Two transnational hackathons by BioPaavo - Gather a team and enroll now!

Two transnational hackathons by BioPaavo - Gather a team and enroll now!

  1. KemiraHackathon – Solutions from digitalization and platform solutions to a renewed and sustainable chemical industry

  2. ValtraHackathon – Harnesting Working Machinery Telemetry Data for Added Value for the End Customer

:worried: What is a hackathon? Find out from here

KemiraHackathon

Kemira Plc is the world’s leading manufacturer of sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. It focuses on the pulp and paper, oil and gas industries and water treatment. In 2020, Kemira’s net sales were approximately EUR 2.4 billion and the number of employees was approximately EUR 5,000. Kemira’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Sustainability is an essential part of Kemira’s strategy and value creation for customers.

BioPaavo and Kasvu Open, in cooperation with Kemira Oyj, are opening a hackathon that aims to find solutions to promote the availability of renewable raw materials and green transition in chemical industry. Hackathon aims to highlight the opportunities offered by digitalization and platform solutions to build new business models and concepts that support the green transition of chemical industry.

Hackathon is open to all interested parties: companies, research institutes, educational organizations and students, as well as other actors. Your team can be made up of representatives of your organization, or you can form a team that crosses organizational boundaries for this very challenge!

Why participate? :face_with_monocle:

  • Find new business opportunities
  • Get to network with other participants
  • You have the opportunity to develop long-term business cooperation with the sponsoring company Kemira Oyj
  • As a finalist, you will have access to the experts’ know how and support in refining your solutions and building cooperation with the sponsoring company

Timetable :watch:

  • Submit your application describing briefly your idea and team by Sunday February 6th, 2022 at the latest.
  • The ideas and teams selected for the follow-up will be published on Wednesday February 9th, 2022
  • The Kick-Off event will be held on Wednesday February 16th, 2022
  • Hackathon Days are organized on March 9-10th, 2022

More information (inc. registration): KemiraHackathon
Projects/biopaavo/biopaavo/hackathon/kemira-hackathon/ and from @annilehtomaki


ValtraHackathon

Valtra Inc. is the leading manufacturer and service provider for agricultural tractors in the Nordic countries. Valtra tractors are known for their ease of use, versatility and durability. Tractors designed for individual needs are used by precision farmers using new technologies, agricultural contractors and professionals using more traditional mechanical machines.

BioPaavo and Kasvu Open, in cooperation with Valtra Inc., are opening a Hackathon that aims to find solutions that can provide added value to the end customer from the data generated by the working machines, hence contributing to digitalization, knowledge-based management, real-time data-based decision-making and profitability of sustainable food production and primary production in the food chain. Hackathon aims to highlight the potential of advanced algorithmics and software development to utilize the data generated by working machines and to develop new applications that improve end-user’s situational awareness.

Hackathon is open to all interested parties: companies, research institutes, educational organizations and students, as well as other actors. Your team can be made up of representatives of your organization, or you can form a team that crosses organizational boundaries for this very challenge!

Why participate? :face_with_monocle:

  • Find new business opportunities
  • Get to network with other participants
  • You have the opportunity to develop long-term business cooperation with the sponsoring company Valtra Inc. and AGCO Finland Ltd.
  • As a finalist, you will have access to the experts’ know how and support in refining your solutions and building cooperation with the sponsoring company

Timetable :watch:

  • Submit your application describing briefly your idea and team by Sunday February 6th, 2022 at the latest.
  • The ideas and teams selected for the follow-up will be published on Wednesday February 9th, 2022.
  • The Kick-Off event will be held on Wednesday February 16th, 2022 , when the participating teams will meet each other and representatives of the sponsoring company.
  • Hackathon Days are organized on March 22-23rd, 2022.

More information (inc. registration): ValtraHackathon
and from @annilehtomaki

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Dear @Biobord_network and @mernitz, I would like to inform you of our upcoming innovation events (please see information above) :slight_smile:

I would appreciate, if you would share the hackathons calls to your networks. Or why not participate yourself :face_with_raised_eyebrow: Great business opportunities!

Please find here PDF form invitations:
KemiraHackathon invitation EN (1).pdf (321.2 KB)

ValtraHackathon invitation EN.pdf (622.1 KB)

Thank you in advance!

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Thank you @Biobord_network! Our hackathons received 11 teams and they included hackers also from Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany and from Netherlands :slight_smile:

Please let me know, if I can return the favor!