E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022

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E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022

Make your Europe & Make it Work

The E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022 took place on 13 and 14 October 2022 and gave participants the chance to work on real-life challenges from all over Europe!

Find everything you need to know about the event in our info kit here:

E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022: All Facts at a glance

📅 Date & Time

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 13:00 (CET) - Friday, 14 October 2022, 23:59 (CET)

⏲️ Duration

36 hours

👫 Participants

Students and staff from all E³UDRES² partnering institutions, and citizens from the E³UDRES² regions

📍🏞️ Locations

One of our four E³UDRES² Hackathon Hubs & online

📜 Event Language


💰 Costs

Participation is free, all costs are covered by E³UDRES²

Hackathon Hubs

This year, we are introducing Hackathon Hubs: On-site locations where the teams can gather physically to work on their solutions. The hubs will be connected virtually to create a fully immersive Hackathon-experience! But if you prefer to work on the challenges in the comfort of your own home, don't worry - you can also participate in the Hackathon fully online!

Note: All available challenges can be worked on from a location of your choice (Hub or online), the location of the challenge owner is not relevant.

The Hackathon Hubs offered will be located in the following three locations in Portugal, Belgium and Hungary (marked in pink):

Your participation options at a glance:

St. Pölten UAS (STPUAS)

  • travel to MATE, Hungary

  • participate online

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS)

  • participate on-site at IPS

  • participate online

Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE)

  • participate on-site at MATE

  • participate online

Vidzeme UAS (VIA)

  • travel to UCLL, Belgium

  • participate online

Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT)

  • travel to MATE, Hungary

  • participate online

UC Leuven-Limburg UAS (UCLL)

  • participate on-site at UCLL

  • participate online

Any external participants that would like to participate at an on-site hub (not from E³UDRES² institutions) are asked to please get in touch with our organizing team.

Hackathon Challenges

International and interdisciplinary teams will again be working on regional challenges throughout the Hackathon. All teams will deal with real-life challenges in the areas of Circular Economy, Well-Being and Active Aging, and Human Contribution to Artificial Intelligence. These challenges have been submitted by local companies and institutions - so you can actually make a change in your region!

These are the challenges in the E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022:

This challenge was submitted from Hungary via the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Challenge Owner: Medifood Ltd.

Global food systems face dual challenges of increasing food demand while competing for resources such as land, water, and energy. The global production of food is responsible for a third of all greenhosue gases emitted by human activity, with livestock farming for meat production causing twice the pollution of producing plant-based foods. Thus we have to significantly decrease carbon footprint of agri-food supply chains. One way is to develop new food products with high nutrition content, low production costs, and low environmental impact. Alternative protein sources seem to be a good solution for that.

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How can a food product (range) with high nutrition content, low production costs, and low environmental impact be produced from alternative protein sources like lab-grown meat, plant-based proteins, edible insects or algae?

  • Also consider the marketing and branding of the product, local (EU-regional) consumer needs, production and distributional opportunities

  • Introduce your newly developed product range according to the Business Model Canvas

Find out more about this challenge in the video:

This challenge was submitted from Belgium via UC Leuven-Limburg UAS.

Note: This challenge replaces the previously offered "Digitalisation of Healthcare" challenge.

Challenge Owner:  Book.care

Since a few months, Geriatro.com is a successful online marketplace for respite care in senior living in the West of Flanders (Belgium). It provides recovery stays after hospitalization or illness for elderly people and supports families/ caretakers in need of a break.  Soon after the launch, care providers outside of elderly care start asking if they could also offer their services on the Geriatro platform. Think of care facilities for people who are disabled, recovery resorts for people between 18 - 65 years old with for example a broken leg, meal care providers and so on.  

Geriatro as a brand is a great fit in all European languages, but limited to (post-hospitalization) elderly care.  

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • Re-think the book.care/Geriatro brand name & design - is there anything to be improved? Feel free to come up with your own brand strategy.  

  • The URL book.care is ready as a backup - what could the design of this new brand and website look like?

  • Which care offering would be useful to have for yourself or your loved ones on this platform? Which problems would you think are useful to solve (remote & digital) for your loved ones that need care?  
    (Respite care, home care, meal care, etc.) 

  • How would the different user journeys look like, how could an omni-channel marketing lead generation experience for influencers be designed, and what could be the possible revenue models for this marketplace platform?  

Find out more about this challenge in the video:

This challenge was submitted from Romania via Politehnica University Timisoara.

Challenge Owner: Nokia Romania | Timisoara

Digital Technologies and Advanced Manufacturing

"Lack of innovation transfer to support open and collaborative innovation processes and entrepreneurship"

There is still a critical mass of people that could benefit from enriching their innovation and entrepreneurship abilities - there are various financial resources and projects available, and they support partnership, networking, open and collaborative innovation, and knowledge transfer. There has been a huge increase of innovation activity at a country level according to the 2021 European Innovation Scoreboard, Romania having the status of Emergent Innovator.​

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How to overcome the barriers in implementing accelerating actions of effective and efficient public private partnerships for innovation? ​

  • How to foster Green training embodying the fundamental element for enhancing green innovation among public and private organizations and partnerships?​

  • How to make functional a network of Digital Innovation Hubs?

Find out more about this challenge in the video:

This challenge was submitted from Portugal via Politechnic Institute of Setúbal.

Challenge Owner: Project SPLIT

Project SPLIT intends to transfer to the market the knowledge developed by a team of researchers and clinicians. Focusing on the health condition that causes more disability in users, both in Portugal and in the world, low back pain, SPLIT is defined as an integrated, interdisciplinary care program informed by the best available evidence that allowed a reduction of 80% in the probability that users will develop persistent and disabling (chronic) low back pain compared to usual care provided in primary care.

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • Create an algorithm by a machine learning platform, which will enhance both the improvement of the results obtained and the loyalty of users to the solution and consequently to the organizations certified for it

  • Development of a user-friendly interface that can enable users to engage with the platform in a simple and intuitive way

Find out more about this challenge in the video:

This challenge was submitted from Austria via St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.

Challenge Owner:  N'Cyan

Tourism is the main source of the economic income of most mountain valleys in Austria. These Austrian regions are mainly well known for their top-quality winter tourism opportunities, like skiing or hiking. However, also summer tourism is important for these regions. The pandemic has hit this specific industry very hard, creating the need to protect the local population from substraction. On top of that, climate change is starting to threaten the winter season. Austrian Alpine destinations need to re-think their strategies towards broader “touristic” offerings and all-year destinations.

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How could a draft of an unique claim for an extended Smart & Sustainable tourism system look like?

  • How could a concrete Super Sustainable & Innovative Alpine tourism proposal (including branding, marketing and staffing concept) addressing relevant aspects such as mobility, energy & waste management, and human resources look like?

Find out more about this challenge in the video:

This challenge was submitted from Latvia via Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences.

Challenge Owner: Valmiera Development Agency

One problem in start-up culture is that when a good idea is born, there is not always a good plan for implementation, development to business. Even when the idea owner has done a good job creating a business model or even a detailed business plan, often things fail due to lack of team or dedication of team members. This problem could be solved with a long-term vision and different approaches at different start-up development stages.

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How to reduce start-up failure rate in different stages: What support is required to increase start-up success rate?

  • Develop a structured plan of pre-incubation - incubation - business support activities involving regional stakeholders

  • Develop a simple action plan for testing and implementation of proposed ideas.


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