About the Hackathon

Take us to the future

Do you want to wake up a billion euro industry? Do you enjoy disruption and impactful challenges? CSU organizes a hackathon to hear from smart outsiders which current and future developments the cleaning industry can take. CSU also wants to know which developments they have to take care of that will influence the cleaning services. We look for an 'out of the box' view of our profession. We even dare to ask the question, to what extent is cleaning necessary in the future?

Ideas that emerge from the hackathon could turn the cleaning industry upside down. Want to help make this change? Are you a techie, business expert, sociologist, futurist, data scientist, developer or you have expertise from a surprising angle to contribute to disrupting and impactfull challenges?

Are you ready for the challenge?

Challenge

Cleaning as part of the total facility services ensures that the environment where people work and live pleasant and healthy. The way in which cleaning services are carried out by specialist companies, looks very much like the way it happened 50 years ago. There is relatively little innovation compared at other branches, which in some cases perform and organize their tasks completely differently. Think about the production, logistics, technology or financial services. The vacuum cleaner and the microfibre cloth are one of the few products that have made an entry in this industry in all those years and disruptive in their time are experienced.

CSU, a cleaning organization with 14 thousand employees, exists exactly 50 years and is known all the time as an innovative organization. However, the world is moving faster and faster and CSU challenges you to move forward with us to look at developments that seem to be increasingly fast. The cleaning work will change, the employee develops and the labor market as well. These three pillars will also strongly influence each other. But how do they develop themselves? Which technological, digital, economic, ecological and socially social are we going to see trends that could affect this?

3th prize

1000

2nd prize

1500

Speakers and Jury

Jalila Essaïdi

Jury

Jalila Essaïdi is a Dutch artist and entrepreneur based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Essaïdi is specialized in the fields of modern biotechnology and biological arts. She is best known for her work ‘2.6g 329m/s', also known as ‘Bulletproof Skin'.

Jochem Goedhals

Jury

As one of the founders and still working as driving force with Fontys Educational Designers, Jochem believes that learning starts out of wondering.

Michael Dawkins

Speaker

As entrepreneur, Michael works on projects with a positive impact on public society. He invests in new ideas leveraging social capital.

Mirjam van Lamoen

Jury

This energetic lady is, as daughter of the founder of CSU, very committed to the development of the company. Her innovation drive shows in her role as Managing Partner at CLAP, where she connects companies and people, and as initiator of the Ideafactory (Ideeënfabriek) in Uden.

Nicole Segers

Jury/Speaker

Specialized in both sustainability and creativity, Nicole developed new ways to address a wide variety of themes and problems in the process of transformation towards sustainability.

Sarthak Yadav

Speaker

Sarthak is the CEO and Co-Founder of AzioBot where the slogan is 'Making floor cleaning autonomous'.

Suzan Stadhouders

Jury

After years as operational Business Unit Director, Suzan got assigned as member in the board of directors at CSU. Being responsible for running a smooth 'cleaning operation' she connects current operation with innovative solutions.

Tobias Walraven

Jury

From his role as member of the advisory board at CSU, Tobias Walraven is a passionated member of the jury with a critical view on matters. He is also Managing Director at RIFF Online and Managing Director at the recently renewed COMM-Museum for Communication in The Hague.

What will we do?

Program

Saturday, march 10

09:00

Doors open

10:00

Kos Fourkiotis

Introduction CSU event

10:10

Milo van der Linden

Program overview

10:20

Elke de Jong

Presentation of Challenges

Short explanation and details of the challenge and the process on behalf of CSU.

10:30

Team formation

Contestants make teams

10:50

Team concepts

Teams design their concept

11:00

Start hacking

12:00

Shout out

Teams describe what they are working on, what problems they face and what they need

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Restart

15:00

Nicole Segers

Lightning talk I

Nicole will discuss the future with us

Hacking in progress

18:30

Buffet

Hacking in progress

19:00

Michael Hawkins

Lightning talk II

Michael has his own view of the future. Can he inspire you?

19:10

Sarthak Yadav

Lightning talk III

Sarthak will show us the AzioBot philosophy on floor cleaning

Hacking in progress

21:00

Snacks

Hacking in progress

Back to work. You can go on until the late hours (don't forget to relax). You may consider sleeping as well.

Sunday, march 11

09:00

Breakfast

11:00

Final concept definition

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Pitch training

15:00

Pitches to Jury!

16:30

Drinks

17:00

Jury verdict / prizes / celebration

17:30 - 18:00

Drinks

Where and what?

Location and information

Philips Stadion, Eindhoven

The hackathon will take place in the Philips Stadion. A unique location made possible thanks to the cooperation between CSU and the stadium.

 

Address:

Frederiklaan 10A, 5616 NH Eindhoven

 

Email:

info@madlab.nl

 

Phone:

+31(06) 51 05 86 44

Transport

The venue can be reached by public transport. You can walk from Eindhoven Central Station. There is a parking garage at the venue. Tickets for the garage are available and will be payed by CSU. Contact us if you want to have a garage ticket reserved for you.

Stay

We have the unique opportunity to spend the night in the Stadium! Bring a sleeping bag and matras, or stay awake all night!

Food and drinks

Food and drinks are taken care of. Details will follow.