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Smart Factory Hackathon: Talented data-science specialists develop solutions for the factory of the future

Smart Factory Hackathon
The winning team ‘Happy Unicorns’ together with their advisors and the patrons Michael Breme (fifth from left) and Mattias Ulbrich (right).
  • Sixteen teams of students and young professionals compete to develop innovative smart-factory solutions
  • Genuine application cases with anonymized data from Audi’s production and logistics areas
  • Winning teams implement practical ideas and results with Audi 

“Data drives our production – you innovate from our data” is the motto of the Smart Factory Hackathon, which was held at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt from October 19 to 21. Talented young data-science specialists from the fields of IT, mathematics and engineering developed innovative software solutions for the factory of the future, based on genuine but anonymized data sets from Audi’s production. On Friday afternoon, the winners of the IT competition were awarded their prizes: The “Happy Unicorns” team won first prize with its idea on the subject of container management.

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