How do you envisage the future of energy?

In the second program of this unique hackathon series, we will continue with one of the Big Five - the core elements of the Future World Series: Energy.

How can IoT and new technology support the transition to affordable and reliable renewable energy? How can digital solutions, integrated into smart grids, make buildings, infrastructures, and industrial enterprises energy efficient? How can we use renewable energy intelligently?

Join us as a startup or innovative company, introduce your idea of making energy consumption more sustainable and efficient, and develop your very own IoT application with MindSphere.

Renewable energy transforms cities and industries!

Even though digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization radically change energy systems worldwide, energy consumption remains at an all-time high. Now is the time to accelerate towards a carbon-neutral future that will reliably and economically supply the world with sustainable energy.

Digital technologies are opening up waste opportunities on the demand and supply side of energy which is why Siemens is searching for leading-edge IoT and digital solutions that will shape a sustainable tomorrow.

Use the power of digitalization and create environments that care.



Why join the experience?


Create next-level apps as solutions to confront crucial global challenges


Access real-world insights from major companies


Network with Siemens experts and their customers


Win an all-inclusive trip to Dubai, right at the heart of innovation


Benefit from high visibility as you present your solution on a Siemens stage at Expo 2020 Dubai

Challenge of the hack

How do you envisage the future of energy?

  • How to design and operate energy grids of the future?
  • What is your solution for an energy 360° end to end (E2E) holistic approach?
  • How does your energy IoT and digitalization solution help to monitor, control, analyze and predict the energy value chain?
  • How can your IoE (Internet of Energy)-solution help reduce downtimes, increase remote operations and increase asset efficiency?
  • What kind of blockchain solutions do you envisage for energy providers, prosumers and grid operators?
  • How can energy solutions of the future help to reduce CO2 emissions?

You choose the major challenge you want to tackle!
Implement your digital energy solution and take energy efficiency to the next level!

How the process flows

We are looking forward to commencing this unique journey with you - Let's make a change!

Who are we looking for?

This hackathon series is open to startups and other innovative companies, with the capacity to develop a new product or repurpose their existing solution.
  • IoT enabled solution startups
  • Energy Tech startups
  • Energy Grids Management startups
  • Smart city startups
  • IoE startups
  • Renewable Energy startups
We are looking for innovators, since the winning solution will have the chance to be implemented within the Siemens environment.

How to join?

In order to participate in this hackathon you need to access this portal and follow the steps below:


1. Log in or sign up to the Siemens Ecosystem Platform


2. Verify your email address (only for new accounts)


3. Complete your profile by answering general questions (only for new accounts)


4. Submit your startup’s or company’s solution/idea

*You have to fill in all the information at once, but i can be edited it after submitting (before the submission deadline)

Judging Criteria



  • Adaptable/scalable/reusable solution
  • Fit to MindSphere (description and sketched architecture)
  • Solving a real life problem
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

Extra points:

  • Return of investment
  • Business Model
  • Sustainability impact

Onsite Hack

  • Prototype
  • Business value/impact
  • Innovation
  • Feasibility / Adaptability
  • User journey / User experience


Discover the MindSphere Smart City App

At the heart of the MindSphere Future World Series stands the ground-breaking MindSphere Smart City App and its IoT framework that bring the physical Expo site into the digital space. 

The app is designed to digitally optimize Expo 2020 Dubai, enhancing the visitor experience and reducing energy and water use during the six-month event. Initially operating across two domains – environmental monitoring and irrigation – the app will collect, monitor, correlate and analyze data from the site, and visualize it to allow real-time monitoring and control of infrastructure from static and mobile devices. 

Be one of the great minds during the MindSphere Future Hacks and make the Big Five – Buildings, Energy, Mobility, Industry and Water – smarter!


Contact & FAQ

Questions about the MindSphere Future Energy Hack?

Check out the FAQs and the Terms & Conditions, or contact us at futureworldseries@bemyapp.com