Geospatial Entity Detection for Home Insurance


About WeGroup

WeGroup is an international InsurTech that supports insurance providers all over the world to better connect with their digital customers. One way in which WeGroup achieves this is by giving property and building information to insurance brokers in order to aid in the process of getting home insurance.

About the Project

The main objective of the project is to create an algorithm for extracting property and address information given a specific international address based on satellite imagery. The full project pipeline will include the following:

Look up international address

Retrieve satellite image of property

Enhance property image

Identify requested entities and information

The property image should be used to extract as much information as possible about the property such as the number of buildings, the size of the garden, the presence of solar panels, the number of cars in the driveway, the driving distance from other important entities, and much more.

Providing accurate and detailed information ultimately allows insurance brokers using the WeGroup platform to properly insure the property.

Interested in joining the team?

Project Timeline

Pre-Project: Application

If you are interested in participating in this consulting project, please let us know by filling in the application below!

March 3, 2023 at 23:59

Apply HERE!

Pre-Project: Interviews

Students selected for an interview will be emailed on March 4 with their interview time slot. Each student will participate in a 15-minute individual interview and a 30-minute group case on the same day.

March 6 and 7, 18:00 - 22:00

EBIB, Naamsestraat 69

Pre-Project: First Teambuilding

Students selected to join a consulting project will be invited to meet their teams. We will organize an awesome evening with a dinner, a fun teambuilding activity, and some afterdrinks!

March 9, 18:30 - 00:00

To Be Announced

Week 1: Official Project Kick-Off

The projects will officially kick off on Mach 13! You will work with your team to gain a full understanding of your project requirements and set up your initial meetings with the client as well as the partner. Throughout this process, you will also have the support of an Emergent Project Lead.

March 13


Week 2: Partner Workshop

In the second week, you will meet with the industry partner who will be there to guide you and answer any technical questions about the project. In the first few weeks (based on student availability), the partner will also organize a technical workshop focused around a topic related to your project.

Week 2 or 3 (based on availability)

Online or In-Person (based on availability)

Week 3: Second Teambuilding

In Week 3, right before heading off to April Break, we will host a second teambuilding with another fun activity and some drinks!

March 30, 20:00 - 00:00 (Tentative)

To Be Announced

Week 4: Mid-Term Check-In

After April Break, your team will catch up and resume working on the project. At the end of Week 4 (halfway through the project), your team will deliver a formal progress update to Emergent, the client, and the partner.

April 21, 12:00

To Be Announced

Week 8: Consulting Projects End Event

At the beginning of Week 8, each team will get an opportunity to present their projects and their consulting journey to an audience of clients, partners, and Emergent board members (friends and family welcome). The presentations will be followed by a reception to celebrate your success!

May 16, 20:00 - 00:00

To Be Announced

Week 8: Project Delivery

At the end of week 8, the projects will come to an end. Your team will deliver all documentation and code to the client and meet one last time to go over everything and answer any final client questions.

May 19