Build your business model for a real industry challenge. Validate your business case in 48 hours. Partner with global players of German Mittelstand and get your startup on the grid. Apply now and make it happen! The winner will take 5000€.
Application deadline: 4th September 2020
At Dr. Oetker, our purpose is Creating a Taste of Home. We are always on the lookout for new and innovative ideas for products and processes. Our over 12,000 brains working for us worldwide are buzzing with ideas that, now, mostly are not heard or, because there is no process for generating in-house ideas, do not get through to the right people. We want to give our colleagues the chance to contribute to innovation in an easy and efficient way. That is why we need your ideas for a chat bot, which provides guidance to idea givers and leads them through the process.
In our production, we already record process data at various points with the help of our PLC, a PLCnext Control Controller. Our goal is to continuously improve processes on the basis of this data, to make them more efficient and to detect sources of error in production at an early stage. We can already make various data available today and, for example, transfer them to cloud systems or into a data base.
We are currently looking for ways to analyze this data automatically, to detect errors and to derive added value for optimizing production.
This is a challenge not only for us, but for many manufacturing companies in the market. We at Phoenix Contact already offer suitable hardware solutions for recording production data. Now we are looking for your creative ideas and business models to use this data, detect anomalies and create added value for our production and also for customers of our hardware. Put yourself in the customer role and define use cases for large industrial companies. Any idea that will increase efficiency is welcome.
There is an unsatisfied demand for healthy, sustainable and still practical meals. Such an aspiration is difficult to fulfill since you have to think about more than: “What would taste good right now?”. You would need to read thousands of contradicting studies and then stick to your plan – with every decision. Therefore most people decide for a simple mental framework (vegan, no milk, no plastic, local, keto, …) The impact of those restriction is usually focused on one dimension (Co2-Footprint, waste reduction, animal welfare, macro-nutrition, micro-nutrition, …) and biased on the opinions of your environment. How can we deliver a scalable, convenient, delightful product/service, which enables the user to easily carry his aspirations through to a delicious meal for his specific needs? Is there an easy way to make the science transparent and address more than one dimension?
What would a personalized product/service look like, so that it becomes easy to buy healthy and sustainable products and prepare those for a delicious meal in your everyday life?
Within the scope of this challenge many factors have to be considered:
The size of our construction projects and the large number of employees involved requires a project-specific documentation. During construction, dozens of pieces of information, such as e-mails, photos, documents, etc. have to be stored daily within sensible folder structures. In this way, the documents are stored clearly arranged, can be retrieved quickly if necessary and each employee remains up to date with the latest information. This requires a lot of work for the responsible construction and project managers. Help us to develop a self-learning, proactive system for acquisition and distribution of information on the construction site, so that we are relieved of recurring activities.
Application processes are highly inefficient for companies and candidates. Companies ask the same questions over and over again (experiences, strengths, weaknesses, expectations) and repeatedly describe the challenges of the vacancy or company. On the other hand, the candidate repeatedly presents himself to companies with his skills and expectations. Which data is really important for a very good matching of vacancy and applicant profile? What if the candidate does not submit a resume or only a rudimentary resume is available?
At the same time, the company and the candidate usually do not want to be hired on the basis of a technical matching. What personality is behind a candidate profile? How does my future boss „tick“? How do we find the answers to these questions in the most interesting candidate experience possible.
Apply and take the chance to co-work with experts from world leading corporates to create a validated business model. Establish a unique solution and prove that you have what it takes to found a thriving startup!
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