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52 new projects kicked off at the Hackbelgium event

24 May 2017

Nearly a 1000 people gathered in Tour & Taxis on 4, 5 and 6 May with one goal: launching projects for a better Belgium.

Participants alongside experts worked for three days on understanding societal challenges, coming up with ideas to solve them, forming teams, understanding the newest technologies, and applying business and startup thinking. In the end 52 new projects kicked off, ranging from building a healthy ecosystem in the North Sea to the early detection of dementia and making city roads smart by using AI and IoT.

Hack Belgium in numbers:

  • 534 Attendees
  • 317 Experts
  • 254 Big Ideas for projects generated
  • 52 new teams and projects
  • 110 workshops held
  • 50 drones, 13 VR headsets, 5 3D printers, 2 laser cutters, 4 robots, 60 bacteria checking kits
  • 12 partners and 68 supporting organisations
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