FAQ: Key facts about the Kreathon of Logistics 2018!

When and where?


8th - 11th of June 2018 in the R8 manufacture in Neckarsulm





 - who is passionate about Smart-Factory
 - who is 18 years or older

Who has competencies in the following profiles:

 - Mechanical Engineering
 - Logistics
 - Information Technology
 - Electrical Engineering
 - Mechanics or any similar study course

What is it about?


Get the opportunity to be part of an intercultural team and develop new ideas and prototypes inspired by current topics like “IoT” and “Industry 4.0”.

Develop a functioning prototype with the support of local Audi employees.




Use your chance to explore the R8 manufacture. Moreover, you have the opportunity to exchange and network with the Audi staff.

During the whole program free catering will be granted. After the event you will also get a certificate for participation.  

Kreathon – Registration / Conditions of participation

1. Goal: What is the Kreathon of logistics all about?


The Kreathon of logistics is an event organized by AUDI AG, 74172 Neckarsulm, with the aim of developing, together with external participants (students), new ideas and prototypes in the “IoT” and “Industry 4.0” environment. Participants will work in teams to develop possible solutions with the support of local Audi staff. The goal is to develop an operational and perceptible prototype and to present this to a professional audience in an exhibition presentation. A prize will be awarded at the end for the best prototype, which will be given the opportunity to be further developed to its implementation stage by Audi.

The Kreathon of logistics will take place from June 8-11, 2018, at the R8 factory in Neckarsulm. In May 2018, the selected participants will be invited directly by the organizer using the contact details provided in their application.

The organizer will select the participants from all applications received based on their expertise and technical background (course of study) and the candidates’ motivation & skills (free text field) in the application on www.kreathon-96h-innovation.de


Competition languages are German & English.


2. Participants: Who can apply and participate?


The Kreathon of logistics is generally open to all adults with a passion for the smart factory. It is mainly addressed to students with the following profiles:


        •      Mechanical Engineering

        •      Logistics

        •      Information Technology

        •      Electrical Engineering

        •      Mechanics


A keen interest and ideally experience in the following fields would be beneficial:


        •      IoT

        •      Digitalization

        •      Smart Devices

        •      Artificial intelligence


Programming languages:


        •      R, Python, Octave/Matlab, Java, C++ and similar

        •      Programming of apps in iOS and Android


These lists are only intended as a rough guideline and are expressly not essential requirements for participation.


Employees of AUDI AG or other VW Group companies are not eligible to participate in the Kreathon of logistics (with assessment in the competition).


3. Application: How can you apply?


Applications can be submitted online only on the internet page www.kreathon-96h-innovation.de until May 11, 2018.


An application can be submitted by individuals or by teams. A team should comprise four or five persons. Each team member must apply individually. The application form has a field for entering the name of the team. Please be aware that interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. That means that different profiles and skills should be present in a team. If a team does not satisfy this requirement, the organizer reserves the right to favor individual applications.


Applicants will be notified in writing by the organizer by May 14, 2018, whether or not they will be invited to the Kreathon. The finalists who are invited will be given all necessary information regarding travel, accommodation and meals. The organizer will select the finalists from all applications based on their professional background (course of study) and the candidates’ motivation & skills (free text field) in the application on www.smart-factory-hackathon.de / www.smart-factory-hackathon.com.


The organizer will admit a total of up to 50 students to the Kreathon. Invited participants will be required to confirm their participation in writing no later than May 18, 2018. The organizer will offer any unclaimed places in the event to other applicants or not fill them.


There will be no automatic entitlement to participate in the Kreathon of logistics. The judges’ decision is final.


4. IT equipment: Which hardware & software may be used?


The principle for IT equipment in the Kreathon of logistics is “bring your own device.” This means that participants will bring their own hardware & software, usually laptops with software already installed (programming languages).


Both commercial software and freeware/shareware may be used. When using commercial software, participants will be required to hold the relevant licenses. The organizer explicitly does not provide any software.


All components, materials and tools needed to build the prototypes will be provided by the organizer.


5. Travel, accommodation and meals for the participants

Travel expenses must be borne by the participants themselves. Shuttle transfers will be provided between the venue and nearby railway stations. Details of the exact venue and of shuttle transfers will be given with the confirmation of participation. There will be enough parking spaces on site.

Accommodation will be provided locally at the R8 factory for the period June 8-11, 2018.


All meals will be provided free-of-charge by AUDI AG to participants throughout the event.


6. Rights of use


The participant as holder will grant AUDI AG and companies affiliated with AUDI AG in accordance with Articles 15 et seq. of the German Stock Corporation Act the global, unlimited, sub-licensable and irrevocable right for all known and unknown types of use to any copyrights, trademarks and other marks, patents or other intellectual property created in the context of the Kreathon of logistics. Furthermore, the participant will notify AUDI AG of any submitted property right applications.


The right of use shall include the authorization to revise, change, reproduce or have reproduced the copyright works and the other records and documents generated. The participants undertake to contribute only their own ideas and rights within the context of the competition. Participants will be required to disclose any use of third-party rights and to notify Audi in advance about it.


7. Data protection


AUDI AG will collect your personal data which you submit when you apply to and participate in the Kreathon of logistics 2018. This includes in particular the contact information from the registration.


We store, process and use this data when processing the applications, confirming or rejecting applications, preparing for your possible participation and for organization of the Kreathon of logistics 2018. The data will not be shared with third parties.


In addition, AUDI AG may store and use this data for the purpose of contacting potential candidates for future employment opportunities at AUDI AG. The data will be stored for these purposes for a period of up to one year.


You may request information about your personal data stored at AUDI AG at any time and request that this be corrected, deleted or blocked. Should you have any questions or requests, please contact karriere@audi.de.


8. Miscellaneous


These Conditions of Participation and the resulting legal relationship are subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Should individual provisions of these Conditions of Participation be or become ineffective, in full or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. Recourse to courts is excluded.