1st Blockchain Hackathon in Stuttgart

Envision the crypto future during the 1st Blockchain Hackathon in Stuttgart!

Let’s envision what blockchain-technology can become for existing industries during the first Hackathon Blockchain in Stuttgart on the 2nd – 4th February 2018. Join developers, visionaries, investors and entrepreneurs and think about the future crypto economy!

The blockchain community of the southwest Germany invites you to meet blockchain enthusiasts and existing manufacturing companies to discuss ideas, develop scenarios and create prototypes. For a weekend long, you will be listening to technological and conceptual presentations, you will develop ideas about the blockchain future, code and finally present your project in front of a jury of crypto veterans, influencers and investors. The local community will be attending the event and blockchain development companies will also be on site to assist and discuss your vision. In addition, there will be free food and drinks for all attendees and the opportunity to get a quick look at the city of Stuttgart. Great prizes await the most visionary concepts in the area of blockchain! So if you are interested to know what the blockchain future holds and are excited about crypto and blockchain, come join the 1st Stuttgart Blockchain Hackathon!


We look for visionary concepts that foreseen things and solutions that still do not exist in the following categories

What happens when Blockchain meets the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Finance? Will the car of the future be community owned as digital asset on a decentralized network? Where will our identity be stored? And where the billions of items of the future Internet of Things? Which new financial solutions can be envisioned? And which new ideas and solutions will come out at the crossroads of different branches?

How can Blockchain technology push mobility to the next level?
MOBILITY – Daimler

Autonomous driving is just around the corner. With vehicles becoming fully autonomous, security, legal and administrative challenges need to be solved. In what way can Blockchain technology help?

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Think for example of the following possible scenarios:

  1. Car2X communication: How should cars communicate with the environment and peer cars? How can an open distributed ledger help by saving and sharing information between cars like location, speed, direction etc. to foster smart mobility?
  2. Autonomous, self-administrating trucks: once the truck is autonomous it will need to have its own digital identity and an eWallet: It will perform (micro-)payments for fueling, charging, toll etc. But how can the truck decide which business partner is trustable? And when it comes to platooning, how can trucks find a platoon and how can we make sure that benefits in terms of fuel savings are allocated fairly among platooning partners?
How could banks evolve towards the service & security provider in a tokenized world?

We see several starting points in this field. How can blockchain technology help?

  • · The Evolution/development of bank services within a digital ecosystem between corporates, their customers and suppliers as well as banks?
  • · The combination of corporate business and bank services for a new customer experience?
  • · The creation/design of an efficient/customer-orientated end-to-end process (where the customer is the borrower, an investor, a consumer or a corporation)
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Think of these two possible concrete use cases:

  1. Tokenization of private placements: programming of a digital loan agreement/platform for private placements including fully automatic settlement and execution of payments. The number of investors at the beginning of the distribution is typically undefined and could be large (up to 500).
  2. Automatic trade receivables management: In a digital ecosystem in which all sales are made online, a sale should be accounted, a bill/notice to pay should be sent and services like the financing of receivables could be done automatically. We want to automate the process of receivables financing i.e. the sale of a trade receivable and the payment should be automatically executed when the claim is accrued.
Which new ways of producing, collaborating and organizing value creation will blockchain technology make possible?

The area of manufacturing, intra and inter company logistics, and the way value creation is organized is changing rapidly. Relying on blockchain properties like tokenization, immutability of data, identity and payment solutions:

  • · How can manufacturing become more decentralized in terms of location and in ownership?
  • · How will logistic play a crucial roles in this process (e.g. drones will provide a new way of allocating hardware)?
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Think about this concrete use case:

  1. Trust of origin and trust of accuracy: A lift bridge operator collects data from> 100 sensors. These sensor data are sent to the manufacturers of the components of the lifting bridge. Manufacturers run their predictive maintenance analysis on the data and as a result, it is possible to give a statement about the failure probability and duration of the components. This statement is then handed over to an insurer of infrastructure companies. The insurer then assesses when maintenance measures and the associated failure of the lifting bridges can make the most sense. The challenge here is to know when the data comes from a specific provider or device (trust of origin) and when the data we have is reliable (trust of accuracy).


Most visionary concept


Best technical implementation


Best business model


3 Sponsor Challenges

2000€ each

All winners are invited also to present their concept on the 6th February at Blockchain Camp II at IHK Region Stuttgart. For winners coming from outside Stuttgart, we are happy to provide a small recreational program on Monday 5th February to get to know the city.



Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor

Joachim Lohkamp, Bundesblock

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor


Challenge “Mobility“- Jonas Von Malottki, Head of the Department for Finance and Controlling, IT Solutions & CoC Business Intelligence, Daimler

Challenge “Finance“- Joachim Erdle, Managing Director – Head of Corporate Finance, LBBW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Challenge “Industry“ – Nik Scharmann, Project Director „Economy of Things”, Robert Bosch GmbH

Silber SponsorDr. Katharina Schubert, Manager – Mobility Services & Strategy, MHP – Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH

Silber SponsorKarsten Treiber, Director Digital Finance, targens GmbH

Location: Building 58, Ground Floor

Location: Building 58, Ground Floor

Location: Building 58, Ground Floor

Team work and coding

Location: Building 62, Ground and 1st Floor

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor

Location:  Building 62, Ground and 1st Floor

Location:  Building 58, Ground Floor

Location:  Building 62, Ground and 1st Floor

Location:  Building 58, Ground Floor

Location:  Building 58, Ground Floor

Team work and coding

Location: Building 62, Ground and 1st Floor

Location:  Building 58, Ground Floor

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor + Room EOS, Building 58

Location: Building 58, Ground Floor

Location: Aula, Building 58, 2th Floor + Room EOS, Building 58

Location: Building 58, Ground Floor


Jonas von Malottki

Daimler AG / Daimler IT Group Functions

Head of the Department for Finance and Controlling
IT Solutions & CoC Business Intelligence

    Dr. Katharina Schubert

    MHP - Management- und IT-Beratung GmbH

    Manager – Mobility Services & Strategy

      Nik Scharmann

      Robert Bosch GmbH

      Project Director „Economy of Things“

        Andrei Martchouk

        KI decentralized GmbH

        Managing Director

          Joachim Erdle

          LBBW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

          Managing Director - Head of Corporate Finance, CEO Südbeteiligungen GmbH and CEO LBBW Venture

            Karsten Treiber

            targens GmbH

            Director Digital Finance

              Gold Sponsors

              Silver Sponsors

              Media partners
              Community Partners



              Thank you for your enthusiasm! The event as well as our waiting list is now fully booked! Unfortunately, we can no longer accept any registration. But do not despair! We are going to organize a 2nd Blockchain Hackathon soon! If you want to be the first to register, please leave us your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as the registration opens!

              Simona Pede bwcon GmbH
              • Seyfferstraße 34 | 70197 Stuttgart
              • pede@blockchain-hackathon.de
              • +49(0)711/18421-643
              • 09:00 - 18:00

              Participants Hands-Out – Read here all you need to know for the upcoming Hackathon

              I need accommodation. Do you have an idea where is still some available?

              Yes. Until the 24.01.2018 we reserved some rooms and beds at A&O HOTELS and HOSTELS in Stuttgart, Rosensteinstr. 14-16 (02.02 check in, 04.02. check out). While booking you simply need to mention “bwcon Gmbh – Turning ideas into business” and the “booking number: S1-94492 ”. For booking details please contact the hostel directly. Here are the prices:

              Single room (including breakfast, own bathroom): 76 Euro
              Single bed in dorm (including breakfast): 24,67 Euro

              Single room (including breakfast, own bathroom): 77 Euro
              Single bed in dorm (including breakfast): 24,83 Euro

              Book here:

              Via Telefon: +49 30 80 947 5110
              Via Email: booking@aohostels.com

              Please consider that participants have to cover their own accommodation costs. We just pre-reserve some rooms but you will need to pay your stay directly at the hotel.

              Who can participate?

              Developers and Designers who are interested in Blockchain and IOT. Experiences with Blockchain frameworks are more than welcome.


              • Every Blockchain framework is welcome to join the competition
              • WiFi and technical support is available on the spot!

              Who owns the copyright / ideas?

              Only you! We care about copyright!

              How can I get prepared for the Hackathon?

              You do not need to work on your idea in advance. In case you want to know more about Blockchain, have a look at the Bitcoin developer doc or/and the doc on developing Ethereum smart contracts

              What else should I know?

              • Bring your own laptop and plenty of good ideas
              • Results will be published on open source platforms
              • Amazing prizes await the most visionary concepts!
              Location Merz Akademie
              Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien
              • Teckstraße 58 | 70190 Stuttgart
              How to get there
              Take the U9 metro towards Hedelfingen and get off at the station Bergfriedhof (Merz Akademie).