Taking on global challenges with pragmatic tech

Taking on global challenges with pragmatic tech

Taking on global challenges with pragmatic tech

EldersVR, battling loneliness

EldersVR, battling loneliness

EldersVR, battling loneliness

Smart sensors catching poachers

Smart sensors catching poachers

Smart sensors catching poachers

Using VR to create empathy

Using VR to create empathy

Using VR to create empathy

Autonomously flying glider

Autonomously flying glider

Autonomously flying glider

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Hack The Planet takes on global challenges using pragmatic tech

about us

Many courageous organisations are taking on major humanitarian and sustainability challenges. Hack The Planet offers these organisations new perspectives on challenges, accelerating their efforts by creating and implementing smart and pragmatic technologies in collaborative projects

powered by q42

Hack the Planet is a department within Q42, a strategic technology agency based in the Netherlands. Or as we like to say: we’re 80 nerds who like to make things with impact. Things that make people smile. With the support and extensive knowledge and experience of Q42, Hack the Planet can take on important global challenges and battle them with pragmatic tech.

our partners

our projects

Some of our current projects are listed below, ranging from anti poaching projects, to battling loneliness within the elderly population. 

One of Africa’s most urgent challenges is often overlooked; its name is poaching.

In the Netherlands alone, over 1.000.000 seniors are classified as lonely.

Meet the Soldier is a humanitarian VR documentary in Karamoja, Uganda.

A fully autonomous flying glider plane that can be used in many different situations.

Almost all NGO supporters find it harder and harder to reach out and get involved.

A low-cost 3D-printed, self driving robotic platform carrying an array of objects.

News & stories

the team

Tim van deursen

Tim van Deursen founded Hack the Planet. Tim is an engineer on a mission to make a positive contribution to the world. He wants to super charge (high)tech ideas and concepts needed to solve global challenges. Tim believes many challenges we nowadays have can benefit from smart and easy to deploy technology. “Technology can and needs to be part of solving global challenges therefore, with Hack The Planet we are making this happen”.

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