For creative minds

ACHEMA Innovation Challenge

The hackathon that zooms in on the digitalisation of the process industry

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Be part of the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge as

  • participant
  • sponsor
  • or supporter

DECHEMA is looking for inventive and creative teams that develop innovative and unconventional solutions for digitalisation in the process industry. Your team will receive expert feedback on your concepts and ideas in workshops or can discuss your approach with the questioners. Finalists have the unique opportunity to present their solutions at ACHEMA Pulse 2021 to the international expert community.

The ACHEMA Innovation Challenge is open to science and technology students, but also to industry representatives from SMEs as well as young professionals in large companies alike; the focus is on solution-oriented teamwork.

If you would like to participate, but are on your own, get in touch with us!

The ACHEMA Innovation Challenge offers three topical pathways:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the process industry: industry-oriented challenges from the KEEN platform

The KEEN platform is currently investigating the implementation of AI methods in the process industry. AI has the potential to meet specific challenges of plant design and process control. It can collect large volumes of data, process and analyse it and for example efficiently make good predictions about complex processes.

You, too, can help to find solutions to current industry-relevant questions using artificial intelligence!

Further information on the KEEN Hackathon

Concepts for predictive maintenance in water management

The bigger the industrial site or production plant, the more effort has to be put into the monitoring of processes, plants and equipment. Predictive maintenance is becoming ever more important and goes hand in hand with digitalisation. Two topical complexes should be analysed more closely in the course of this pathway of the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge:

  • Monitoring of equipment for fluid handling
  • Monitoring of optimal sewage sludge treatment by chemical dosage

More information on the MAIN-Hack-Hackathon

This could be your challenge!

Be a digital pioneer and bring your idea into the challenge! Are you looking for a solution for your business? Secure your spot in the ACHEMA Innovation Challenge and involve an enormous community in developing new ideas and solutions.

More information

If you are interested, please contact:

Dr. Nadja Möller
Tel.: +49-69-7564-621
Email: nadja.moeller[at]

The competition involves five stages:

  • Registration of teams and individuals until March 2021
  • March 2021: Kick-Off events
  • April 2021: Workshop to discuss the concepts and solutions that are under development
  • May 2021: Submission of concepts and solutions
  • June 2021: Pitch event at the ACHEMA Pulse Center Stage and Award Ceremony

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