Push your ideas two steps ahead
Turning ideas into projects – that is the objective of the ctrlX developR Challenge. But not simply in a hackathon – in an international idea and developer competition because that fits in with ctrlX AUTOMATION. We invite you to realize your ideas with our revolutionary control system ctrlX CORE. This format gives you the opportunity to implement your creative ideas for which the proper industrial control has been missing so far.
Be a part of it and write automation history with us!
Challenge accepted – The process at a glance
September 21, 2021
Start of registration phase
December 3, 2021
Selection of participants, bringing them together with mentors, handing out the Challenge Kits
January – March 2022
ctrlX developR challenge
Projects are carried out and supported by mentors via ctrlX AUTOMATION Community, documentation of partial results on social media and www.ctrlx-developr-challenge.com
Selecting the finalists for the pitch event
Pitch Event – The stage is yours
Pitch of the solutions, evaluation by jury, announcing the winners
Our five categories turn the most diverse areas and fields of application of ctrlX AUTOMATION into launch pads for your idea.
Frequently asked questions
The ctrlX developR Challenge is aimed at ambitious developers from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, North America, France, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, UK, Ireland, Denmark. The competition is just right for you, if you are familiar with software engineering.
Participation is free of charge.
We offer you the opportunity to turn your exciting ideas into reality. You can work with tomorrow's technology today and experience how the industrial control ctrlX CORE offers completely new degrees of freedom and surmounts previous boundaries. In addition, you will meet well-known personalities from the automation industry and can exchange ideas directly with our developers.
Send us your application for the ctrlX developR Challenge until December 3, 2021.
Starting on December 10, you will receive an email from us informing you whether you have been accepted.
We are planning a virtual kick-off event for January 14, 2022, in which we will introduce ctrlX AUTOMATION as a whole, highlight all development-related topics and bring together all those involved in the challenge. More information will follow, we will keep you updated continuously.
The pitch event will take place at the end of April. The exact date will be announced at a later date.
The winners will be selected by a jury. The exact composition of the jury will be announced by the end of January 2022. Decisive criteria for the evaluation are:
1) Idea & approach
2) Technical methods & implementation
3) Added value, potential & marketing concept
4) Final pitch presentation