Industry 4.0 - Startup Challenge

Imagine new solutions and prototypes around tomorrow’s industry.

Take part in the event of the year

27 - 29 MARCH 2018, PARIS

This challenge is open to all startups that are willing to be part of this digital transformation and to promote their solution to the challenge’s partners. The finalists will have the opportunity to attend the Global Industrie exhibition, prototype their project alongside experts as part of the 48h-Hackathon and pitch their concept during the Award Ceremony.

Save the date and get ready for the Industry 4.0 challenge, the biggest online and offline Hackathon for 2018 organised by: The German-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Agorize, Arts & Métiers Acceleration and GL Events. The event will be inaugurated by French President, Emmanuel Macron on March, 27th.


A unique event with European scope:


Win prizes for your solution

Benefit from a financial contribution up to €7,000 to the additional study to validate the viability of the concept (with support from Hager experts).

If compatible with Hager current projects, a POC (proof of Concept) based on the winning solution will be implemented.

Benefit from Novares' investment!

Novares’ Venture Capital fund managed by the Group has been created early 2018, to concretely invest and develop close collaborations with start-ups, and technical competences adding value to Novares products, worth €50 million over the next 5 years.

All finalists will be invited to Paris to take part to the Global Industrie exhibition! The invitation includes: journey, exhibition ticket, food & accommodation! Tell me more about the Event.


How to optimise industrial processes?


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What will tomorrow's car look like?


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Take part in the Hackathon!

During the 48 hours Hackathon and Grand Final at the Global Industrie Exhibition, experts will accompany the development of your innovative project by helping you finalise the achievement of your startup. Moreover, you will benefit from equipment, machines and consumables needed to build your prototype on a 200m2 stand where you will, in the meantime, meet you future customers and partners. Also, important political figures will award the finalists with their prizes. Be there!

Are you a student?  Click here to participate.

A few topics for inspiration

Artificial Intelligence

Think about an industrial process and link it to artificial intelligence in order to create smart machines capable of imitating and automating intelligent human behavior.

Data Science

Data Science combines different fields of work in statistics and computation in order to interpret data. Use this science to rethink and optimise industrial processes. 


Increase process efficiency and deliver better customer experience using the endless opportunities that the Internet of Things can offer.

Machine Learning

Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.


Grand Final - Save the date!

The 48 hours Hackathon will take place at the Global Industrie Exhibition in Paris. Participants will prototype their project alongside experts and then pitch their concept during the Award Ceremony.

Global Industrie