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TAKE CARE: SHD040-2020 is June 6 -7


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MAD is excited to announce that the 9th Science Hack Day Eindhoven is here and will happen ONLINE on 6th and 7th June 2020.

This will be the first-ever Science Hack Day in hybrid dimensions: from your home, you will meet online with your team for a dazzling sprint to come up with state-of-the-earth solutions and compete for prizes.

Online discussions arise about the scope and themes of this years’ edition. We anticipate a big part of the challenges to focus on big societal and existential themes:

  • Climate & Planet
  • Social Distancing
  • Circular Disruptions
  • Energy Science
  • AI and Digital Reality

To communicate your ideas, offer collaboration, early commitment and everything in between, send a mail to

Register free on Eventbtrite:

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Hacking around Corona

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Regarding the current situation, we are preparing a virtual Science Hack Day Eindhoven:

Coronavirus Update: Science Hack Day 6-7 June 2020

Due to the coronavirus and quarantaine measures we would like to update you about the Science Hack Day 2020.
Innovative ideas and problem solving events like the Science Hack Day can’t wait! Thats why we are not postponing the event. 

We would like to organise the event fully online and are looking for creative ways to do so. Would you like to help our team? 

Do you have great ideas about how to shape this event online? Share it with us, we would like to come in contact with you. Please send your ideas to: 


Program Science Hack Day Eindhoven June 6 – 7, 2020

Saturday, June 6

  • 9:30-10:00 Log In
  • 10.00 am  Welcome & Introduction themes
  • 10.30 am  Hack Idea pitches
  • 11:00 am  Form teams
  • 12.30 pm  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, June 7

  • 09.00 am  Breakfast
  • 12.30 pm  Lunch
  • 04:00 pm Final Pitches of all teams
  • 05.00 pm Voting & Winners!
  • 05.30 pm  Winning teams award ceremony

Including a surprise live streaming multiplayer Disco Party

  • 06.00 pm  Shut off and rest

Hack Ideas & Practical

Ideas for Science Hack Day Eindhoven June 6 – 7, 2020

We’re super happy that you’re joining us to hack!
Below are hack theme proposals to be targeted.  Happy hacking!

  • Climate & Planet

An open source toolbox for studying the earth – Hackaday

  • Social Distancing

Social distancing solutions – Movement Strategies

Targeted Social Distancing Designs for Pandemic Influenza – J. Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Circular Disruptions

Food and the circular economy – Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Circulaire producten en diensten [PDF] – W/E Adviseurs 

  • Energy Science

towards co2 neutral fuels and feedstock – TNO

Iron Fuel – Team Solid TU/e

  • AI and Digital Reality

attraction technology trends – Blooloop

Practical stuff

Public Stack applications and technology we will use [kudo’s Waag]

Website: WordPress –

Video Conferencing Plenary: Jitsi – – Link provided to participants

Whiteboard ShareMiro – Link provided to participants

Prizes and jury

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

First Prize : First class goodie bag for each team member
includes: tickets for Eindhoven Maker Faire, bicycle lamp, beer, notebook, ballpoint, sticker, e-health publication, rubber duck, mini figures

Second Prize : Second class goodie bag for each team member
includes: tickets for Eindhoven Maker Faire, bicycle lamp, beer, notebook, ballpoint, sticker, rubber duck, mini figures

Third Prize : Third class goodie bag for each team member
includes: tickets for Eindhoven Maker Faire, bicycle lamp, beer, ballpoint, sticker, rubber duck, mini figures

Jury of Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2020:
We will stream the pitches online – and let the viewers decide about the best project.

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!GET YOUR TICKETS NOW !!

This is where the magic happens: THE VIRTUAL WORLD!

Practical Information

Equipment, tools, materials

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 edition will be online. As such, participants are expected to provide all the materials they might need. In case you need practical help we have a helpdesk to advise, lend tools, materials and stuff. The helpdesk can be reached only by appointment: write you question to or write on the Miro Board.


The venue where the magic happens is

The Virtual Albert van Abbehuis – online links available for participants

Science Hack Day Eindhoven is from 10 AM Saturday June 6, till Sunday June 7, 6 PM.

Science Hack Day Eindhoven is organised by MAD emergent art center

t: +31 (0)40 2133 032

MAD postal address:
Postbus 6118,  5600 HC Eindhoven

Follow MAD emergent art center on Facebook
Twitter: @MADlabNL

Science Hack Day Eindhoven Hashtag: #SHD040