Deadline: Dec 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Kickoff: Jan 24, 2019
Co-development camp: Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2019
Helsinki, Finland
1500€ + 1x10000€ pilot
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Digital Buildings with Siemens

Congratulations to the 6 teams selected to join the Challenge!

Digitalization is Siemens’ core strategy. Through increased scope of digital solutions the company generates customer value in the areas of connected digital grid, digital industry and connected buildings. The open, secure and easy-to-use IoT operating system MindSphere is at the center of Siemens’ digital ecosystem. Mindsphere is Siemens' cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, to harness data with advanced analytics. Together with ecosystem partners, such as KONE, the company is aiming for new digital services enabling the next level of productivity, flexibility, availability and efficiency for the customers and the digital society.

Siemens is working together with KONE to drive digitalization of their mutual client, Skanska, and have implemented Mindsphere-based IoT platform for a new building, also including building information modeling (BIM). BIM makes it possible to create an active digital twin of a building in the planning phase, allowing better optimization of both the design of the building and its construction. It also presents a great opportunity for the post-construction phase, as utilization and maintenance form not only the building's operational costs, but also its long-term value potential.

In this Challenge, Siemens is looking for new innovative companies to co-create business applications or service concepts on top of Mindsphere, enabling their clients such as the constructors, owners and users of a building to make the most out of the building and the data it collects. Do you already have such a solution at your hands, or can you create one?

As Siemens and KONE are collaborating with Skanska on the topic, Skanska will also take part in the Challenge. As a pilot environment after the Challenge, the chosen team is able to use Skanska's head office's Mindsphere platform, including an active digital twin as one element. Skanska representatives will also join the jury to offer a client's point-of-view to reviewing the solutions.

Available Resources

To help the development of proof-of-concepts during the challenge, we have reserved some key people and resources to support your work:

  • Teams will be assigned with both technical and business mentor(s) to support their work. During the Camp, teams will have a chance to talk to representatives of the clients, and Mindsphere experts.

  • Teams will have access to example data on the Siemens Mindsphere platform. Introduction to Mindsphere and the digital twin will be presented during the Challenge.

  • KONE will join the Challenge to bring some of their data available as part of the IoT platform, and thus helping create value-driving solutions for a user such as Skanska. KONE mentors will be available during the camp.


  • Slush side event (optional, doesn't require a ticket to Slush) to meet hosts and discuss the challenge (includes a pitching competition, award: Guaranteed acceptance to the Challenge) - December 3rd 2018 16:30-20

  • Applications close – December 13th, 2018

  • Applicants informed about the selections – December 21st

  • Challenge Kickoff Event (mandatory for all team members) – January 24th 14:00-17:00 in Helsinki

  • Co-development Camp (mandatory for all team members) – January 30th-31st (all day) in Helsinki

Estimated time commitment

The teams are expected, in minimum, to work full-time on the challenge during Co-development Camp (2 days), Kickoff Event (1 day) and invest an estimated 1-2 day per person in working on the idea between these, also together with their assigned mentor.

After the Camp, the chosen pilot teams are expected to work on their proof of concept and take part in 2 assigned workshops plus the final jury presentation. These will be scheduled in the pilot kickoff workshop.


The teams compete for a pilot project worth 10 000 euros. Each team that has been invited to participate will be paid a reward of 1500 eur after the co-development camp. Rewards are paid against invoice after the team has presented their demo and the customer has made the decision about the pilot.


Apply with a team of 2-3 people. Up to 6 teams will be selected to join the challenge. This contest will be regulated by the Industryhack General Terms for Open Innovation Contest: all team members accept these terms by applying for the challenge, and all participants will sign the terms when invited to join.

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Questions & Answers

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Katja Rodionova 3 months, 2 weeks ago
hi, is it possible that some functional of the ec3 carbon emission tool could be awailable for this challenge?
Aino Heiska3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi, not sure. We need to check it out. I'll get back to you!