Industry meets Makers & Tech Experts

An intensive 4-days co-creation session focusing on iot, ai & blockchain

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From June 25th until June 28th we will organise our first future tech bootcamp on internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain (BC) in cooperation with the UAS St. Pölten (FH St. Pölten), the SMARTUP initiative, the Federation of Austrian Industry Lower Austria (IV Niederösterreich), DigitalCity.Wien, the Zukunftsakademie Mostviertel and further partners at the UAS St. Pölten (Matthias Corvinus-Straße 15, 3100 St. Pölten).

This next experimental IMM event format will be an intensive 4-days development session enabling industry and makers to co-create together with the support of tech experts as well as innovative tools and infrastructure (developer kits, chips, access to rapidM2M technology, LoRaWAN, cloud, relevant data and blockchain platforms as well as the electronics laboratory of the FH St. Pölten, etc.) new IoT, AI & blockchain solutions with real practical relevance.


We will work on two different approaches

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APPROACH 1: IOT AND AI AND BLOCKCHAIN

Co-creation of one end-to-end use case combining the advantages of AI, IoT and blockchain to facilitate improved and more transparent traceability and logistics models for the industry sector.

We want to focus on products changing their characteristics during the carriage. The banana is intended only as an example.

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Approach 2: IoT or AI or Blockchain

Development of innovative solutions for specific practical challenges of the industry, which can be solved with the help of internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain in new ways.

The starting point are the 14 #IMM2019 briefing topics of our current briefing partners. Most of them deal with these technologies anyway (see below and on www.industrymeetsmakers.com/briefingthemen) in a direct or indirect way. Beside this we invite further companies – especially SMEs – to let us know how we could make their life easier with the support of new future tech applications.

Salzburg Research & Polycular: Token 4 sustainable city services

Worthington Industries: Digital supply chain


State of programme planning

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Overview: FROM June 25th till June 28th

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detailed programme for the kick-off day on june, 25TH

PART 1: MORNING TILL LUNCH BREAK

09:00-10:00 REGISTRATION

10:00-10:30 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

(Ground floor, small assembly hall)

10:30-11:15 TECH KEYNOTES

  • 10:30-10:45 IoT + LoRaWAN keynote by Stefan Pfeffer (Microtronics) and Andreas Novi (SENS)

  • 10:45-10:55 AI keynote by Dietmar Millinger (AI Austria)

  • 10:55-11:05 Blockchain keynote by Srdjan Kupresanin (0bsnetwork)

  • 11:00-11:15 Break, time for Q&A and networking

11:15-13:00 INDUSTRY PITCHES

13:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK

(Ground floor, canteen)

PART 2: AFTERNOON TILL EVENING PROGRAMME

14:00-15:10 TECHNOLOGY STACK PRESENTATIONS

(Ground floor, small assembly hall)

15:15-15:30 ELECTRONICS LABORATORY INTRODUCTION

(3rd floor, e-lab, room 3.01)

15:30-17:00 BRAINSTORMING & DEEP DIVE SESSIONS

(3rd floor, e-lab, room 3.01 + rooms 3.07 and 3.09)

  • Expressions of interests, grouping, brainstorming, deep dive sessions, planning of next steps for the main development days on Wednesday & Thursday

17:00-21:00 CHILLOUT + FUTURE TECH INNOVATION FORUM 

(Ground floor, small assembly hall)

ROOM OVERVIEW

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programme for our 2 MAIN development days on june, 26TH and June, 27th

OUR FOCUS

On Wednesday and Thursday we will focus on the development of innovative solutions for our AI+IoT+blockchain combination experiment as well as for the different AI, IoT and blockchain challenges of our industry partners – with the continuous support of our technology partners, themed pop up trainings and deep dive sessions with our tech experts plus fixed brainstorming, Q&A and input sessions with our industry partners.

BOOTUP & REBOOT MEETINGS

On both days we will start in the morning at 10 am and in the afternoon after our lunch break at 2 pm with short bootup and reboot meetings by inviting all involved teams to contribute a mini recap of their development status and planned next steps to improve the exchange of ideas, tips and experiences between all participants as well as to make it easier for lateral entrants and newcomers to hop on.

COMMUNICATION TOOL

Furthermore we opened a new topic group in our Industry meets Makers slack channel to support our ongoing conversation process during the bootcamp runtime. It can be complemented by further special topic groups if needed. All registered participants got/get an invitation to this channel.

EVENING PROGRAMME

On Wednesday in the evening we will arrange a little barbecue and on Thursday evening again a relaxed get-together with snacks plus beer and soft drinks sponsored by the Egger private brewery.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Our technology partners will support us with the mentioned technology stack (please find a more detailed description below).

We can use the electronics laboratory (3.01) and further rooms on the 3rd and 1st floor (3.07 + 3.09 + 1.09) as well as the small assembly hall on the ground floor, wich will become our chill, lounge and meetup area during these days. This area will be equipped with chill furniture, cool drinks, snacks and sport equipment, like frisbees, beach volley balls, etc., which can be used on site.

Nearby is the Ratzelsdorfer lake – maybe an interesting hot spot for those who need a little refreshment break from time to time. :)

PLEASE DON’T FORGET!

To take your own laptop, tablet and mobile phone with you! This is something we cannot provide for all participants from our side. And in case you have interesting boards, sensors or other tools at home which could fit in well somehow, please don’t hesitate to bring them with you, too.

If you are interested in delving into AI, frameworks might be required that can cause quite some download time. We recommend to download (ideally pre-install) the following on your development machine in advance to ease your start into the topic and save time: Anaconda Package Manager, python 3 (install via anaconda), tensorflow, sci kit learn & pandas. Detailed instructions can be found here: https://machinelearningmastery.com/setup-python-environment-machine-learning-deep-learning-anaconda/

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programme aviso for our final presentation on june, 28TH

Elaboration of our generated results + presentation on the stage of the small assembly hall at our final event starting at 3 pm!


Support

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Industry Know-how

Most representatives from all of our industry briefing partners will be on site to share their practical experience and know-how. We will post until the start of the event who will be able to join us during the future tech bootcamp how long and at which time slots.

Alois Maierhofer

Alois Maierhofer, GEODATA: Distributed sensor data structure as a service

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Clemens Schmuck, GEODATA: Distributed sensor data structure as a service

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Florian Hofer, Hut und Stiel: Processing of data from edible mushroom containers with the help of LoRaWAN

 

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Expert know-how

We will get guidance from experienced experts being on site and supporting us in developing new ideas and solutions as well as showing us how to use the available tools, components and infrastructure. These experts are already on board. Further supporters will be announced step by step till the start of our event.

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FH-Prof. Franz Fidler, FH St. Pölten

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Thom Kunz, IoT-Austria

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Clemens Wasner, AI Austria + Enlite AI

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Peter Dollfuss, Microtronics

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Andreas Novi, SENS

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Srdjan Kupresanin, 0bsnetwork

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James Hitchkock, 0bsnetwork

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Josef Posch, Microtronics

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Samuel Puschacher, SENS

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Clemens Mayer, MAYER MAKES

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Wilfried Lepuschitz, PRIA Practical Robotics

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tools & technical infrastructure

We are preparing our technology stack at the moment. Here you can see, which is already clear. More detailed information and the announcement of further tools and components will follow within the next few days.



Location, Directions, Maps & Local Tips

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Event Location: UAS St. Pölten

Matthias Corvinus-Straße 15, 3100 St. Pölten

 

Survival Kit St. Pölten

For students from students (download)

Directions: By train

From Vienna it takes approx. 30 minutes to the main train station of St. Pölten. Please find more detailed information about possible train connections here: www.oebb.at

From the main train station you can either walk (approx. 7 min.) or drive with rental bikes to the UAS St. Pölten.

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Alternatively you can take one of these bus connections from the main train station to the UAS St. Pölten: Bus line 1 or 5 - from/to stop Krankenpflegeschule, bus line 3 - from/to Stop A. Sedlaczek-Gasse or bus line 7 - from/to stop Matthias Corvinus-Straße.


Directions: By car

At least on Tuesday we will keep the gates to the parking spaces in front of the UAS St. Pölten open constantly. Here you can find more detailed informations about all possible arrival routes.


JOIN US!

Everybody, who feels like developing with us together innovative new future tech solutions in the field of IoT, AI and blockchain is invited to do so. That means: Irrespective of who you are – a student, a hobbyist, a freelancer, an entrepreneur or an employed company representative – and of which experience level and individual profile you dispose – interested newcomer or experienced professional, developer, business modeler or visionary forward thinker – you are welcome to join us. During these 4 days we want to co-create together out of the box in the best possible interdisciplinary and open minded way.

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Makers & talents

Students, hobbyists, researchers, freelancers, entrepreneurs, employed people, who are motivated to co-create with the support of tech experts, company representatives and innovative tech tools new blockchain, AI and IoT solutions with real practical relevance.

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Industry & SMEs

Company representative who see a realistic chance to improve their products or processes with the help of internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain and who are interested in joining our future tech bootcamp with a specific briefing topic.

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tech experts

with advanced knowledge in the area of AI, IoT and/or blockchain and being interested in sharing their knowledge and ideas with engaged makers, talents and companies with related needs in the context of a brand new and experimental co-creation-process.


Preparation

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We @ our preparatory work - first Impressions


Organising team and event partners

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Sandra Stromberger, Industry meets Makers

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FH-Prof. Hannes Raffaseder, FH St. Pölten

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Dr. Nicole Unger, FH St. Pölten

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Dr. Angelika Czedik-Eysenberg, FH St. Pölten


#IMM2019 PARTNERS

FUTURE TECH BOOTCAMP CO-ORGANISERS & SUPPORTERS

#IMM2019 Briefing Partners

FURTHER #IMM2019 SUPPORTERS & network partners

Further #IMM2019 EVENT partners


#IMM2019 programme

Overview: March 20th till November 4th & 5th