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    Who are the Experts?

    Experts are Siemens technology managers selected to provide insight connected to the specific topics the contest aims to solve.


    How are winning ideas selected?

    The finalists are selected based on the selection criteria (see the FAQ) by the Siemens Experts.

    My idea was picked, now what?

    Congratulations! If your idea is selected you will be invited to attend the next phase of the challenge and receive training to support the refinement and visualization your idea. Siemens Experts are excited to select the worldwide winners and Hackathon participants in order to further develop your idea into an industrial prototype.