Archive 2019

Retrospect Science Hack Day 2019

We are delighted to announce the prizes and jury of Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2019!

Jury of Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2019:

  • Steven Luitjens, Representative of Philips and former Philips Principal Researcher.
  • Ricardo Abdoel, Director/Dean Avans Academy Engineering & ICT at Avans University of Applied Sciences.
  • Elke van der Valk, Consultant Regionalisation at Fontys and member of European Association for International Education.
  • Ellen de Vries, independent entrepreneur and Professional Member International Association of Lighting Designers.
  • Bas Sanders, Entrepreneur, Innovator and co-founder at biomimicryNL

They had the difficult and challenging task to judge and decide which team wins the first, second and third prize… Very promising concepts have emerged during this innovative weekend. The jury has rewarded the 3 best innovative concepts.

These are the prize winners of 2019:

  • 1rst prize: Driven By User Experience € 750
  • 2nd prize: Regenerative Earth € 500
  • 3rd prize: Iterative Methamorphosis € 250
  • 4th prize: Nitro Agent

You can view the entire photo album here.
Watch the one minute video pitches here.

Challenges are related to the future work, future food provision and future living

In the last two decades, our society has been greatly changed by digital technologies on all areas of our lives. Following this path and with the introduction of artificial intelligence, many experts say that we are entering a new transformational age that they called “the fourth industrial revolution”. So, it is expected that these changes will be more dramatic in the near future. So for this new reality, we need new type of professional functions, work-schemas, food provision and living conditions, which matches will all these changes and do not harm the environment.

We are all challenged and inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
SDG NL
UN SDG homepage
SDG.ORG Geospatial data

Any challenge is welcome. If you don’t have one, the following key questions can lead you to find one:

The future work

  • How to become professionally more competitive in the future? What do we need for that?
  • How to radically improve job which will be performed remotely?
  • Will children or teenagers become our bosses? How to deal with that?

The future living conditions

  • How digital technologies will change the way we live and interact with people?
  • How to build sustainable and smart houses of the future? And who will be the owners?
  • Will we use smart clothing? How will this impact our lives?

The future food provision

  • In the future, we won’t probably waste food and radically reduce food packaging in our homes. How will we, as society, manage that?
  • Will we need to change our daily diet to eat more sustainable?
  • How to produce and distribute enough and healthy food for all?

During the event, we will challenge you to creatively use at least two of our four play fields: 

It all happened 25 and 26 May in Albert van Abbehuis (Bilderdijklaan 19, 5611 NG Eindhoven).

Program

Program Science Hack Day Eindhoven May 25 – 26, 2019

 Saturday May 25

  • 9:30-10:00 Check In
  • 10.00 am  Welcome & Introduction themes
  • 10.30 am  Hack Idea pitches
  • 11:00 am Form teams
  • 12.30 am  1 minute pitches all teams
  • 01.00 pm  Lunch
  • 04.00 pm Lightning Talk
  • 05.30 pm  Progress reports of all teams
  • 06.00 pm Dinner
  • All night: Hardcore hacking

Sunday May 26

  • 09.00 am  Breakfast
  • 12.30 am  Lunch
  • 03.30 pm  Final Pitches of all teams
  • 05.00 pm Jury Verdicts!
  • 05.30 pm  Winning teams award ceremony
  • 06.00 pm  Go home and rest

Hack Ideas

Ideas for Science Hack Day Eindhoven May 25 – 26, 2019

We’re so glad that you’re joining us to hack! Below are hack team proposals, with information about each idea and the expert proposing it. 

Like an idea? Please click on the link at the end of each proposal to join that team. Happy hacking!

 

Team Proposal for Helping Dairy Farmers

This proposal involves using multiple tools, including data analysis, an understanding of the needs of the dairy farmer and also an understanding of the environment, to help dairy farmers increase milk yields while improving the farm environment. It is not “nature vs humans” but rather humans interacting with nature as equals, to obtain positive benefits for both.

The team proposal has three parts:

  • Help Farmers Unleash Their Data

Farmers have access to increasingly large amounts of data – but what can they do with that data? This challenge focuses on providing specific solutions to one particular farmer, Tjerk. You will have access to his data on his cows, including milk produced and feed consumed. You will also have access to his data about pasture (grass) that he grows to feed the cows.

  • Nitrogen: Friend and Foe for the Farmer

Nitrogen based fertilizers have revolutionized agriculture – including dairy farming. These fertilizers have increased yields enough to feed the world’s growing population, but have also caused wide-spread environmental destruction. This challenge will help a specific farmer, Tjerk, to use less nitrogen (both natural and artificial) on his land. If nitrogen use is reduced, will that help the environment? How will we know?

  • Talking with Nature on the Farm

Farmers have a deep connection to the natural environment on their farm. A healthy environment is essential to a healthy farm. This challenge will help a specific farmer, Tjerk, understand what nature is telling him about the health of his farm. What kind of solutions would best help Tjerk understand his farm’s environment?

This proposal is from Marcel van Mackelenbergh, a data scientist who is involved with FarmHack. Get more information about Marcel and his proposal.

Click here to help dairy farmers!

 

Farm Biodiversity Challenge

We need to start creating actionable solutions that empower farmers to improve biodiversity on their farm.    

We want to facilitate farmers to easily do structured biodiversity observations on their farms, and also allow for expert feedback to farmers through a collaboration with an existing nature and biodiversity initiative called Waarneming.nl, experts in smart nature observations and civic science.

This proposal is from Anne Bruinsma, the co founder of FarmHackNL, a catalyst for solutions and innovations in the agricultural and farming sector. FarmHackNL ignites data- and tech-driven open online/offline collaborations between tech entrepreneurs, farmers and domain experts. They wrangle data, build APIs and prototypes, host hackathons with one goal in mind: better tech for farmers. (more info)

Data and relevant documentation is posted in this thread on the FarmHack Forum.

Click here to hack for farm biodiversity!

 

YOUR DAILY LIFE AS A SERVICE

Every day, you are surrounded by appliances that help you with your daily life. What would happen if you no longer owned these appliances – if instead they were available to you as a service? How would that change your daily life? What technical changes would be needed? What alternatives would you consider instead of using these appliances?

In particular, this challenge involves consider the appliance as a service model for two appliances: vacuum cleaners and air fryers. Please let us know which one you are interested in when you sign up.

This challenge is brought to you by Philips (more information coming soon).

Click here to hack your daily life as a service!

 

Prizes and jury

The prizes that can be won by the teams presenting the best prototype are:

First Prize € 750

Second Prize € 500

Third Prize € 250

Jury of Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2019:

  • Steven Luitjens, Representative of Philips and former Philips Principal Researcher.
  • Ricardo Abdoel, Director/Dean Avans Academy Engineering & ICT at Avans University of Applied Sciences.
  • Elke van der Valk, Consultant Regionalisation at Fontys and member of European Association for International Education.
  • Ellen de Vries, independent entrepreneur and Professional Member International Association of Lighting Designers.
  • Bas Sanders, Entrepreneur, Innovator and co-founder at biomimicryNL
  • René Paré, Director at MAD emergent art center.

 

Join Us

Play around in our website and take a look at the weird, surprising and mind blowing concepts of previous editions, get inspired and participate!!

Invite your friends, grab your stuff, put your phone on silent and join the gang!

Please register for free, so we can order some just enough delicious lunches and dinner for all of you!

This is where the magic happens:

Albert van Abbehuis

Located at Bilderdijklaan 19, 5611 NG Eindhoven

Practical Information

Food & Drinks

Catering includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast, lunch and drinks on Sunday. Thanks to our generous sponsors this is free!
During the event water, coffee and tea is available for free, other refreshments you can buy at the bar or bring yourself.
If you have special needs or restrictions regarding food, you have to inform the organisation ASAP.

Equipment, tools, materials

We provide a helpdesk, offering a number of tools, equipment, materials and stuff usually needed to hack around. However due to expected high demand of these precious molecules, we STRONGLY recommend you take with you all the stuff you anticipate using anyway.
Moreover, on Saturday nearby shops are open and happy to help you.

Sleep over

If you need a few hours of sleep instead of working through the night, there are a number of options, ranging from Couch Surfing to a 4 star hotel. Contact us to book your place on time.

 

Contact

The venue where the magic happens is

Albert van Abbehuis

Bilderdijklaan 19, 5611 NG Eindhoven

Science Hack Day Eindhoven is from 10 AM Saturday May 25, till Sunday May 26, 6 PM.

Science Hack Day Eindhoven is organised by MAD emergent art center (and Art and Technology Society)

t: +31 (0)40 2133 032
e: info@madlab.nl

MAD postal address:
Postbus 6118,  5600 HC Eindhoven

Follow MAD emergent art center on Facebook
Twitter: @MADlabNL

Science Hack Day Eindhoven Hashtag: #SHD040