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Data Challenge

The Data Hub Challenge offers startups access to experienced companies and unique data sets to develop and implement promising data-driven solutions.

Application is closed

Won by predict.io

Refurbishment and Maintenance Cycle Optimization

Predictive Maintenance, Real Estate
Budget:
€25,000
Partner:
Vivawest

Managing a physical real estate portfolio requires a lot of experience and planning. Early indicators can help optimize refurbishment and maintenance planning even without thousands of IoT sensors. Can an algorithm optimize which buildings and apartments should receive significant investment to keep asset value high and tenants happy?

explore the details & Apply

Won by OmegaLambdaTec

Natural Gas Price Prediction

Price Prediction
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Kolumbus

Some municipal utility providers would like to optimize their trading activities. Here, we set our focus to one special contract of the natural gas market, the so-called day ahead. Intraday and short-term price prediction of this specific product can help municipal utility providers to optimize their trading activities with regard to storage operation, balancing group management and portfolio management. Can we design algorithms to forecast intraday and short-term price movements in this context?

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Won by OmegaLambdaTec

Won by Spacedatists

Spatial Pattern Recognition

Computer Vision, Detection, Spatial Analytics
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
RAG

To help keep the Ruhr area safe, RAG conducts flights that measure exact ground elevation levels. These measurements reveal ground depressions that can be early indicators of structural collapse and cause property damage in the future. Spotting these depressions is a difficult task. Can we develop an algorithm that spots ground depressions better than the human eye?

explore the details & Apply

Won by The SQLNet Company

Tenant Happiness :)

Churn Prediction
Budget:
€15,000
Partner:
Vivawest

Keeping reliable tenants happy is of high importance to landlords. There are many early indicators before a tenant cancels their contract. Their decision might be explained by increasing rent or by complaining about the same issue several times. Can we develop an early warning system for tenants that are about to leave?

Explore the details & Apply

Won by The SQLNet Company

Won by Sigillium

Smart Data Corrector

Pattern Recognition, Error Detection
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
EGLV

Critical infrastructure requires the highest level of data quality. But outdoor sensors are exposed to rough environments and not always deliver the most accurate information. Dirt, aging of sensors and vandalism are typical reasons for data errors. Manual data correction requires a lot of experience, focus and time. It does not scale well with the increasing number of sensors installed. Can smart algorithms come to the rescue?

explore the details & Apply

Won by predict.io

Invoice Plausibility Check

Accounting
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Kolumbus

Yearly electricity demand is as varied as the people and businesses that use it. This poses considerable challenges in confirming the plausibility of automatically generated invoices. But mistakes lead to considerable costs and unhappy customers. Can we improve quality by automated plausibility checks?

explore the details & Apply

Won by predict.io

Won by Contiamo

Opportunity Scoring

Sales
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Schacht.One

Choosing how to approach which customers is a daily challenge for all sales representatives. CWS Boco’s sales representatives meet with thousands of potential customers every year and whether or not they convert the opportunity depends on many factors. Type of product sold, trends, time of meeting, the competition and the customer’s industry among many others determine success or failure. Can an AI clear the fog and uncover what truly matters?

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Challenger Radar

Biz Dev / Finance
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Schacht.One

New technologies, innovative products, and aggressive startups are permanently challenging established B2B e-commerce companies today. Due to dropshipping, low investment requirements, and simple customer access, it has never been easier to start your own online shop. To stay on top of upcoming competition and trending products, established players have to constantly monitor product portfolios, challengers and competitors. Dig deep into the market landscape of products, trends and competitors to help us lift the fog in B2B e-commerce!

eaSi Demand Forecast

Demand prediction / Chemical Industry
Budget:
€25,000
Partner:
evonik

Silanes are important chemical additives used in many industries and applications, eg. semiconductors, coatings industry, automotive and construction industry. Production is mainly driven by economies of scale, but short-term order cycles and long setup times challenge production planning on a daily basis. Do you bring new ideas? Can you challenge the status quo on a global scale?

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Receive up to €25k funding to create your proof of concept - without giving away equity
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Gain access to leading corporate partners with the chance to win them as your new client

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Following an intense review of all applications, a short-list of startups will be asked
to pitch remotely to the corporate partners. The pitches will take 30 minutes and be performed via Skype, Microsoft Teams or phone.
You will be notified between 07. and 09. August, if you made it into the pitch round. Therefore, please ensure your availability on the date of your selected challenge(s).
Your startup did not receive such an email? Then stay curious anyway: As long as the pitches haven't run yet, spontaneous cancellations can still take place and can take you and your startup to the next round.

Data Challenge

The Data Hub Challenge offers startups access to experienced companies and unique data sets to develop and implement promising data-driven solutions.

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Polymer Performance Predictor

Chemical Industry
Budget:
€25,000
Budget:
Heading
Partner:
evonik
Winner:
Industrial Analytics

The reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions is an important goal of the automotive industry. Besides, choosing the right lubricants can easily save 5% of fuel and emissions in a modern car. Can you help to reduce the carbon footprint of cars, trucks and construction machines?

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eaSi DEMAND FORECAST

Demand prediction / Chemical Industry
Budget:
€25,000
Budget:
Heading
Partner:
evonik
Winner:
innoSEP

Silanes are important chemical additives used in many industries and applications, eg. semiconductors, coatings industry, automotive and construction industry. Production is mainly driven by economies of scale, but short-term order cycles and long setup times challenge production planning on a daily basis. Do you bring new ideas? Can you challenge the status quo on a global scale?

Explore the Details

Challenger Radar

Biz Dev / Finance
Budget:
€20,000
Budget:
Heading
Partner:
Schacht.One
Winner:
MergerSpot

New technologies, innovative products, and aggressive startups are permanently challenging established B2B e-commerce companies today. Due to dropshipping, low investment requirements, and simple customer access, it has never been easier to start your own online shop. Dig deep into the market landscape of products, trends and competitors to help us lift the fog in B2B e-commerce!

Explore the Details

Street Lighting and E-Mobility

Energy / Simulation / Spatial Statistics
Budget:
€20,000
Budget:
Heading
Partner:
Stadtwerke Herne
Winner:
Accelogress Ltd.

Intelligent grids, street lighting and e-mobility-solutions are important steps to fulfill the promise of a “smart city”. Smart public street lighting adapts to movement by vehicles and pedestrians, dims when no activity is detected. But which locations promise the most impact?

Explore the Details

Waste Hunter

Route optimization / Mathematical Modeling
Budget:
€9.999
Budget:
Heading
Partner:
Herne
Winner:
adiutaByte

Every citizen enjoys a clean and tidy city. While regular waste from bins is collected following optimized routes, pick-up of bulky garbage & electronic waste does not follow a regular schedule. Currently, the collection of bulky waste & electronics are optimized manually on a daily basis by personal experience of the driver and minimum distance from one location to another. Can you optimize routes and help to keep our cities clean?

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Application is closed

REFURBISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE CYCLE OPTIMIZATION

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE, REAL ESTATE
Budget:
€25,000
Partner:
VIVAWEST
Won by:
PREDICT.IO

Managing a physical real estate portfolio requires a lot of experience and planning. Early indicators can help optimize refurbishment and maintenance planning even without thousands of IoT sensors. Can an algorithm optimize which buildings and apartments should receive significant investment to keep asset value high and tenants happy?

explore the details

NATURAL GAS PRICE PREDICTION

PRICE PREDICTION
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
KOLUMBUS
Won by:
OMEGALAMDATEC

Some municipal utility providers would like to optimize their trading activities. Here, we set our focus to one special contract of the natural gas market, the so-called day ahead. Intraday and short-term price prediction of this specific product can help municipal utility providers to optimize their trading activities with regard to storage operation, balancing group management and portfolio management. Can we design algorithms to forecast intraday and short-term price movements in this context?

explore the details

SPATIAL PATTERN RECOGNITION

COMPUTER VISION, DETECTION, SPATIAL ANALYTICS
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
RAG
Won by:
SPACEDATISTS

To help keep the Ruhr area safe, RAG conducts flights that measure exact ground elevation levels. These measurements reveal ground depressions that can be early indicators of structural collapse and cause property damage in the future. Spotting these depressions is a difficult task. Can we develop an algorithm that spots ground depressions better than the human eye?

explore the details

TENANT HAPPINESS :)

CHURN PREDICTION
Budget:
€15,000
Partner:
VIVAVEST
Won by:
THE SQLNET COMPANY

Keeping reliable tenants happy is of high importance to landlords. There are many early indicators before a tenant cancels their contract. Their decision might be explained by increasing rent or by complaining about the same issue several times. Can we develop an early warning system for tenants that are about to leave?

explore the details

Smart Data Corrector

Pattern Recognition, Error Detection
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
EGLV
Won by:
Sigillium

Critical infrastructure requires the highest level of data quality. But outdoor sensors are exposed to rough environments and not always deliver the most accurate information. Dirt, aging of sensors and vandalism are typical reasons for data errors. Manual data correction requires a lot of experience, focus and time. It does not scale well with the increasing number of sensors installed. Can smart algorithms come to the rescue?

explore the details

Opportunity Scoring

Sales
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Schacht.One
Won by:
Contiamo

Choosing how to approach which customers is a daily challenge for all sales representatives. CWS Boco’s sales representatives meet with thousands of potential customers every year and whether or not they convert the opportunity depends on many factors. Type of product sold, trends, time of meeting, the competition and the customer’s industry among many others determine success or failure. Can an AI clear the fog and uncover what truly matters?

explore the details

Invoice Plausibility Check

Accounting
Budget:
€20,000
Partner:
Kolumbus
Won by:
predict.io

Yearly electricity demand is as varied as the people and businesses that use it. This poses considerable challenges in confirming the plausibility of automatically generated invoices. But mistakes lead to considerable costs and unhappy customers. Can we improve quality by automated plausibility checks?

explore the details

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Dirk Ostermann

Business Manager
RAG

“Yesterday the Ruhr region was rich of coal. Today it is rich of unique industrial data. The Data Hub Program helps us to share data with innovators from around the world.”

Dr. Rainer Fuchs

Head of Strategy
VIVAWEST

“The data hub will be a great opportunity for us to get in touch with young committed founders and learn from each other. We expect an intense collaboration and a deep insight in the art of number crunching.“

Manuel Woste

Innovation Manager
Kolumbus

“Creative solutions to our real-world use cases are only the first step. We are looking for long term partnerships with innovative Startups.”
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