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Developing an energetically autonomous building

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Development and supporting of informal networks for transformation of Kaunas towards the Sustainable Learning City

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.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Open for application
Efficient management of resources in Kaunas city

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Open for application
From Farm to Fork

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Future Energy Hack

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.”

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Help SMEs play the Innovation game

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!

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
How to build a democratic organization from scratch?

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
New ways of modern energy consumer engagement

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
One ticket system travelling across Lithuania

Different companies operate different types of transportation, such as trains and buses. From the passenger perspective, that means buying a different ticket.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Open for application
Prevention of textile waste

How to establish habits of consumption and closet replacement and elimination. Consumption habits will be related to economic level, gender, age, territory.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Sustainability and food use

How can we improve the logistics and distribution circuits of recovered food for the vulnerable population to make them environmentally and economically sustainable?

Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Transforming a Municipality into a Digital City

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Open for application
Transition of a City towards Circular Economy

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action
Open for application
Transition of Kaunas towards the Circular Economy

The transition towards a more circular economy brings great opportunities for Kaunas city and its citizens.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Open for application
Value chains and business potential for biobased-CO2 in circular economy

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Coming soon
Data and software services for a sustainable city

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

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Coming soon
Giving a Second Life to our Electrical Waste: Value Chains, Valorization, Circular Economy

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
In progress
Access and attendance control on events

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
In progress
Carbon-intensive regions in transition

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Creating societal business models for new Energy Gardens

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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Creative solutions for building rainwater management

Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
In progress
Decarbonizing the energy system in the region

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Developing a both ecological and business wise sustainable mounting frame for solar panels

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Developing students’ working life meta-skills in university-company cooperation

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.

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
Making public space usable

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
In progress
Mapping the constructions’ recyclable, reusable and renewable materials

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
In progress
Promoting active means of transportation in Hamburg

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
In progress
Providing affordable, decent and energy-efficient housing to guarantee a basic right and strengthen community life

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.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Affordable and Clean Energy
In progress
Rehabilitation of Cujas Square in the City of Bourges, France

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities
In progress
Seizing the opportunities of the digital economy to create better jobs, foster gender equality and build community wealth

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.

Reducing Inequality, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
SuperBlock of Covadonga

Rethinking mobility and public space to generate attractive and healthy urban spaces.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
Talent retention in City of Tampere

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.

Quality Education, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
Tech and the City

Nowadays, humans and devices/sensors are producing and consuming data&content that must be analysed to extract useful information.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
In progress
Transform the free food distribution program guaranteeing alimentary security for vulnerable groups.

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.

Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
In progress
Turning a brownfield site into an innovative project part of a sustainable ecosystem

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.

Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Circular economy for SME in Norrköping

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Civil Rights Defenders

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

Reducing Inequality, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
Digital Business Model for Workwear Apparel

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?

Responsible Consumption and Production, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
REHAZE

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life On Land, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Sofidel Sweden AB

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
The Mush Have Company

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.

Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Theft proof deposit container for Pantamera

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals, Climate Action
Closed for application
Träullit - an environmentally friendly and recyclable building material

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?

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
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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.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
AI technology venture

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Big Data in care

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.

Good Health and Well-being
Finished
Create Tomorrow

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.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Desquare - digital signage

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Affordable and Clean Energy
Finished
Health Care Funds: Find the New Business Model!

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Partnerships for the Goals
Finished
Intimate cityscapes

What is participation? How can we focus on creating a more democratic process of participation in city development.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Finished
Landscape policy in Côtes d’Armor

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
Make urban area and complexes more green

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.

Good Health and Well-being, Life On Land, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
Mussels as an environmental mitigation tool

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Climate Action
Finished
New concepts for Mobility hubs including train stations in city centres

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.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
New value propositions for future proof housing

How can we design, produce, market and maintain future proof housing buildings?

Life On Land, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Finished
Resilient Communities for healthy living

Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Finished
Sustainable substitute for plastic cups for large scale events

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.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Finished
User eXperience Challenge

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.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities