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With more than 50 years of experience taking new technologies from the lab to industry, CEA Tech is poised to drive and coordinate the French government’s innovation-led industrial regeneration policy.
Kaunas aims to be a role model for other learning cities in Lithuania and to contribute to the creation of an information and knowledge society in the country.
As eliminating waste and the continual use of resources is one of the European Union’s goals, cities need to enable the circular economy transition.
The grand topic of the challenge is distribution and delivery of local agricultural production to help small farmers and allow a healthy lifestyle for the population.
Future Energy Hack is a case competition where students spend a weekend solving challenges under the mentorship of people from the university, industry, and the public sector. The overarching topic of the challenges should be to “reduce emissions and create new positions and “Autonomy challenges.”
The challenge provider, DIH TAA, is a regional centre of excellence in support of companies to guide them in the digital transformation with 4.0 innovation services.
Let’s help DIHT be more effective!
Byverkstedet wants to create an organization that is open and inviting to many. To be able to do that, we need to clearly communicate to the citizens that we exist and that we want to create community
through our platform.
Today energy consumers in developed countries have multiple opportunities to actively participate in energy network: from buying rooftop solar and becoming prosumer, to selling flexibility services with personal EV or home storage. However, utilities struggle to engage consumers to consume energy efficiently and act in the name of a better network.
Different companies operate different types of transportation, such as trains and buses. From the passenger perspective, that means buying a different ticket.
How to establish habits of consumption and closet replacement and elimination. Consumption habits will be related to economic level, gender, age, territory.
How can we improve the logistics and distribution circuits of recovered food for the vulnerable population to make them environmentally and economically sustainable?
Digitalisation has the potential not only for business but also for the city governance and closure with the society; to improve the quality of public services in terms of efficiency and transparency and even extend local authorities service scheme.
The second-largest city in Lithuania, Kaunas, requires a much stronger focus on the transition towards a circular economy that brings great opportunities to cities and citizens. Modernisation, transformation and sustainability are inevitable for the economy. It is not only beneficial for the competitive market but also for the substantial economic effect.
The transition towards a more circular economy brings great opportunities for Kaunas city and its citizens.
The challenge includes a European Benchmark of such models, a local market analysis to identify and assess biobased CO2 users, the design of models of interests to be studied, and CO2 impacts assessment for such models compared to a reference model of conventional CO2 logistics.
The City of Tampere aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. The city's climate actions have been compiled into the Carbon Neutral Tampere 2030 Roadmap.The roadmap includes 236 actions under six themes: urban planning, mobility, construction, energy, consumption and nature.To achieve carbon neutrality, the everyday actions of citizens have a huge impact.The way we live, move and consume affects greatly the emissions and thus the goal.Sustainable Tampere 2030 initiative is trying to tackle these issues
This project covers two interacting disciplinary areas related to technological aspects and those dedicated to related services, in particular on existing recycling methods and the prospects for the development of future less polluting industries.
The City of Aveiro organizes a variety of events with different characteristics. Outside and inside events, sports, culture, fairs and markets activities, ask for different answers. The variability of different kinds of factors leads to an uncertainty context that affects the control and management of events. There are isolated systems that collects information, which require a large effort on material and human resources, usually detached from other data sources.
The Midlands must seek to pivot from reliance on fossil fuel energy production to greener renewable energy production using the existing energy infrastructure and converting to modern and future energy use.
Solar energy plays a key role in the transition towards a fully sustainable energy society. One of the options is to develop fields with solar panels.
Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.
Our world is only 9 percent circular, and the gap is not closing. Instead, the trend of increased resource extraction and greenhouse gas emissions is continuing.
The solar panels are mounted on frames. These frames are made of Zinc coated steel. Our assumption is that this is not the best solution in terms of ecology, sustainability and businesswise. But we are not sure.
Universities excel at teaching hard skills. Engineers, Business Majors or Anthropology students alike may feel like they have mastered all the necessary tools upon graduation and are ready to take the next step. However, getting a positive start to the work life and excelling at the workplace demands much more than just ample knowledge of the core subject of every student.
Population and production growth have resulted in a demand for higher capacities of urban transportation systems. Today, traffic is the number one occupier of public space in Hamburg. That has led to unsatisfactory conditions in regards to traffic flow and traffic jams.
To meet the goals of reducing CO2 emissions and focusing on sustainability in the construction industry, there is an urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions from building construction.
Bicycles offer an environmentally sustainable and space saving means of individual transportation in cities and are especially well suited for short to medium-length routes. Today, cyclists in the city of Hamburg often find themselves in unsafe situations.
Preventing and addressing the housing emergency, ensuring housing really serves a social function, increasing the number of affordable flats and renovating the existing housing stock, with special emphasis on insulation and energy efficiency.
The municipality of Bourges wishes to launch a projet aiming at a rehabilitation of “Place Cujas”, a square in the center of the city, in order to better answer citizens needs with an approach of well-being and sustainable development.
To build a more diversified and competitive economy, which takes up the challenge of digitalisation to raise educational standards and productivity, thus being able to create more wealth. A city economy which keeps a place for manufacture, while reinforcing its vocation as a provider of high quality services across the board.
Rethinking mobility and public space to generate attractive and healthy urban spaces.
The competition for talent is rapidly intensifying. Cities and regions are taking active steps to enhance their attractiveness to talent and skilled professionals. However, locating and attracting the right talent is just half of the work, cities also need strategies for retaining talent.
Nowadays, humans and devices/sensors are producing and consuming data&content that must be analysed to extract useful information.
Rethink and transform the current food security model (free and subsidy-based), by considering the whole food value chain and actors, with the intention to provide a holistic transformation in terms of related policies and practices.
Our challenge is to give a new birth to the site of Soings-en-Sologne by turning it into an asset for its local environment, creating economic and/or environmental value.
Create opportunities for small to medium enterprise (SME) in Norrköping to work with circular economy, overcoming the obstacles with not knowing how to benefit for other SME to create circular production chains.
A project at Linköping University.
Civil Rights Defenders is an international human rights organisation that defends people’s civil and political rights. Our guiding principle is the importance of strong local human rights actors and we partner with and support thousands human rights defenders in some of the world’s most repressive regions.
A project at Linköping University
Henmark Apparel AB develop functional clothing focusing on comfort, quality and longevity. Using digital sales channels, the company can cut out the expensive middleman and instead spend more money on fabrics, components and the people who sew the products. Henmark needs help to create enough new value (for business, manager, employee) to motivate customers to use their digital sales channels. It will require new digital tools, new partnerships and new distribution models. Or is there more?
The County Administrative Board (CAB) is the national government representative office in the county of Östergötland. CAB has a broad area of responsibility concerning environment, nature, competence sourcing, the business community, social development, animal protection, infrastructure, and housing. CAB is leading a collaborative project called REHAZE to address the unsustainable handling of waste and the continuous leakage of hazardous substances from landfills into the Baltic Sea.
Sofidel Sweden AB is a successful company in the process industry, and it manufactures tissues, which then converts into a finished consumer product on-site or at other converters in Sweden and on the international market. Sofidel wants to reduce sharply - or exclude entirely - its use of plastic regarding its secondary packaging.
A project at Linköping University.
About 70 years ago, humans created plastics, which radically transformed how we live and consume. Today, plastic waste is one of the biggest challenges we face.
The company uses mycelium, together with waste from agriculture, to grow materials that replace plastic. By using mycelium, the company can grow better materials with fantastic properties such as low weight, 100% compostable, fireproof and insulating. The company now wants help to find new applications of this material and technique.
Since 2011 Pantamera has been collaborating with ski resorts and camping sites. Today's environmentally conscious guests want it to be easy to leave the can or bottle in the right place, for example, before their departures, when they leave their cottages or apartments. Unfortunately, quite much of the deposit is stolen from the deposit igloos. We need to find a secure theft proof deposit container and it has to be made for the outdoor environment.
Träullit, founded in 1946, manufactures wood wool panels and slabs, and now also exterior walls. Wood wool spruce is a fantastic material sprung from our nature, joined with pure cement. Träullit is a fantastic product with many excellent properties and with great development potential. The company wants to think more circularly. Today the company got lots of waste material when cutting the wood wool blocks. What can we use the waste for?
Kolumbus is the largest mobility company in Stavanger. The last couple of years, they have extended their services from bus and ferries to electric citybikes and more. They are now planning to offer “car as a service” for businesses at Nord-Jæren - using Hyre as the deliverer of the solution and fleet of cars. The project is now being tested through a pilot at “Innovasjonsparken” in Stavanger.
We are a small and passionate AI technology venture with the ambition to improve how humans and machines interact. We utilise existing hardware and pair it with our algorithms, building an innovative solution to achieves just this.
A project at Linköping University.
Data streams are increasing tremendously. This is also valid in Care. Think of data from the regular ICT systems (financial, use of care, personal care files, analysis of care results), but also location and sensor data of employees and patients, external websites and numerous open data sources.
Could you use some variation and inspiration with your friends? Create Tomorrow, the world’s largest international student think tank, based in Enschede, gives you that chance!
Create Tomorrow is an international event, full of inspiration, technology and entertainment! 27 May is full of inspiration. 28 May is all about the greatest student think tank, which you will experience via a live stream on our Create Tomorrow platform. Of course, you and your team can physically work together.
Desquare is developing a cloud platform for digitally sharing information through connected displays, popularly called "digital signage". Our goal is to digitize all types of sign communication - from menus in restaurants and billboards in shops to stairwell registers in properties and LEAN statistics in industries.
A project at Linköping University.
Suggest new business models for Sanifonds, a very dynamic private non-profit local integrative healthcare fund, by focusing on the extending breadth and depth in the delivery of healthcare support.
What is participation? How can we focus on creating a more democratic process of participation in city development.
The landscape is an important element of the quality of life and fully participates in the sustainable development of territories, well beyond its simple perception.
The product increases the quality of food by providing the opportunity for people to grow their food materials. The product changes the future of food production and increases citizens' contribution to the food supply chain. The product improves the complex standards and the quality of life in cities.
Eutrophication related to industry, agriculture, sewage and natural run-off has long been a problem for the Baltic Sea resulting in algal blooms and the build-up of anaerobic dead zones. Long-line mussel farming has been identified as a mitigation tool for removal of excess nutrients in eutrophic coastal waters.
Railway station and their surroundings transform in more than ‘just’ the physical place you to a train. They are growing into multimodal, innovative hubs where mobility, meetings, work and life are facilitated.
How can we design, produce, market and maintain future proof housing buildings?
Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions.
During festivals and events, visitors enjoy drinking beverages. Most of the time, plastic cups are used. These one-way cups are hygienic, lightweight and safe. But it also causes a huge amount of plastic waste.
A two day Design Sprint during which you will analyze, evaluate and re-design the User eXperience of digital products and services brought by Italian companies. Students and recent graduates will form groups and work with UX expert mentors to improve the capability of apps and software to meet users' needs and expectations.