About the Organizer :

  • Hilti provides worldwide leading-edge technology to the international construction professionals. Hilti products, systems and services offer innovative solutions with outstanding added value to customers in the construction and building maintenance industries.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Hilti has taken pride in successfully organizing the IT Innovation Competition which attracts students and graduates from all around the world. These competitions are aimed to challenge the minds of students to compete and exchange ideas into solving the IT’s industries most pressing challenges on a common platform.
  • Year 2016 will be no exception. The competition, themed ‘2016 Hilti Mobile App’ is set to explore and encourage collaborative thinking amongst the students and graduates to develop mobile app prototypes addressing the digital experience for Hilti’s customers and international sales force.

 Problem Statement:

Hilti aims to provide a user-centric experience through tailor-made mobile apps for Hilti customers and employees. Please choose the challenge that best fits your interests and skills:

Topic 1: Mobile app for enhancing the productivity of Hiltis sales force - Hiltis sales force engages customers on a daily basis to promote and sell Hilti products. They also have regular meetings with back office employees to plan company activities, discuss feedback, analyze sales trends and update product knowledge.
Your task: Design and develop a mobile app prototype incorporating innovative ideas to enhance sales force productivity in one of the above-mentioned examples.

Topic 2: Mobile app for marketing and/or selling Hilti products - Hilti provides premium products, systems and services to construction professionals and regularly sets the standard in the construction and building maintenance industries by developing and providing innovative solutions and internationally-renowned products.
Your task: With more than 10,000 products available, choose the Hilti product or products, design and develop a mobile app prototype to promote the chosen product(s). You can find an example of a promotional app in the appendix of the "Call for submission". Hilti Onlines U.S. web site shows all Hilti products (

Topic 3: Mobile app as a service or product for Hilti customers - Hilti has great interest in software applications which are closely coupled to Hilti products in order to simplify maintenance efforts and increase efficiency on the construction site. An example of such a product is Firestop Documentation Management (
Your task: Investigate the potential needs of Hilti customers at the construction site in terms of Hilti products and services. Customers may include planners, building authorities or people involved in on-site planning or maintenance and logistics activities. Design and develop a mobile app prototype to support your selected choice.

NOTE : Please decide the scope of your topics (the idea, front end, back end, any special algorithm(s), etc.). You may choose from the following platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, mobile web) and you may use the programming language of your choice.



  • 1st Place : Once-in-a-lifetime trip - The winning team of up to five people will receive air fare and a five-night stay at one of Hiltis strategic IT locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Plano/Tulsa, USA or Schaan, Liechtenstein
  • 2nd and 3rd Place : A piece of Hilti - Each 2nd and 3rd place team member will be awarded a Hilti power tool
  • All Finalist : Internships - Each finalist will have access to a fast-track application process to a paid internship. The internship provides finalists with the chance to further develop their idea and to bring it to life at Hilti

Aug 2015 - 16th Dec 2015

 Rules and Guidelines:

Key Dates :

- Submission deadline: December 16, 2015

- Semifinals: January 11, 2016

- Final round invitation: January 15, 2016

- Final competition: February 21-25, 2016

  • Submissions are welcome from individual participants as well as from teams of up to five people. Team size is not relevant to the evaluation criteria
  • Participating teams must register via e-mail with every team member contact details (full name, contact number, e-mail, university, nationality, and mentor (if applicable)) to 
  • Participants should submit their prototype with a presentation document by December 16, 2015. Your presentation document should explain the purpose of your idea and how it supports Hilti and our customers

NOTE : To read complete details please register below wherein you will be redirected to the competition page 

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