World Port Hackathon 2015

Hacken - Data and € 3.500,- in prizes

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WHEN 4-5 September Start 15:00 uur
WHERE RDM Rotterdam

3rd World Port Hackathon is finished!

The 3rd World Port Hackathon is finished! A great success. This weekend 100 hackers have been working on the challenges from the Port of Rotterdam. The port community was present; pilots, agents, port authorities, shipping companies etc. provided valuable input for the teams.

Vibrant energy, loads of data, creative thinking, collaboration and coding. See the video to get a feel of the 2015 edition.

Curious for the results of this year?
Come to the presentation on the 22nd of september in “het HavenLab” from 16:00 hours until 18:00 hours.
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The results and the prizes of this year’s edition are:

1st prize overall World Port Hackathon - €1.500,- Team Captain Co & Co, The solution creates ad hoc chat rooms for each vessel entering the port allowing parties to coordinate the activities.

prize Most Innovative Idea: World Port Hackathon - € 500,- Rotterdam Collectief, The CANVAS solution is the interface between available data and end-users. Users create map-based views and set notifications.

prize Highest Impact: World Port Hackathon prize - € 500,- Team Finaps Danger Zone predicts risks, based on insight in segregations of hazardous cargo, events or other parameters using deep learning algorithms.

Smart Port prize € 1.000,- : team C-Ziek, The solution and app provide barge ships with the information needed to deal with changes to the original plan.

Nomination Open Data Estafette Smart Logistics & Ports: – Team Biscuit Provide skippers with insight on fuel usage based on currents in order to reduce the usage within the boundaries of the planning.

Port Innovation Lab – Discovery Day: – Team Rotterdam Collectief & Team Jan

Port Innovation Lab – Nominatie Launchlab: Team Captain Co & Co


Get to work with real challenges and take a chance at winning € 3.500,- in prizes.

Logistics & Connectivity

“The Port of Rotterdam has several challenges. The biggest: making transport more transparant. This means that we connect information about means of transport with the way they are being used. What is the current location? Which destination? How much cargo? The gain is when this information is connected to a planning and made visual.”
- Roy van den Berg

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“The interest of innovation in the Port of Rotterdam is that we handle the available information smarter, better and more. Wether it is a ship or a truck, we have to make sure the entire proces between departure and arrival happens smooth and efficient.”
- Harmen van Dorsser

View the 6 challenges

Safety & Security

"The Port of Rotterdam is a safe port. We don't only mean in the regards of digital safety and control, but also the security of the terrains. Innovation is very important to us. We cherish what we already have and we are continuously on the lookout for what can be improved. The Port has a lot of stakeholders involved, therefore our question is: how can we improve cooperation? "
- Nadine Vos

View the 5 challenges


Take a look at some of the projects using data of the port

About the Hackathon

Data & Technology

The Hackathon revolves mainly around open data, big data and technology. During the Hackathon you can use a wide range of datasets provided by different stakeholders. There is also a lot of cool technology available to play with and to make the Internet of Things tangible; sensors, smart watch, google glass, oculus rift and the list goes on. On top of that there are keynotes and experts who can teach you more about these things.

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About the Hackathon

This Hackathon is organised in cocreation with companies and organisation of the Port of Rotterdam and the logistic industry. The challenges are a product of workshops with stakeholders and participants, especially the Port Innovation Lab and Yes Delft. The Hackathon is organised by PlaySpace under the name of HavenLab. The place where people work on innovation en new way to work in a durable manor.

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What can you win?

Under the participants we will give a way entries for the Open Data Relay which gives holds two prizes of € 4.000. Promising ideas and solutions will be presented to companies directly and after the hackathon presentations will be arranged. So this is your chance to put yourself out there!

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