Industry Hackathons, Innovative Technology, Data Analytics and Strategic Advisory. That’s how the fast growing team at Hack Partners define what they do. When I hear the word hack, my mind thinks up some kind of conspiratorial plot to overthrow the good guy. But in this case, it’s quite the opposite. Hack Partners are an ambitious company that run events during which they come up with innovative solutions to industry problems, the railway industry in particular.
The reach of their impact spreads from the UK’s Network Rail to Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway and the beauty of their work? Speed. They work super fast during Hackathons, which they have sponsored by big industry players. During these events, they collaborate with indsutry experts, tech gurus and the right people to find the right solutions for the biggest problems in the industry. Figures from their website state 3000 tech and railway professionals have attended their HackTrain events in the last 3 years, 150 prototypes have been built over only 7 events and 7 regulations have been changed by the industry to make it easier for entrepreneurs to innovate – even from an outsider’s point of view, that is a staggering impact in such a short space of time.
Their ethos is to work together to “achieve common goals that benefit both industry and society” and it’s safe to say, given their impact, Hack Partners are actively pushing us closer to achieving SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and given the way they operate, they embody SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals.
Check them out at hackpartners.com and see for yourself why they deserve huge respect!