Insight into the Sustainable Hackathon Challenge.
Excitement was in the air as the participants entered the Hackathon room. Each student taking in their “home” for the next 48 hours: four work areas set with laptops and a touch screen monitor, sofas and work tables for side collaboration meetings – or to take a break. After switching to t-shirts showing their team colors: blue, yellow, red, and green, the teams settled in and got to work. They were prepared, motivated, and inspired to answer the question, “What does the next generation workforce think about sustainability in manufacturing?”
As the hours ticked on, the teams discussed, collaborated, and sought input from their mentors as well as the solution experts. The ideas they prepared did not disappoint.
Keeping in mind that each team was asked to focus on either:
- The environment
- The factory
- The workers
Indeed, all teams exceeded expectations and chose to creatively address more than one challenge.
At the end of the two days, the teams were welcomed on stage to present their projects to the audience of 300 industry leaders in the plenary. The students were well-rehearsed, energetic – and some even included a bit of local language for additional crowd appeal. After hearing the pitches, the audience took their mobiles out to vote for the winning project.
There was one winner at the event, but as they represent the workforce of the future, we all win!
Congratulations to Team Red!
Discover the teams' pitches!
The four teams have come upon different inputs in order to answer to the question “What does the next generation workforce think about sustainability in manufacturing?”.
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