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Hackathon Netwerk Brandweer – powered by VIAS & EYnovation™

October 17, 2019

Hackathon Netwerk Brandweer – powered by VIAS & EYnovation™



Pre-registration: Netwerk Brandweer HACKATHON - Powered by VIAS and EYnovation™

Netwerk Brandweer, the Vias institute and EY, organize a hackathon aimed at future-proofing fire departments. “Toekomstvisie Brandweer 2030” is a program of the Belgian fire departments, looking at emerging technologies and innovations, and how these can be applied to benefit citizens across the country. During approximately 24 hours, your team will have the opportunity to create digital and innovative solutions relevant for the fire departments. A diverse and dedicated team of experts and coaches will assist you during the process.

Who are we looking for?

For this Hackathon, EYnovation is looking for startups, scale-ups, established organizations, developers, UX/UI designers who want to grab the opportunity to contribute to the future of public safety by improving the fire service operations in a connected world. More specifically, the teams will work on one of the challenges below.

The Challenges

We are specifically looking for teams that can hack together innovative and disruptive solutions in one of the following areas

Smart Homes and Buildings Challenge: How can we use SMART technology in buildings to our advantage to help the Fire Department in fire detection and prevention? Smart Mobility Challenge: How to track and allocate firefighting resources in the most efficient way possible given the challenges in mobility (electric transport, mobility as a service, automation and smart infrastructure, etc.)? Smart Fire Service Challenge: How can emerging technologies (VR, AR, Drones, Wearable technologies, etc.) assist the firefighter in carrying out their job on-site?

How to apply?

Register now and fill in the registration form. Either you can subscribe to this hackathon individually (and will be paired with other participants), or with your own team.  

What's in it for you?

  • Winners of the challenges present their MVP at the Back2theFuture annual conference 18th of October in front of experts and industry decision-makers.

  • Overall winner to present their fine-tuned product @ ISES conference 19th of November in front of an international audience.

  • Dedicated diverse team of coaches with different expertise (field experience, business expertise, technical skills, etc.).
  • Opportunity to contribute to the future of public safety with like minded people.
  • Support after the event for the relevant MVPs and ideas

Application process and timeline of Hackathon

Registrations are open 29/09/19: Registrations close and selection of the participants 04/10/19: Pre-hackathon event – Detailed Explanation of the Challenges and formation of teams 17/10/19: 24h hack at EY Wavespace Antwerp Office 18/10/19: Winning teams will present their solution at the Back2TheFuture Brandweercongres @ Campus Vesta   Afterwards, all teams can present their solution/findings at Brandweer kazerne Antwerpen.   REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKET (Participation, healthy food, drinks incl.) We’ll look forward to reviewing your application

See you there!

PS: For more information feel free to contact the EYnovation team

VLAIO (Vlaams Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen) attaches great importance to topics such as these. Therefore this workshop is part of our EYnovation program execution for VLAIO and is as such open to all Flanders-registered start-ups. In function of the audience, the workshop will be given in Dutch or English.

Date And Time


October 17, 2019 - 09:00


October 18, 2019 - 12:00


EY Antwerp - Wavespace

Borsbeeksebrug 26, 2600 Antwerp

Antwerp, Antwerp, BE, 2600

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