46 teams and over 200 participants were present during the Innovation Sensation Hackhathon of the Chamber of Commerce (KvK) in the WTC The Hague on September 2-3. Teams were challenged in creating solutions related to smart shopping, cyber security, health and flora. Prize money per challenge: 1st place € 7.000, 2nd place € 2.000 and 3rd place € 1.000. CBS, Young Creators, Dataprovider, Expereans, Google delivered data for the challenges. Claudia Zuiderwijk (KvK): " Organising a hackathon is something new for the Chamber of Commerce, it is a new way to stimulate innovation in The Netherlands and especially this region. Within 24 hours we saw how excisting problems that SME entrepeneurs deal with every day can be dealt with through innovative ideas. This hackathon is the start of a series of hackathons in this region. The participants have let us know that they appreciated this event and the opportunities this event gives them, some have found their first clients." Within the security challenge team Phishermen Friend, the group of three young students came up with the idea to crowd source mails between SME's in the battle against phishing mails. Their idea is based on raising awareness by sending 'fake phishing mail' entrepeneurs can gain insight in how aware, or non-aware, their co-workers are about phishing mail and how to deal with suspected mail.
For more info about the other challenges and the results read here.