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at the hackathon

Fleetboard Innovation Hub, Daimler Digital Life & TechCrunch Disrupt are holding a 24-hour hackathon on the first December weekend (2nd – 3rd Dec.) in Berlin. Developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in this unique 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product, present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and an audience of tens of thousands.


The challenge

Disrupt the logistics industry

Model truck front

Key focus areas

Fusing IoT and Blockchain

Fleetboard Innovation Hub is looking together with Daimler’s Digital Life team for creative ideas to bring transparency to the supply chain while digitising the handovers amongst the stakeholders. Join us on our mission. Invent next generation track and trace solutions as well as conditional actions based on time and quality of the delivery (smart contracts).


We’re looking for creative solutions that come up with an unique approach and solution taking advantage of the provided IoT data and/or the blockchain technology in the freight forwarding process. Furthermore we will evaluate if the solution is: Innovative, applicable, easy to adopt, well presented and simply awesome.


The prizes

The winnning team of the Daimler Digital Life Challenge will be picked by an interdisciplinary jury. The price will be a 5.000€ check.


The mentors

A diversity of know-how

harald marx

Harald Marx

Head of Innovation Hub

Fleetboard, Use cases, Business Cases

harald marx

Juha Ristolainen

CTO of Innovation Hub

Overall Technology, Blockchain

Kathleen Olstedt

Kathleen Olstedt

Collaboration Manager

Coordination, Use & Business Cases

Marianna Recchia

Marianna Recchia

Business Designer

Use Cases, Business Cases

Onur Ergin

Onur Ergin

Data Scientist

Technology, IoT, Sensors, Data Science


The Docs


We have IoT data for you

The IoT data aims to provide extended insights to the processes of the supply chain and freight forwarding (track & trace). For this, teams can use the below provided data. A description of the scenario can be downloaded HERE: Fleetboard-Map PDF. The video of the truck driving and collecting data can be seen HERE: Google Drive. The data comes from environmental and motion sensor data provided by a life-like miniature Mercedes-Benz Actros truck (1/14 scale).

The Actros truck you see on the video is equipped with the following sensors:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometer
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis magnetometer
  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • Light


The blockchain technology can enable more transparency, more automation and initiate automated actions within the supply chain. For this, the teams can think to develop smart contract solutions based on assumptions or even on the provided data (see IoT data above). However, using sensor data from our IoT challenge is a plus *nut* not a must.

In this challenge, the teams might also consider a user-facing part in the form of a web or a mobile application prototype that interacts with the blockchain.

Please find below some helpful links:

Some tools and documentation that might help