The building of the future

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The Challenge: Development of a building bot

Hackathon meets Phoenix Contact #futurevalleyOWL: Program your own Buildingbot

What will the building of tomorrow look like? That's what the Phoenix Contact Hackathon is all about from May 6 to May 8, 2022. Over the course of three days, there will be interesting challenges that you can solve in teams or on your own. TH OWL students are invited to participate.

The challenge focuses on the development of a building bot for one of the most digital buildings in Germany. 30,000 data points are available to participants to make the building of tomorrow more efficient. TH OWL students can participate in the hackathon. "The main thing is that participants are enthusiastic. In addition to knowledge about AI, creative thinking and good ideas are also required," explains Dr. Lukasz Wisniewski, board member at the Institute Industrial IT (inIT) at TH OWL and co-founder of AICommunityOWL.

The first three winning teams will not only receive prize money, they will also be invited to the Hannover Messe on May 31, 2022.

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The AICommunityOWL ( is a network of AI enthusiasts. It was founded in 2020 by members of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts, CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT and Phoenix Contact. Together, they want to advance the topic of AI in research and industry in order to create solutions for the challenges of the future: for industry, mobility, smart buildings and smart cities.