Programmed for Strong Ideas

#Fiction2Science – Young talents work together with Continental experts at hackathons and on engineering challenges to create new concepts for tomorrow’s world

Think tank, engineering laboratory, roadshow: #Fiction2Science brings up-and-coming experimenters and young professionals together with experienced professionals from Continental in a variety of locations. Interested students, career entrants and professionals can apply. The program for the hackathons and engineering challenges encompasses topics such as automated driving, connectivity, artificial intelligence and big data, features riveting presentations and fantastic prizes and provides plenty of opportunities to share ideas and creativity and just have a lot of fun.

Connect. Create. Compete.

“Turn fiction into science!”: Under this slogan, more than 100 talented individuals regularly compete at the #Fiction2Science events. The idea behind these events is that IT and software specialists, engineers and other tech enthusiasts form interdisciplinary teams comprising four to eight members. Together with experienced coaches from Continental, they then solve tasks concerning different aspects of future mobility that are as diverse as they are complex. Creativity, the courage to aim for perfection, visionary thinking – these are every bit as important here as technical skills and teamwork. Awards are presented for the best solutions.

After Movie Regensburg

Welcome to the creators of tomorrow

Whether setting the digital world on fire during the day or making a lowrider dance in the evening – anything is possible at #Fiction2Science. The #Fiction2Science events in Regensburg and Mainz, Germany, demonstrate just how spectacular teamwork can be in every respect. Here, students, professionals and Continental experts met to develop new solutions together in a series of hackathons and engineering challenges.

After Movie Mainz

Curiosity has myriad dimensions

#Fiction2Science presents the participants with a wide variety of tasks such as asking them to optimize the components of an electric drive train, secure a vehicle control unit against attacks, develop a service-based vehicle app or develop a unique, real-time cockpit display.

Looking over hackathon participants’ shoulders

#Fiction2Science in Mainz, Germany: The teams are supported by the Continental experts and have to come up with ideas designed to solve the challenge they have been presented with.

Autonomous driving @ #Fiction2Science

What impact does artificial intelligence have on autonomous driving? What role does deep-learning play? And which parameters are relevant for advanced driver assistance systems? This challenge sees great ideas put into practice – on virtual or real-life race tracks.

Challenge “Autonomous Driving”

Digital working @ #Fiction2Science

Connected creativity helps to optimize production processes: Whether big data, cloud computing or augmented reality, the participants are immersed in the future of digital working – from prototyping with 3D printers through to state-of-the-art 3D glasses in a virtual space.

Challenge “Digital Work”

Industry4.0 @ #Fiction2Science

Data analytics will play a key role in the industry of tomorrow. The challenge here was to filter production scraps out of thousands of products with the aid of artificial intelligence using real data and concrete solutions.

Challenge “Industry 4.0”

Gathering unforgettable experiences

At #Fiction2Science, high-tech arises from a pioneering spirit, curiosity and the sharing of ideas. The great atmosphere contributes to this: Not only is it simply a lot of fun to work with application-oriented methods and tools, but many of the participants also make valuable contacts here and get the chance to network with experts in the field.

It is an amazing experience of young people wanting to learn, touching technology and experience what is the state-of-the-art technology.

Maria Anhalt, Head of Cross Divisional Systems and Technology

The main benefit for the challenge participants is the possibility to use the resources like AR and VR devices, cloud accounts Internet of Things devices, plus the networking and also the possibility to learn about those innovative technologies and apply them in real use cases.

Ignacio Garro, IT Specialist - Automotive IT,
Hack Master “Digital Work Hackathon”

People can use the Oculus Rift, they can program virtual reality rooms. We brought IOT devices, 3D-printers. People can use cloud accounts from AWS, from Microsoft Azure, so almost everything you need to create the work place of the future.

Jürgen Broda, IT Specialist - Big Data Analytics,
Challenge Coach “Digital Work Hackathon“

The next hackathons are just around the corner

From September 14 to 22, 2019, the IAA will be the backdrop for multiple two-day #Fiction2Science events. In March 2020, #Fiction2Science will be coming to Hanover. Interested students, career entrants, and professionals can apply to take part in Frankfurt at from May 20. For all subsequent events, the page also provides an option to register without any obligation so that you can be informed in advance about upcoming application processes by e-mail. Travel costs of up to €100 per person are covered as well as accommodation and meals.

Every innovation begins as an ideal, a vision or a dream: #Fiction2Science is a breeding ground for new concepts of future mobility and inspirational teamwork.