October 11-12-13

Smart Buildings for Smart Cities


MAY 10, 11 & 12  2019



Friday - 18h00


The 2nd Edition of Hackathon in Construction

Last year, during the weekend of April 20-22, 2018 an amazing event happenned. New ideas and concepts emerged to change the construction industry ! 

If you come to this new edition, you will co-create innovative solutions for construction sector. Together with over 80 other enthusiasts, you will make your idea become a reality! You will be surrounded by the best coaches, developers and designers from Belgium. They will help your dream for "Smart Building" to turn into a startup! 

During 3 days, and 30 hours of work dedicated to create digital & innovating solutions, you will provide wonderful new projects. From Friday evening, you will work by team composed of different profiles from all around Belgium: IT, business, construction and design. This multidisciplinarity will give the opportunity to each group to transform dreaming ideas to concrete solutions with real business opportunities. 

This weekend gives attendees the chance to be exposed to and work with the entrepreneurial and business tools and be guided by 15 coaches during all the event. Each of you will acquire new skills and an unforgettable experience. 

Sunday afternoon is your chance to pitch your final project in front of a jury composed of CEOs, chiefs in innovation and startup owners.




The 2nd Edition of Construction Hackathon

     Flashback April 2018, an amazing event happened! New ideas and concepts were developed, leaving an impressive footprint on the construction industry!

    Join us at the second edition of the Construction Hackathon and co-create innovative solutions for the construction industry. Together with over 80 other enthusiasts, you can bring your idea to life ! Surrounded by the best coaches, developers and designers in Belgium, it will become possible to turn your dream for "Smart Buildings" into an actual startup!

    During 3 days, or 30 hours of work dedicated to creating digital & innovating solutions, exciting new projects will see the light of day. Friday evening, different profiles will be teamed up in separate groups, specialized in IT, business, construction and design. This multidisciplinarity will give each group the possibility to transform dreams and ideas into concrete solutions with real business opportunities.

    On Saturday, the groups explore how its ideas can be turned into an achievable, structured business plan.

      On Sunday, all the final projects will be pitched in front of a jury composed of CEOs, chiefs in innovation and startup owners.

      The Construction Hackathon gives the participants the opportunity to be exposed to and work with a set of entrepreneurial and business tools, guided by 15 coaches during the entire event. We guarantee each participant to acquire new skills and to have an unforgettable experience.




Peter Bertels


Innovation & creativity guru

Hackathon facilitator


Seppe Stroo


Passionate about innovation and

intrapreneurship. Co-Founder of BUFFL


Béatrice de Mahieu


Scaleup & innovation specialist


Bart Ingelaere


Construction expert


Building acoustics, BIM

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Johan Vyncke


Construction expert

Research & Innovation


Idriss Goossens


Business expert

Fostering innovations in Real Estate

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Bart Gentens


Construction expert

SMART & sustainable buildings

Filip Grillet

Sustainable Real Estate Consultant


Michael De Bouw


Head of Laboratory of Renovation and Heritage

Coordinator of “C-Tech”, the BBRI innovation support service


Youri Declerck

IoT Expert

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Gauthier Zarmati


Construction expert


 Senior Advisor - Construction Division 4.0

Alex Schiltz

Explain it to a Child

Dirk Deroost


Managing Director at Cronos Group



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The Confederation of Construction represents the interests of more than 15.000 contractors active in construction, energy and environment.


The BESIX Group is a multidisciplinary company with a leading position in its markets: construction, property development and concessions.

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The Belgian Building Research Institute is a research institute founded to contribute to the general innovation and development in the construction sector. The BBRI empowers the hackathon with its technological innovation service “C-Tech”, which is supported by Innoviris.


Founded in 1991, the Cronos Group has the express purpose to help people grow, if desired till entrepreneurship itself. Cronos is acting as a platform & network-ecosystem.

Within the Cronos Group we focus on bringing technology, business and creativity together in order to come to the most creative & technological best solutions for our customers. Therefore we make use of the expertise available in the different competence centers +400.

With over 5500 employees with great skills in ICT, Marketing and Communication, the Cronos Group has been growing organically for more than 25 years.

Our mission? To finance your future! As the regional institute for research and innovation, Innoviris' mission is to connect, stimulate and financially support citizens, companies, research institutes and non-profit organisations in achieving progress.



Willemen Groep, the number one family group in the construction industry in Belgium and an established player on the international stage, is now offering its expertise through Willemen International sa, with headquarters is based in Luxembourg, and which is a co-shareholder in Willemen Construction sa and Willemen Promotion sa.


Can you validate every decision you take in your workflow ? Buffl solves this problem by offering market research within the reach of the palm of your hand. On 30 minutes time you gather feedback of 250 objective consumers on your concepts, value proposition, prototypes, design, pitches, ...

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Co.Station’s goal is to boost the digital ecosystem in Belgium, by stimulating entrepreneurship and providing the startup/scaleup community with the tools to innovate and grow.


InnoEnergy is the innovation engine for sustainable energy across Europe.  

We support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners, we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.


Cefora. Train yourself. Create your future.
The Auxiliary Commission for Employees (CPAE or CP200) is made up of some 55,000 companies, each of which pays an annual contribution. 



Friday: Welcome Day

6:00-11:00 PM

Welcome drink + Pitch + Selection of ideas + Start Teamwork



Breakfast + Expert Introduction + Lunch 




Expert Explantations + Teamwork + Validation & Prototyping + Supper+ Teamwork

Saturday: Business Plan



Breakfast + Pitch Expert Keynote + Teamwork + Lunch

Sunday: Pitch & Jury




Final Pitch + Jury Decision + Award Ceremony + Ending 



Belgian Workspace Association is a national association representing the main providers of Serviced Offices in Belgium.

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NodOn is a french manufacturer of actuators, controllers and sensors (EnOcean, Zigbee, Bluetooth…) for smart buildings (own brand and OEM/ODM).


ADEB is the representative and spokesperson of the major construction companies in Belgium. The ADEB is part of the Construction Confederation.

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© 2019 by Confereration de Construction Bruxelles-Capitale // Contact us at hackathon@cnc.be