- Highest Growth Potential (3500 EUR) - Dumb2Smart Lights
- Most Advanced Solution (3500 EUR) - 4CITY
- Most Progress Made (2000 EUR) - P[r]ayForGreen
- Highest Growth Potential (3500 EUR) - SUBmerge
- Most Advanced Solution (3500 EUR) - P-Agro
- Most Progress Made (2000 EUR) - N-LAB / Wise River
WHAT IS MOBILITY?
Mobility is the transportation of goods, services, and people from one location to another. It involves the usage of different vehicles, logistics systems, and IoT, including the development of future technologies.
Future challenges ahead include growing urban populations, how to build and maintain infrastructure, the economic and environmental costs of congestion demands for greater accessibility and safety, and the question of how to improve air quality.
WHAT IS AQUACULTURE?
Aquaculture is the controlled process of cultivating aquatic organisms, especially for human consumption. It’s a similar concept to agriculture, but with fish instead of plants or livestock.
Aquaculture is also referred to as fish farming. The seafood that you find at your local grocery store is likely labelled as farmed fish. Aquaculture can happen all over the world, and it does: in coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even on land in tanks.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone with or without an idea is welcome to participate:
are welcome to join the City to Sea 48h hackathon.
The matchmaking platform will help you find a team to join or the skill set that your team is missing to thoroughly develop your idea during the hackathon.
HOW TO REGISTER?
01 Register as an individual (Business, Design/Creative, Theme Expert or Technical specialist)
02 Create a team or join others
03 Develop and test your idea and win prizes
While you are welcome to participate with any idea to solve mobility and aquaculture challenges, we offer a few topics to help you brainstorm.
Active mobility has a huge potential to improve healthy city living and decrease noise and air pollution.
This challenge is about finding tools and solutions that can help citizens to change their daily transportation habits into healthier ones.
The solutions can be revolutionary bicycle storage solutions, gaming active mobility, or even simple infrastructure adaptations.
Precision Fishing and Aquaculture
The Baltic Sea is an important part of our food systems.
However, the low level of exploration of the Baltic Sea poses a number of challenges, such as poor fish nutrition, migration, disease detection, and digital traceability of the seafood.
In addition, the climate of the sea has untapped potential that can be used to solve challenges, for example, biomass produced from macroalgae can be used as food and consumables.
Micro Mobility and Sharing Economy
Free Floating vehicles are very important to promote sharing economy which reduces the number of cars in cities and improves urban mobility.
However, they are often cluttering the public spaces in the city, thereby decreasing the quality of life as they tend to be found in inconvenient places for residents.
This challenge looks for solutions that could improve access, usability, and the private sector's willingness to participate in the business model. They could be micro mobility platforms, new MaaS or device monitoring solutions.
The Baltic Sea is the fourth most polluted sea in the world and the most densely trafficked sea.
This challenge is about finding digital solutions enabling the development of green ports, the collection of data in the Baltic Sea, the identification of sources of risk, the reduction of the impact of pollution and shipping, and innovative educational approaches.
These solutions could be a rapid step towards a more sustainable Baltic Sea ecosystem.
Pollution in cities takes many different forms: air pollution, light pollution, sound pollution, etc.
Every pollution can be measured and reduced.
While monitoring systems have complex installation processes, there must be solutions that enable the private and public sectors to track noisy and unwanted vehicles!? We are also looking for solutions that work as traffic calming devices.
Digitalisation of Supply Chains
Smart, creative, and innovative solutions could enable more efficient use of logistics opportunities.
Things like autonomous, environmentally friendly shipping solutions, more efficient delivery systems, and better integration into the entire supply chain could be the key to that.
Sustainable Energy for Mobility
Sustainable energy sources are crucial to maintain the good effects of new mobility solutions.
This challenge calls for solutions that improve the access to EV charging stations, increase the efficiency of electricity grids and help society to employ any possible space and area towards sustainable energy generation.
At the same time, it is important to look for solutions that facilitate faster transfer toward renewable energy sources.
Blue energy is a huge untapped energy potential of the seas that will receive a lot of investment, generate significant economic returns for society and help protect the environment.
The European Commission has set a target to scale up the amount of renewable energy from the sea 5 times by 2030 and even 25 times by 2050.
We are looking for solutions that can fulfill this goal!
Click HERE to see the challenges defined by our partners.
Dr. Tālis Juhna
Vice-Rector for Research,Riga Technical University
CEO, Riga Freeport Authority
Director at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
EIT Food Authority
Director at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
Growth and Innovation Lead Accenture Baltic
Regional Innovation Scheme Manager at EIT Urban Mobility
Head of City Development Committee at Riga City Council
Copernicus Support Office Training Session
FACEBOOK LIVE @VEFRESHMOVEMENT
Meet & Greet
Workshop "How to impress the jury during the final pitch?" by Augustas Alešiūnas, Founder and CEO at ART21
Teamwork & final mentoring sessions
Networking on-site (Fantadroms)
Brigita Dalecka, Ph.D., graduated from the University of Latvia with a master's degree in natural science. During her studies, Brigita has also gained international experience by practicing and improving her laboratory skills at the KWR Water Institute in the Netherlands. In a Ph.D. project, Brigita investigated the filamentous fungi potential for wastewater treatment from pharmaceutical substances.
RTU Water Research and Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory
Dr. Kaspars Ozols
As a deputy director of development at the Institute of electronics and computer science and with more than 10 years of research, development and innovation experience in cutting-edge mobility technologies, Kaspars can recommend the best approaches and technologies that could be used in your solution as well as educate about the technology trends of mobility solutions around the world.
Deputy Director Of Development at Institute of Electronics & Computer Science
Director at VEFRESH
Viesturs Celmins is an urban planner and director at VEFRESH. Based on 15 years of international experience, he will be your ‘one stop shop’ for mobility, innovation, smart city and citizen engagement.
Deniss Bickovs has gained experience in a lot of projects related to logistics, transport, and the maritime environment. Examples, Air monitoring, Modern solution for oil spill clean-up, Port community, SafeSeaNet, ANNA, SKLOIS, Port Integration, e-freight, “e-Maritime Strategic Framework, and Simulation-based Validation” etc.
IT Senior Officer at Riga Freeport Authority
As a senior researcher in the BIOR Institute and member of the Advisory Committee in The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) his research interests are understanding the functioning of the Baltic Sea and its coastal rivers ecosystem. Didzis Ustups was involved in the development of Maritime spatial planning on the national and pan-Baltic levels as a fishery expert.
Head of the Fish Resource Research Department at BIOR
His current research is related to microalgae-based wastewater treatment and resource recovery. His latest research projects are also related to water pollution control, aquatic ecosystem functioning and greenhouse gas emission control from agricultural soils.
Ph.D. student, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Water Research and Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory
As a member of Riga City Council and Chair of Development Committee Inese Andersone can provide insights on needs of developing cities, priorities for Riga City Council and evaluate the idea. As experienced export specialist and market researcher Inese can give feedback on business model and how to evaluate its potential.
Chair of City Development Committee
She has more than 12 years of experience as an international digitalization expert in national and international working groups. In 2020, the European Commission highlighted the AgriFood Lithuania DIH managed by her as one of two good practice examples of European sectorial DIHs in the JRC science policy report. Also, from March 2021 AgriFood Lithuania DIH is the EIT FOOD Hub in Lithuania.
Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
As an experienced software developer in the fields of robotics and self-driving cars, and current research assistant at the Institute of electronics and computer science, Oskars Teikmanis will help you find the best way to develop and build your ideas.
Software developer at Institute of Electronics and Computer Science
A seasoned professional with over 20 years of senior management experience in innovation, international relations, business development. Enthusiast of materializing start-up, scale-up and transformation initiatives. Hands-on support to idea pioneers in maturing their projects, and actually bringing volatile concepts to life, sustainability and profitability.
Deputy Head, Business Incubator Department, Latvian Investment and Development Agency
Dr. Andrejs Berdnikovs
As Senior Researcher, Researcher or Data Analyst, he has participated in more than 15 fundamental and applied research projects. Since 2008, he has been working in the field of text mining, automatic content and predictive analysis, digital signal processing, technology scouting and management.
Head of the Technology Business Center at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
More than 5 years’ experience in helping entrepreneurs to develop their solutions from idea to prototype – value proposition, business model, MVP, validation, etc. More than 7 years’ experience in international projects at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies - commercialization of research results, technology transfer, etc.
Works at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) Jelgava business incubator. Head of LIAA Jelgava business incubator.
In 2014, Tālis received an ITERA award for contribution to environmental science, and in 2016 - the World Culture Council Special Recognitions. Since 2017 he is the Vice Chairman of the Latvian Council of Science. His research about the pathogenic microorganisms that cannot be detected with cultivation methods but are still present alive in the drinking water supply networks is among the most read in the American Society for Microbiology journals.
Professor of Water Technology, Vice-Rector for Research at RTU
At Team ABC, Clyde is investing in early-stage startups in air, land, and sea transportation focusing on sustainability and digital transformation. He has led several international innovations and startup programs such as Propeller Shannon, Founder of Viva Air Labs. Experienced mentor and evaluator working with EIC Accelerator, EU BlueInvest, EIT Digital/Food/Health, RIF Cyprus, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, USC Incubator, and Enterprise Ireland.
General Partner at Team ABC
Ammar has an international master's degree in analyzing and managing Health and Food Risk in France. He is passionate about turning research results into products in order to reduce global food waste and keep this planet safe. He has acquired during his professional career deep knowledge and expertise in the Environment and Agri-Food sector.
She has experienced more than 15 years in new product development, circular economy, green innovations, and sustainable business development which was the main study field in Cambridge where she received a Master's degree. Alise also has a wide experience in different initiatives of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) that focuses on fostering innovation at the EU level.
Acting director of the RTU Science and Innovation Centre
Līva is a professional with 10 years of experience in delivering creative and engaging solutions across e-commerce, and marketing. Competencies include design thinking and project management.
Digital product designer
PhD, a PostDoc researcher Elina Mikelsone the founder of Idea Innovation Institute, a researcher, a lecturer, and an entrepreneur. In 2021, the author has initiated a PostDoc project on idea management.
Founder of Idea Innovation Institute
Innovation manager, experienced project manager specializing in national and international EU fund and another financial instrument attraction.Specific areas of expertise include: strategy design, action planning, change management, innovation management and commercialization and financial instrument attraction. Attracted 70M+ private and public financial investments.