BrightHack coming up!

Collaborate in a 48-hour hackathon with 250+ people from all over Europe. Tackle challenges in Crime, Health, International Trade & Education. Meet new people, have fun and broaden your set of skills. Last, and most certainly not least: the first prize is €12,5k (with in total a prizes of €60k).

The Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK) and Brightlands Smart Services Campus joined forces to organize the most amazing hackathon experience: Brighthack. From 30th of November until the 2nd of December, Teams of up to 5 people will solve defiant challenges regarding Crime, Health, International Trade and Education. You’ll get access to real datasets of, among others, the Dutch Police, Accenture and CBS (Centraal Bureau Statistiek) to compete and to come up with the most creative solution. Inspiring mentors will guide you and your team in every part of the creation process. You can take a break from working by joining one of the various leisure activities which are, by the way, a great way to meet new people and have a good time! Of course, the winners won’t go home empty handed – the four best solutions win a price of no less than € 12.500. Don’t miss out on the most exciting Hackathon of the Netherlands! Register here and see you there!


You can participate for a symbolic amount of €15. We’ll provide you food, drinks, and a decent working place. We know the hardcore hackers don’t need sleep, but if you do, you can go to one of our tents in the indoor camping in the building.
We’re happy to invite you as an individual or as a team. If you come alone, we’ll help you with finding a team – you won’t be the only one! Everyone has to register individually. All kinds of skills are welcome, ranging from programmers to designers to entrepreneurs; the most important skill to have is enthusiasm and creativity.

Venue & overnight stay

The event will be held at the Brightland Smart Services Campus. This place - located in the middle of the quiet Dutch hills in province Zuid-Limburg – is the perfect hackathon spot. Brainstorm on your craziest ideas while enjoying the beautiful view and the decent facilities from the campus. Next to an indoor camping there are showers, chill-rooms, and more than enough games from partners to make it an unforgettable experience.


You’ll be given access to real datasets of the Dutch Police, Gemeente Heerlen, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KVK), Accenture and the CBS.
Check this out to find the datasets we’ve prepared for this weekend. Combine these datasets with (open) data you find. If you need specific data for your solution please contact us:

Prizes & judging

The first prize at each track is an assignment worth € 12.500,- for your challengeowner. There are also second and thirth prizes like prizes in kind such as tickets to festivals, experiences and trips. In total there are prizes for more than € 60.000,- to win!
Teams will be judged at the end of the competition on four criteria: execution, performance, design quality, and creativity.


Date: 30-11 untill 2-12
Venue: Brigtland Smart Services Campus
Participation: €15!
Register here:
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vrijdag, 2 november, 2018