Virtual Hackathon Hack the Waste | UCLL
  • Fancy a nice management- or IT or gamification project challenge?
  • Care to help save earth from drowning in trash?
  • Want to think up innovative solutions in a team of students from around the world?
  • Do you want to contribute to the solution of a global waste problem?

Imagine that in a span of just 24 hours, you're tasked to create within an "interdisciplinary" team a new approach to waste management. Who knows your proposal convinces investors and may even open new doors for your career.


Then you don't want to miss "hack the waste 2024"


This year Hack the Waste will focus on preventing and solving waste management problems in student dorms. When students rent a room, or small appartment, it's difficult to prevent and handle the waste... 


Starting on March 15th, 2024 at noon (12:00 Leuven time) until March 16th, 2024 at noon (an exciting 24 hours!)


Students from:

  • Belgium (UCLL)
  • the Netherlands (HAN Hogeschool)
  • South Africa (ITversity Belgium Campus)
  • Latvia (Riga BA Business School of Finance)
  • Brasil (UNESP university & Grupo Integrado)
  • Denmark (UCN)

A 24-hour online meeting with participants from the different partner countries:

  • establishing connections with members of an international team with the chosen tools
  • intermediate assistance by the tutors
  • final pitch presentations for the committee
  • announcing the winners and the awards ceremony
Amazing experience! An exciting night, working in teams with students who I never would have met otherwise. We had to get organised in a very short time and the result was exceptional regardless of the short span of time. I definitively improved my English or at least summed up the courage to speak it. A good and different approach.


Participation is free! However we expect participants to be motivated and prepared to deliver valuable contribitions to their team.

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