FTI Hackathon Hasselt

FTI Hackathon Hasselt

get set to tackle real-life business cases!

Are you a student looking for hands-on experience in innovation & problem-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! 

corda campus Hasselt

what to expect?

  • Registrations are open until March 3: fill out the form below to join in on the Hasselt hackathon & receive further updates
  • Kick-off beginning of March: you'll receive information on your selected innovation case, your team members, delaware coach, tips & tricks on how to tackle the hackathon and more. From then on, you can start working on the challenge. Ready, set, go! 
  • FTI festival - March 18 & 19: join us at the 📍 Corda Campus to touch base with your coaches & fellow students on Monday and pitch your solution to a jury of experts on Tuesday afternoon


which cases will you be working on?

On February 20, we officially kicked off our collaboration with FTI Hasselt and invited the 25 companies that filed a challenge. Accompanied by the sound of drum rolls & minister Lydia Peeters, we announced the 8 final selected cases that will be tackled during the hackathon event. Curious to know which? 

  • Konings reducing the energy consumption of office hardware in stand-by mode after working hours could imply a significant cost reduction  
  • Bewellooking for a way to track and visualize the mobility of its employees, to match the skillset and the place of employment 
  • UHasselt coping in a sustainable way with the growing need for traffic and parking capabilities while retaining a green and pleasant environment
  • JBC - exploring different sustainable & second-hand business models to compete against fast fashion
  • Kerv Automotive - market research on target audiences for innovative vehicles & a corresponding go-to-market approach
  • K-Boringenreducing the amount of energy and water by optimizing the recycling process of polluted water
  • Fluvius & Citribelstimulating the impact on the power grid when end users would switch from gas to electricity, by combining the available open data from Fluvius and the capacity of  control boxes 
  • Water-link can Water-Link leverage the captured data of the digital meters to provide tailored information and advice to its customers?  

wait, what's in it for me?

  • Gain hands-on experience while developing innovative solutions for real-life business challenges.  
  • Build your local network! Connect with fellow students, experts, and companies from different industries. 
  • 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

We remain true to our identity, so we are approaching this hackathon 'the delaware way'.

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 how you work best. We kick-off at the end of February, where you'll receive information about the case you'll be working on and the people you'll be working with. After that, we will facilitate check-in moments with your dedicated client & coach and meet you again at Corda Campus during the festival in March

innovate & have fun

We hope you’ll come up with innovative, yet pragmatic approaches which could be further developed to solve this problem. 

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

Register here to join the hackathon