The future of industry unlocked

MindSphere Future Industry Hack

6 February– 10 February 2022


Never in the history of humankind have we innovated and manufactured more, never have technologies evolved faster. And digitalization has taken productivity to the next level. Now, we face new challenges. Resources are running low, and our planet’s climate needs to heal. Yet, the demand for products and services continues to grow.


It’s time to make a change, and change starts now with every one of us. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opens the door for new ways of solving challenges in industry, manufacturing, and machine building, from smaller batch sizes and faster times to market to merging IT and OT. At Expo 2020 Dubai, we invited inventive minds to make the most of data, cloud, and Industrial IoT to future-proof industry.

Finding solutions that produce more with less

At the Expo 2020 Dubai, we launched a series of open-innovation competitions, the MindSphere Future World Series, addressing five critical urban sustainability challenges.
Our goal: To maximize the impact of people passionate about creating a sustainable tomorrow. The series’ Future Industry Hack brought together development teams focusing on digital solutions for industry and manufacturing.

Meet the winning team of the Future Industry Hack

It was a privilege to welcome so many inspiring teams at the Future Industry Hack. From data-driven optimization of industrial liquid systems to leveraging AR in OT space, from privacy for sensitive communication to adressing MDM use cases for an ever-more mobile global workforce, solutions developed at the Future Industry Hack addressed how IIoT can help shape a safe, sustainable, and productive future. Here are the creative industry solutions that impressed the MindSphere jury most.


Combining Augmented Reality and Industrial IoT

The solution:

weAR used Mendix to build an AR application, that uses OT data from MindSphere, leverages additional metadata for geo-information and made for usage in all sorts of industries and can run on mobile devices. 

The benefits:

  • Better and faster asset management and navigation with simple interfaces
  • The workforce in the field become autonomous​ (without senior supervision)
  • App-users are being enabled with live IoT data from assets to streamline AR assisted engineering
  • Improvements on measurable KPIs like „Mean Time to Repair“ or „First Time Fix Rate“

Explore the brilliant solutions participating teams came up with

Smart analysis, sustainable production

The solution:

The Italian startup is no stranger to MindSphere – in this hackathon, they created a new add-on for their „40Impact“ app, a service for the smart analysis of production and calculation of sustainability impacts based on an AI-assisted sustainability model.

The benefits:

  • High cybersecurity and integrability due to the combination of Industrial Edge & MindSphere from OT to IT
  • Scalability in itself & in all kinds of industries
  • Immediate positive impact on both economical and environmental sustainability

Optimizing industrial liquids through the power of IoT

The solution:

H2Ok Innovations are digitalizing liquid system management within industrial manufacturing, enabling real-time anomaly detection, trend analysis, and much more.

The benefits:

  • Reduction of wastewater treatment costs and chemical usage
  • Asset protection through proactive and preventative actions by green- or brownfield installed sensors on the pipes
  • Horizontal applicability across the manufacturing sector ranging from Food & Beverage to refining, chemicals, HVAC, automotive, and more

Trusted data throughout the entire supply chain

The solution:

With AccessHub‘s solution, goods can be monitored throughout the entire supply chain - at the end, it is evaluated whether the goods are ready for use, need to be checked, or could even be harmful – based on blockchain technologies.

The benefits:

  • Verified data collection from devices to the cloud, secured via blockchain and also for 3rd party and legacy data sources
  • Usage of mobile Mendix-App to support the entire value chain and check data validity with up to 3 additional layers for data governance like encryption, digital signing, blockchain verification
  • Applicable in multiple industries and use cases for tracking alongside the entire value chain

A new and improved way of Identity & Access Management and Control

The solution: 

Fortifyedge integrated smart watches & wearables into MindSphere to showcase the possibilities of providing seamless access to every potential piece of information or device connected to the MindSphere ecosystem based on biomedical information from users.

The benefits:

  • Seamless and just-in-time access management through wearables (no need to login)
  • Frictionless experience with MoveID to turn the human into the password and provide continuous authentication
  • Applicable & scalable to multiple apps and services possible, e.g. for gesture-controlled apps

5 MVPs with real business value in 4 weeks working with MindSphere.

Imagine what you and MindSphere can achieve together! 


Missed the Livestream?

Watch here the recording of the pitches of the Future Industry Hack. 

The app that inspired us and could inspire you

The ground-breaking MindSphere Smart City App and its IoT framework helped make Expo 2020 Dubai the most sustainable Expo in the history of World Expos. Their success in combining individual applications to address the specific needs and circumstances of an urban environment has created a blueprint for smart cities everywhere. This open, flexible, and synergetic approach to solving complex challenges inspired the MindSphere Future World Series.

Siemens Mindsphere demo expo 2020

MHP Future Factory Hack powered by Siemens

How to scale industrial solutions if every factory is different? MHP and Siemens launched a unique hackathon designed to answer this very question. This co-host challenge at the MindSphere Future World Series inspired teams to explore simulating and scaling use cases with the new standardized Digital Twin for Manufacturing created by MHP and Siemens.


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We love conversations!

Are you curious about ideas developed for the MindSphere Future World Series or the hackathon teams that built mobility solutions? We’d love to hear from you!