9.-11. March 2018


Winners of ConnHack 2018

Volt Kraft

Excess Cash



Smart Ecosystem


With Data Analytics to new Connected Home energy concepts

About the event

  • At ConnHack 2018 you have the opportunity to network and interact with companies, professionals and students to jointly  develop digital innovations for the connected life of the future. Based on Design Thinking method, you work on data sets of real Smart Home, IoT and energy data in groups up to four people.
  • The ConnHack is a joint event of SAP and the Innovation Center Connected Living.
  • You are interested in the topics digital connected life, Smart Home, energy management and data analytics and enjoy “new thinking approaches”? At ConnHack 2018 you have the chance to prove your creativity and analytical skills.

Goals of ConnHack 2018

  • The goal of ConnHack is to develop new data-based services, use-cases and monetization approaches from a real data set. Based on the existing data, you have the opportunity to work on your ideas for innovative software solutions and evaluate their feasibility (Proof-of-Concept).
  • Added values result from new and previously non-existent combinations of data sets from different companies and new analysis opportunities.
  • At the end of the Hackathon your developed prototype should show how your idea can be realized by using the available data. Of course, the visualization of your idea is also important!
  • The teams with the best ideas can await a range of great prizes. In addition you have the chance to further develop your ideas together with the companies after the event.


How can the generation (e.g. PV-system), storage (e.g. battery) and consumption (e.g. washing machine) of energy in Smart Homes be optimally controlled?

What kind of new business models and services can be developed on the basis of the available data (e.g. Predictive Maintenance)?

How can a pattern recognition of the resident behavior be derived by using power consumption data?

What kind of new data combinations and which other freely available data (e.g. weather data) can be used to generate added value?


2.500 €

1.500 €

1.000 €

…and many other exciting material prizes and tech gadgets

Conditions of participation and registration

  • The ConnHack 2018 addresses professionals and experts with working experience as well as students who are interested in the mentioned topics
  • Participants can be from the fields of: Data science, IT development, Programming, UX-design, Business development, Business informatics and Industrial engineering
  • Programming skills are not absolutely necessarily but can be helpful in processing the use cases
  • In total, up to 40 participants/10 teams may participate at the ConnHack 2018
  • Registration is possible until February 26, 2018


  • Day 1
    Friday 09. March
  • 16:30 - Check-In
  • 19:00 - Welcome and introduction
  • 19:10 - Keynote speeches
  • 19:40 - Break
  • 20:00 - Data presentation
  • 21:00 - Introduction of Design
    Thinker & concept
  • 21:15 - Pitches/team formation
  • 22:00 - Get-together
  • 23:00 - End of pre evening
  • Day 2
    Saturday 10. March
  • 08:30 - Breakfast
  • 09:00 - Introduction
  • 09:30 - Define & Idiate
  • 12:30 - 1. interim presentation
    (10% of total evaluation)
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Prototyping
  • 18:00 - 2. interim presentation
    (10% of total evaluation)
  • 18:30 - Dinner
  • 20:00 - Hacking
  • 00:00 - Midnight-Snacks
  • Day 3
    Sunday 11. March
  • 08:30 - Breakfast
  • 09:00 - Creative break (optional;
    i.e. Yoga) or hacking
  • 11:00 - Pitch-Clinic
    (10% of total evaluation)
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Hacking
  • 15:00 - Final pitches
  • 16:15 - Break
  • 16:45 - Announcement of winners
  • 17:00 - END


The ConnHack 2018 is aimed at professionals and experts who already have working experience as well as at students, who are interested in the topics Smart Home, Connected Life, IoT and Data Analytics.

Participants can be from the fields of: Data Science, IT Development, Programming, UX-Design, Business Development, Business Informatics, Industrial Engineering.

You can sign up here. There you can submit all necessary information about you (and your team members) as well as your specific project idea, if you have one.

You should be interested in the above mentioned topics. Experience in the field of energy is a plus an may help in processing the cases, but it’s not necessarily required. You should have analytical skills and enjoy working with data.

You can register alone or in a team up to 4 people.

If you register as a single person, the allocation will take place during the opening event on the 09.03.2018. Everyone who already has a specific project idea before the beginning of the hackathon, has the opportunity to inspire other participants and find team members by pitching the idea.o Registered teams which have less than 4 persons in their team do also have the chance to find other team members at the pre-evening.

You computer/laptop, power supply, if needed sleeping bag/sleeping mat (if you want to hack overnight).

Yes, you can directly stay in premises of SAP on-site (Attention: Please bring your own accomodation equipment).

You can think about a possible project idea from the mentioned subject areas, but you should not work on it before, as the specific content alignment will depend on the data, which will be presented at the pre-evening (09.03.2018).

No, the participation is free of charge.

Two intermediate presentations will be judged on Saturday (10.03.2018) as well as a final presentation on Sunday (11.03.2018). The jury consists of representatives of the ConnHack partners.

The rights of the outcome belong to the participants.

It is necessary to sign the NDA, because the customer data provided by the partners is confidential (real, anonymized). The data is only allowed to be used during the Hackathon and has to be deleted after the event by all participants.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sahin Albayrak
Chairman Connected Living e.V.
Executive Director of DAI-Lab (TU Berlin)

Cafer Tosun
Board Member Connected Living e.V.
Senior Vice President, Development SAP SE

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bogatu
Co-Founder & CEO Fresh Energy GmbH

Tessa Haverland
Business Development Manager Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH




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