Sports & Technology Hackathon

October 20, 2016 @ Kantien, Gent (inspirational event)

November 18-19-20, 2016 @ imec, Leuven (hackathon)


KU Leuven (Sports.Tech), U Gent (Victoris)MIC Vlaanderen and imec join forces to encourage innovation in sports. With HACK4SPORTS we want to explore opportunities and bring up ideas to develop new solutions.





What is it about?

During the hackathon you will tackle one of the challenges below using technology. In a small team of 4-6 people you come up with a solution and work out a proof-of-concept and business plan. Throughout the weekend coaches will help you with different aspects: use wearable technology, set up experiments, analyze data and build algorithms, write software, make a business case and pitch your idea.

Who should participate?

If you are passionate about sports and technology and have an entrepreneurial spirit, we would love to have you on board. We want to bring together people with different backgrounds: athletes, sports scientists, sports enthousiasts, data scientists, engineers, software coders, user experience experts, marketeers, business people, investors … We are looking for students as well as professionals. You can register as a team or as an individual. In the latter case, we will link you with other participants that have complementary skills, so you form a great team.


Why should you participate?

You will discover new technology and meet a lot of people. You will learn how you can transform an idea into a real product. The best teams will be supported after the hackathon and might kick off their own tech start-up.


Register now as the number of seats is limited.

Inspirational event Free
  • October 20, 2016
  • Includes drinks and bites
Register here
Hackathon 75 euro (professional) – 25 euro (student)
  • November 18-19-20, 2016
  • Includes breakfasts, lunches, dinners, awards reception
  • Free stay at Cube Hostel on November 18-19 for first 50 participants indicating they want to make use of this offer
Register here
Pitches, Awards & Reception 25 euro
  • November 20, 2016
  • Includes drinks and bites

State-of-the-art technology

We selected a number of technologies that you can use to build your proof-of-concept.

Check them out