26.05.2020 - 27.05.2020, Ganztägig

– This year 100% online!

Did you have to cancel some of your plans for this spring due to the Coronavirus? Yes, same here. But ZOLLHOF has good news for you! You do not have to cancel your plan for participating in HACK|BAY 2020! Once again ZOLLHOF invites all hackers, engineers and business enthusiasts to join us for a 2-day hackathon to celebrate creative ideas and innovative solutions. The only difference is: Our tech adventure will take place completely online this year.

But don’t worry, just like last year you will benefit from great mentoring, an awesome hacker community, amazing prizes and some special surprises for all participants!

When: 26th & 27th May 2020

*Please note that the event language will be German BUT internationals and non-German speakers are more than welcome to join as hackers or visitors!!


How does it work online?

Even though we cannot meet in person, we will provide all necessary online tools in order to make the HACK|BAY 2020 a unique and unforgettable experience! All hackers will receive further information on how to participate on the event soon.


Ready to shape the future with us? Take up your chance and work on one of 5 different challenges.
The winner takes it all! Compete against others and earn amazing prizes for outstanding results!

1. #Greentech | SIEMENS

Make climate action practical and fun!

“The CO2 concentration in our atmosphere has increased to a historical height of 412ppm according to NASA¹. Experts state that the world needs to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5C. Technology and digital solutions are core-enablers for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, but they might be hard to grasp and can appear complicated. Let’s appeal to people’s “Sportsgeist” and bring them closer to digital technology …

Help us develop a gamification platform for villages and municipalities where citizens can compete on sustainability and CO2 reduction and push their activities forward to real climate action!”

¹ https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/


2. #PayAsYouDrive | HUK Coburg

Let’s get people drive better and save on their car insurance!

Car insurance often seems way too expensive and customers cannot do anything about the amount they pay, right? HUK-COBURG is challenging this model with “Telematik Plus” which is a smart “pay-as-you-drive” solution. Good driving behavior is rewarded with discounts of up to 30% OFF the insurance fee. But how can you encourage customers to improve their driving behavior?

Take on this challenge and develop a driving style analysis based on real driving data and offer users the possibility to playfully bring their driving values to the next level through gamification or similar approaches!


3. #DigitalLifeLine | NÜRNBERGER Versicherung

No panic on the Titanic – the digital solution for your home in case of water ingress and mold

You wake up at night, get out of bed and …step into the water. Are you dreaming? No. Water damage has haunted you. A thousand questions go through your head: Where does the water come from? What has already been damaged? Can I somehow shut off the main water pipe? What do I have to do next? What are the costs now? What does my insurance cover? It shouldn’t get that far. A digital lifeline could be the solution. A kind of device that is activated as soon as it comes into contact with water. A sort of time alarm that allows you to act before the damage occurs or act for you in case you’re not around.

Take on this challenge and help people prevent water damages!


4. #AlwaysUpToDate | N-ERGIE & VAG

Being on time has never been more in style

Relying on public transport is sometimes quite adventurous. Will my bus be on time? Is my route under construction? Do I have to change to another line? We’ve all been there. Especially when you are in a rush, immediate information is a must! Unfortunately, most push-notifications about possible incidents or delays are still created by human beings and therefore not always 100 % accurate or come fast enough.

Thanks to VAG’s line status, current traffic conditions will be analyzed and reported automatically based on real-time information to send status updates to the customers. Help us create a top-notch user experience by harmonizing the different alert types to make sure customers can differentiate between the varying alerts and to increase the user acceptance of Line Status!


5. #RemoteDiagnosis | Schaeffler

This is no longer science fiction: Telemedicine for machines

Our smartphone happens to be our daily companion. Whether we use it privately or for our working life: the phone is always with us. No wonder, it is now even able to do remote diagnosis for anything – for example machines when they don’t work properly anymore. Thanks to Schaeffler’s Condition Assistant App, customers are now capable of checking machine errors with their smartphone by uploading sound files of the corresponding machine. Unfortunately, the actual analysis, as well as the payment, are still decentralized meaning experts and clients have to leave the app to finish their tasks. Let’s fix it together! Help us create a better user experience of the app by fully automating the processes mentioned above and the development of functionalities aiming to create a simple and effective custom platform for any analysis for condition monitoring.



At HACKBAY, we would like to reward your awesome ideas and hard work! Our expert jury will judge all ideas and give awards to the best four teams.

These prizes are already waiting for you to be gained! Get ready, choose a challenge and win some cash with your team!

  1. Overall Best 1.500€ + 300€ Tech Voucher
  2. Best Technical Implementation 1.000€ + 200€ Tech Voucher
  3. Best Use Case 1.000€ + 200€ Tech Voucher
  4. Audience Award 1.000€ + 200€ Tech Voucher


Have a first impression of what is waiting for you!

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

09:00 – 09:30 | Welcome

09:30 – 10:00 | Keynote

10:00 – 10:30 | Challenge Pitches

10:30 – 12:30 | Ideation & Team Up

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch Session

All Day | Hack Time

18:00 – 19:00 | Dinner Session incl. Networking Time with ZOLLHOF Startups

18:00 – 21:00 | Python Meetup & GDG Nuremberg Meetup & Fintech/ InsurTech Meetup

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

All Day | Hack Time

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch Session

12:00 – 14:30 | Pitch Feedback (optional)

15:00 – 16:30 | Semi Finals

16:30 – 17:30 | Jury Session & Evaluation Semi Finals

17:30 – 18:00 | Announcement of Finalists

18:30 – 20:00 | Grand Finale incl. Short Keynote & Team Pitches

20:00 – 20:30 | Jury Session & Short Talk

20:30- 21:00 | Announcement of Winning Teams

21:00 – 22:00 | Get Together Session

We care for you!

Just as you are used to it from the previous HACK|BAYs, we care about your well-being.
In order to ensure that all our hackers are feeling energized and refreshed, we will send goodie bags and meal coupons straight to your homes!

Interesting speakers & workshops:

Learn about the latest trends in tech! Top speakers will attend the event and talk about future trends and what’s currently hot in the industry.

For prizes & more information please check out our website:


Or register here: www.eventbrite.de

So what are you waiting for? We are looking forward to meeting you digitally at HACK|BAY 2020!

Veranstalter: ZOLLHOF – Tech Incubator

ZOLLHOF – Tech Incubator, ein Projekt der
Zollhof Betreiber GmbH, vertreten durch den Geschäftsführer Benjamin Bauer, Kohlenhofstraße 60, 90443 Nürnberg