Jointly with the Ministry of Public Administration, the City of Ljubljana and the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO – IRCAI, a hackathon “Open data for a green future” was organized in Ljubljana Technology Park on November 6-7, 2021.
In the final online event, all 8 finalists submitted their solutions again, and then the audience voted to select the top 4 teams.
The winning teams were officially announced and awarded by the Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik.
The winners of the hackathon are:
Nutrition Challenge Winning Team:
B Smart: An educational application that provides beekeepers in an interactive way all the necessary information and knowledge that they need for their activities in one place.
Mobility Challenge Winning Team:
wait less: It is a simple and easy to use concept that will increase the use of public transport, reduce carbon emissions, add bike paths and greatly facilitate travel in Ljubljana. No more wasting time browsing Google bus and bike maps!
Flood Challenge Team Win:
Flood alert: It is a solution that will simplify and completely improve your flood warning system. Flood warnings will allow us to prepare for them and protect our property, and of course ourselves.
Environmental Challenge Winning Team:
waste stream: Waste collection companies hire their own carriers, which means increased road congestion, increased carbon dioxide production as well as higher transportation costs for an individual company. The Flow of Waste solution will not only reduce costs for businesses, but also simplify the waste disposal process.
Each winning team receives €3,250 for each challenge. For all teams that will bring their products to market, Infobip will help fund solutions for end customers with technology support, tools, and help develop business models for 6 months.
More on the GreenHack Hackathon: With Open Data for a Green Future
The participation was international this time, with participants from 9 countries joining the hacking: Slovenia, France, Austria, Croatia, Turkey, India, Sweden, Lebanon and North Macedonia. 16 teams were looking for solutions this weekend: 5 teams were looking for solutions on the topic of nutrition (Challenge: Nutrition: with digital expertise in the world of bees.), 5 teams experienced a flood safety challenge (Challenge: Flood: Open Data To get information about natural and other disasters in the city of Ljubljana.), 3 teams took the challenge related to mobility (Challenge: Mobility: Living healthy. Traveling sustainably.), and 3 teams breakthrough on the topic of environment (Challenge: Environment: Waste Management. ).
After completing the two-day work on Sunday afternoon, the teams presented their solutions based on open data from the public sector. The committee selected the 8 best finalists (two for each challenge), who presented themselves again in the finals on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. A public vote for the public followed, and the best was awarded by Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik.
The Hackathon was held on Saturday and Sunday November 6 and 7, 2021
At first, Minister of Public Administration Bostian Kortenyk addressed the audience, and he followed. Tjaša Ficko, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, Dr. Jernej Pintar, Director of the Ljubljana Technology Park and Davor Orlić from the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO – IRCAI.
Why Hackathon “Open Data for a Green Future”?
Mobility is a growing problem in everyday life – in terms of access to services, costs, environmental protection, time constraints and tourism. The objective of the challenge is to develop a modular solution covering one or more user sectors and bringing them closer to sustainable forms of mobility as an alternative to using their own car in Ljubljana.
Waste is one of the main environmental problems. For this reason, efforts to reduce the adverse effects on human health and the environment in the generation and management of waste are more important. Waste is also an important source of secondary raw materials, which can replace the use of primary natural resources, which is also the goal of the circular economy. The goal of the challenge is to educate the public about waste management.
One third of the world’s food production depends on bees, or one in three tablespoons of food depends on pollination. What digital solutions will encourage individuals who want to learn more about the importance of bees and the beekeeping industry to monitor bee information in their daily lives with more accuracy. How to bring professional educational content closer to the different target groups that contribute to the bee ecosystem, whether beekeepers, consumers or tourists entering the honey country – Slovenia.
According to the potential damage, human health, important infrastructure, cultural monuments and some other criteria, Ljubljana city areas are ranked first in terms of flood risk in Slovenia. The network of newly established metering stations at 17 strategic points of smaller watercourses – Storms combined with the already existing ARSO metering infrastructure represents a rich source of open data on key water levels in the Ljubljana city area. How is this data used in digital solutions to have the most value for the population and all those affected by floods?
In the following activities, the partners of the DEAS project (Interreg Alpine Space Program), Ljubljana Technology Park and the city of Ljubljana will assist the participants wishing to further develop solutions to gain a vision for future cooperation. This will be achieved through active participation in hackathons organized within the framework of the DEAS Partnership, workshops, and a special focus will be given to solutions related to the challenges of mobility and floods.