Internet of Things / LoraWAN Hackathon

March 9th and 10th 2019 we organized the Internet-of-Things/LoraWAN-Hackathon at the  Smart Factory Technologies Added in Emmen, The Netherlands for Interreg North Sea Region Project LIKE and the Province of Drenthe.

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Pictures from the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147464927@N04/albums
10 minutes before the pitching-event we decided to do a live-stream on facebook so on our facebook-account you can find all the pitches and the prize-ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/whatthehackathon/

Attendees came mostly from The Netherlands but also from Berlin, London, Nepal and even Singapore and India (via Skype). The Hackathon was opened by Regional Minister Mr. Tjisse Stelpstra and Mr. Rob Goossens (ceo of Technologies Added) welcomed all participants.

The theme of the event was “Internet-of-Things/LoraWAN solutions for societal challenges” and was divided into 4 tracks:
– Mobility
– Health
– Safety
– Sustainability

The competitors were organized in small teams of 4-6 people where every team member will have its own role/task. At the end of the 30-hour inventors-marathon the teams gave a pitch of their solutions to a jury which decided who won Best Overall, Best Design and Best Commercial.

Best Overall was won by the team from Singapore/India who designed a solution for the challenge by BidonIt.
Best Design was won by team Toolbox who devised a solution for the challenge of the municipality of Roeselare about using IoT to prevent trafficjams at schools.
Best Commercial was won by team Gict who pitched a solution for the challenge provided by Angus Council about encouraging citizens to recycle more.