On December 5, Bridging was prestent for the second edition of the Hackathon, organised by the MFQM.
What’s the Hackathon?
A contraction of “hacker” and “marathon”, the hackathon is a cooperative challenge invented in 2000 in the programming field, as its name suggests. However, since then, this challenge has spread to many fields, including QHSE management, because it can take many forms.
The MFQM organized this challenge at Polytech Nantes. They brought together 130 QHSE students from 8 higher education institutions. They were divided into groups of 4 to 6 people. Several companies (see below) participated in this event by offering students issues related to QHSE management, continuous improvement …
All the groups worked on their problems throughout the day in order to propose an action plan pitched to a jury. 3 teams were awarded by the jury, one in each category (Quality, Safety, Operational Excellence).
The goal was to bring out innovative ideas for businesses in just one day, thanks to the collective intelligence of student groups. Being in a positive and stimulating competition, the students were able to show their dynamism and develop their capacity for innovation and teamwork.
Above, one of the groups coached by Bridging
Pierre-Vincent COOLS, our QSE / CSR expert, has therefore helped several groups to always go further in their thinking. His experience and technical skills were important to allow students to stay on workable solutions. The goal was to leave them free while accompanying them if necessary.