The Hackathon for Good – The Hague 2020 was won by team Bootleg Hackers with a solution to report environmental crimes by creating a platform that cultivates a community and empowers them to take collective actions against environmental crimes. In the first place, team Bootleg Hackers won a cash prize of € 2.500 –

During the Hackathon for Good The Hague, 18 teams worldwide worked on four different challenges. More than 100 tech talents, business pioneers, and entrepreneurial changemakers worked on developing innovative data solutions for problems focused on shared mobility, environmental crimes, accessible jurisdiction & transparency of the law, and jurisprudence.

Winners Hackathon for Good The Hague 2020

The first prize was won by team Bootleg Hackers, who worked on the environmental crime challenge by the Dutch Police. They created a platform that cultivates a community and empowers them to take collective actions against environmental crimes. Environmental crimes are hard to detect due to the lack of data and can also lead to helplessness among the citizens.

The second prize went to team Chakra for their open-source solution based on building a single page web application with an intuitive Reach Front end. The jury was very impressed by the technical solution, the focus on end-users, and the solution’s scalability.

Hackathon for Good

The challenges we face today are increasingly complex and interlinked, requiring a collaborative and data-driven approach to resolving them. The Hackathon for Good connects non-profits, governments, start-ups, corporates, and talent worldwide to develop resilient solutions for a more peaceful, just, and secure world.

Hackathon for Good started in The Hague with the mission to connect AI and Data to the world of Humanitarian Development and Aid. After two successful editions by Data Science Initiative, the scope was slightly broaden with more topics, partners, and the first international editions. But every edition always has a touch of ethics & data.


Many thanks to the jury: Mark van StaalduinenElisabeth van der SteenhovenJappe van der ZwanGeorgios StathisJill WilkinsonWouter Hollander and Raphael Bonnaud!

The Hackathon for Good 2020 was organised by The Hague Tech, in close collaboration with among others the Hague’s innovation ecosystems YES!DelftWorldStartupImpactCityDe Haagse Hogeschool / The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague Security Delta & the Hague Humanity Hub and made possible by Gemeente Den Haag and the Provincie Zuid-Holland.


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