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The Hague 5

The hackathon registration is officially open! Join 130+ developers, data scientists and engineers and use data and AI to solve things that truly matter in the world. Sign up now and to be among the first to choose your hackathon challenge.


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Business Intelligence for Sustainable Flower Production

by LG Flowers & Greenport

Flower entrepreneurs need help making sustainable decisions with data on key changes in internal and external monitoring systems. This includes internal factors, such as company policies, and external risks, such as market fluctuations, energy prices, labour shortage, inflation etc.

All spots are filled.

Combat International Corruption using Open Data

by Integrity Initiatives International

Grand corruption is when leaders use their power to benefit themselves. The main challenge in fighting corruption internationally is that information and legal actions are handled per country. Data is not transparent and easily accessible.

All spots are filled.

Future of Greenhouse Energy & Heat Efficiency

by Greenport & Provincie Zuid-Holland

The energy transition within the greenhouse sector is a necessary. Their negative impact on the environment is based on their inefficient use of energy and heat. Work on enabling them to make calculated decisions by giving them insights into their options and enabling the greenhouse growers to cooperate.

All spots are filled.

Assess The Impact of Governmental Policies Before They Get Introduced

by Gemeente Den Haag

As of now, there is no process of validating new policies and legislation before introducing them. The Municipality of The Hague is looking for ways to assess the impact of new to be introduced, regional policies by identifying the businesses which are affected and analyzing how a proposed policy will impact local entrepreneurs.

All spots are filled.

Anonymisation of Sensitive Data on Social Media

by 510: an initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross

During the conflict in Ukraine, a need for fast communication and security became a priority. 510, the Data & Digital team of the Netherlands Red cross, is monitoring the information on group chats to provide help. Anonymisation of data is important to protect vulnerable groups. That’s why potential further improvement of anonymisation of sensitive data is always welcomed by the team.


See what the programme has to offer

Hackathon programme

The 5th edition of The Hackathon for Good takes place from November 19 to 27, 2022. The hybrid hackathon allows you to join virtual, or in-person at our hackathon hub in The Hague.

Teams will compete in solving today’s biggest challenges. The winners will get a generous cash prize and further support in developing their idea with our partners.

The registration is open, sign up today!

The registration deadline is November 13

Fast track

If you have limited time or a very experienced team, go for the focused fast track.

Only join the mandatory hackathon activities which includes the kick-off, concept delivery and 48 hack period.

Get exclusive access to book mentor sessions

Get data assistance via our platform

Only deliver a concept on Wednesday 24th and pitch materials on Sunday 27th of November

Access to all resources of the hackathon

Open 24/7 workspaces in The Hague

Full track

If you would like to learn something new, explore tools and methods and improve on your solution then opt for the full track which includes a fun and tailored support programme.

Leverage our tips and tricks on design, development and finance methods on your team Miro board

Get to meet your challenge owners 1 on 1

Join a tool introduction or hands on workshop by our HFG partners

Multiple open hour Q&A's

Personal data sets assistance

Get feedback in a concept boost session and a recommendation for a mentor

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North Sea sharks win The Hague 5!


For the fifth year in a row, teams from all over the world gathered at the Hackathon for Good to work on projects related to sustainability, privacy, open government and corruption. This year the winning team North Sea sharks impressed our jury with their policy-making tool that gathers and presents information from administrative, specialised sources, social channels, and the public internet to help policy creators make informed decisions.

Previous editions

What happened before

The Hague 4

26 - 28 November 2021

During the weekend of 26, 27, and 28 November, the fourth edition of the Hackathon for Good will occur. This edition is hosted by the city of The Hague and organized by The Hague Tech and WorldStartup, in close collaboration with the Hague’s innovation ecosystems.

The Hague 3

27 - 29 November 2020

During the weekend of 27, 28 and 29 November 2020 the third edition of the Hackathon for Good will take place. This edition will be the first online edition. The Hackathon for Good is hosted by the city of The Hague.

The Hague 2

01 - 02 December 2019

During the weekend of the 1st of December 2019, the second edition of the Hackathon for Good will take place. This edition will be the first online edition. The Hackathon for Good is hosted by the city of The Hague.

The Hague 1

17 - 18 November 2018

During the weekend of the 17th November 2018, the first edition of the Hackathon for Good will take place. This edition will be the first online edition. The Hackathon for Good is hosted by the city of The Hague.

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