Hackaton "City to Sea'' is organized by the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) and facilitated by Riga Technical University (RTU), the innovation movement VEFRESH with the support of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) innovation community EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility, as well as the Lithuanian digital innovation centre Agrifood.

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EIT Urban Mobility

  • Improving access to sustainable energy generation solutions. 

  • Ease the installation of pollution monitoring systems.
    Improve infrastructure through easy to implement solutions to increase active mobility.

  • Consolidating multiple vehicle sharing apps into one. 

  • Citizen education for active mobility as a rational daily commute choice. 

  • Improve infrastructure through easy to implement solutions to increase active mobility.

EIT Food

The Focus Area of Sustainable Aquaculture is described by the following challenges:

  • Technologies to optimise farm management. Innovation areas include Digitalisation, Data gathering/monitoring, Data analytics, Automation/Robotics/Sensors, and Environmental monitoring.

  • Emerging sustainable production, processing and transportation systems, including protection of animal health and welfare.

  • Digital marketplace, supply chain solutions, and collaboration platforms.

  • Alternative and sustainable raw materials for fish feed.

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Riga City Council

  • Improving access to EV charging stations as installation of EV charging stations is an expensive and complex process.

  • Facilitate faster transfer towards renewable energy sources. 

  • Enable citizens and corporates to participate in pollution measuring and control. 

  • Implementing traffic calming solutions. 

  • Motivate proper e-scooter parking and allocation. 

  • Implementation of new last-mile solutions is needed.

  • Increase bicycle adoption. 

Freeport of Riga

  • Ecological and innovative solutions for reducing emissions from fuel-powered port technical equipment (pilot vessels, hydrographic vessels, icebreaker).

  • Improving the effectiveness of air quality monitoring.

  • Development of non-conventional fuel refuelling infrastructure in the Port of Riga.

  • Introduction of autonomous vehicles in the Port of Riga.

  • Introduction of 5G, improvement of the speed and quality of high-volume data transmission in port operations.

  • Technologies and solutions for water pollution detection.

  • Smart solutions for collecting pollution in port areas.

  • Smart solutions system research for Vessel Traffic Service in the Port of Riga.