What is it all about?

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, with humanity facing major health, economic and societal challenges. Trying to find ways to tackle these challenges, #hackthecrisis, a global movement of hackathons, was born. From Latvia to Germany: tens of thousands of people joined forces online and have already created some amazing solutions, making a real impact in people’s lives. From April 3rd to 5th, #hackthecrisis is coming to the Netherlands.

The online hackathon will focus on solutions in fields such as patient care, protection for medical and sanitary staff at hospitals, virus containment and digital solutions for people and business in quarantine. To come up with the solutions, motivated people with a wide range of skill sets are needed ranging from health professionals to artists, from developers to communication specialists and from supply chain to blockchain and AI experts (and anything else really). When you believe you have valuable ideas or skills, we invite you to join us in Hacking the Crisis! Startups with proven solutions for the challenges of this crisis are also invited to join as a team. Together we have one aim: Hacking the crisis!

On April 9 until 12 Hack The Crisis is going global! Join the movement here.

Do you want to organize a hackathon in your country as well? Please contact [email protected] for more information.


The winners

Healthcare & Wellbeing

  1. Analysis mode
  2. Smart Quarantine by Capgemini
  3. Canary Biometrix


Logistics & supply chain

  1. PPIcert
  2. Simay
  3. MatchSup

Remote education

  1. Challengly
  2. AI assistant
  3. Covi


SME & Business Continuity

  1. Roodkappje
  2. Panda Training
  3. The Skill Hub

Press mentions

De winnaars van de Nederlandse Corona-Hackathon: Hack the Crisis

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Tackling corona crisis with online hackathon: These are the 4 winners of Hack the Crisis in Netherlands

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Dutch tech players tackle corona crisis with a hackathon in the Netherlands

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Join the brightest minds to tackle COVID-19


Money: €12.200 split between the top 4 winners

Over €50.000 of in-kind services

Jury members

“We are in an unprecedented situation and the normal rules no longer apply. We cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times. The creativity of the responses must match the unique nature of this crisis - the magnitude of the responses must match its scale.”

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General

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3 — 5 APRIL

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