HM.prototype.club

TRANSFORMING INDUSTRY TOGETHER

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CONTEST IN INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

HANNOVER MESSE, Hanover
17. - 21. April 2023

2023/04/17 09:00:00

At the world-famous HANNOVER MESSE (HM) it is all about the international industry community

HM.prototype.club goal:

  • Based on real industry challenges, innovatives startups develop functioning prototypes and business models in a 14-day developer sprint before and during the HANNOVER MESSE 2023
  • The team with the best solution based on expert jury judgment will receive a follow-up order by the challenge-setting company

The professional hackathon HM.prototype.club as a virtual startup tender with physical “live coding” during HM 2023!

As an official partner of HANNOVER MESSE, you will find us in the Industrial Wireless Area and HACK4INDUSTRY (both Hall 17).

This year’s focus areas (call for industry challenges till end of Feb 23):

  • Energy Management

  • Industrial Wireless

  • AI & Machine Learning

  • Carbon-neutral Production

  • Industrie 4.0

  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cells

For Startups:

► Win follow up contracts or prize money!

► Develop a solution for a specific challenge identified by companies in the industry sector, either as a team or alone.

► Focus not only on coding, but also economics: What do you need to turn your prototype into an MVP within 100 days?

THAT IS IN IT FOR STARTUPS

A STAGE FOR REAL INNOVATION, A FINAL SHOW WORTHY OF THE PARTICIPANTS

INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS ARENA

Industrial wireless arena

Wireless communication systems offer enormous opportunities for flexible, scalable networking tailored to the specific needs of industry. This opens up unimagined perspectives for the industry. 

At HANNOVER MESSE 2023, VDMA, ZVEI and Deutsche Messe will jointly present the „Industrial Wireless Arena + 5G Networks & Applications“ to bring the community together and create cross-industry dialogue.

Spearheading the development, prototype.club will of course be there too hosting the HM.prototype.club! 

HACK4INDUSTRY

HACK4INDUSTRY

Tech visionaries hack for top dogs!

After presenting their prototypes, the three best teams from each challenge will pitch again in the finals at the HACK4INDUSTRY nights (April 18-20). Winners will be awarded in a high-profile manner with the prospect of a follow-up commission. While startups can identify new partners and investors, established companies can expand their own innovative strength and save development time and costs.

INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS ARENA

Industrial wireless arena

Wireless communication systems offer enormous opportunities for flexible, scalable networking tailored to the specific needs of industry. This opens up unimagined perspectives for the industry. 

At HANNOVER MESSE 2023, VDMA, ZVEI and Deutsche Messe will jointly present the „Industrial Wireless Arena + 5G Networks & Applications“ to bring the community together and create cross-industry dialogue.

Spearheading the development, prototype.club will of course be there too hosting the HM.prototype.club! 

HACK4INDUSTRY

HACK4INDUSTRY

Tech visionaries hack for top dogs!

After presenting their prototypes, the three best teams from each challenge will pitch again in the finals at the HACK4INDUSTRY nights (April 18-20). Winners will be awarded in a high-profile manner with the prospect of a follow-up commission. While startups can identify new partners and investors, established companies can expand their own innovative strength and save development time and costs.

THE CHALLENGES

Call for industry challenges is running till end of February 2023!

Transnet BW

TransnetBW challenge – Energy System 2050

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 16.

In the Energy System 2050, the demand for flexibility will increase strongly because generation will be largely from renewables and thus volatile and not controllable. This requires a controllable electricity demand that can follow the supply.

Goal

The main goal of the challenge is the identification and evaluation of possible business cases for the provision of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services by private e-cars owners, i.e.

under which conditions (economic, technical constraints) private citizens are assumed to be willing to offer this flexibility service to the grid, and which incentives should be put in place in order to mobilize such flexibility potential. In addition, an assessment of a trade-off between the cost of participation to V2G on the one side and need for alternative flexibility options (e.g. stationary batteries, grid reinforcement) on the other side should be analyzed.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on-demand flexibility and the development of new flexibility products. TransnetBW is looking for new service providers and employees. Provide a running prototype plus a budget plan for a first follow-up contract worth 20.000€ or prize money worth 5.000€! So this is a call for an offer in the first place!!

TransnetBW challenge – Energy System 2050

You can pitch your results either onsite or virtually on Nov 16.

In the Energy System 2050, the demand for flexibility will increase strongly because generation will be largely from renewables and thus volatile and not controllable. This requires a controllable electricity demand that can follow the supply.

Goal

The main goal of the challenge is the identification and evaluation of possible business cases for the provision of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services by private e-cars owners, i.e. under which conditions (economic, technical constraints) private citizens are assumed to be willing to offer this flexibility service to the grid, and which incentives should be put in place in order to mobilize such flexibility potential. In addition, an assessment of a trade-off between the cost of participation to V2G on the one side and need for alternative flexibility options (e.g. stationary batteries, grid reinforcement) on the other side should be analyzed.

Your impact

The results are used for studies on-demand flexibility and the development of new flexibility products. TransnetBW is looking for new service providers and employees. Provide a running prototype plus a budget plan for a first follow-up contract worth 20.000€ or prize money worth 5.000€! So this is a call for an offer in the first place!!

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATION?

You are a company or a startup and want to stay in touch, e.g. challenge definition or participation?
Let us know and we’ll get back to you asap!


THAT'S HOW IT WORKS

We identify and match selected startups and talents to solve specific challenges identified by companies in the industry
Registration deadline: April 01, 2023

After completing the rapid prototyping phase of two weeks, the teams will present their fully functional prototype during the HANNOVER MESSE trade fair 2023 (also possible virtually)

The winning teams have the chance to win follow-up contracts by the challenge-setting companies

Finals will be from April 17 to April 21, 2023

BECOME A CHALLENGE OWNER

THAT'S HOW IT WORKS

We identify and match selected startups and talents to solve specific challenges identified by companies in the industry
Registration deadline: April 01, 2023

After completing the rapid prototyping phase of two weeks, the teams will present their fully functional prototype during the HANNOVER MESSE trade fair 2023 (also possible virtually)

The winning teams have the chance to win follow-up contracts by the challenge-setting companies

Finals will be from April 17 to April 21, 2023

BECOME A CHALLENGE OWNER

YOUR BENEFITS

Qualification

Use prototype.club as the new form of tendering. It is the best due diligence for new service providers and investors as well as CVCs!

Speed

Go from idea to MVP in just a few weeks and create real change. Watch how your ideas become reality.

Reach

Prototype.club is the network for talents and innovative companies. Become part and benefit from our reach to effectively network.

Visibility

Produce great stuff and talk about it. We give you visibility in the startup and developer ecosystem. Show that you are innovation-friendly with an open new way of working attitude.

Innovation

In times of digital transformation, new technologies are becoming increasingly important. We help you to test new business areas through prototypes.