Take part in the very first hackathon of ArcelorMittal Belgium, taking place on September 15, 16 and 17 in Ghent. You’ll be given 48 hours to come up with a creative solution to an industry-based conundrum given to you on the first day of the event.
Theme of The Challenge is ‘Smart factory’ and ‘Industry 4.0’.
September 15th - September 17th
48 hours - from 19:00 to 19:00
you accept the Terms and Conditions
What can be expected?
In order to create a continuous process in our cold rolling mill, we weld our steel coils together at the entrance of the mill, thus creating one big chain to continuously feed our rolling mill. In case the weld would break, the entire process should come to a stop, material would be lost and we risk damaging the machine. Something we obviously want to avoid.
3D lasers can create a highly detailed image of a weld. They can even provide detailed images of any object. Up to you to visualize an object in such way that it really supports the operator. Think of VR or AR?
Based on the dataset provided, would you be able to predict if a weld would break or not? Can you highlight those areas that pose a risk?
Support the operator with a good flow, create an app and provide tools to support him/her enabling him/her to make a decision a short timeframe.
What's in it for me?
2.000€ for each of the improvement areas (visualization, artificial intelligence & user experience)
In addition, the overall best solution will be awarded 2.500€
All judging criteria will be provided at the opening of the event.
Apart from working hard during the weekend, it's important to get to know the other people and have some fun.
Think of drone racing, a table tennis competition, …
All food, drinks and entertainment are on us.
Assistance at hand
Experts in the AI, VR and UX field will be present during the event on Saturday to inspire you and provide you with info and insights which will assist you in building a solution with real impact
Who can participate?
The Challenge is open to students, young entrepreneurs with a strong interest in IT, design, …. You can register individually or participate as a team (max 5).
If you don’t have a team, we’ll assist you in forming one on the opening evening of the event.
15-17 September, 2017
The Challenge kicks off on Friday evening, September 15th, with a networking event, an opening presentation, an introduction to the data at hand and challenge set forth!
Teams of max 5 people can/may work on The Challenge from Friday (kick off) until Sunday at noon. Sunday afternoon brings the (team) pitching of your work, judging by a panel of experts and the much-anticipated awards ceremony.
at Co.Station Ghent
The event takes place at Co.Station in Ghent. Easily accessible by car, bus or train. Co.Station is fully equiped to work hard and have fun at the same time
Catered and Fun
The Challenge is fully catered, from start to finish.
We also provide a healthy number of fun moments to relax.
Go ahead & apply.. We look forwarding to welcoming you to The Challenge!