relayr and BSH Home Appliances – Working Together To Accelerate Internet of Things Innovation
• The two companies collaborated on the Hack The House hackathon in Berlin in March. At the event, developers created new smart home concepts using relayr technology and BSH appliances
• BSH Home Appliances are using relayr’s Internet of Things rapid prototyping tools to prototype new smart home solutions
Berlin, 27 April 2015
relayr and BSH Home Appliances Group (BSH) are working together to create advanced smart home solutions. relayr will be helping BSH to accelerate their innovation process and create exciting new smart products that utilise the Internet of Things.
In February, the two companies collaborated on the Hack The House hackathon in Berlin. At the event, 40 developers worked on creating IoT solutions that used relayr technology and Bosch and Siemens Home Connect smart appliances.
Cash prizes worth a total of €16,000 and mentoring from BSH was on offer to the winning teams. The team who took home the first prize, Team Blended, created a high-tech sensor- enabled connected kitchen in just 28 hours by using relayr’s rapid prototyping tools. This unique hackathon was held in a Victorian-era apartment in the west of Berlin and featured its own chef – a far cry from the usual warehouses or convention centres.
BSH and relayr are also working on a solution to improve user safety and allow older appliances to connect to other devices.
On the partnership, Jackson Bond, co-founder and head of product at relayr, said:
“Working with a forward-looking company like BSH is the perfect match for us. We want to bring the benefits of the Internet of Things to as many people as possible by enabling businesses to easily create smart connected solutions. This collaboration enables us to work with one of the most respected names in the business to do that.”
Mario Pieper, Chief Digital Officer at BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, stated:
“As a forward looking company with a keen eye on creating products that are adding value and are innovative, we need to move fast in today’s accelerated technological world. Working with a startup like relayr helps us to stay at the forefront of technology.”