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Take part in 'The Challenge 2', the second ArcelorMittal Belgium hackathon taking place from Saturday September 22 until Sunday September 23 in the capital of Belgium, Brussels. This time around, you’ll be given 36 hours to come up with a creative solution to an industry-based conundrum focused on safety given to you on the first day of the event.

The topics of this years' Challenge are: ‘Chatbots’, 'Vision AI’ and 'Natural Language Processing'. 

September 22nd - 23rd 2018

36 hours - from 08:00 to 20:00
Brussels, Belgium


By participating,
you accept the Terms and Conditions

What can be expected?

The topic

Your challenge this year consists of creating a safety assistant of the future.

Do you have what it takes to design a chatbot that raises safety awareness? Can you train a system to automatically detect if everybody is wearing his/her personal safety equipment? Or/and can you structure unstructured data to give a simple answer to a question asked?

#Industry4.0 - The technologies we expect you to use are Chatbots, Vision AI and Natural Language Processing.

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The hackathon


Your chatbot will provide safety guidance and will help our workers to raise the bar in safety awareness

Vision AI

Detect anomalies in one of our production halls and/or detect in real-time when the personal safety equipment of the worker(s) on the floor is incomplete or missing 

Natural Language Processing

Transform work instructions and risk analysis documents in such a way that they can provide structured answers to questions

What's in it for me?

Judging & prizes


2.000€ for each of the topics (chatbot, vision ai & natural language processing).

All judging criteria will be provided at the opening of the event.

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Fun times

Apart from working hard during the weekend, it's important to get to know the other people and have fun.

Think of drone duck fishing, a table tennis competition, …


All food, drinks and entertainment are on us.



Assistance at hand

Experts in the different fields 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 (BE residents), to students, to young entrepreneurs with a strong interest in IT, design, …. Registration only as a team (min 3/max 5 p). 

If you don’t have a team, have a look at our Slack channel to find kindred spirits, also eagerly awaiting others to form a team with. 

22-23 September, 2018

The Challenge kicks off on Saturday morning, September 22nd, with an opening presentation, an introduction to the data at hand and challenge set forth!

It's then up to the teams (min 3/max 5 p.) to work on a creative solution. You'll be given until noon on Sunday. Sunday afternoon brings the (team) pitch which will be judged by a panel of experts. The afternoon is concluded with an awards ceremony, followed by a reception.

at The Egg - Brussels

The event takes place at The Egg in Brussels. Easily accessible by car, bus or train. We'll make sure to fully equip the location. Work areas to concentrate or/and lots of recreation opportunities.. all will be provided for!

Catered and Fun

The Challenge is fully catered, from start to finish.

We also provide a healthy number of fun moments to relax.


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Found yourself a team? Remember, teams must consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5.

No team yet? We've set up a Slack channel where you can meet others willing to form a team.

All set? Go ahead & apply.. We look forwarding to welcoming you to The Challenge!