E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022

Make your Europe & Make It Work

Save the date! The next E³UDRES² Hackathon is coming in autumn 2022.

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E³UDRES² Hackathon 2022

The next E³UDRES² Hackathon will take place on 13 and 14 October 2022 under the motto “Make your Europe & Make It Work”!

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!

Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

📍 Gödöllö, Hungary

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UC Leuven-Limburg UAS

📍 Hasselt, Belgium

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Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

📍 Setúbal, Portugal

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Online

📍 Wherever you are

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Hackathon Challenges 2022

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!

See a preview of this year's challenges here (more to come):

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

Challenge Owner:  Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL)

Healthcare services are often centralized in hospitals. In 2021, the Flemish government approved the 'Impulse program Innovation in care and health’ to become Europe’s hotspot for medical technologies a care. There is a great diversity between the different facilities in e-health. A successful roll-out of digital and electronic healthcare services requires professional guidance and support from the sector. On the other hand, digital health, especially for elderly patients, requires digital upskilling.

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How to bring smart customer centric care & cure to homes with the regional hospital ZOL as a central hub

  • What could be a good social revenue model for this personal care?

  • Work out a concrete product proposal including earnings model and branding concepts

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

Challenge Owner: Grinsect Ltd.

Global food systems face dual challenges of increasing food demand while competing for resources — such as land, water, and energy — that affect food supply. In the context of climate change and unpredictable shocks, the need for resiliency in global food systems has become more pressing than ever. But, the effectiveness of global food system is undermined by two key challenges: waste and nutrition. Around the world, enough food is produced to feed the planet and provide 3,000 calories of nutritious food to each human being every day. Shall we reorganise distribution channels, reduces food waste output or shall we introduce superfood with lower environmental impact during production?

Questions to solve for this challenge:

  • How to develop new food systems with efficient production, supply chains and waste management models?

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  • Is there a possible chance to develop „superfood” with high nutrition content, low production costs, and low environmental impact? If so, what would be the best model to marketize super-food consumption?

  1. Work out the draft of the Future Food System with special emphasis on shorter supply chains, effective food waste management and lower use of resources

  2. Work out a concrete Super Food product proposal including branding and marketing concept

This challenge was submitted from Romania via Politehnica University Timisoara.

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 embodies the fundamental element enhancing green innovation among public and private organizations and partnerships?​

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

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

 

I want to participate!

More information on the event, including registration, will be available in the coming weeks on this website, so stay tuned! We can tell you this much already: Everyone from E³UDRES² students, university staff to citizens can participate. All participants will be mentored by experts in the field, making participation accessible to anyone who would like to join. 

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