24 hours hacking for our climate: Simultaneously with Climathons in 112 other cities around the globe, the Merck Innovation Center hosted a first edition of this global movement in Darmstadt, Germany.
08 NOV 2018
24 hours hacking for our climate: Simultaneously with Climathons in 112 other cities around the globe, our Innovation Center hosted a first edition of this global movement in Darmstadt, Germany. Overnight, the participants came up with solutions to tackle challenges around climate change. Winning team "AgroTrace" aims to document environmentally friendly agriculture around Darmstadt via satellite
From October 26-27, this very special hackathon at the Innovation Center was dedicated entirely to the challenges of climate change. Originally conceptualized as a hackathon by EIT Climate-KIC, a body of the European Union (EU), the Climathon in 2018 took place simultaneously in 113 cities on all 6 continents, demonstrating that climate issues need a global initiative. Together with the City of Darmstadt, Cesah GmbH and Döhler Group, the Innovation Center brought the event to Darmstadt for the first time
With the intention of combining different technologies to measure the resources used and identify real sustainable nutrition options in the Darmstadt region, the first price went to "AgroTrace". The team won a further collaboration opportunity with the City of Darmstadt and FabSpace 2.0 (part ofCesah GmbH) and were invited to an all-inclusive trip to a sustainable food conference in a European city of their choice. The two other teams will develop their ideas further, together with the partners and the support of Climate-KIC. In addition, the useful learnings from the event will benefit the internal projects at our Innovation Center.