digital solutions in the energy world before and during Europe's largest energy fair E-world in Essen, DE

Identified challenges in the agricultural and decentral energy technology from research institutions and companies will be addressed at the DLG.prototype.club

What are the prototype.club events about?

Fail fast, learn fast: a marathon becomes a sprint

Fast, interdisciplinary solutions in the digital world! Prototype.club is the future of smart swarm intelligence combined with an intelligent HR engine with great marketing attention and a strong focus on real business opportunities: A curated, digital platform for efficient, international industry knowledge transfer with agile evaluation of scalable ideas by a professional network.

How does Prototype.club work? Companies address their current challenges in digitalization, we curate and address them in our expert network. The functional prototype and a business model canvas extended, both of which must be developed within 10-14 days in competitive mode by the network, can subsequently be presented to the media at a major trade fair such as IAA, E-world, etc. or internally to customers, e.g. through pitches and award ceremonies. Afterwards, the company is free to develop the winning solution into an MVP together with the teams.

We also call it the new form of tender: Smart Open Innovation meets Real Business Opportunities! Prototype.club!

In detail:

  • Virtually two weeks before and physically during a major trade fair, we bring together experienced and professional data experts from service providers, companies, associations and NGOs.

  • We are holding a professional rapid prototyping competition for software solutions to develop customized solutions that are professionally tailored to the current challenges of the industry.

  • In contrast to regular hackathons, the company sponsors commit to follow-up financing or contracts for the winning solution, e.g. development of the MVP.

  • This creates real business opportunities for professional teams and thus a new form of tendering: No slides, but prototypes!

By the way: As a side effect we are building an "alumni" network aka prototype.club platform in which partner companies can virtually pose new challenges or address HR posts 24/7.

Added value: In addition to the marketing aspect of showing your innovative openness to solving your own challenges at an industry trade fair, you also have a perfect assessment plus access to talent.

General process of prototype.club events

Your solution in six steps

Within two weeks, participants have to develop functional prototypes and describe a business model (here already the first difference to classic "48h student pizza beer hackathons") for challenges that were previously defined by the relevant industry.

On average we receive 300 to 400 applications, but we only run these sprints with 60-100 people. One must-have is that the finales of the prototype.club events should take place during an industry relevant conference. We call it "Bring the nerds out of the basement into the limelight", in order to create a haptic experience for all decision makers in industry to this fair, what digitization and data science looks like in real life.






Upcoming prototype.club events

Create digital solutions in the energy world before and during Europe's largest energy fair E-world in Essen, DE

Identifiy data driven business models in printed electronics industry during world first recruiting fair PECon in May 2022 in Heidelberg, DE

The third time Enerthon.com together with German Energy Agency dena takes place in Berlin, DE.

Some of our past events

The IAA Mobilitython as a results-driven contest for Open Innovation and Open Data in mobility

Together with the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (www.bmvi.de), the German energy agency dena.de, IAA Mobility (www.iaa.de) and The Impact Farm (www.theimpact.farm) as SME Company Builder focusing on Data Science, Free-Now.com and Fahrrad.de posed the following questions to participants during IAA 2021:

How can inclusive route planning also look like for people in rural areas with mobility restrictions, e.g. by considering #wheelchair transport or barrier-free mobility to senior residences in rural areas? What can new business models with bike sensors look like, e.g. smart health insurance or fall detection for handbike riders?

Together with Deutsche Energieagentur DENA and its Future Energy Lab a 14 days prototype sprint in Energy is taking place in Berlin

Effective and digital challenges in the areas of gas/heat, electricity, alternative fuels, municipal utilities and critical infrastructure will be solved by teams within four weeks of coding and business case analysis.

Highly qualified and professional teams and individuals must apply two months in advance.