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Groundhawq and Rode Kruis Groundhawq and Rode Kruis

We’re happy to announce:Red Cross joins forces with startup Hack the Planet

Collaboration Global challenges Startups

The Netherlands Red Cross just announced their collaboration with the engineers at startup Hack the Planet. They have started co-development on the GroundHawQ. The GroundHawQ is a self-driving drone that may prove invaluable to the Red Cross’s work. “Co-development with startups is fairly new to us,” Frank Tebbe, head of communications at the Netherlands Red Cross, […]

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Border Sessions Festival Border Sessions Festival

Border Sessions Festival:“Our thinking about society needs to get linked to the latest technology”

Global challenges Social innovation Startups Technology

Gerrit Jan Van ‘t Veen is co-founder of Border Sessions, a cutting-edge international festival in The Hague that focuses on technology for society. Or, more specifically, on how emerging technologies are shaping our future society. He has an interesting take on The Hague’s unique dynamics as governance city that focuses a lot of its energy […]

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Research by Statistics Netherlands:How the Dutch are doing in terms of sustainable development

Global challenges Research

The Dutch statistics agency, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, recently conducted a baseline measurement of Dutch sustainability. Where do the Netherlands stand in terms of achieving the targets set by the Sustainable Development Agenda? The Dutch are performing well in some areas. When compared to other European countries, the Netherlands stand out in terms of […]

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hack the planet border sessions hack the planet border sessions

Hackathon Border Sessions
28–30 June 2017

Big data Collaboration Community Creativity Global challenges Maker community Technology

Are you ready to hack the planet with your unique skills? Let’s join forces to take on some real global challenges! In collaboration with BorderSessions, Hack The Planet organizes a hackathon where you get the chance to work together with the main parties who are improving this world. UNICEF and Oxfam are already confirmed to be present, taking a […]

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