Code4Green Hackathon – “European environmental data hack”

German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety announced a 36-hour Code4Green hackathon dedicated to environmental challenges namely climate change, biodiversity and circular economy challenges. The hackathon will be held virtually between 10 July and 12 July 2020.

With satellites, IoT sensors and environmental monitoring comes Big Data. Current solutions to environmental challenges are often fragmented due to the way this data is collected, especially across Member States. Finding solutions to assist in the timely and standardised collection of such data has never been this important.

“We are looking for teams to build open source prototypes using environmental data to build solutions for all of Europe. Our data-coaches and experts will be available to provide guidance, support, and inspiration. We will take care of the data preparation so you and your team can focus on bringing your innovative idea to life.”

The winning teams for all challenges will be provided with cash prizes of 10.000 Euro in total, three months of mentoring by industry experts to turn their prototype into a market-ready solution and potential funding possibilities, as well as a trip to Berlin in October to present their solution to the EU environmental ministers.

At a glance

When? 10 – 12 July
Where? Hack online at your computer
Topics and Challenges: #ClimateChange, #Biodiversity and #CircularEconomy – See below for details.

Applications close: 3 July – Apply now at:

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