AI Challenge Days go into the next round! SmartFactoryOWL opens its doors for this hackathon.


Together with SOLLICH KG and SmartFactoryOWL, the AICommunity and the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA AI Living Lab brings together experts, enthusiasts, students, practitioners and industry to realize the potential of artificial intelligence.

For a few days you will have the opportunity to use real data from industrial processes to realize your own AI algorithms and find solutions for industry.

Everyone can participate, whether you are an AI professional or a rookie.


SmartFactoryOWL is a living lab for Industry 4.0 and has a 2,000m² production and innovation area where demonstrators are available for research. The special feature: As part of the AI living lab, a manufacturing facility was developed that produces bio-based reusable cups from the company CUNA Products GmbH in SmartFactoryOWL – the CUNA production. It is the result of a cooperative of ten partners, consisting of start-ups and market leaders such as ARBURG and KUKA.


You need your own laptop/computer with a programming language of your choice. Prior knowledge of Python is recommended.

As sleeping facilities, SmartFactoryOWL and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA provide common rooms. Please bring all the utensils you need for sleeping yourself (air mattress/sleeping pad, pillow, blanket/sleeping bag).

The whole weekend you do not have to worry about your physical well-being. The food and drinks are on us!


Participation is free of charge. We will contact you two weeks before start of the event via the email address you provided and provide you with all relevant information about the hackathon.

In this mail we will also ask you for a confirmation of participation. If you do not confirm your participation, your registration for the hackathon will be cancelled automatically.

Where: SmartFactoryOWL, Campusallee 3, 32657, Lemgo

When: Fri, 24 Nov 2023 17:00 – Sun, 26 Nov 2023 14:00 CET

Event Language: English


The data for the challenge will be provided by SOLLICH KG. The family-owned company is the world market leader in the development of efficient production systems for the confectionery industry.

Sensors are installed in industrial machines to control a process. Especially when recording temperatures in temperature control processes, these sensors are crucial for product quality. But are all sensors and measuring points still important today? In the challenge, this question is to be answered! Design a soft sensor with your team that replaces the hardware and enables stable process control.


In addition to the glory, prize money awaits the first three places. The amount of the prize money will be announced at the beginning of next year.


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