ZF Ideathon: Bring your ideas to life!

18 Feb 2018 in Corporate Partners by David Ward (on behalf of ZF Ideathon Team)

ZF Ideathon: Bring your ideas to life!

Combining the latest technologies with intelligent, dynamic people is an ideal way to foster future innovation. Join us on our journey to explore new possibilities.

Do you have great ideas that you want to share with the world? Then apply, because we want YOU to help us foster innovation in a company that is 102 years old and known worldwide for its wide-ranging and innovative products. Our mission is Vision Zero – a world with zero accidents and zero emissions. We love technology and want to help society - ZF intends to stay a pioneer in technology with your assistance.

Let’s get together and develop unique concepts. The ZF Ideathon is open to startups and students with a passion for problem solving and an affinity for technology. Let’s make the leap from a concept to a viable product – an exceptional aspect of LIVE Discovery.

Apply for one of these five topics:

Creative Algorithms for Zero Accidents
Preventing traffic accidents or at least mitigating their severity are goals that ZF is pursuing. We are developing intelligent assistance systems that enable vehicles to detect risks sooner and react faster and better than humans can. Do you have ideas that could enrich our portfolio and pave the way toward Zero Accidents?

Intelligent Supply Chain Solution
AI is changing the world – not only products but also processes. ZF has more than 240 plants worldwide. Logistics and even purchasing are becoming increasingly complex. Show us how machine learning, deep learning and other AI methods might streamline and automate various processes such as predicting material prices.

New Ideas for Zero Emissions
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal. A mobile world without harmful emissions can only be realized when all vehicles are purely electric. Impossible? Let us know your ideas and thoughts.

Disruptive Business Models
The future will not stand still. The reality is that most companies will need to extend their product portfolio and services offerings. Help us to find a disruptive way to create new business.

Intelligent solutions for ZFs IoT Platform
ZF presented its cloud-based platform for innovative mobility services at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It enables the integration of different functions – from fleet management and ride sharing to innovative delivery services. While developing its initial application samples, ZF closely collaborated with startups and innovative mobility suppliers. To make this platform even better, we want your ideas and solutions!

We are looking forward to meeting you. Please join us at the ZF Ideathon!

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