Swisscom

IoT Hackathon

November 6 – 8, 2015
Impact Hub Zürich

Technologies

Every team will have access to a Low Power Network Developer Kit, an Application Enablement Platform and an Application Cloud account. The location will be equipped with beacon technology and the teams will have access to the mobile application SDK.

Low Power Network

Beacon Technology

Application
Enablement Platform

Swisscom Application Cloud

Low Power Network

Digitalization is playing an ever greater role in our everyday lives. To enable devices to communicate more efficiently with each other in future, Swisscom is testing a network for the Internet of Things. This low-power network (LPN) is the first of its kind in Switzerland and connects devices that exchange only small amounts of data with each other and require only a minimal supply of power. Widely supported by Research Analysts, it is believed that LPN is highly complementary to traditional cellular networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G.

 

The Low Power Network (LPN) offers features such as;

  

  • energy efficiency: battery lifetime of 5+ years with a single AA battery
  • cost effective hardware integration: communication chip = 1-2 CHF
  • long communication range: up to 1km in a dense urban environment and 10 - 15km in a Line-of-Sight scenario
  • and good wall propagation: low communication frequency 433/868 MHz

 

LPN  has the potential to be leveraged to easily address new use-cases and create new market opportunities.

 

So what are the typical use cases where such a network would be useful? There are the obvious ones like smart water and gas meters, pet and people trackers. But what about pillbox, water Hydrant, parking spot, mailbox, chair or even an umbrella? With the Low Power Network we could connect such “simple things” and many more…

 

What’s your use case?


Want to get started early? After signing up for the event you will have the chance to participate in an introduction workshop to the LPN Developer Kit even before the event.

Beacon Technology

Let’s interact – explore the new possibilities of customer interaction


Beacons are small, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based, electronic transmitters, which send out weak signals continuously and in periodic intervals. Smartphones or other mobile devices receive these signals and use it to execute defined actions, e.g. show messages on a display.


There are various advantages of the Swisscom Interact-Platform:

  • Targeted customer approach with relevant information/offers at the point of interest
  • Increase of the customer interaction thanks to additional content on smartphones
  • Extended analysis and statistics on communication activity and customer flows
  • Central administration of the beacon infrastructure
  • REST APIs and SDKs available for iOS and Android


The right information, at the right place, at the right time.

Application Enablement Platform

Swisscom IoT Platform - Create Your Own IoT Solutions

The Swisscom IoT Platform connects your “things” to your “apps” – seamlessly integrating any devices, production assets and remote sensors with your web-based and mobile apps and enterprise systems.


The Swisscom IoT Platform reduces risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations across all industries and market segments around the world.


Easy to Use


The do-it-yourself Swisscom Cloud service gives you instant and full access to the mature and comprehensive features and all the necessary tools and resources. Additionally, Swisscom customers enjoy professional maintenance and support and ongoing upgrades to new features and capabilities. No upfront investment is required and engineers can focus on building apps, not infrastructure.

Swisscom Application Cloud

Meet the brand new product for developers: Application Cloud


affordable, open, standard-based cloud platform based on Cloud Foundry.Application Cloud is the next generation Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) carefully designed for the most demanding developers like you.
Continuous innovation and stripped-down time-to-market are competitive challenges. Tackle them and release your full creative power with the open-standard Application Cloud. 


No matter what programming language you use or what frameworks: Application Cloud buildpacks will let you deploy almost any application to the cloud with ease. 


We also offer services that provide great capabilities for your applications:

You can persist data in SQL or NoSQL databases, use messaging for building asynchronous applications or caches for speeding them up. 


In short: Swisscom Application Cloud is the platform you need to be innovative and productive. 

Please visit out website:  developer.swisscom.com

or follow us on twitter @swisscom_dev

Low Power Network

Low Power Network

Digitalization is playing an ever greater role in our everyday lives. To enable devices to communicate more efficiently with each other in future, Swisscom is testing a network for the Internet of Things. This low-power network (LPN) is the first of its kind in Switzerland and connects devices that exchange only small amounts of data with each other and require only a minimal supply of power. Widely supported by Research Analysts, it is believed that LPN is highly complementary to traditional cellular networks such as 2G, 3G and 4G.

 

The Low Power Network (LPN) offers features such as;

  

  • energy efficiency: battery lifetime of 5+ years with a single AA battery
  • cost effective hardware integration: communication chip = 1-2 CHF
  • long communication range: up to 1km in a dense urban environment and 10 - 15km in a Line-of-Sight scenario
  • and good wall propagation: low communication frequency 433/868 MHz

 

LPN  has the potential to be leveraged to easily address new use-cases and create new market opportunities.

 

So what are the typical use cases where such a network would be useful? There are the obvious ones like smart water and gas meters, pet and people trackers. But what about pillbox, water Hydrant, parking spot, mailbox, chair or even an umbrella? With the Low Power Network we could connect such “simple things” and many more…

 

What’s your use case?


Want to get started early? After signing up for the event you will have the chance to participate in an introduction workshop to the LPN Developer Kit even before the event.

Beacon Technology

Beacon Technology

Let’s interact – explore the new possibilities of customer interaction


Beacons are small, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based, electronic transmitters, which send out weak signals continuously and in periodic intervals. Smartphones or other mobile devices receive these signals and use it to execute defined actions, e.g. show messages on a display.


There are various advantages of the Swisscom Interact-Platform:

  • Targeted customer approach with relevant information/offers at the point of interest
  • Increase of the customer interaction thanks to additional content on smartphones
  • Extended analysis and statistics on communication activity and customer flows
  • Central administration of the beacon infrastructure
  • REST APIs and SDKs available for iOS and Android


The right information, at the right place, at the right time.

Application
Enablement Platform

Application Enablement Platform

Swisscom IoT Platform - Create Your Own IoT Solutions

The Swisscom IoT Platform connects your “things” to your “apps” – seamlessly integrating any devices, production assets and remote sensors with your web-based and mobile apps and enterprise systems.


The Swisscom IoT Platform reduces risk, time-to-market, complexity and cost of deploying solutions for monitoring and control, industrial automation, asset tracking and field service operations across all industries and market segments around the world.


Easy to Use


The do-it-yourself Swisscom Cloud service gives you instant and full access to the mature and comprehensive features and all the necessary tools and resources. Additionally, Swisscom customers enjoy professional maintenance and support and ongoing upgrades to new features and capabilities. No upfront investment is required and engineers can focus on building apps, not infrastructure.

Swisscom Application Cloud

Swisscom Application Cloud

Meet the brand new product for developers: Application Cloud


affordable, open, standard-based cloud platform based on Cloud Foundry.Application Cloud is the next generation Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) carefully designed for the most demanding developers like you.
Continuous innovation and stripped-down time-to-market are competitive challenges. Tackle them and release your full creative power with the open-standard Application Cloud. 


No matter what programming language you use or what frameworks: Application Cloud buildpacks will let you deploy almost any application to the cloud with ease. 


We also offer services that provide great capabilities for your applications:

You can persist data in SQL or NoSQL databases, use messaging for building asynchronous applications or caches for speeding them up. 


In short: Swisscom Application Cloud is the platform you need to be innovative and productive. 

Please visit out website:  developer.swisscom.com

or follow us on twitter @swisscom_dev

Location

The Internet of Things Hackathon will take place at the newly opened co-working space of Impact Hub Zürich.


Impact Hub Zürich

Sihlquai 131

8005 Zürich

Keynote - Christian Stammel

Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of Wearable Technologies (WT). As serial entrepreneur, Christian founded his first two companies during university. His work enables multinationals and entrepreneurs alike to connect with forward thinkers, investors and most influential people within disruptive and converging industries. He developed the renowned open innovation platform Innovation World Cup Series through which he and his team support thousands of companies every year. As keen as he is about technology as passionate he is about surfing and snowboarding – always riding the biggest waves first.

christian stammel

What to bring?
  • Laptop 
  • Hardware you need for your idea
  • Sleeping Bag


We will provide free food & beverages during the whole hackathon.

Intellectual Property

Swisscom does not claim any license or any intellectual property in participant’s submission, except for limited license to review the submission as part of hackathon judging and awarding of prizes. 

Topics and Teams

You will be free to follow any idea you come up with. As an inspiration there will be thematic challenges provided by Swisscom and selected partners.  You can come as a team, join a team at the event or create your own team  on site.

The challenges will be published two weeks before the event.

Winners

We are very happy to announce at this place the winners of the Swisscom IoT-Hackathon.


Jury Award

1st Place: Grosi Alarm

A tracking watch for dementia sufferers, using geofencing to minimize data collection and thus allow the user freedom.


Team:

  • Tillo Bosshart
  • Florian Angehrn
  • Simon Gehren
  • Iwan Gulenko
  • Lukasz Gintowt


2nd Place: smarTicket

smarTicket is your automatic ticket for public transport. No more need to run to the next ticket machine to catch your train/bus/tram. 


Team:

  • Rolf Lussi
  • Dominic Mösch
  • Valentin Schlatter
  • Amin Mazloumian
  • Tobias Kammacher


3rd Place: Schirm-as-a-Service

The umbrella that you can check out based on location. Additionally it will tell you when it rains outside. If you forget to bring it back it orders automatically someone to pick up the umbrella.


Team: 

  • Matthias Geel
  • Stefan Schmid
  • Andreas Hauri

Audience Award

SBB Chill

Problem finding a place? Or being disturbed or being alone while travelling on train? SBB Chill is the perfect solution. The mobile app helps you find the right seat.


Team:

  • Richard Veloch
  • Tomas Herich
  • Marian Balko
  • Mathis Kretz
  • Martin Ronckevic
Swisscom

IoT/M2M Center of Competence

The Swisscom M2M Centre of Competence connects things, products and machines wirelessly with each other and makes them 'intelligent'. The core of our IoT eco system is the flexible Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) supplemented by the cloud-based Application Enablement Platform (AEP) for the central management of devices and data in the cloud. We develop IoT solutions for customers from A to Z.

Marco Arnold, marco.arnold@swisscom.com 


ENT-BIZ

The Solution Center Business Process Solutions & Services (BIZ) is the industry expert for all business processes. Besides providing consultancy, BIZ implements customer projects based on its profound technological and integration expertise. Here the focus is on designing lean, agile processes, cutting costs and increasing efficiency and flexibility – right up to developing new business models, e.g. within the scope of Industry 4.0. Thanks to proprietary platform-based solutions and managed services, BIZ takes the pressure off companies and shapes the digital future with customers.


Interact

The interact-platform provides various functionalities with the help of beacons in order to support developers in shaping a more individual and personalized interaction with customers.

Lukas Theiler, lukas.theiler@swisscom.com 


Swisscom Application Cloud

The team behind the new product counts 25 passionate developers, representing more than ten programming languages. In its development work, the team has been using the open source PaaS environment from Cloud Foundry since 2013. Swisscom has a seat on the Board of Directors of the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Thanks to wide support from major manufacturers, Cloud Foundry has developed into a de facto standard for modern Cloud-based applications. Today, Swisscom already runs more than 100’000 applications in the Swisscom Cloud.

Maczka Michal, michal.maczka@swisscom.com


Pirates Hub – a small and innovative team

Pirates Hub is a strategic initiative located in an open space office in Zurich. We collaborate with startups by combining our assets of a corporate enterprise and the ones of early-stage and seed companies. Our objective is to run open business innovation, in order to create new products and services. We want to strengthen Swisscom’s position as an innovative and open company, which designs the future of IoT.“

Florian Wieser, florian.wieser@swisscom.com

Impact Hub Zürich - Prototyping the Future of Business

We provide a space where entrepreneurs and all kinds of innovators come together to prototype new models for a world that works for all. We offer access to inspiring work spaces, a vibrant learning community, startup incubation programs, corporate innovation workshops and entrepreneurial leadership trainings. With 11’000+ members in 60+ Impact Hubs across the world, the Impact Hub Network has become the center of gravity for people innovating a new kind of economy. Locally rooted and globally connected. 

zurich.impacthub.ch