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Amgen HACKATHON Breda in Breda, Netherlands

Do more with the knowledge you’re working hard to acquire and the passion you already have.

At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Through this internship opportunity, you will acquire valuable hands-on skills and foundational experience to become the professional you are meant to be in your chosen field.

At Amgen Breda, medicines are labeled, assembled, stored, and eventually shipped to various countries worldwide. Every day more than 1000 people from 38 different nationalities are working on supply chain processes, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of our medicines and clinical research into new medicines.


Ready to flex your coding muscles and tackle real-world challenges?

Join us for a thrilling hackathon adventure where teams will go head-to-head in crafting the ultimate inventory policy! Are you up for the challenge of optimizing inventory costs for a specific product? Sign up now and be one of the 20 lucky students who will show us your coding prowess!

Date: May 23rd, 2024

Hour: Between 13h – 17h

Local: Amgen Breda

The project:

Participants will receive two years of historical data, including variables such as inventory level, forecasted demand, actual demand, and bandwidth. Utilize this data to devise the most efficient order quantity for each month. We expect that you will:

  • Deliver a Python function that calculates the order quantity based on provided variables.

  • Cost of inventory calculation: $1 per unit per month within the bandwidth, $2 per unit per month above or below the bandwidth, $1000 per batch ordered (batches are 500 units or less).

  • Teams will be evaluated based on the cost of their inventory over the next 12 months, simulated 100 times.

The team with the lowest long-run dollar value will emerge victorious. Think strategically, optimize your Python function, and collaborate effectively to clinch the top spot!

To be successful in this event, we are looking for:

  • Be a pre-final student, from both bachelor’s and master’s studies with a key interest in Data Science, Machine Learning, or similar.

  • Have proficiency in English (both verbal and written).

  • Be bold about your goals.

What you can expect:

Gear up for an unforgettable day of excitement and innovation! Join us for a hackathon where teams will compete to optimize inventory costs and showcase their problem-solving skills. Connect with industry experts, meet Amgen representatives, and exercise your knowledge.

Plus, enjoy refreshments and delicious food to fuel your creativity throughout the event!

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Please take note of the following:

  • To be eligible for this, you should currently be enrolled at a (Dutch) University.

  • Limited slots available!

  • We only consider students who are in their 3rd or 4th year of their Bachelor’s or Master's studies.