Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What's in it for me?
Solving this challenge will disruptively impact how 4-eyes controls and double checks are performed, and you have the chance to be the protagonist of this change!

  • Prize Money

    The three best solutions will receive an award money of 40.000€, 20.000€ and 15.000€ respectively. A further 10.000 € will be awarded to each three remaining finalists.

  • Fame & Fun

    The six finalist teams will have the chance to present their solution in the finalist competition in Berlin, Germany. There will be a lot of fun and surprises!

  • Bring it to life!

    As one of the winning teams, you might have the opportunity for further collaboration with Bayer and other partners to actually realize your solution at Bayer’s production facilities.

What is the focus of the challenge / proposed solution?
The focus of the challenge is a mobile and versatile digital solution that acts like a second pair of eyes in many different situations. Any qualified employee must be able to adopt and train the solution and apply it to a new task.

What do I need to submit until mid of January?
In the online submission, please include only non-confidential information about your software, hardware or technology along with information about yourself/your team. You will also be asked to provide a description of your proposed solution and if you plan to work with a partner. Please do not submit any proprietary or confidential information or source code.

How will the proposals be evaluated?
All eligible entries will be judged and scored by a review panel chosen by Bayer. The review panel will rank submissions based on the elegance and flexibility of the proposed design and the likelihood the design will result in successful performance in the finalist event. The evaluation may include interviews or discussions with certain entrants or entrant teams. The six entries ranked highest by the review panel will be deemed potential finalists and will be invited to attend the finalist event.

What are the selection criteria for the six finalists?
Finalists are selected based on how carefully the project has been thought out. Also, you and your team should be able to develop the proposed solution. The more tasks your solution is able to execute successfully, the higher the probability your team will make it to the finalist round. There are no restrictions in terms of which platforms or technologies can be used.

Will all participants be notified of the decision?
All entrants will be notified of the decision by the review panel after the six finalists have been selected, whether your team has qualified for the next round or not. The notification will be sent by End of January.

What happens to my Intellectual Property?
Participants will retain the rights to any IP pertaining to their idea.

How can I get the support of the industry partners listed on this website?
Our industry partners expect you to contact them directly with your ideas. The decision as to whether support is available for your ideas, and to which extent, is made solely by the industry partner. Do not hesitate to contact them directly and convince them of your ideas. The earlier you contact them the more time there is for discussion. Keep in mind that they may need time to make hardware available. Please add any commitment from the sponsors into your proposal to us.

Costs, Materials and Workstation Set-up

Which costs are covered by Bayer?
Bayer will invite the finalists to a Bayer site, where they can gather information and examples regarding the three challenges, as well as to the final event. For these events Bayer will cover travel and accommodation for your team.

 

You can find more detailed information in Rules & Prizes

 

Which technologies need to be applied by my solution?
The type of technology applied is free of choice.

Finalist Event & Award Ceremony

When is the finalist event taking place?
The finalist event will take place in Berlin, Germany in May 2018. Detailed timing will be published here soon.

What will happen at the finalist event?
The Finalist Event will take place over four days. Each team will have a dedicated space for the duration of the Event. At the beginning all finalists will receive an unknown variation of one challenge in order to test the versatility of their solution. The actual final where the finalists apply their solutions to the three scenarios and the unknown variation takes place during the last two days.

Will travel costs & accommodation for the event be paid for me and my team?
Economy flights, accommodation in a three star hotel for your team (max. 3 persons) are provided by Bayer.

 

Still hesitating? Contact Us and we can answer any questions you have regarding this special opportunity.