ITB BTHF Hackathon

23 - 27 October 2023


BTHF is a foundation that aims to improve education and research at ITB. In doing so, BTHF stimulates Dutch institutes and companies active in Indonesia to support the above objective and thus to improve the relation and scientific cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands.

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Ibu Kota Negara (The Nation's Capital)

The President of Indonesia formally announced his intention to move the central administrative functions to a new location in August 2019. The Special Capital Region of Nusantara (henceforth Ibu Kota Negara or IKN) will be the name of the new capital, as per the National Capital Law passed by Parliament on January 18, 2022. IKN's water supply is a critical aspect of its sustainable development. Unlike Java, where groundwater has traditionally been a reliable source, the soil composition in IKN primarily consists of peat, which poses challenges for groundwater extraction. The risk of drought and flooding presents a dual challenge for the new capital. Evaluating potential water sources, such as rivers, reservoirs, and water treatment technologies, and developing comprehensive strategies to mitigate the risks is crucial for ensuring a sustainable, resilient, and sufficient water supply for IKN's future growth.

Information about IKN

NEXUS: Water-Food-Energy for a Sustainable Nusantara

Designing effective strategies for ensuring a sustainable, resilient, and sufficient water supply for IKN's future growth

The hackathon aims to explore innovative solutions using the water-food-energy nexus approach in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for IKN water supply

The hackaton competition

  1. Participating teams are tasked with developing comprehensive solutions that address the water supply and management issues in IKN and demonstrate how these solutions can contribute to policy goals as measured by relevant indicators.

  2. Teams are encouraged to present a tangible business case highlighting the economic viability of their proposed solutions.

  3. The hackathon promotes the utilization of innovative techniques such as data science, earth observation, and cloud computing to foster creative and novel approaches to tackle the water challenges in IKN.

  4. Students will co-create with leading international initiatives and institutes such as EU Copernicus and Deltares and, more importantly, the main stakeholder, Otorita IKN, to achieve solutions tailored to end-user needs.

The ultimate prize is a one-week academic trip to the Netherlands.

Information and registration for the hackathon competition.

ITB-BTHF Hackathon Competition

Steering Team

Steering Team


All times are in UTC +07

Mon, October 23

  • 08:00 - 16:00
    Day 1-3 Label Sprint Session
    Description 10 shortlisted teams Speakers

    All times are in UTC +07

    • 08:00 - 16:00 Day 1-3 Sprint Session

    Contact us

    Liaison with ITB
    Prof. Ir. Taufan Marhaendrajana, LPIT ITB Dr. Yuli Setyo Indartono, LPPM ITB Dr. Eng. Arno Adi Kuntoro, PPSDA ITB

    BTHF Management Board
    Chairman : Prof. E. van Beek, Deltares

    e-mail :