Winners and Hackathon Aftermath
On the 10th of June 2016, Natural Step Finland, along with City of Helsinki and partners, held Tukkutori Hackathon. 30 participants, 27 hours, 5 teams and one goal, waste reduction of the total Tukkutori district.
Participants had 27 hours to come up with sustainable solutions that fits the theme, participants came from varied fields, ranging from industry professionals to students.
The hackathon kicked off with welcoming words from organizers and the host for the event, Outi Ugas, Sustainability specialist from Natural Step Finland.
The event then followed with interesting in depth presentations by the following speakers, which helped the participants understand the issues practically.
– Tiila Korhonen, Suez Suomi Oy: Leipärinki and other examples
– Tuure Parkkinen, ResQ: Apps to reduce food waste
– Teresa Välimäki & Johanna Lindholm, Helsinki Food Company: Smart recipes & sustainability
– Lilli Linkola: Open data, open circular economy
– Aleksi Rossi, YLE: Information design and time series
– Timo Jokila, Gasum: Waste in other innovation systems, case Gasum Lähde
Tukkutori Hackathon brought together technology and environmental/waste issues together in the same spotlight for the welfare of the district of Tukkutori.
The participants’ were provided with complete picture on how the waste system is like, they receive utilizable data sets, including:
– Map pinpointing every company and commercial center of Tukkutori
– Tukkutori’s system map
– Tukkutori area’s waste report 2015, including heino’s waste data.
The whole event was live catered by Waste to Taste food produce by Food Designer, Vahid Mortazaei, with the help of our amazing volunteers. According our feedback, the catering received a top-notch review. More info on Vahid http://www.vahidmortezaei.com/
Keeping in mind the theme, the venue and main Hackathon Station were Flavour Studio, and napping/resting areas were at the cozy Maitolabra.
A panel of experts were part of our jury to choose among such innovative ideas:
Tommi Tapana – Tukkutori
Heidi Korhonen – VTT
Matti Santala – Kellohalli
We had exciting prizes for the winning team a 300 € gift certificate to Heinon Tukku, and for the rest of the team, lunch gift cards to 4 amazing restaurants in Teurastamo: B-Smokery, Ho’s Food, Kellohalli and Palema
The teams formed quite naturally, and without much effort, they each had implementable results. The Hackathon winners were announced on Monday, 13th of June at DataBusiness Grill: Circular economy at the courtyard of Kellohalli.
Team Wasteless: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Their idea included creation of a FabLab / Maker Movement, which would include tutorials, plans, blogs, videos online, basically a DIY knowledge corner.
Team Soneqo: Seneqo measured effective carbon footprints of companies, lowest and highest net CO2 companies have important waste collection behavior differences, Through data analysis, Seneqo can recommend improvements in real time
Team Jatemylly: Communal place for sustainable education, workshops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rZ0QZjjcvY
Team Alberga: Virtual market place, up-to-date data on food products about to go bad, registered/invited clients (can be individual or restaurants) can scroll down the selection and buy.
Trash Panda: The winning team “Trash Panda” had the right approach which incorporates the ideas of the other teams and can be implemented together. “Trash Panda” pitched that Tukkutori can have a waste expert who “hauls” the trash, takes care of Tukkutori’s atmosphere, cleanliness and encourages recycling. Their idea benefits service providers, communities and users.