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Hiab organises a "CargoHack3" hackathon in Sweden to further boost its digital and connected offerings - call for applications starts


Hiab, part of Cargotec, is organising an open innovation event in its test and innovation center in Hudiksvall, Sweden on 5-7 September 2017. The Hiab hackathon continues the series of successful CargoHack hackathons, organised by Cargotec companies to explore new solutions for customers. The event will be organised in collaboration with Industryhack, a pioneer of industrial innovation challenges.
The goal of the Hiab's CargoHack3  - "Time for Elevation" -  is to explore new opportunities in digitalisation and connectivity to ensure easier and safer intelligent load handling. "Open innovation is key for discovering new ideas and increasing the speed for developing new offerings. In this context we are organising a hackathon as a step to collaborate with enthusiastic entrepreneurs and digital minds to shape the future of our industry. As the end result of CargoHack3, we want to see innovations that simplify the user experience. For us in Hiab, making the customers' life easier is most important", says Jan-Erik Lindfors, Vice President, New Business Solutions, Hiab. 
"In January, we organised an internal hackathon where 80 Hiab employees gathered together to innovate on augmented reality, safety & productivity, robotisation, and new business modelling. From that event  we have now seven patents pending", continues Stefan Onkenhout, Director, Innovation and Business Development, Hiab. 
Jukka Lindström, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Cargotec says: "Our target in Cargotec is to become a world leader in intelligent cargo handling. The results of the two CargoHack hackathons organised last year were very encouraging and we are currently further developing several concepts from the events. I'm confident that Hiab's CargoHack3 will bring great ideas of how to take bold new steps in digitalising load handling."
Hiab invites both external developers as well as employees to participate in CargoHack3. The call for applications starts today, 17 May and will end on Wednesday 14 June. Teams may submit their applications for attending the Hiab's CargoHack3 event online at
Important dates:
- Call for applications start: 17 May 2017
- Call for applications end: 14 June 2017
- Selection for finalists: 15-21 June 2017
- On-site hackathon and pitch at Hiab Test & Innovation Center in Hudiksvall, Sweden: 5-7 September 2017
Video: CargoHack3
For more information, please contact:
In English, Swedish and Finnish:
Jan-Erik Lindfors, Vice President, New Business Solutions, Hiab, tel. +358 50 382 3331,
In Swedish and English:
Stefan Onkenhout, Director, Innovation and Business Development, Hiab, tel. +46 703 071 430,
In German and English:
Nikolaus Scheurer, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Hiab, tel. +46 706 00 52 37,
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load-handling equipment, intelligent services, and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, our more than 3,000 employees globally focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customer's businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load-handling logistics.
Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment with HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform exemplify our constant drive to develop and provide intelligent services and digitally connected solutions that add value to our customers. Find out more:
Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.


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