Meet and Beat Cosun Beet´s sweet Challenges!
At COSUN BEET HACKATHON we invite you to offer solutions how to turn sugar beet residues into valuable resources instead of waste. Join us in this exciting opportunity to tackle Cosun Beet’s sweet challenges.
We are open to exploring new business opportunities and research collaborations.
The registration is now open to compete for the best idea or innovation that can solve the challenge Transforming sugar beet residues from waste to value.
What is Cosun Beet and what is the challenge about?
The Cosun Beet Company’s Anklam site processes sugar beets into white sugar, bioethanol, and biomethane, resulting in various biogenic residues. Approximately 2 million tons of sugar beets are processed each year from September to January, with intermediate products stored and bioethanol and biomethane produced throughout the year.
The goal is to transform the factory into a green biorefinery, offering a diverse product portfolio for different markets. Cosun Beet aims to provide sustainable and climate-friendly products for various purposes by exploring new technologies, solutions, and partnerships to convert the residues into valuable resources. Therefore, Cosun Beet Company is actively searching for providers who can offer innovative concepts, technologies, and equipment to effectively utilize the specified residues.
“Our mission is to use the full potential of plants in a transparent, circular way. We call this The Plant Positive Way”, says Matthias Sauer, CEO of Cosun Beet.
Read more at: BioBoosters (witeno.com)
Nando Hackathon – Reducing Overfertilization by Innovative Solutions
Open webinar on 21/03/2024 at 13.00 CET
Join us for a Launch Webinar as we kick off the Nando Hackathon, focusing on the urgent issue of overfertilization in European agriculture. 🌍💡
– Presenting the BioBoosters hackathon concept.
– Unveiling the challenges posed by overfertilization in European agriculture.
– Exploring the innovative solutions required to address water pollution, soil degradation, biodiversity loss, and human health concerns.
– Introduction to Nando’s mission and commitment to sustainable practices in crop and livestock production.
– Presenting of the Nando’s hackathon challenge.
– “The BioBoosters concept” – Anna Aalto, Jyväskylä University of Applied Science;
– “Soil Health in Agricultural Ecosystems” Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė, Lithuanian Research Centre of Agriculture and Forestry;
– “BioCash project: Bio-economy and Circular Agriculture for Soil Health” – Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė, Lithuanian Research Centre of Agriculture and Forestry;
– “Presentation of the Challenge of the Nando Hackathon” – Jonas Ignatavičius, Head of Innovations at Nando.
🚀 Why Attend?
– Gain a deep understanding of the environmental and agricultural sustainability challenges.
– Learn about Nando’s mission and their role in developing biostimulants, surfactants, and chemical products to combat overfertilization.
– Be part of a community dedicated to fostering innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
– Get more information if you are interested in participating in Nando Hackathon.
📌 Register to join the webinar ➡️ NANDO Hackathon Launch Webinar (google.com)
🔗 More information about the Nando hackathon ➡️ Nando Hackathon – Sunrise Tech Park (ssmtp.lt)
Võiste Hackathon – Mining the Green Gold from Greenhouse Biomass
Open webinar on 16/02/2024 at 9.00 CET
The launch webinar is a great opportunity to get insight into what kind of green gold can be mined by extracting value from biomass. You will also learn more about the scope of the challenge and detailed schedule of the hackathon process. Practical tips about the applying process and participation in Võiste Hackathon will also be covered. 🌱🍅
🌱 Welcome – Toomas Toodu/moderator, Pärnu County Development Centre;
🌱 Presentation of the Challenge for Võiste Greenhouse – Mirko Metsaoru, Owner Võiste Greenhouse;
🌱 The BioBoosters concept – Anna Aalto, Jyväskylä University of Applied Science;
🌱 Extracting Value from Biomass – Reelika Rätsep (Phd), Scientific Researcher at Estonian University of Life Sciences;
Be part of our journey towards smart circular horticulture!
Please sign up for the webinar HERE: VÕISTE HACKATHON – Mining the Green Gold – Kobar – Pärnumaa innovatsioonikeskus (parnukobar.ee)
TARGI KIELCE HACKATHON – TRADE FAIR EVENTS ON THE WAY TO GREEN TRANSFORMATION
The challenge is to propose innovative and more environmentally friendly product and/or technological solutions for covering the surface of various types of floors for the trade fairs industry, implementing the principles of circular economy.
Read more at Hackathon BioBoosters (procivis.org.pl)
Event information and registration at Hackathon BioBoosters (procivis.org.pl)
Cosun Beet actively seeks solutions and partnerships to transform residues from beet processing into valuable resources. The focus areas include utilizing beet leaves, beet soil, digestate from their biogas plant and vinasse from the bioethanol plant. Cosun Beet is open to exploring new business opportunities and research collaborations.
Challenge in details Invitation_CosunBeetHackathon_Transforming-Sugar-Beet-Residues.pdf (witeno.com)
Register to the launch webinar ! Launch-Webinar (eveeno.com)
Aloja Starkelsen Hackathon challenge – CMMS system improvements
“Aloja Starkelsen” Ltd invites you to find solutions for a more efficient and sustainable production process through a planned CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) system and a logical strategy for equipment servicing and spare parts warehouse maintenance, while creating a streamlined and easy-to-operate programme.
Join the event to solve the challenge and develop an efficient system for servicing equipment and maintaining a spare parts warehouse!
What is it about?
The aim of the CMMS system improvement development, more efficient equipment servicing and spare parts warehouse maintenance is to obtain a technical specification or terms of reference for a software developer who will work together to create a working, easy-to-use system and save natural, material and human resources, making the product more competitive and greener.
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Welcome to solve the challenge!
CMMS SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – Launch webinar for AlojasHackathon powered by BioBoosters
As part of the Baltic Sea region project “BioBoosters”, Vidzeme Planning region in cooperation with “Aloja Starkelsen”Ltd. invites technology companies, IT product managers and planners, logistics, warehouse and production facilities service and planning specialists, student teams and researchers to participate in the informative webinar of hackathon challenge call, which will take place on October 12.
Join the introduction webinar and learn about the challenge to solve it and develop an efficient system for servicing equipment and maintaining a spare parts warehouse!
During the webinar, “Aloja Starkelsen” will introduce to the company and the challenge “Development of CMMS system improvements, more efficient equipment servicing and maintenance of spare parts warehouse”. The goal of the challenge is to streamline and ensure a sustainable production process, providing it with a planned and logical equipment service strategy or plan, at the same time creating a rational and easy-to-operate spare part, warehouse of production materials, thus saving natural, material and human resources, making the product competitive and greener.
As a result of the hackathon, the company wants to get a technical specification, or terms of reference, for a software developer to work together to create a working, easy-to-use system. The winning team of the hackathon will be entitled to sign a system supply contract with “Aloja Starkelsen”.
Webinar date: October 12, from: 13:00 – 15:00 (EEST / UTC+3)
Venue: Online, Zoom
Help bioboost Moelven with a new packaging solution
Do you want to contribute to a sustainable future through new innovative packaging solutions? Then this is an innovation challenge for you. Help Moelven find a packaging solution that can protect and store their wooden interior panels.
Moelven is one of the Nordics’ leading wood industry companies. Among their products are wooden panels for indoor use, which can be found in several large hardware store chains. The packages are made of fossil-based plastic and are up to 5.4 meters long and 24.5 centimeters wide. Each year, one million packages are sold enclosed in the packaging.
Today, Moelven Wood packages these panels in fossil-based plastic. It fulfills the functional need but does not live up to Moelven’s own standards and the future’s demands for sustainability. Therefore, they seek alternative solutions to replace the packaging and are now turning to startups, companies, innovators, and researchers to find a solution.
“We want to find a sustainable solution that can meet the requirements for protection, moisture regulation, and visual presentation that is also cost-effective and scalable. It doesn’t have to be a “ready to use” solution that is offered, it can be an idea, a material, or a product that we can take a closer look at together”, says Tjalling Chaudron, product developer at Moelven Wood.
Read more and apply at Paper Province website Help BioBoost Moelven with a new packaging solution (paperprovince.com)
Have you ever wondered about the untapped potential hidden in everyday by-products? At Holmen, we’re diving deep into one specific query: How can we transform wood ash – a by-product from our biofuel boilers created during the heating and drying process of wood – from waste to wonder?
We invite you to become part of this unique opportunity to tackle our challenge. Together with Holmen’s experts and the companies in our BioBoosters network, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative methods and solutions. Are you the team we are looking for? Send in your application to solve the challenge and participate in the hackathon no later than October 20,2023.