A Gateway to New Ideas
Who knows, there may be someone out there with a solution to world hunger lurking in their subconscious. What if that person never gets the time, space or resources to develop and work out these ideas. We don't find that a comfortable thought. After all, an idea can start very small and poorly defined, only to develop into something unexpectedly groundbreaking, given the right context.
An idea is only of use once it becomes real: it needs to evolve into something that can be tested and is feasible in practice. That happens to be exactly what hackathons are for. A hackathon is an event where teams work non-stop for a limited period (24 hours) to come up with solutions to case studies. Participants must use all the knowledge and skills at their disposal. That is the aim of our hackathon: to make our society a better place to live. We encourage the participants to think ‘outside the box’, as long as society benefits from this in some way. The 24 hours are aimed at preparing the teams and their ideas for a final pitch. They receive intensive training from R-experts that cover technical, business and presentation skills.