Tech Summit
& Hackathon



The mobility of the future must be simple and effective - and environmentally friendly at the same time! How will we get from Point A to Point B at the end of the oil age? Whether it’s for short trips to the bakery, or a trip to the other side of the world- we are looking forward to your ideas!


On a professional level, technological support and analysis have arrived after years of anticipation. Whether in training or during competitions, without digital help, the top results and records of recent years would not have been possible to measure! Bring technology into sports and also help hobby athletes achieve their goals!


There are now wearables for tracking pulse, exercises, sports and blood pressure. There are special devices such as pacemakers, smart wheelchairs and dialysis machines. What is missing? Choose one of the health challenges and develop wearable support for millions of health-conscious people!


The nights where a security guard with a flashlight and keychain were needed are long over. Digitization has turned the entire industry upside down! But how do individuals or companies that have a limited budget protect themselves - and what from? Dive into the world of security and surprise the jury with your idea!


Let’s sell smarter! The trickiest part of modern retail is figuring out how to optimize the four factors for sales success: product, price, promotion and place. If you dive into collecting and analyzing some interesting data, you will surely find easy ways for sellers to increase their performance. Join us and work on this super hot topic!


Our partners and supporters are passionate about many topics across various industries! That is why some challenges don’t fit in any of the topics above – not because we are any less passionate about your ideas and creative solutions for these tasks!

  • 3 day digital & startup summit + hackathon
  • 300+ attendees incl. hackers, engineers and startups
  • Top international speakers from the startup scene, politics and sports
  • at Lederer Kulturbrauerei



Challenge 1 Develop innovative services for first / last mile integration of the Schaeffler eBoard into the public transport network, e.g.: user friendly booking / sharing / billing services, autonomous delivery & parking, charging solutions

Challenge 2 Optimize the safety of the Schaeffler eBoard for applications at work, leisure or sports, by e.g.: environment recognition systems, V2X communication or adaptive speed / power limitations!


Challenge 1 Digital shopping of the future? Let's create it together! Beyond the screen- imagine a scenario and solution of digital commerce for adidas, using voice interactions and more! The goal is to create a shopping experience that doesn't just involve one's phone, but eventually, a solution that shoppers will use all over the world!

Challenge 2 Setting the stage - Develop a compelling use-case for a smart enabled jacket to serve the needs of running athletes! Can we leverage existing behaviors to enhance people’s lives? We live in an era of constant computing with enabled intelligence woven into every aspect of our lives. Clothes are an integral part of our lives. Now it’s your turn to come up with an idea how to use clothes as an interface to the digital tomorrow!


Challenge 1 Use sensor data analysis to increase patients’ motivation and improve therapy success! A patient needs to take responsibility for their recovery (patient empowerment). In order to make this work, patients must know the connection between input (therapy according to medication plan) and outcome (therapy success). For your challenge, think about motivational messaging based on collecting vital parameters of patients’ daily behavior. Use sensor data to monitor progress through smart visualizations!

Challenge 2 Time for a proper shipment tracking! Pharmaceutics, medical equipment, spare parts for imaging modalities, the challenges in medical service logistics are manifold. The goods are often sensible and it is critical that we they arrive undamaged. With a sensor device accompanying the shipment, root causes of insufficient transport management can be identified. Get into the box and revolutionize the business. There are millions of 'Schroedinger-packages' out there and we want to see what is happening inside. Cloud, Blockchain, DaaS, all the stuff is ready to get combined by you to a new level of logistics support!

Challenge 3 Gamification, tools and platforms: where do all of these three topics fit together?! In digital health! Orthopedic rehabilitation can be very time consuming, painful and boring. Everybody who ever had an accident or any muscular, joint, bone or ligament problems will tell you that. Wouldn’t you like to change that and help people with this kind of problem? Join this challenge and develop a platform or tool that will analyze the movement of patients to help them improve the rehab-time and have more fun doing it!


Challenge 1 Security as a service! There are many reasons for the need of security, and there are many means for filling that need. However, how could we connect the dots and combine existing audio-visual sensorics' solutions in order to bring them to a new level? By solving this challenge of NÜRNBERGER and BOSCH, you will ensure that owners of SME businesses have worry-free time again now that their security is secure!


Challenge 1 Imagine your business is selling products in retail stores and you are desperately willing to find answers for questions like “Which products should I offer in which store?”, “What promotions and when shall I run?” or “How to link behavioral data with sales data, with product assortment, and with area-or-store specific data?”. Of course, you don’t walk alone! You have big data from diverse sources (e.g. in-store, mobile, web) and should analyze it in order to make smart decisions. Data gathering happens via video/ image recognition, sensors, crowdsourcing & Co.


Challenge 1 Finding the perfect expert easier than ever? Help us solve this challenge! Build a working prototype for a voice- or chat-mediated service that connects consumers to human experts in a given domain, i.e. legal, health, taxes, handiwork - or other any other area where there is consumer demand to interact with a human. Use Voice Assistant Technologies like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or MS Cortana and Dialog / Chatbot systems like Wit.AI! Hackable Hardware provided by us. Find more details at: https://datenfreunde.com/find-me-a-human

Key Facts

3 day digital conference with many speeches, workshops and a two-day hackathon in Nuremberg

300 developers, engineers, designers and many more creative minds working on the latest technologies

Participants from all over the world (Israel, Japan, France and many more)

Top speakers supporting the event talking about the latest trends in tech

Awards at Hackathon:
1st Place – 5.000 €
2nd Place – 3.000 €
3rd Place – 2.000 €
4th Place – 1.000 €
5th Place – 500 €

Our Partners



Tech Mentors

Chairman and President of BDI: Prof. Dieter Kempf

"Innovative digitalization is not an option, it's our future! Events like the Digital Tech Summit are vital as they bring all parties together: talent, know-how, investors and the chance to build the future together!"

Why attend DTS? The future of Tech, Work and Life

For Hackers

Push the limits of what was thought to be impossible! At the Digital Tech Summit, you will feel the electric energy in the room while working hard with your team to solve innovative tech challenges. Use your tech skills, develop solutions as well as innovations, and expand your horizons! Your personal challenge is to work faster and more precise than ever before! Mentors and scientific experts will be by your side and provide support whenever you need it. Great ideas that benefit society is your goal to create within these two days!

For Startups & Teams

The focus is on you. At the Digital Tech Summit, you will have the unique opportunity to present your idea in front of the board level of established companies. In addition, during the pitch, no other Startup or audience will be there, just you and the board (no pressure, you got this)!

For Visitors

Allow yourself to be fully immersed in an international tech atmosphere, as 300 Hackers, engineers, and Startups from all over the world will attend! High class international speakers will also be joining the event to give exclusive speeches and discussions. The purpose of the Digital Tech Summit is to bring together people with a passion for technology, and increase the ideas for innovative tech solutions to common day-to-day problems. These two days will be packed with sessions over all things technical, come and join us for this digital experience!


Friday — 19. OCT

Arrivals & Registration 

18:00 – 19:00

Welcoming Speech 

19:00 – 20:00 Prof. D. Kempf (BDI), Prof. J. Hornegger (FAU), W. Bockshecker (NÜRNBERGER), B. Bauer (ZOLLHOF)

Challenge Pitches 

20:00 – 21:00 by Corporate Partners


18:00 – 20:45

Ideation Hackathon 

21:00 – 22:30 Hackathon attendees & mentors

Start to hack! 

22:30, open end

Saturday — 20. OCT

Hack time 

08:30 – 09:30


08:30 – 09:30

Tech Workshop for Hackers 

09:30 – 10:30

Hack time 

10:30, open end


12:00 – 13:30

Talks Part I – Sports 

13:30 – 15:00 Chris Thaller (Runtastic), Roland Auschel (adidas)

Talks Part II – Retail 

15:00 – 16:30 Oliver Schmitz (GfK), Filipa Guimarães (emma)

Talks Part III – Security 

16:30 – 18:00 Dr. Martin Seibold (NÜRNBERGER), Sven Weizenegger (Perseus)


18:00 – 21:00

Sunday — 21. OCT

Breakfast with Speaker 

08:30 – 09:30

Hack time 

09:30 – 13:30


12:00 – 13:30

Optional: Pitch Training 

13:30 – 15:00

Talks Part IV – Health 

13:00 – 14:30 Yan Beynon (SIEMENS Healthineers), Stephanie Kaiser (Heartbeat Labs)

Talks Part V – Mobility 

14:30 – 16:00 Prof. Gutzmer (Schaeffler), Daniel Krauss (FlixBus), Philipp Ortwein (InstraFreight), Björn Siebert (door2door)

Hack time 

15:00 – 16:00

Tour Board Level 

16:00 – 16:30

Startup Pitches Board Level 

16:30 – 17:00

Exclusive Get-Together 

17:00 – 18:00

Semi Finals 

16:00 – 17:00

Announcement of finalists 


Grand Finale 

18:00 – 19:00 10 Hackathon Team Pitches

Jury Session 

19:00 – 19:30 Selection of five Winning Teams

Announcement of Five Winning Teams 

19:30 – 20:00 Greetings by F. J. Pschierer & Handover of Prizes


20:00, open end

Aftershow Party 

20:00, open end

Monday — 22. OCT


08:30 – 09:30


Lederer Kulturbrauerei Rich in tradition and special flair

Have you ever sat under a crocodile or next to brewing kettles while hacking?

If not, (or even if you have!) the Lederer Kulturbrauerei is the perfect location to have these experiences! As once the oldest brewery in Nuremberg, the location offers unique rooms where the hackers will work on their challenges.

How to get there

Lederer Kulturbrauerei
Sielstr. 12
90429 Nürnberg

By metro

Take U1 / U11 to station Bärenschanze. Take the exit to Sielstraße and turn right. After walking around 100 m you will reach the Lederer Kulturbrauerei.

By car

The best way to get to the Lederer Kulturbrauerei by car is via Fürther Straße. On Fürther Straße, you will see signs which will lead you to the location. From Fürther Straße, turn into Sielstraße and drive along the street until it ends. Then you will see the Lederer Kulturbrauerei.


Tickets & Application

The focus is on you! Apply NOW to have the unique opportunity to present your idea in front of board members of established companies, such as SIEMENS Healthineers, NÜRNBERGER Versicherung, Schaeffler and adidas! You will pitch in front of the company which best suits you and your business concept. In addition, during the pitch (15 min. incl. Q&As), no other Startup or audience will be there, only you and the board (no pressure, you've got this)! The pitch is followed by an exclusive get together where you can meet the board level of the remaining companies and the other Startups. This is a great chance to extend your network! Application is open until September 14.

Startup Applications are now closed

Join us and work on the ideas of the future for two days! This ticket includes your participation in the 2-day Hackathon as well as access to all other workshops and programs of the Digital Tech Summit (including food & drinks).

Hacker Ticket

Are you a tech enthusiast and are interested in our workshops, speakers or Startup pitches but don't want to apply for the categories above? Get your Visitor Ticket now! This ticket includes all workshops, speeches and networking programs of the Digital Tech Summit (including food & drinks).

Visitor Ticket