thyssenkrupp Hackathon

July 3-4, 2019


You have 24 hours to show what you're made of and shape the future of thyssenkrupp - together in a team.


Because the challenge appeals to you. Because you can make interesting contacts and because - besides great prizes - there is also a chance to realize your project.


July 3 - 4, 2019
thyssenkrupp Headquarter, Building Q2
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen

Back to the beginning!

For the fourth installment of thyssenkrupp’s hackathon #hack4tk, we set everything right back to the beginning. Back to the roots – without a lot of bells and whistles.

From Wednesday, July 3 to Thursday, July 4, 2019, our crew will once again gather talents from all kinds of fields: Developers, designers and creators are invited to let lose – creatively speaking – on our set. No matter whether you bring your whole ensemble with you or perform as a single character actor: Everyone is welcome. If you're alone, we'll find the right companions for you. But the important thing is: The focus is on all of you. You play the leading role!

The hackathon is for everyone who loves to shine with alternative solutions and to move into the limelight through creative thinking. It is for all those who don’t spend time on unnecessary trivialities, but rather concentrate on finding new digital ways to meet real economic requirements.

So if your creative urge knows no hold, if you only perceive your environment in source code or if you love nothing more than solving tricky tasks, #hack4tk is the right place for you. Supported by our crew, you and your team have the opportunity to develop exciting innovations and shape the industry - completely improvised and without a script. There are no limits to your creativity.

And with a little success, your project might even become a hit and could go into serial production...

The Setting

At a hackathon, programmers, designers, marketing experts and other creative minds work together over a period of time to implement an idea for a specific topic. The prototype developed in the process is then presented to a jury and the public in a pitch. The only things you need to bring are a passion for technology, the desire for good results, an interest in making new contacts and of course lots of fun!

The Schedule

Starting at 11am on July 03, 2019 you can check in for the event and find your spot on our hackathon set. At 12am, the cameras will start rolling for our fourth #hack4tk hackathon. As a team, you will then have 24 hours to work on the realization of innovative ideas that we want to implement together. You will receive the exact tasks and challenges directly on site.

The morning of July 04, 2019, all teams will present their ideas and prototypes. The awards will then be handed out by a jury of experts. Our crewmembers will be right by your side the whole time, acting as mentors, giving impulses and sharing their knowledge with you.

The Audition

You can either directly register an entire team, or you can always visit us by yourself – no problem! We will distribute all the single registrations to groups and you’ll have the advantage of meeting new people and making great contacts!

The Budget

All you need to bring is your laptop, motivation and creativity - we'll take care of everything else.

The Awards

First of all, fun and creativity are the main focus. But #hack4tk can also be a stepping stone for your career. You will work on real thyssenkrupp tasks, get to know like-minded people and expand your network with professionals in their field - and those who want to become professionals. So it's a win-win! In addition to new experiences, for example, you also have the possibility of winning a chance to work on the concrete implementation of your idea, a whole lot of great prizes... and of course lots of glory and honor!


Want an impression of what to expect at #hack4tk? Take a look at last year's video recap!



Or check out how we brought Area 51 to thyssenkrupp in 2017...


Our first #hack4tk took place in 2016 - here is a fast run through in 24 seconds

Sounds just like your thing?

Awesome, get your free ticket now -

and we'll see each other on July 3rd!

Click here to register