2016 Hilti Mobile App Competition for Students & Graduates around the world

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Registration: By October 16, 2015
Submission: By December 16, 2015

Every year Hilti organizes an IT competition to help solve some of the industry’s most pressing problems. Students and graduates from all over the world join the competition to both prove themselves and to kick-start their careers. If you are interested in mobile app development, this year’s competition is for you.

The Hilti Mobile App Competition is an annual management initiative aimed at generating new and innovative technology ideas from students and graduates. The 2016 Hilti Mobile App Competition focuses on mobile app design ideas that will enhance the digital experience of Hilti customers and employees.

Target Group:

  • The main target group is students (from both universities and technical colleges)
    and graduates.
  • The participation of interdisciplinary teams is highly desired.
Competition topics
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 Hilti’s sales force
Hilti’s 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 Online’s U.S. web site shows all Hilti products (https://www.us.hilti.com/).

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 (https://www.us.hilti.com/cfs-dm). 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.


  • 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 Hilti’s strategic IT locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Plano/Tulsa, USA or Schaan, Liechtenstein. The trip will be arranged on the basis of the winning team’s home country. The team members will have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and to build their Hilti network.
  • 2nd and 3rd place: a piece of Hilti.
    Each 2nd and 3rd place team member will be awarded a Hilti power tool.
  • All finalists: 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.
  • Submission deadline: December 16, 2015
  • Semifinals: January 11, 2016
  • Final round invitation: January 15, 2016
  • Final competition: February 21-25, 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Hilti Mobile App Competition


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