Attend "Hack Mining!" - Germany's original raw materials techathon for students - this time at DMT in Essen, Germany.

Solve exciting Industrial IoT+Engineering challenges, and awaken your entrepreneurial talent. Whether you study engineering, computing, natural sciences, business or philosophy - anyone is welcome.

The event takes place from Fri 24. - Sun 26. May 2024 - two weeks before the Mining Forum in Berlin.

The techathon is presented by DMT, RWTH & VDMA.

Attendance is free!


We provide free lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the duration of the techathon to all attendees. We do not provide free accommodation.

What to bring? Laptop + Peripherals & Machergeist. WiFi will be provided.


Start: Friday, 24. May 2024 @ 16:00

End: Sunday, 26. May 2024 @ 15:00

Location: DMT, Essen Campus, Am TÜV 1 - ZGE building, room 1.03 - Google Maps

Techathon Prizes

Every attendee receives an event-related T-Shirt.

Winner: 200 € per team member

The winning team will also have the opportunity to pitch their solution in a dedicated session at the Mining Forum in Berlin. We are providing free entry to the conference + an additional travel allowance of €200 per person.

Second Place: 100 € per team member
Third Place: 50 € per team member

The Challenges

Information for challengers and supporters will be available soon. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can contact Dr. Karsten Zimmermann for early information and enquiries.