PROJECT DIRECTORY

A growing list of all the projects created and invented at Hack Belgium.

NIKE MEETS LOCAL SHOEMAKER

20 billion shoes are being made every year, most of them get thrown away. What if you skip this wasteful process and go back to the local craftsmanship. Take a shoe design you love and let a shoemaker around the corner stitch it together.

CIRCULAR ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

We want to create a community-driven platform that works top->bottom AND bottom->up to make circular economy projects into reality.

ETHITAG

A plug-in which you install on your browser to help you make more sustainable choices when shopping online.


 

CITY

RED BOXES

In Belgium, we send letters. Every year though, the market for postal letters decreases by about 5%. Post offices close. Mail boxes disappear. During Hack Belgium we have created an app to help you find the nearest letterbox that is still collected today.

DEMOCRACY’S ROOTS

Democracy’s Roots relies on the comparison of polls using an application to make them easy to access and quick to respond. After answering the questions, an user can compare his or her answers to those of the average respondents, those of the different political parties or those of the state.

ROB (RULES ON BUILDING)

Rob knows all the rules on building in Belgium. He will help citizens to check whether they need a building permit for any chances they want to make to their house or garden.

LEARNING VILLAGES

A learning incubator in every village in Belgium that fosters learning, where all members of the community naturally engage, learn and teach and get inspired in every stage of their lives.

KIDPRENEURSHIP

Developing entrepreneurship skills to KIDS of today to face challenges of tomorrow.

OPEN YOUR CLASSROOM!

Open Your Classroom ! links teachers that are open to share their best practices with other motivated teachers by inviting them in their classroom.

DISCOVERY CLUB

We’ll start by organizing discovery camp events outside of schools, creating a safe environment for learning by doing, both for students and teachers. These events would help raise money to finance partnerships with schools as well as a moving discovery lab (whether in a truck or on a boat,) able to move from city to city.

ID 2.0

Create a life-long-upgradable identity profile.  Not only based on ‘school grades’ but also on other acquired competences, talents, interests and co-evaluation.


 

ENERGY

CONVERT WASTE HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY

Many megawatts of energy are wasted on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be great to capture that energy and convert it into Electricity? This is now possible with the WEE-Engine.

SHIFT 2 GREEN

We want to change the ecological behavior of people and companies. We will use tax shift as an incentive for people to be greener and manage/ reduce their footprint keeping in mind social rights and equality (open inclusion).

BLACK & WHITE COLOR CHANGING ROOFS

White roof (like in Greece) reflects the sunlight to the space. Black roof convert it into heat. Our idea is to build a cheap and energy efficient system to change the color of a  roof / walls from white to black at will.

ENERGY BAY

Increasing the availability of renewable energy by brokering 3d party assets. We want to create a platform that connects consumers, surface owners, producers, asset owners, etc through smart contracts.


 

FINANCE

FOLLOW MY MONEY

This application is aimed at the consumer or SME that would like to have a really simple way of combining all their accounts over different banks in one environment. It would offer the possibility to perform payments from any of your bank accounts and do transfers between account.

SMARTCREDIT

We believe everyone deserves financial access, choice and control. Our smart algorithm gives users a credit score based on a combination of social, financial, public and private data sets.

FINSIGHT

An application that monitors your expenses through the payments made by credit/debit card/mobile banking. It gives you insight in the balance of your expenses in the different sales categories.

PRISON BREAK FUND

A fund that prisoners can participate in by working during their jail time. Participation also includes education about finance and aims to provide them with a small financial benefit and knowledge once they leave the jail.

COLABY: THE MENTORSHIP NETWORK

A network of startups with viable ideas, but struggling to find the right mix of professionals and expertise to support their business and employed professionals (mentors) who would like to get involved in the startup ecosystem but aside of their job.

REVERSE RECRUIT

Goal of this project is to reduce unemployment. We try to cluster the group of unemployed according to skills, with the purpose to set up a “start-up” company based on the skills of a group of people. We will look then for entrepreneurs (or project managers) that would be interested to lead this company and to transform it into a successful company.


 

FOOD

FOOD MOOD

Capture your constraints health, objective, budget, environmental consciousness to facilitate the cooking/decisions making process.

CIRCULAR LUNCHROOM

The goal of the lunchroom is to provide transparency and sensibilization to consumers. The lunch room will optimize the use of local natural resources, reduce and reuse all waste, and implement a circular vision on all aspects (e.g., material, appliances).


 

HEALTH

AR MEMORY GLASS

Augmented Reality glasses to support people with memory loss issues.


 

MAKE

LABRIQ

LABRIQ is a modular “plug and play” laboratory. This project is considered an application on the “lab-on-a-chip” technology, which is a scaled down laboratory by definition. Instead of fully scaling down and automating a laboratory process onto a chip, LABRIQ is a concept where common lab units are scaled down to fit the palm of your hand.

CUSTOM ARCADE CABINETS FOR CHARITY

The goal is to start a non-profit association, that offers companies the possibility to have their own personalized arcade cabinet and raise money for a charity they choose.

SHRINTER

The Shrinter is a mobile 3-D printer van unit equipped with printers, teachers and materials that can move from community to community or to schools, teaching making skills to children and community members.


 

MEDIA

CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Our platform aims to build / strengthen the link between investigative journalists and citizens. Journalists (either independent or belonging to a publisher already) pitch their ideas via the platform and citizens give a contribution towards the stories they are interested to read / view.

DRONGO

We enable the drone activity to our daily life, by plugin drones onto trucks. With that innovation, trucks do not have to enter in remote cities anymore, that’s a drone job. But like drones cannot travel faraway, they will use trucks to cross the country, the continent, the world!

SMART ROADS (#1)

Dynamic driving directions which are optimised using car and public data.

SMART ROADS (#2)

Smart Roads give means to cities to anticipate and regulate their internal traffic combining IoT and artificial intelligence technologies.

AUTONOMOUS MOBILITY FOR EVERYONE

Our solution gives end-to-end route guidance for people with limited mobility (PLM). Next to route guidance, we build a community of people willing to assist the PLMs during their journey.

LEAN OPEN LOGISTICS

In today’s logistics landscape, all traditional or e-business create individual relationships with one or a few logistics partners. This, by design, leads to inefficiencies in terms of transport & customer experience whilst at the same time it inhibits new, innovative players to enter the market.

PASSENGER

A digital ecosystem for public transportation. What if we could tell our phone to take us to where we want to be and have everything taken care of? Passenger would give us a multimodal route to our destination with a single payment or subscription fee.


 

OCEAN

OFFSHORE FARMING

Focusing on the North Sea, the project will not just cultivate one species but create a whole ecosystem, starting with algae and seaweed (the renewable energy sources could be used for extra light and heat) and ultimately resulting in the breeding of fish for human consumption.

YOUR AI

What about an AI that belongs to you? An AI that helps you to empower yourself. An AI that’s a personal assistant and gives you objective advice.


 

WORK

HACK U

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