Using the Fourth Industrial Revolution to revamp the construction industry and manufacture world-class construction tools.

Kuala Lumpur, May 9 – 12, 2023

The annual Global IT Competition is organized to provide a platform for junior talents from around the world to tackle daunting challenges from the construction industry. Undergraduate and postgraduate students globally are encouraged to participate and display their innovative ideas, helping to kick-start great careers.


The 2023 IT competition focuses on Industrial 4.0 in the construction industry. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, represents a paradigm shift with technology gaining increased influence in manufacturing. Examples:

  • The use of robots, combined with a network of sensors and optimization algorithms on the production shop floor.
  • Simulation of product performance before building a prototype.
  • Rapid prototyping using 3D printers.

Build your skills within the area of IT while showcasing your project to industry experts and receiving constructive feedback. 

Build your experience by competing against like-minded individuals from all over the world. You will have the chance to meet leading technologists and subject experts.

Build your career. All finalists will receive a fast-track application to a paid internship with Hilti. The internship will allow participants to develop ideas and bring them to life at Hilti. 


Step 1: Team Up! 
Apply alone, or form a team with a maximum of 5 members.

Step 2: Register! 
Register between October 1, 2022, and February 17, 2023. This can be done through the Register button above.

Step 3: Ideate! 
Come up with great ideas on how to revolutionize the construction industry!

Step 4: Submit Your Ideas! 
After registering your team, you will receive an email with a unique link to submit your ideas. The submission period is from October 1, 2022, to February 17, 2023.

Important Dates

Registration Period
October 1, 2022 – February 17, 2023

Submission Period
October 1, 2022 – February 17, 2023

March 6, 2023 – March 17, 2023

Final Competition
May 9, 2023 – May 12, 2023


Grand Champion: Sponsored trip to one of Hilti’s Strategic IT Locations (Switzerland, U.S., Malaysia)  
The winner will travel to one of our strategic locations: Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, Plano/Tulsa - USA, or Buchs - Switzerland. The team will also have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and build their network within Hilti. 

Second & Third Places: A Hilti Tool  
Second- and third-place teams will walk away with one Hilti power tool per participant. 

All finalists will have access to a fast-track internship application process at Hilti. The internship allows finalists to develop ideas and bring them to life at Hilti.