FTI Hackathon Ghent

FTI Hackathon Ghent

get set to tackle real-life business cases!

Are you a student looking for hands-on experience in innovationproblem-solving? Join us for the delaware hackathon as part of the Flanders Technology & Innovation festivalan exciting challenge for students like you! You'll be presented with real-life business cases of local organizations and tackle challenges from analysis to pitch, guided by delaware coaches and client contacts. Find the registration form below!  

what to expect?

  • Friday, March 1 - Kick-off  (📍 online)
    As we mentioned, this is a hybride hackathon under the moto: work with your team from where you want - when you want.
    On Friday March 1, you'll receive an e-mail with all the information about your team, your case, your customer & your delaware coach.
    Ready - set - go 🚀

  • Work, work, work, ...
    Take your time to investigate the case with your team.
    If you would like, feel free to meet up at our office (Blue towers) in Ghent with your delaware coach. 

  • Jury - Thursday March 21 aFTI festival (📍Wintercircus Ghent)
    Game time! Come and join us in the afternoon from 14h to work on some final details and some finishing touches to be fully prepared to pitch your final solution to the jury in Wintercircus. 🎪 

    But hey, all work and no play? That's not our style! 
    We'll treat you to some refreshing drinks & small bites as we announce the big winner of the day! 🏆


delaware will be co-hosting three hackathons across Hasselt, Ghent & Antwerp. In Ghent, innovation cases will focus mostly on the topics of health, care & food. Cases can be tackled from different angles by multi-disciplinary teams, so students with varied backgrounds are welcome to join.  

wait, what's in it for me?

  • Gain hands-on experience while developing innovative solutions for real-world challenges.  
  • Build your network! Connect with fellow students, experts, and companies from different sectors. 
  • Take your chance to win a cheque of 500 euro 
  • The winner will be nominated for the FTI Innovation Award at the Flanders Technology & Innovation closing festival in Antwerp on 24 March, 2024!  


doing it the delaware way

Of course, as always, we remain true to our identity, so we are approaching this hackathon 'the delaware way'.

But what does that mean? 

meet the customer

Get to understand their concrete needs . This direct interaction helps in comprehending the customer's pain points, challenges, and requirements better.

we are better together

You will be paired with a delaware coach who will guide you through the process and help you bring your ideas to life. Interacting with the coach allows for immediate feedback on ideas or prototypes.

work from where and when you want

This year, we're doing things differently with a hybrid hackathon, giving you the flexibility to work when and where you want. We’ll kick-off on the first of March –  Here, you will receive information about the case you will be working on and meet your delaware coach.

We’ll meet on 21 March for the jury at Wintercircus Ghent.

We hope you’ll come up with innovative, yet pragmatic approaches which could be further developed to solve this problem. There are no restrictions in terms of technology, but we expect you to be original with your solution.

Whether you’re an IT or business student, you’ll be able to bring your own expertise to the table. Up to you to build, innovate, have fun and learn.