BCG Platinion Hackathon 2022
BCG Platinion

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Are you interested in exploring new ideas with smart people from all around the world? Are you ready to create technical solutions to shape sustainable development? Are you an IT architect, designer, software developer, engineer, or just someone who is deeply immersed in the tech universe?


We want to explore new ideas and create efficient, sustainable, and convenient solutions—to address the challenges we face today and in the future.

Better solutions are born not in isolation but out of great collaboration: Our aim is to bring participants all over the world together. On two days and in our hubs in Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Dubai, Bogota and Santiago de Chile, we’ll cluster participants into teams and turn their ideas into reality!

Teams will work together in workspaces, supported by a group of experienced BCG Platinion experts. At the end of the two-day Hackathon, each team will present its product in a short pitch—and yes, there will also be a prize for the winning team! And last but not least, there will be no participation fee and all event related costs will be covered by us.


All over the world, we face environmental challenges like the depletion of natural resources, poor air and water quality or increasing pollution. To tackle these, we need solutions, and we need them fast—and that’s where technology can help us.

This year’s hackathon is all about these challenges and possible technical solutions for sustainability. Are you ready to think about new ways to solve the poor air and water quality with technology? Or come up with ideas to use digitalization to protect natural resources? Let’s create impact—together.

Last year’s

The Hackathon 2021 was designed for young professionals currently working in Europe who have a passion for digital topics and coding, the curiosity to tackle new challenges, and the drive to make an impact. Would you like to know more about the Hackathon 2021? Watch the Video!

BCG Platinion

As a seamlessly integrated part of the BCG network, BCG Platinion provides consulting services focused on the development and implementation of business-critical IT architecture and digital solutions, combining strategic perspectives with digital know-how.

We enable clients on their digital journey with a focus on IT architecture, digital transformation technology and data platforms, cybersecurity, and implementation management.

Questions about the Hackathon 2022?

  • Can I still apply for the Hackathon 2022?

    No, the application deadline is over since October 1st. If you have questions for next year´s Hackathon, feel free to contact us.

  • When will the Hackathon take place?

    The BCG Platinion hackathon will start in the morning of October 28 and end on the afternoon of October 29. Appropriate travel arrangements will be made for you by us.

  • Will the hackathon take place remote or on-site?

    We plan to meet on-site in our hubs in Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Dubai, Bogota and Santiago de Chile! Depending on which country you live in, you will be assigned to the Hackathon closest to your country of residence. If necessary (due to possible circumstances such as COVID-19), we will switch to a remote setting.

  • Who should apply to BCG Platinion’s hackathon?

    You should apply if you are a young professional who has a passion for digital topics and coding. If you are an IT architect, engineer, designer, technical consultant, software developer or similar who focuses on topics like creating apps, data science and engineering, or web solutions, this event is for you!

  • Are there any specific requirements regarding my IT skills?

    You should have at least some basic coding skills to participate.

  • What is the main language of the event?

    Since the hackathon is an international event, the main language will be English. On-site in South America the main language will be Spanish.

  • What if I can only join on one of the two event days?

    Please avoid joining on only one of the two event days, since the hackathon requires teamwork. All participants will be divided into groups on the first day of the hackathon and will work on ideas throughout both days of the event. On the second day, the final results will be presented to the entire group of participants.

  • Will I incur any costs?

    We will cover all approved event-related travel and accommodations expenses. There is no participation fee.