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  • Fancy a nice management- or computer 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?

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. Your team's proposal is to include a new application and preparation of the entire concept for the development of the solution into a potential innovation with a convincing pitch for investors.

Interested? Then you don't want to miss "Hack the Waste 2020":

  • When? May 15 (at noon) and 16 (an exciting 24 hours!)
  • What? Current problems in waste management in:
    • households
    • distributing surplus food in restaurants
    • plastics waste management
    • ...
  • Who? Students from:
    • Belgium (UCLL)
    • the Netherlands (Fontys, Avans Hogeschool)
    • South Africa (ITversity Belgium Campus)
    • DOBA Business School students from Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia
    • Latvia (Riga BA Business School of Finance)
  • How? 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

Student testimonial of Edition 2018:

“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.”

If you're a student of UCLL or of an international partner institution, you can join!


Register before March 30 via