The Challenge


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
Ghent, Belgium


By participating,
you accept the Terms and Conditions

What can be expected?



Technologies such as 3D rendering, virtual reality and/or augmented reality assist operators in making better decisions. Apply noise canceling and render images. 

Artificial intelligence

What if we could automate our decisions? Start from a point cloud and create your own classifier, using techniques such as vector machines and deep learning via neural networks.

App development

Create a user-friendly app to display the questions raised in our visualization and artificial intelligence topic.

What's in it for me?


Cash and Glory

The top three teams will take home thousands of Euros in cash prizes. The winners will be selected by a panel of ArcelorMittal Belgium managers and external field experts.

In addition, credits, goodies, and other awards will also be up for grabs throughout the event.


Assistance at hand

A team of subject matter experts from our industry will be present during the event to provide you with the required info & insights which will assist you in building a solution with real impact.

More on this topic, to come in the following weeks.

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. Easy 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!