20-21. January

Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. 3, Jigani Link Road
Bommasandra Industrial Area
Bangalore – 560099, India

ZEISS Hackathon Bangalore

VISIONary ideas wanted

If your weekend plans usually include coding, designing, hardware tinkering and energy drinks high in sugar you’ve come to the right place. ZEISS is inviting the unconventional creatives once again to hack one of our core businesses.

Vision is the fabric that ZEISS is made of. You might call it the deuterium that drives our warp engine. Not just in a literal sense. Sure, vision care is one of our core end-consumer markets, but it always took visionary ideas for our businesses to succeed. Think about it, our very first product was all about seeing things that no-one has ever seen before, the microscope. Fast forward to today, ZEISS enables millions of people to go through life with a clear vision.

Everyone’s vision, however, needs to be examined and adjusted from time to time. To see new things, to not lose the edge, to stay on top of the game. That is what we are looking for in January 2018. Come join us in Munich or Bangalore and turn your vision into a functional prototype.

The following hardware will be available to you:

Rest assured, we will also crank up the replicators to serve a variety of liquid and solid nourishments. Especially the food reviews have been overwhelming last time. Rumor has it the word „delicious” was used quite a lot.

Sold out!


With about 25,000 employees, ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for over 170 years. ZEISS develops and distributes lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology.

Jobs at ZEISS

Innovative products can only be developed and produced with highly qualified and motivated staff. We are looking for you!

Job openings worldwide


Saturday 20.01 - Main Event Day 1
10:30 AM Arrival & registration
11:00 AM ZEISS Facility Tour
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks
3:00 PM Introduction to Hackathon
4:00 PM Team orientation - Mingle and align with ideas
5:00 PM Hacking begins!
8:00 PM Dinner
11:00 PM Surprise!
Sunday 21.01 - Main Event Day 2
7:30 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Lunch
5:00 PM Hackathon ends (Deadline)
5:00 PM First round evaluation
7:00 PM Final evaluation with presentation by teams
8:00 PM Awards ceremony
8:30 PM Dinner
9:30 PM Closing doors


Winning criteria
UI & UX Technology Stack & Innovativeness
Feasibility Presentation & Pitch


Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. 3, Jigani Link Road
Bommasandra Industrial Area
Bangalore – 560099, India

Any eligibility criteria?

Final & Pre-final year students of BE/B.Tech/ M.Tech/ MCA: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Information Technology.

Do I have to come with a team?

Yes, please form a team of 3-5 members and contact india.hackathon@zeiss.com for registration details.

Do you provide a sleeping area?

Yes, we do! Just grab a beanbag chair or bring your sleeping bag — unless you love sleeping on the hard floor.
Please keep in mind, that the sleeping area is only available from Saturday to Sunday.

What do I need to bring?

Your computer, power adapter, phone and everything you need for your hygiene. We will provide you with a table, chair, power strip, Wi-Fi, hardware you can use, foods and drinks.

How much does it cost to participate?

Nothing, zilch, nada!

Is there an official twitter hashtag?

Yes, there is: #ZEISShack


Drop us a line. india.hackathon@zeiss.com