2021 IT Competition

Define the future of remote work and collaboration in the construction industry

Kuala Lumpur, April 6th – 9th

The annual Hilti Global IT Competition (ITC) is organized to provide a platform for the young talents to tackle some daunting challenges faced by the construction industry. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all parts of the globe are encouraged to participate to not only display their innovative ideas but also pave a way to kick-start great careers.


Remote work and collaboration in the construction industry

Hilti is a multinational company that offers premium products and services for professionals on construction sites around the globe. Behind this vast catalogue is a global team comprising of team members from 133 different nationalities located in more than 120 countries. While we have achieved success in the past, we are never complacent. As a future ready company, Hilti is always committed in providing innovative solutions that allow the company to serve its customers better. Today’s digital age requires a cohesive remote working and collaboration solutions, this topic could be addressed in the following three areas:

(1) Developing new and secure remote work and collaboration solutions
Hilti is constantly developing innovative ways to allow our users to communicate effectively with each other better. Our customers are located all around the world and due to this multi-location nature of the business, it is important that the proposed remote working and collaboration solutions are easy to use, reliable, and secure. 

(2) Investigating future working and collaboration solutions
As a customer centric business, the increasing trend of remote working has certainly impacted the collaboration in our day to day operations. However, we also see this as a golden opportunity to enter a new era of a remote work and collaboration, both driven by the need to have a more effective method for human interaction within and outside of the company, and also the recent accelerated adoption of more advanced telepresence and mixed reality tools such as AR, VR and robots. 

(3) Overcoming the problems of remote work and collaboration
For successful deployment of your solutions, many issues or challenges need to be addressed or overcome, for example: (1) Difficulty in Creating Presence Across Different Communication Mediums, (2) Compatibility and Longevity / Standards, (3) Information Privacy and Cyber Security etc. Your submissions may propose new concept or solution on how to address these issues, potential users’ concerns as well as the technical, legal and regulatory challenges on a global scale.

The highlights of Hilti's 2019 IT competition

 The highlights of Hilti's 2019 IT competition

Important Dates

Challenges accepted? Register and submit your entry before the deadlines:

Registration Period
11th September 2020 – 30th November 2020

Submission Period
16th November 2020 – 21st December 2020

20th January 2021 – 20th February 2021

Final Competition
6th April 2021 – 9th April 2021


Champion: Sponsored Trip
All members of the winning team will travel to one of our strategic locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Plano/Tulsa, USA or Buchs, Switzerland. The trip will be arranged based on the winning team's home country. The team members will have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and build their Hilti network.

First and Second Runner Ups: A Piece of Hilti
First and second runner up teams will walk away with a Hilti power tool.

All finalists: Fast-track Application Processes
All finalists will have access to a fast-track application process to a paid internship at Hilti. The internship provides finalists with the opportunity to develop their ideas and bring it to life at Hilti.

Link to register

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