Boosting digitalisation and attracting new (young) talent
Interclean will welcome 10 teams of 5 members from all over the world to come to demonstrate their problem-solving skills during Interclean Amsterdam 2020. The challenge that the teams will take, revolves around the development of an application concept for cleaning personnel, based on a real daily issue.
Attracting the next generation
While digitalisation is set to transform the industry, its rapid growth has highlighted a key issue: the digital skills gap that exists in professional cleaning. It’s a challenge for other industries as well, with the European Commission estimating that more than 750,000 ICT-related jobs will go unfilled by 2020.
If professional cleaning and hygiene companies don’t solve this issue, it’s hard to see where future generations of digital solutions will come from. So, companies need to attract new talent – whether in-house or via digital start-ups that deliver the software and apps that continue to drive improvement.
Timetable Interclean Hackathon
09.00 Start of the Hackathon
19.00 The teams pitch their ideas to the jury
20.00 Jury comes together to select the winner
20.30 Start of the Award Ceremony
During the Hackathon, you’ll be able to walk around the workstations, talk to the teams and to follow their progress. As well as getting the perspective of software and app developers, facility management students and game designers, you’ll have the chance to share your thoughts on their concepts.