Are you a student who is passionate about circular economy and would like to contribute to a circular society? Then sign-up for the National Hackathon Circular Economy 2023!


Do you want to use your talent for the circular society? Develop new 'green' ideas and put them on the map? And help build your own sustainable future? Then this is your chance!

How does it work?
From January 30th - February 3rd 2023, students at various locations in the Netherlands will come together to find solutions to a circular transition challenge. All teams will participate in a national programme of interesting workshops and lectures by experts, will learn how to collaborate in a team with people from other disciplines, and will learn how to make impact on our society.

The Challenge
This year the central issue is: What are circular opportunities for reducing and/or separate collection of public waste at railway stations? Read more about this challenge from NS and ProRail. 

For who?
The hackathon is open to all (mbo-hbo-wo) students who are interested in a cool challenge. Students will work in regional teams for four days to come up with innovative ideas and solutions. 

Do you have an idea how NS and ProRail can accelerate their path to waste-free stations?
Join the National Hackathon CE 2023 and be a real change maker! 

The National Hackathon CE 2023 in short

  • WhenFrom January 30th - February 3rd 2022. The best teams will pitch their ideas at the National Finals on the 3rd of February (on a central location)
  • WhereOnline, except for the national finals on Friday February 3rd .
  • WhatMaking an impact on public waste at stations and trains with NS and Pro-Rail as clients, at the annual National Hackathon Circular Economy. 
  • WhoAll students from all disciplines can join. The Hackathon is open to MBO, HBO and WO students.
  • Language: Plenary parts are in English, groupwork or final pitch is possible in Dutch.
  • Sign up: unfortunately registration is closed for this NHCE. 


Watch this short video for more information on projects of two teams that participated on the first edition of the National Hackathon CE.