Get Inspired

The KNX Hackathon focuses on sustainability, with the aim of finding innovative ideas on how KNX can be used to achieve more energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint. This can be achieved in multiple ways. Get inspired by examples of project types you can hand in for the KNX Hackathon.
The product that best saves the most energy

Develop a smart and efficient configuration of individual devices for smart homes and smart buildings to achieve maximum energy savings. You can select a specific device and use your creativity and problem-solving skills to create a configuration that is not only energy-efficient but also user-friendly and cost-effective. Your solution should successfully address the energy-saving goals of smart homes and buildings while meeting the needs of the end-users. The Hackathon aims to encourage innovation and practical solutions in the field of smart technology, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

The best solution that combines products to reduce the use of energy of different devices

Find an effective solution for combining different devices to reduce energy consumption in smart homes and buildings. You can identify and select various devices such as sensors, actuators, interfaces, monitors, screens, and software to create an integrated solution that can monitor and reduce energy usage. Your aim is to successfully combine these products in a way that devices can reduce energy consumption while lowering carbon emissions.

The energy management application that integrates renewable sources of energy to a home

Develop a sustainable solution for smart homes that incorporates renewable energy sources. You can create an innovative and user-friendly solution that integrates one or more renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, or geothermal power into a smart home project. Your solution should aim to not only reduce dependency on the grid, but also drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the smart home. You need to consider factors such as energy efficiency, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness to create a practical and sustainable solution. We encourage you to think creatively and develop solutions that contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for smart homes and buildings.

The excess of energy generation

Find solutions for dealing with the surplus energy generated in smart homes and buildings. You can enter a solution that effectively addresses the problem of excess energy once all the demand has been met. The solution should be both practical and sustainable, making optimal use of the surplus energy without wasting it or causing any negative impact on the environment. You will need to consider factors such as energy storage, distribution, and use this to create a solution that is not only effective but also cost-efficient and user-friendly. Think creatively and develop practical solutions that contribute creating alternatives waves to make use of the excess of energy for a more sustainable and energy-efficient future for smart homes and buildings.

Own challenge

You have a unique opportunity to present your innovative solutions to save energy and measure the reduction of CO2 footprint impact. You have the freedom to explore your own ideas and develop a practical solution that addresses the challenges of energy consumption and carbon emissions in smart homes and buildings. Your solution should be creative, practical, and effective, making a significant contribution to the overall goal of achieving a sustainable and energy-efficient future. You will need to demonstrate how your solution meets the criteria of being cost-effective, user-friendly, and environmentally friendlyWe encourage you to think outside the box and come up with your unique solutions that can contribute to the larger goal of creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for smart homes and buildings.