The HILTI IT International Competition 2017

Publish Date: Sep 27, 2016

Deadline: Dec 31, 2016

The Competition

Every year Hilti organizes an IT competition to help solve some of the industry’s most pressing problems. Students and graduates from all over the world join the competition to both prove themselves and to kick-start their careers. If you are interested in the topic of Internet of Things, this year’s competition is for you.

Enhance Digital Experience with IoT Technologies
As digitization capabilities extend, virtually every aspect of life is captured and stored in some digital form, and we move closer towards the networked interconnection of everyday objects. The impact of this is a real-time global exchange of information between multiple connected devices.

At Hilti, customers interact through multiple channels and irrespective of time, place, device or medium, they expect consistency. As a result, Hilti must constantly evolve its support models to accommodate this ever-changing landscape. The key objective is to drive consumer acquisition, retention and loyalty through services. Internet of Things play a vital role in supporting employee productivity and customer service. For customers, the user-centric Hilti IT solutions aim to provide a platform for simple, immediate access to on-the-spot information on Hilti products and services.

Competition Topics

Hilti aims to provide a user-centric experience through innovation and creativity in designing and developing tailor-made IoT prototype solutions that will enhance the digital experience of Hilti employees and customers. Please choose the challenge that best fits your interests and skills.

Topic 1: Digitalization of Customer Interaction

Some two-thirds of Hilti’s more than 23,000 worldwide employees work directly on behalf of customers in Hilti sales organizations and technical service units. They generate more than 200,000 daily interactions with customers, creating the basis for the ongoing development of new products and services.

You are required to: Design and develop an IoT solution prototype incorporating innovative ideas to realize digitalization of customer interaction.

Topic 2: Implementation of IoT in Construction Industry

Hilti provides premium products, systems and services to construction professionals. The company regularly sets the standard in the construction and building maintenance industries by developing and providing innovative solutions and internationally-renowned products.

You are required to: Design and develop an IoT solution that supports and enhances Hilti products and services for the construction industry

Submission and important dates

Finalists selected from all submissions will be invited to an on-site workshop and award ceremony at Hilti Asia IT Services Sdn. Bhd., in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please download the call for submission for complete details on the competition, topics and conditions of participation.

Registration opens
August 22, 2016
* Register early to be able to join our competition webinar on October!*

Submission deadline:
December 31, 2016

January 16, 2017

Final round invitation:
January 20, 2017

Final competition:
March 13-16, 2017


1st place: Once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The winning team of up to five people will receive air fare and a five-night stay at one of Hilti’s strategic IT locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Plano/Tulsa, USA or Schaan, Liechtenstein. The trip will be arranged on the basis of the winning team’s home country. The team members will have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and to build their Hilti network.

2nd and 3rd place: A piece of Hilti.
Each 2nd and 3rd place team member will be awarded a Hilti power tool.

All finalists: Internships.
Each finalist will have access to a fast-track application process to a paid internship. The internship provides finalists with the chance to further develop their idea and to bring it to life at Hilti.

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