Smart Policing

Building the future of the Belgian police force

Virtual Hackathon

Décembre 09-11, 2020

À propos

Garantir la sécurité et la qualité de vie dans la société est un défi constant pour la police. La société et la criminalité sont en constante évolution, la police doit donc continuer d’innover de manière intelligente. Il est essentiel pour la police d’être alerte et agile pour lutter efficacement contre les crimes qu’ils soient minimes ou considérables.

L’Hackathon « Smart Policing », en collaboration avec l’Institut Vias et EY, est une initiative visant à stimuler l’innovation dans la police. Comment pouvons-nous mettre l’innovation au service du maintien de l’ordre pour les citoyens? Et comment la police, en tant qu’organisation, peut-elle innover intelligemment afin de se positionner comme un employeur attractif sur le marché du travail?

L’Hackathon « Smart Policing »  offre aux startups, aux étudiants et aux entreprises la possibilité de mieux connaître la police pendant deux jours. Ils auront l’occasion de collaborer afin de créer des solutions digitales et innovantes. Une équipe d’experts et de coaches assistera les participants. Après le hacking, les participants devront présenter leur idée à un jury constitué d’experts.


Un hackathon est une méthode de résolution créative de problèmes conçue pour stimuler l’innovation disruptive. Ce format est généralement limité dans le temps (24h-48h). Les équipes participantes travaillent sur des défis prédéfinis à partir desquels de nouveaux concepts, business models, processus, technologies et solutions sont développés. À la fin du hackathon, les résultats de ces équipes sont généralement présentés à un jury qui met ensuite en évidence les projets les plus prometteurs. L’objectif de ce hackathon est de fournir des solutions innovantes à la police. Tous les acteurs du secteur sont invités à contribuer aux défis les plus urgents du secteur que vous trouverez ci-dessous !




Comment les nouvelles technologies peuvent-elles mieux soutenir les opérations quotidiennes de la police? 


Comment les techniques d'enquête innovantes peuvent-elles améliorer la lutte contre la criminalité grave et organisée?


Comment rapprocher la police
des citoyens à l'ère du digital?

Selection & Training

Comment la police peut-elle recruter, sélectionner et former tout au long de leur vie les bons candidats pour répondre aux besoins en constante évolution de la société?





Which problem are you solving?

Ondersteuning in kennis en efficiëntere flow bij verkeershandhaving

Description of the solution

Integratie in FOCUS die niet specialisten verkeer toelaat om op een gebruiksvriendelijke manier:

– opzoekingen van de nodige info

– een vlotte afhandeling van het proces van verbalisering


Tafuta - Arinti.

Which problem are you solving?

We have learned that the huge amount of information that is being created every day is hardly being used effectively at FedPol. Data is siloed and the potential of the data you are sitting on has hardly been explored.

Description of the solution

Tafuta is a Cognitive Search Engine and Graph Analytics tool. This means that agents and investigators will be able to exploit the full potential of your data, with a google-like knowledge retrieval experience. The tool understands documents, it interprets text and turns raw information into searchable content.


Criminal records - Okay

Which problem are you solving?

Smart Interaction

Description of the solution

Our idea is an app-based concept where youth can report any problem. After reporting, the person will be redirected to the right organization, lowering the barrier for reporting problems. A police officer with the right know-how will reply. This conversation gives people the courage to further contact the police.

Selection & Training

FCCu ctf - the It crowd

Which problem are you solving?

Smart Selection & Training We’re addressing the popularity of the FCCU and their recruitement.

Description of the solution

We are deploying a public faced CTF platform that will serve as branding for the FCCU. Besides gaining popularity among the right people. Individuals with the perfect profile will have an easier way to get in touch with the FCCU. We can put forensics and stegonagraphy challenges on the platform which are exactly what the FCCU does. Besides serving these individuals that are skilled in cyber security on a silver platter. The FCCU could also use this as a part of their recruitment process. Now there’s only a written, theoretical exam. Our platform would give them the chance to also test the practical skills of their sollicitants. This could also be deployed for Regional CCU’s.

Mercredi 09/12/20

Début du hackathon virtuel

Vidéoconférence d’ouverture

Les équipes commencent à hacker le projet

Coaching et soutien continus par des coaches via la plateforme de chat

Workshop sur le Business Modelling


Workshop sur le Pitching

Fin de la première journée de Hacking

Jeudi 10/12/20

Début du deuxième jour

Vidéoconférence d’ouverture

Coaching et soutien continus par des coaches via la plateforme de chat

Date limite de soumission

Vidéoconférence de clôture: annonce des finalistes
20h00 – 21h00
Vendredi 11/12/20

Le jury (experts et chefs d’entreprise) examine les résultats


Award ceremony


Organizing partners




Coaches et experts

Smart Operation

Maarten Torfs (Head Coach) – Advisor, Manager ICT, Local Police zone Antwerpen

I am looking forward to the event. I am curious to see what innovative solutions the candidates will come up with for the operational challenges of the police. Collaborating and bringing together the expertise of the candidates will give the necessary intellectual power to overcome any challenge.

Tim Vervaet – Superintendent intervention/reception police zone Wetteren-Laarne-Wichelen

I’ve been involved in many innovative projects : Ambassadeur NWOW Focus@GPI Bodycam PowerApps Kick-off GPI organisator Bodycams SharePoint developer O365 specialist. Efficiency and innovation are my motto. Especially through digitization work can be done more efficiently and qualitatively. My benefit with this hackathon : gaining the experience of such an event.

Cedric Smeets – Chief superintendent Federal Police, head of unit RCCU Brussels

I’ve been involved in implementation of the Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC) in the SICAD’s. I chose the challenge ‘smart operations » because I strongly believe that technological tools will help us to do better, go faster and be more accurate than today. In my mind, « smart operations » means making the right decision, on the proper time, based on good intelligence. Hackathon experience is about bringing people from different backgrounds together to solve problem will help create bridges between worlds and will help us to think out of the box.

Agnieszka Frymus – Superintendent, Head of Section of de Maritime and River Police – Coast / Section Zeebrugge

I’ve been involveld in many innovative projetcs : Implemention of NWOW and office 365 in our section, intelligence led transmigrant checks, implementation of Drones (still going on), bordertask and smart borders (still going on), evaluation of bodycams for DGA,Focus,… I have chosen for smart operations, because a lot of the existing ideas are already implemented or are coming our way. As a specialized unit we do have several technical possibilities already in use . We are also exploring new horizons. In this sense I am already familiar with the problems those smart solutions encounter once implemented. During Hackathon I hope to see how teams build up ideas and learn form it.

Nico Claeys – Chief inspector @ information management – Police zone Damme/Knokke-Heist

I’ve been involveld In invovative projetcs : Ambassador NWoW, Focus briefing, police cam shield. I have 23 years of experience @ intervention police with 10 years part-time local calltaker/dispatcher/realtime intelligence officer. Subsequently I was 1 year « techno police officer ». Benefits from Hackathon experience : Being a part of the innovation proces!

Bart Raeymaekers – Police inspector at the Belgian Federal judicial police. Investigation of property crimes.

Police inspector at the Belgian Federal judicial police. Investigation of property crimes. I was part of a group of persons of the Belgian Federal judicial police that visited the Antwerp police academy to promote our service by police recruits. This project had the goal to find new candidates. I’m an inquisitive person who is always interested in learning new things which are elevating law enforcement to the next level. I am curious to what people from outside the police organisation (students, academics and other specialists) can learn us to be a better police organisation. Benefits for me with this Hackathon : -Meeting other participants -Discovering new technologies and developments which can be a help for our existing working methods and procedures. -Gain experience in coaching a Hackaton (first time for me)

Veronique De Mets – Superintendent, Teamchef R&D+ Federal Judicial Police East Flanders

I’ve been involvevd in many innovative projets like implementation PACOS, FOCUS, Digital signature, use of virtual reality en VR classes at crime scenes, use of virtual reality and streaming in educating police officers. I’m chief of Innovation Group ‘NWOW in my direction, coach sharepoint, … Personally I’m fascinated by our « new normal », our digital society with all it’s opportunities and threats. As part of the Direction Operations, Team R&D+ plays a significant role in the search for innovative solutions, tools & new technologies. Every day we are looking for new technologies and experts to better support the daily operations of our department. I would like to take part in building a digital proof future for our police sevices! New partners, experts and new tools can make a significant difference, can be a huge opportunity for our police organisation in our fight against organised crime. I am curious to learn about new partners, start-ups, tools, apps that can help us to face the digital immersive and subversive forms of crime.

Jean-François Van Wayenberge – Federal computer Crime Unit/Intel Head Manager

I have been involved in many innovative projects. As a new lead of FCCU, a global way-of-thinking is a need to offer a good customers support and efficiency. I’m convinced that the technical developments that are part of our society are and will be elements that our police services must exploit in a thoughtful and lawful way in order to improve our performance and enhance the security we offer to citizens. Being at FCCU is one of the best place to think, devellop, deploy & share with all the partners for a beter future. I hope to gain even more experience, create links and partnerships, having participated in the realisation of an effective, even efficient solution that would facilitate the work of a majority of colleagues and contribute to the constant improvement of social stability.

Dirk Van Eycken – Consultant, Locale Police zone Antwerpen – Department ILP

Jeroen Eggermont – Locale Police zone Antwerpen – Department ICT

Geert Van Herbruggen – Locale Police zone Antwerpen – Department ICT

Lukas Vanden Berghe – Inspector, Local Police zone Leuven

Smart Investigation

Joachim Bogaert (Head coach) – Superintendent, Head of ICT-unit Local Police LRH Hasselt, Innovation & Digitalization

After many years in departement Computer Crime Unit of the Belgium Federal Police as teamleader, director of operations and finally head of Unit it was time for a carrier switch. Since March 02/2020 I am working in the policezone Limburg Regio Hoofdstad (LRH) where I am responsible for innovation and digitalization.

David Jaroszewski (Head coach) – Chief Superintendent, Senior advisor R&D and ICT Strategy to the General Director of the Federal Judicial Police.

I worked already in the following innovative projetcts that were implemented in my department. I took up the challenge Smart Investigation because: Nothing will replace the fine nose, determination or intuition of an investigator. However, the technical and technological component is omnipresent in the « investigation » process. This is the first Police Hackathon and it will be above all a discovery and I am convinced that it will be a great experience for the Police. This will also be the moment to demonstrate our capacity, will and desire to work in an inclusive way with the whole of society in order to move forward in the most transparent way towards a technology at the service of the citizen’s security and to make it discoverable to a much wider public. And finally, this Hackaton will also be a great human experience.

Michael De Laet – Superintendent, Policy Support – Federal Computer Crime Unit, General Directorate of Serious and Organised Crime.

I am involved in the development of the next National Security Plan as the program manager for the transversal theme « Internet and new technology ». As a member of the judicial police, I have chosen the « Smart Investigation » challenge. I believe my background, experience and network are best suited to coach teams that are working on these types of challenges. Both in my role at the FCCU and as a program manager I am involved in technology and innovation within our organization. I hope that the Hackathon can provide me with useful insights that I can use going forwards.

Maude Biettlot – Legal adviser, Belgian Federal judicial police

This hackathon and the challenge ‘smart investigation’ are for me a synonym for new knowledge, new challenges, new colleagues, new ways of thinking.

Manuel Schaeken – Chief inspector, Head of Unit Regional Computer Crime Unit (RCCU) – Federal Judicial Police Limburg

I’ve been involved in many innovative projetcs : – policing the future – automotive – wifi-sniffing – virtuele munten – procesoptimalisatie CCU – automatisatie keten RCCU processen – RDP…. Having a strong educational background in ICT (bachelor) and business processes (MSc Business Processes Mgt & IT) together with my work experience (working at FCCU, 7 years in a anti money laundering team, 3 years in an organized crime team and now for 6 years as head of a RCCU), I want to contribute to the opportunities the Belgian police faces with regarding new technology. And I don’t want to miss this unique event, organized for the first time within the Belgian police, that is necessary to keep ensuring security and quality in life of society.

Timothy De Vos – Superintendent, coordinator of operational services, Local Police zone Shoten

I’ve been involved in many projetcs : Cybercrime training Bodycams Office365 – powerapps Smart-phone-for-everyone Mobiele camera’s Drones Fleetlogging. Inspiring and coaching employees is the most important quality of a manager. On seeing this hackathon call, I immediately signed up for SMART INVESTIGATION. Many new technologies are being developed for investigations into serious crime, but from my role as a detective I noticed that local detectives in (small) police zones are not allowed/not able to use these technologies. Nevertheless, the smaller investigations can also be done much more efficiently. I am looking forward to all the creative ideas that I will come into contact with and with which I can get started in one way or another.

Steven Engels – Chief inspector, group leader in department human trafficking , Federal judicial police Brussels

I have been involved in development Sharepoint site in my department, development trainer module human trafficking in Police academy and development trainer module border guard FRONTEX.

Benoit Lemeunier – Superintendent, Federal Judicial Police Liege

Klaas Casteleyn – Police inspector, detective specialised in asset recovery at the Federal Judicial Police of West-Flanders

With this hackathon, I sincerely hope to boost innovation within the police. I hope to meet new colleagues and people with a like minded attitude, believing real innovation within the police is not far fetched but within reach. I’m also very curious to the innovative ideas the hackathon teams will come up with. Coaching these motivated teams will definitely be a challenging and educational experience for me!

Koen Suttels – Chief inspector, team leader, federal judicial police Eastern Flanders

I’ve been involved in many projetcs like Tank2.0, Pacos, Besecure, Mercure, NWOW, … I chose Smart Investigation: in our ongoing investigations in which my team targets on international criminal organisations profiting from smuggling of migrants, it is clear that in the last years, due to major changes in the use of electronic devices in everyday situations, our classic investigative methods are no longer sufficient to tangle international OCG’s. We need to reinvent our investigative methods and innovate to be able to identify and intervene on thoce OCG’s. I hope to find out innovative investigation methods that: – don’t require a lot of changes in the current legislation, since those changes can take a lot of time to be implemented – are easy to use by our investigators and do not require weeks of training

Smart Interaction

Olivier Slosse (Head Coach) – First Superintendent, Policy advisor and Substitute Spokesperson, Local Police zone Brussels CAPITAL Ixelles

I worked already in the following innovative projetcts that were implemented in my department: project manager for the Brussels « sexual assault referral center », created LGBT+ contact point, VIGIVELO bike theft panel, Proxilab (seminar for neighborhood police), « Listen, Communicate, Trust » seminar with Rutgers University, preparation of multidisciplinary approach of domestic violence, chatbox for victims of domestic violence during the first covid lockdown, « what if it happened to you » internal dilemma training. I’m taking up the challenge Smart Interaction because I am a systems thinker, and I am convinced that our added value is created on the « outside » of the organisation, where it is in contact with society. Communication today is radically different from the era in which our communication channels were conceived. It needs to be more modern and effective. Through the hackathon I hope to be able to look beyond the horizon and get inspiration to make our interaction « smarter ».

Pascal Roman (Head coach) – Chief Superintendent of the Federal Police.I CT, financial and logistics advisor for the General directorate of the administrative police (DGA)

I’m a firm believer that sharing creativity helps to bring people closer together. This Hackathon Event is the perfect opportunity to put this idea into practice.

Carolien Tuypens – Superintendent, Deputy Director for Security, Local Police zone Damme/Knokke-Heist

  • Master business engineering (VUB)
  • Worked as a consultant at EY for almost 4 years
  • Joined the police (directly as a commissioner)
  • Currently working at PZ DKH and together with another commissioner leading the “safety” department (directie veiligheid) – (interventie, dispatching, K9, onthaal, verkeerspolitie)

My reason for participating: building bridges between police and society and hoping to create a fresh and innovative image of our Belgian police force. The police force of tomorrow should be a joint initiative.

Frank Duchatelet – Superintendent, Federal Police, in charge of traffic post Reyers

This is my first experience in this field. I hope to learn a lot, to be able to steal a lot with my eyes. To be able to speak to my network

Gunther Van De Wiele – Advisor, Procesmanager, Local Police zone Schoten

I designed games for personnel selection. Work situations were translated into game scenarios where candidates played these games and these games interpreted the game behavior and gave a score on competencies. For my police zone I have built a system in which administrative assignments are offered via an app. Above this app runs a management system and a communication system, which gives collaboration and the execution of action plans a new dimension. I chose ‘smart interactions’ because I have a background in both psychology and ICT, a fairly unique combination. So ‘smart interactions’ is a domain where two of my great passions come together. What particularly intrigues me is how technology influences human interaction. Especially in these days of social networks and AI. Like everyone at a Hackathon, I am looking for inspiration and new angles that will make me better at my job!

Christophe Claessens – Superintendent, Internal Management, Local Police zone Brussels South

I’ve been involved in many innovative projets : 100% paperless processing of road traffic accidents (in development) Paperless working for District Officers (District Team): 95% digitalization of investigations lead by District Officers, Development of digital platform between local administration and police – automatic exchange of data (2017-2020). I hope to find solutions for challenges we encounter in our work on a daily basis that can easily be implemented in our police department and in our daily work. I hope to find inspiration in finding new ways of interacting with residents and how to reach out to people who do not speak any of our common languages or are unable to read or write. I hope to gain some new insights on smart interacting. I hope to broaden my network and meet interesting people who are inspired by innovation.

Inge vandebeek – Legal Advisor – director of the legal department, analytics en communications, local police zone CARMA – project manager virtual police counter

Innovation is part of our CARMA’s DNA. We were the first in Belgium(world) to turn to virtual technologies in an attempt to guarantee and extend police services to all municipalities under its competency. I’m looking forward  to generate high-value actionable new ideas during the hackathon and boost the innovation culture and further establish the idea-sharing, effective collaboration and creativeness driven by enthusiasm towards a shared goal within the police.

Sophie Lever – Chief Superintendent, Information Manager, Local police zone Carma

Within our police zone, we try to be as innovative as possible, with or without technological or digital tools. Within our police zone we have a drone team (also a drone submarine), we realise our welcome via a virtual counter and we specialise in structural cooperation with external partners in the safety chain via administrative enforcement, school inspectors who have been trained as i-coach, a family Justice Center, project M (the M of multidisciplinary customisation in cooperation with the public prosecutor in order to be able to implement a lick on piece policy) and, among other things, an extensive LIVC operation. Furthermore, there are many new projects in the pipeline, such as speech-to-text, connection to the S-Lim camera network, safety-drone (5G) and many others.

Jonathan Herreman – Police inspector, R&D files manager and Assistant responsible for supporting temporary fixed cameras, Federal Police – Public Safety Department

Smart Selection & Training

Fanny Pauwels (Head Coach) – Policy advisor for the director-general of resources and information

My field of expertise focuses on organisational management and more specific digitising and automating our recruitment, resource management, administrative and logistical processes. I aim to discover new, innovative technologies to make our processes more efficient and future-proof.

Johan Van Moer – Superintendent, Officer Operational Coordination and Support, Federal police Halle-Vilvoorde

I worked already in the following innovative projetcts that were implemented in my department: Digitalisation of all the work processes of the OCS-service by using O365-apps and our own police apps – Implementation of digitally tracking of cycling races (digital roadbook) – Digital reports of patrol schedules with immediate synchronisation tablet patrol to back office. I chose the challenge Smart Selection & Training because I am a huge believer of the use of innovative technologies. For me innovation is a way of living, not just changing to change, but looking for better ways of doing things and trying to implement new technologies in the process is the only way forward for our organisation. I have already taken a few steps myself in the research of these technologies and the possible advantages within training environments, but I am looking forward to finding out which solutions the teams will come up with!

Nathalie Adam – Advisor, Head of Talent acquisition – Department Recruitment and Selection – Federal Police

I’ve been involved in creation of a new ATS-system (SaRa -Selection and Recruitment Administration = the online application of the integrated police in which the whole of selections will be integrated) and in optimization and modernization of the selection procedure for police officers. I’m taking up the challenge Smart Selection and Training, because for the Integrated Police it remains every year a challenge, despite the many recruitment initiatives, to achieve the proposed recruitment quotas and to find enough suitable and motivated candidates who are willing to perform a job as a police officer. We are looking for potential candidates who have the required competences to perform the job as a police officer. I am eager to discover new, innovative insights and ideas in order to enhance the recruitment, to find the right candidate for the right job and to prepare potential candidates for a job at the police

Jurgen Willems – Chief Inspector, Head of the Cycling Patrol Team, Local Police zone Brussels CAPITAL Ixelles

Peter François – First chief Inspector, National Police Academy, head of traffic department

I hope that companies taking part in this Hackathon will be able to help us to make this practical training and teaching of driving techniques more innovative in the future and to train our trainees even better in order to be able to make quick and efficient situational decisions …

Vico Cockx – Chief Superintendent, National Police Academy

Vico Cockx –

Joris De baere – Inspector, Specialist in violence control, National Police Academy, Coordination of Special Assistance Units.

I’ve involved in many projects including creation, standardisation and innovation S.A.U. (selection, techniques in various fields, pedagogy adapted to reality, coaching and group dynamics,…), creation of the improved basic techniques for basic policing, creation of Casual Extraction Teams (multi-disciplinary), … And the latest project concerns Excited Delirium Syndrome. With this challenge I’m expecting external input, opportunities for development and cooperation.

Bart Termote – Chief Inspector, National Police Academy

Patrick Feys – Chief Superintendent, Head of Police of the Local Police zone Dendermonde

« I’ve been involved in projects like Rainbow – energy savings at Federal Police Channel Plan – tackling radicalisation and terrorism. I chose this challenge because we are often faced with the limits of our system: difficult inflow, impossible to get everyone to follow all the necessary training courses, staff motivation, looking for and finding the right man in the right place is difficult, but above all difficult because we always have to guarantee a minimum level of service. From my experience with local and federal police, I have the feeling that our organisation cannot adapt to the expectations of the various stakeholders. We rely too much on the greatest common denominator, while we should focus on the smallest common multiple. Lots of expectations, but little capacity, resources and space to develop new things.


Plus d’informations sur le jury à venir.

Marc De Mesmaeker – First Chief Superintendent General Commissioner of the Federal Police

Nicholas Paelinck – First Chief Superintendent, President of the Permanent Commission for the Local Police, Head of Police of the Local Police zone Westkust

Saskia Van Uffelen – Inetum Corporate Vice President Benelux, Digital Champion Belgium, EU Governing Board Digital Skills and Jobs

Saskia Van Uffelen has been working in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT) for over 25 years. She has held national and international sales and marketing functions in leading companies such as Xerox, Compaq, HP, Arinso-Northgate and was CEO for Belgium and Luxemburg in Bull and Ericsson.

As Corporate Vice President for the French group Inetum, Saskia is responsible for the development of the Benelux region for the group.

As a female role model in managerial positions she was crowned in:

  • in 2011 as ICT Woman of the Year (Data News)
  • in 2013 Inspiring Lady of the Year in Science, Technology and Research in Luxembourg (Inspiring Wo-Men)
  • in 2016 with the Award for ‘Economical Driver’ awarded by the association ‘Movement Flanders-Europe’
  • in 2018 nominated as Manager of the year (Trends)
  • in 2018 as role model for Etion-Forum for her for her committed entrepreneurship where she received the Leadership Award

Frédéric Schoenaers – Professor of sociology at the University of Liège, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
His fields of research focus on the analysis of the transformation and modernisation of institutions and public action in the fields of police, justice and health.


Anke Stakenborg – Chief Superintendent of Federal Police – Policy Advisor ‘Innovation’ of the General Commissioner

Jean-Louis Dalle – Chief Superintendent, Head of Local Police GAVERS

Since more than a decade Jean-Louis Dalle has always been interested in innovation of and the use of new technologies in police processes. From september 2010 until may 2012 he was the strategic advisor of the Commissioner-general in this area. Later on he represented the Standing Committee of the Local Police in several working groups and steering committees in the domain, which he still does. Jean-Louis is actually also the national president of the ‘Circle of Police Leadership’, the professional police network for senior officers, in which he – as a strong believer – also appeals police collegues to invest in a smart way in innovation and the use of modern technologies.

Yve Driesen – First Chief Commissioner of Police, Director of the Federal Judicial Police of Antwerp (DirJud)

Paul Deblaere – First Chief Superintendent – Director General Management of Resources and Information

Christèle Maljean – First Advisor

I joined the Permanent Commission for the Local Police in May 2020 with my experience in Human Resources and project management in the private sector and within the Federal Police (operational and support departments). I will be in charge of the implementation and follow-up of the Memorandum. I will also actively participate in the Organisation and Innovation Subcommittee and in the working groups related to the National Security Plan and Innovation in order to defend and represent our interests in the best possible way.

Philip Pirard – First Superintendent, Head of Local Police zone LIMBURG REGION CAPITAL

Philip Pirard has a master degree in Laws and Criminology.

He started his carreer as a dept collector. Later he became a police officer and head of local police zone Sint-Truiden – Gingelom – Nieuwerkerken. Now he is first superintendant, head of local police zone Limburg Regio Hoofdstad. 

In 2018 Philip Pirard had a new police office built, equiped with the most innovative tecnics. Innovation is the basic in a changing world full of criminality. If we want to make the world a safer place, we have to addept our way of working to new technologies.

Michel Deraemaeker –  First Superintendent, Head of Local Police zone Uccle/W-B/Auderghem

Chief Constable in the Brussels Police Zone Uccle/WB/Auderghem since 1996. As a police zone, we aim to be an organisation that keeps moving. After all, we live in a world in which developments and trends move faster than ever and a society that is increasingly connected and innovative.
The innovation process, however, is not straightforward. It requires room to experiment. The Covid period may be unlike any other, but we still expect some inspiring innovation at this Hackathon #innovation@police!

Wim Liekens – First Chief Superintendent, Director ICT Federal Police





Un hackathon est une méthode de résolution créative de problèmes. Il s’agit d’une activité limitée dans le temps  2 jours dans ce cas ci - où un certain nombre de challenges peuvent être relevés par des équipes. L’idée est de créer avant la fin de l’évènement des software ou du hardware afin de proposer un prototype ou un produit tangible et fonctionnel ainsi qu’un business model valide. À la fin du hackathon, les équipes présentent leurs résultats à un jury. 

Tous les participants ont ou peuvent avoir des droits de propriété intellectuelle préexistants. Il peut s’agir d’idées, de savoir-faire, de secrets commerciaux, de droits d’auteur sur du code, parfois même d’un brevet ou d’une application, ainsi que de marques, de logos et d’autres éléments similaires. C’est ce qu’on appelle la « propriété intellectuelle préexistante ». 

Toute propriété intellectuelle préexistante reste la propriété de son propriétaire. En outre, le fait de montrer quelque chose qui est couvert par un droit de propriété intellectuelle (par exemple, montrer un code qui est couvert par le droit d’auteur de votre logiciel) n’implique pas que quiconque puisse le copier ou l’utiliser librement sans votre approbation – vous conservez votre propriété intellectuelle préexistante sur ce point. 

Les participants sont propriétaires des droits sur les projets qu’ils créent au Hackathon. 

Après le hacking, vous devrez présenter ce que vous avez réalisé à un jury composé d’experts. Vous aurez quelques minutes pour présenter votre business plan et faire une démonstration de votre produit/service/idée. 

Avant le hackathon, le 25 Novembre, nous organisons une journée d’accueil en collaboration avec la Dream team  du service de police, où nous discuterons des défis à relever. Nous demandons toutefois aux participants de ne pas travailler sur le projet avant le début de l’événement, le 9 décembre. Il est toutefois conseillé de se familiariser et de poser de nombreuses questions avant l’événement afin de garantir un démarrage en douceur. 

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Un nombre limité de personnes de la Direction de la communication de la Police Fédérale traiteront ces données afin de tenir les participants informés.

 Comment pouvez-vous vérifier, modifier ou supprimer vos données ?

Si vous souhaitez vérifier quelles sont vos données personnelles qui sont stockées, ou les faire modifier, corriger ou supprimer, veuillez contacter la personne responsable de leur traitement à l’aide des données ci-dessous et indiquer clairement votre demande. 

Coordonnées et plaintes

Le hackathon se déroule sous la responsabilité de la Police Fédérale. Les plaintes ou les demandes peuvent être adressées à :

Équipes et  challenges 

Inscrivez-vous par le biais d’Eventbrite, rassemblez votre équipe et inscrivez-vous à un défi spécifique que vous relèverez. 

Vous pouvez vous inscrire individuellement ou par équipe. 

Les startups, les scale-ups, les chercheurs et les étudiants sont tous les bienvenus. Nous recherchons des équipes multifonctionnelles qui peuvent présenter leur projet à la fin du hackathon. 

Plus c’est précis, mieux c’est. Vous et votre équipe aurez 2 jours pour trouver une solution à l’un des challenges proposés par la police. 

Les challenges consistent à trouver des solutions innovantes pour soutenir la police du futur, pas uniquement grâce à l’utilisation du code. 

Les équipes peuvent être composées de 8 personnes maximum. Si vous voulez participer seul, pas de problème. Si vous cherchez toujours une équipe, nous vous aiderons également à trouver des partenaires. 



Qu'est-ce que vous y gagnez ?

Entrez en contact avec des experts dans le domaine

Lors de ce hackathon, vous avez accès à une équipe de coaches dévoués, avec diverses compétences  (expérience sur le terrain, expertise commerciale, compétences techniques, etc.)
Vous aurez l’occasion unique de collaborer avec la police belge.
Entre les heures de hacking, des experts d’EY animeront des workshops exclusifs ;
Cette expérience sera une valeur ajoutée sur votre CV, votre profil LinkedIn, etc.

Un suivi par EY

Après le hackathon, les projets gagnants recevront un soutien pour concrétiser leurs idées. L’Innovation Team d’EY vous offrira une assistance commerciale, par exemple pour le pitching, la mise sur le marché, le lancement, etc.

Couverture médiatique

Les équipes gagnantes ont l’occasion de présenter leur projet devant des experts et des dirigeants de haut niveau du secteur. Les magazines de police, de sécurité et autres couvriront l’événement, à la fois pour un public interne qu’externe.