Bosch Rexroth challenges automation programmers to develop ctrlX CORE apps in new competition

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Bosch Rexroth challenges automation programmers to develop ctrlX CORE apps in new competition

Bosch Rexroth launched the ctrlX developR Challenge competition to invite the creation of new innovative applications and programs that take advantage of the company’s advanced capabilities ctrlX CORE automation control system.

The International Ideas and Developers Competition is open to all entrants who register by December 31, 2021 and whose application is accepted by the competition judges. In the application, applicants are asked to provide personal information as well as a brief description of their concept and which of the five design categories of the competition their proposed project fits into:


  • Simplify engineering: new ideas for connecting complex processes, systems and applications and making them faster, simpler and easier to use;
  • Extend and connect: ways to build on existing ctrlX AUTOMATION infrastructure in the smartest, most creative and useful way;
  • Improve automation: AI-like applications or solutions that teach systems to think, work, and play autonomously and without supervision;
  • Empowering the user: Innovative concepts spanning applications ranging from human-computer interaction and mobile automation and robotics to projects that positively influence society and our planet;
  • Create your own: Break the mold and think outside the box creatively with ideas for a whole new app that goes beyond the given categories.


“This competition is more than a hackathon,” said Dave Cameron, sales manager for automation and electrification at Bosch Rexroth Corp. powerful system available in the market. Our common goal: to create innovative ideas that turn into solutions and solutions into projects.

Applications will be assessed in January 2022 and competition entrants will be selected by February. Participants will receive a complete developR Challenge kit, which includes the latest version of Rexroth’s ctrlX CORE controller hardware and software, as well as additional application creation software.

Contest entrants will also benefit from special Bosch Rexroth mentors to help answer questions and provide specific project-related suggestions on how to bring their design ideas to life, as well as support from other members of the ctrlX World automation community. .

Throughout the duration of the challenge, there will be continuous communication between the participants and Bosch Rexroth via social media. The development and implementation phase runs until April 30, 2022, after which competition finalists will be selected to participate in a special online “pitch event” in front of an industry judging panel, who will select the winners. of the competition.

Applications must be completed by December 31, 2021 to be eligible and applicants must meet all Conditions of participation become candidates. For more information on the Bosch Rexroth ctrlX developR Challenge and to apply, visit the website.

Register today!


About Bosch Rexroth


As one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technology, Bosch Rexroth guarantees efficient, powerful and safe movement of machines and systems of all sizes. The company brings together global application experience in the market segments of mobile applications, applications and engineering machinery and factory automation. With its intelligent components, customized system solutions and services, Bosch Rexroth creates the necessary environment for fully connected applications. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electrical drive and control technology, gear technology and linear motion and assembly technology, including software and interfaces to the Internet of Things. With locations in more than 80 countries, more than 29,600 associates generated revenue of approximately €5.2 billion ($6.3 billion) in 2020.


About Bosch


Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs 34,700 associates in more than 100 locations as of December 31, 2020. According to preliminary figures, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.1 billion in the United States, Canada and Mexico.





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