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June 14th - 17th, 2018

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#TECHFESTMUNICH

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THE FUSION OF TECHNOLOGY AND CREATIVE SPIRIT MAKES YOU FEEL THE BUZZING ATMOSPHERE OF TECHFEST
HERE, HACKERS, DESIGNERS, AND MAKERS START DOING OVER WATCHING, IMPLEMENTATION OVER TALKING AND CRAZY OVER NORMAL.
GET SCHWIFTY AND CREATE THE UNTHINKABLE - FOR THE WORLD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.

THE TECHFEST COMPETITION

  • JOIN FORCES WITH AN AWESOME TEAM AND FIND HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM MATES
  • WE OFFER YOU MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGY TRACKS AND A VAST OF CHALLENGES
  • WIN THE GREAT TECHFEST TROPHY AND GET PRICES SUCH AS SPONSORINGS, LATEST TECH DEVICES, COACHINGS OR START-UP SUPPORT
  • CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEVES AND GO BEYOND WHAT`S THINKABLE!

UNTERNEHMERTUM LAUNCH PAD

  • GREAT PROJECTS AND IDEAS DESERVE GREAT PARTNERS
  • FOR TECHFEST PROJECTS: AT OUR UNTERNEHMERTUM LAUNCHPAD DAY (JUNE 18TH), WE HELP THE BEST TEAMS TO START TRANSFORMING THEIR PROJECT INTO A REAL START-UP
  • FOR TECHFEST START-UPS: WE WANT YOU TO GO THE NEXT STEP, WE HELP YOU MATCHING WITH THE RIGHT PARTNERS AND START GROWING IN OUR ECOSYSTEM.
  • DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND START CREATING THE WORLD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN!

STATE-OF-THE-ART TOOLS & METHODS

  • GET TO KNOW AND LEARN IN WORKSHOPS WITH HI-TECH INDUSTRY PARTNERS
  • GET INSPIRED BY SPEAKERS FROM WORLD LEADING INDUSTRIES
  • ENJOY AN INSPIRING AND CREATIVE FESTIVAL ENVIRONMENT
  • TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS INTO REAL PROTOTYPES AT OUR MASSIVE MAKERSPACE
  • DO CRAZY OVER NORMAL AND GET SCHWIFTY!
  • CHALLENGE YOUR BELIEVES AND GO BEYOND WHAT`S THINKABLE!
  • DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND START CREATING THE WORLD YOU WANT TO LIVE IN!
  • DO CRAZY OVER NORMAL AND GET SCHWIFTY!

TECHFEST IN A NUTSHELL

72 HOURS / 100 MACHINES AND GADGETS / 1500 SQM MAKERSPACE
MORE THAN 400 HIGHLY SKILLED PARTICIPANTS / CREATIVES, CODERS, HACKERS, MAKERS & START-UPS
TECH DEMOS / WORKSHOPS FOR IDEATION AND PROTOTYPING / HANDS-ON SUPPORT
WORLD-LEADING TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS / LAUNCHPAD DAY / PARTNER MATCH MAKING FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS
ART INSTALLATIONS / NETWORKING / FUNFAIR / AFTERPARTY / AND MUCH MORE_

FREE ACCOMMODATION / FREE FLIXBUS TICKETS WITHIN EUROPE

THE TRACKS

START CREATING IN ONE OF THIS YEAR'S TECHNOLOGY TRACKS

TRACK 1

THE SMART
AUTOMATION WAVE

Inspired by Industrie 4.0, Internet of things or Blockchain?
Put no limits to your creativity in this track.

TRACK 2

QUANTIFIED
EARTH AND SPACE

Eager to work with Drones, Geo-Information or Object Recognition?
Picking this track we offer you everything you need.

TRACK 3

FUTURE MOBILITY
AND TRANSPORT

Are you interested in Autonomous Driving, Electro Mobility, Intelligent Vehicles?
Then this is the right track to choose.

TRACK 4

FLEXIBLE TRACK

Flexible sensor technologies and a wide creative scope heavily attract your attention? Let your wildest visions become alive in this track.

HACKATHON COMPETITION

  • Individual participants grouped together or teams already formed, size: 3-5
  • Working on one Challenge
  • IP remains with every individual team member

STARTUP COMPETITION

  • Teams from Start-up companies, size: 2-6
  • Working on new feature or idea for start-up that is related to one Track
  • Judged only on TECHFEST output, not on overall start-up idea
  • IP remains with start-up company
TECHFEST TECHNOLOGIES

IOT

ROBOTICS

BLOCKCHAIN

AI

MIXED REALITY

OUR PARTNERS

WORLD-LEADING TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS AND MORE

BECOME A PARTNER

Our track partners

Our challenge partners

Our technology partners

Our ecosystem partners

Our media partners

Our support partners

TIMELINE TECHFEST 2018

72H HACKATHON WITH A WARM-UP PRE-EVENT AND FIRST OF ITS KIND LAUNCHPAD DAY

THU 14.06FRI 15.06SAT 16.06SUN 17.06MON 18.06
BREAKFAST
PRE-EVENT NETWORKING_NIGHT
Tech Talk, Music, Food and more_
PRESENTATION OF PARTNER CHALLENGESPROJECTWORK & WORKSHOPSPROJECTWORK SEMI FINALSLAUNCHPAD DAY
Exclusively for invited teams with most promising
ideas for future business.See more information
LUNCH BREAK
TRACK FACILITATION
PROJECT WORK & IDEATION
PROJECTWORK & WORKSHOPSGRAND FINAL TECHSLAM
DINNER
PROJECT WORK and more_
MIDNIGHT SUPRISE
PROJECT WORK and EVENTSAFTERSHOW PARTY

OUR SPEAKERS

TECH COMPETENCE - AT YOUR HANDS

Luis Miguel Girao

Lin Kayser

Bülent Altan

Sonja Stuchtey

FAQs

In general a hackathon (also known as HackDays or Codefest) is a Software- and Hardware development event where different participants work collaboratively in teams on technical, business and design problems. Hackathons typically have a specific topic (e.g. smart automation wave). The goal of hackathons is to generate useful, creative or innovative software and/or hardware prototypes and/or ideas together within the time span of the event. An additional goal of Techfest is that those ideas lead to start-up or innovation projects afterwards, that shape the world we want to live in. That is why UnternehmerTUM will organize the first of its kind Launchpad Day, to match and start working with the right partners for the projects with the greatest potential.
No matter if you are a student, professional, or entrepreneur: everybody is welcome and can apply.
Specifically, we are looking for coders, hackers, makers, innovators, creative people, designers, artists, visionaries, data geeks and start-ups.
Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of places. Therefore, you should apply here immediately and let us know how you want to contribute to the success of the #TECHFEST. What is your motivation to participate? What is your professional background? Minimum age for all participants is 18 years.
We select our participants based on criteria like creativity, motivation, hacker, technology and maker experience. We intentionally focus on interdisciplinary teams and participants with different professions and backgrounds. You haven’t participated in a hackathon yet? No worries, your motivation why you want to participate is most important for us.
Ideally, you come well rested and in a good mood to the #TECHFESTMUNICH. In general, it is enough to bring your own laptop.
Furthermore, you should bring a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. It is important that you tell us in your application if you want to stay overnight in our facilities. Everything else like food, drinks, coaches, speakers, technology and side-events is organized by us in order for you to have an unforgettable time at the #TECHFEST festival.
We want to create the world we want to live in with a sustainable approach. You love technology and see the potential in it to create mindblowing stuff? Then, we invite you to become part of the #TECHFEST and feel the buzzing atmosphere of an inspiring fusion of technology and creative spirit. Our goal is to continue working on all projects which show high potential for future business opportunities. For this next step towards creating the unthinkable we would also like to accompany you. Therefore, for the first time in #TECHFEST history, we will provide a Launchpad Day.
However, most important for us is to organize an event in a unique and creative atmosphere, which will be an unforgettable experience for every single participant.
TECHFEST MUNICH wants to strengthen sustainable innovation and further development. With courage (demystifying Start-up Business), fun (festival character & creative environment) and expertise (workshops, expert talks), we do not only think about the future, but actively shape it! In order to get the shaping process going and to help you start right away – after you came up with your great ideas – we will initiate commitments between you and the partners on the Launchpad Day (June 18th) to push forward your projects or start-up (on the day after the finals). It is going to take place at the lake Wörthsee near Munich and will be exclusively for a selected group of teams and start-ups – so hack as hard as you can!
You can hack in the UnternehmerTUM Entrepreneurship Center in Garching near Munich. Additionally, you get access to the 1500sqm Makerspace, capturing 100 machines and gadgets like laser cutters, 3D printers and much more.
On the first hack-day of the #TECHFEST (June, 15th) there will be a team building and ideation phase after the detailed presentation of all challenges, where we help you find the right team mates.
For those who can`t wait for being part of a team, you can also get in touch with other participants before the event and share ideas. After you receive the confirmation that you have been accepted latest by end of May, we invite you to our event specific communication channel.
The Pre-Event of #TECHFEST is a Networking Night between participants and partners. Here, we will provide some food and music in a relaxed atmosphere for a little warm-up for a 72h hackathon.
Yes, the event is for free.
Food, drinks, accommodation, and technology is provided to the extent needed by us for the course of the hackathon. Please keep in mind that the available places for accommodation are limited. Please don’t take it badly that we will prioritize our participants from outside of Munich regarding accommodation.
Yes, this is possible. During the application process you can select that you already have a team and name your team members by their email (important: use their application email). Please be aware, that due to our selection process, every team member has to apply individually. We can not guarantee that every team member gets accepted for the #TECHFEST.
If you want to join #TECHFEST with your start-up team, you need to apply for the start-up competition. In this case, a total number of up to 6 participants per start-up can take part in the event. The only prerequisites are that you will work on your start-up idea or product, e.g. enhance it by adding a feature. Also, your start-up needs to match with one of our tracks (see above). The intellectual property rights generated during #TECHFEST by your team then will remain within the start-up company and not with each participant of the attending team. In case you want to attend #TECHFEST with your start-up team, but plan solve one of the proposed challenges and not include your existing idea or product, you are welcomed to apply for the hackathon competition as a regular team.
The hackathon competition is for individual participants and teams at #TECHFEST. For each track, our industry partners propose related challenges which participants of the hackathon competition will work on. All interdisciplinary teams of the hackathon competition compete against each other. By contrast, start-ups will take part in the parallel start-up competition and be judged on different criteria to guarantee fairness among all #TECHFEST participants.
This year, for the first time, we offer a start-up competition besides the hackathon competition. Start-up teams will work on new ideas or features for their start-up that are related to one of our tracks. They will be ranked differently and only compared with other start-up teams. Moreover, prizes for the start-up competition vary from those of the hackathon competition to better suit the needs of all participants. Also, intellectual property regulations vary for the competitions - please refer to the next question or to the terms & conditions for detailed information.
Hackathon Competition:
All ideas and prototypes that you hand-in are open-source which is a common approach in hackathons. You as well as your team members and others are allowed to continue with the ideas. Of course, specific source code or IP that you developed before the hackathon remains your own.
Start-up Competition:
For startups participating in the Start-up Competition of #TECHFEST, the prototypes and IP rights remain with the start-up. So no matter if you add new features to your product, adopt it to a new use case or make a pivot of your existing prototypes, the ideas and prototypes remain within the start-up.
The UnternehmerTUM Launchpad day will be organized exclusively for selected teams & our partners from #TECHFEST. Together with our challenge partners we will invite the most promising teams based on their performance at #TECHFEST and their idea’s potential for future business. The participants will be announced on Sunday (June, 17th). Tickets for this event cannot be purchased.
Yes and we put special emphasis on the compliance of these rules. You can find those under Terms & Conditions (scroll down until end of the website).
Main organizer of the TECHFEST MUNICH is the UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH.

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DIRECTIONS TO TECHFEST

UnternehmerTUM | Entrepreneurship Center
Lichtenbergstraße 6 | 85748 Garching bei München