Trimble at Junction 2017 – 48 hours of hacking the way the world works

With only 5.4 millions inhabitants, Finland is the home for 10% of startups in the world! For Tekla, a company working with leading technology solutions, this is a huge opportunity for the company to learn and co-operate with these innovative start-ups.

That was also why Tekla spent the November 24-26 weekend at Junction – Europe’s largest hackathon and just a mile from the Tekla office.
The event gathered 1500 developers and designers from Europe and around the world.

In 48 hours, they worked in teams to create applications, and solved real life problems with the latest technology you can think of.
More than 60 different companies and public partners participated and provided many challenges falling under different themes, known as tracks.

Trimble at Intelligent Building track – 48 hours – 4 amazing projects

Trimble joined the hackathon as a partner in the Intelligent Building track. You can find out more about our challenge from here.

After 48 hours of intensive work, 4 teams submitted their projects to Trimble. We were amazed with what these talented folks came up with in such short period of time. Many projects used our latest technology solutions and newest gadgets including HoloLens, Augmented or Virtual Reality (AR/VR) gear that we brought to the hackathon in order to create magical applications.

And the winner is…

Team Incognito won first place in the Trimble Challenge. The team developed an application that allows displaying and interacting with buildings using voice recognition and Microsoft HoloLens AR headset.

“We want to bring something new and allows the user to experience the 3D building models and interact with them. Bringing virtual objects into the real world (Augmented reality) is the new technology in the market,” a team spokesperson said.

The application allows the users to truly experience the 3D design of a building. For example, the users can see the furniture in a real room and check whether it fits in the room or not.

Congratulations to Team Incognito and other teams who submitted their projects. We are looking forward to developing these ideas into meaningful business applications.