Making the world a better place is easier said than done. Ours is a shared world: citizens, businesses, states and institutions all face the same risks and challenges, and so there is a constant need for society to innovate – to find better ways of doing things. Ideally, this can be done in order to bring about more justice in the world.
While thinking about broad theme has its advantages, we want to create a nurturing environment and mindset where someone with an idea can go ahead and do something about it. This is how the Rethinking Justice Hackathon came to life: students, staff and alumni from Maastricht University, as well as friends from the industry, coming together in a 24-hour hackathon to celebrate free thinking and enthusiastic doing.
Rethinking opportunities and privileges in society by addressing people’s most pressing justice needs.
Increasing the fairness of conflict resolution arising online between sellers and buyers on eBay.
Using cutting-edge data science tech to maximize fairness, reduce criminality, and improve the delivery of justice.
Brightlands Smart Services Campus is a revolutionary institute consisting of brilliant researchers and educators, innovative entrepreneurs, and companies leading the field in human resource management and smart services. Together they will comprise one of the world’s leading locations for smart services. It offers the latest R&D and knowledge infrastructures, on-campus education, science-oriented business support, and business development services. Brightlands Smart Services Campus combines a scientific and business ecosystem with labs that merge innovation and expertise—all in a single strategic location. This makes it a unique place where innovative startups and existing corporations, forward-thinking knowledge institutes, brilliant researchers, students, and visionary investors can work together. For more information about the Brightlands Smart Services Campus, as well as the past hackathons organized on their Heerlen premises, have a look at their official website.
We’re a group of students, alumni and staff members from Maastricht University who believe in the potential of bringing multiple disciplines together (especially law, technology and entrepreneurship), through collaboration and knowledge exchange, to enhance the potential of meaningful education, research and societal impact. By aiming to be an independent initiative, we believe we can fill a gap in Maastricht and the region and connect different communities. We believe in ‘doing’ as much as ‘thinking’ and our community should be actively involved whenever possible.
For the ‘Rethinking Justice’ Hackathon we are joining forces with Maastricht University staff members from at least four different faculties, and reaching out to the University’s valuable alumni from around the world!
Felix Schulte Strathaus
Arturo Sanchez Barbado
Law Faculty: Catalina Goanta (coordinator), Chris Mondschein & Mark Kawakami
Brightlands Smart Services Campus (Techruption): Vince Meens
Brightlands Innovation Factory: Alexej Jordanov
Department of Knowledge Engineering: Rico Möckel & Radostina Karageorgieva
Institute of Data Science: Michel Dumontier, Nadine Rouleaux & Claudia van Oppen
Faculty of Psychology: Herco Fonteijn & Arie van der Lugt
Veronique Brokke, Elisabeth Rammos, Anette Piirsalu & Elena Vilarin