Join the Volkswagen & Siemens Start-up Challenge – Deadline Friday, June 15th

By Stephanie Aldrete

Learn about our Start-up Challenge and register today to participate!

The Start-up Challenge is a joint event conducted by Siemens PLM Software and Volkswagen that will bring start-ups together with Volkswagen experts, to work on existing challenges in the manufacturing space. Solutions deemed innovative and successful, will be considered for collaboration with development teams from Siemens PLM SoftwareWe are looking for mature start-ups eager to revolutionize the manufacturing world using the latest and most innovative technologies out there.  

Important dates:

  • Registration closes Friday, June 15th. Notifications will be made shortly after that date. 

  • The Challenge begins on Tuesday, July 3rd. The Start-up Challenge is a one day event – July 3rd, incorporated inside the VW digital fabrik event which is two days – July 3-4, 2018. The event is held in Braunschweig, Germany.

Select Your Challenge


Digital assistant for manufacturing engineers

Bring the digital assistant into the day-to-day of a Volkswagen manufacturing engineer.  How could a digital assistant help an engineer plan a new assembly line?  Use speech, augmented reality / virtual reality (AR/VR), chat-bots or any other technology according to your assessment, to design a digital assistant to help improve manufacturing engineering work processes.


Master the maze of automotive factories

The Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, is covers close to 6,500 m2.  Valuable equipment can often get lost or lost track of as it gets moved between different sectors in the factory. Use Internet of Things (IoT) or any other technologies you wish to design an application to help Volkswagen employees keep track of valuable equipment inside the factory.


Visualize the Volkswagen factory from afar

VW has many factories all over the world. How can we best visualize a remote factory site to help make important decisions from a distance?  Use AR/VR or any other technologies you wish to design an application to help Volkswagen employees get oriented.

Register now

Complete the brief registration form, then download and complete the Start-ups Summary template by 


To get familiar with the Volkswagen world, follow these links:

How a car is made.

Innovations for the digital production of the future: 18th Group Conference “Digital Factory”

theChallenge1.JPGThe Challenge 2017

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