As a professional, you can put your passion for technology into practice and showcase your talent. At the same time, you will learn about the port industry and gain insight into new projects. You will have access to relevant data, experts and technology!
As a start-up, you will get access to an innovative and inspirational network of potential clients. Experience innovation in ports and develop your business!
As a student, you will meet new people, develop your personal skills and have a great day with an amazing energy. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to look for internships, a thesis or PhD subject together with the WPH partners!
As a corporate team, you will be inspired by the innovation power of the event. You will get the opportunity to show your company what is possible. At the same time, future collaborations can be started to develop and create innovation together!
A Hackathon is a sprint-like event, where programmers, designers, students, developers and others create solutions for specific challenges in a short space of time.
The World Port Hackathon is a 24 hour event specifically focused on the port industry. Emerging technologies, open data, big data and IoT are used to solve real port challenges. If you want, you can take a nap during those 24 hours or even go home for a shower.
This pressure cooker format often brings the most brilliant ideas to the table. During the event, we provide the right ‘scene’, including food, drinks, data, knowledge, technology, great companies and of course, amazing energy!
Make it happen!
Envision and create: that’s what we do at the World Port Hackathon. A combination of the right energy, knowledge, environment, data, challenges, etc. stimulates people’s creative mindset, resulting in ‘out-of-the-box’ innovative solutions. In other words: we shape the boundaries of what’s possible within ‘the box’.
You will be inspired by what is possible. It is the whole event experience that fosters innovation in envisioning the future of ports.
The World Port Hackathon is organised by Havenlab and Port of Rotterdam.
HavenLab, based in Rotterdam, is the place where companies, education and research work closely together on challenges within the port of Rotterdam. Through student projects and experiments, we make the port visible and provide the foundation for collaboration and innovation in the port.
The World Port Hackathon is a fantastic event with a lot of great energy which reveals the often hidden ‘innovative power’ of people, companies and even industries.
The port of Rotterdam is not only one of the largest ports in the world, it is also the smartest. In the dynamic world of logistics and industry, stagnation means decline. This is why, in Rotterdam, we are continuously looking for answers to the question of how to do things smarter, more efficiently and more sustainably. In the port of Rotterdam, inventive solutions are conceived and innovators are given all the space, opportunities and support they need to succeed.