“Environment, we save it that way” is the name of the challenge that will be organized within the Hack@MI, hackathon aimed at undergraduates and graduates in STEM(A) subjects, with the participation of SAP.
The idea is that of a hackathon to look for innovative ideas on sustainability: this is Hack@MI, an initiative aimed at undergraduates and graduates in STEM(A) subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics + Arts) and dedicated to the design of a smart and sustainable future. Open Search Network and the Municipality of Milan promote the project on the occasion of the initiative STEMintheCity 2020 SUSTAIN THE FUTURE and has seen the presence of 4 data challenges from 1 to 30 April 2020 (registrations open until 21 April 2020) in which participants must solve as many problems related to sustainability and a final hackaton of 24 hours, from 7.00 a.m.
on 23 May 2020. Considering the difficult moment of health emergency, the competitions will take place entirely on the Open Data Playground digital platform. In particular, SAP, partner of the project, proposes the challenge “Environment, we save it that way”, which invites the hackaton participants to develop solutions to increase people’s awareness of the impact they have on the climate, so as to provide advice and relevant information to help them to behave virtuously to protect the environment.
“At SAP we seek to create sustainability programmes and initiatives in line with the 17 Sustainable Development objectives set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, linking products, resources and activities with the social, environmental or economic impact we want to achieve. We believe that young people have a key role to play in shaping our collective future: they are determined to bring about positive change and are full of ideas, so it is important to give them the tools to do so”. This is the statement of Carla Masperi, Chief Operating Officer of SAP Italia, who continues: “We are happy to be a partner of an initiative like Hack@MI that combines mathematical-scientific data analysis with an ethical-humanistic approach to solving problems related to sustainability: we are convinced that the union of these two areas, too often kept separate, is the key to finding solutions for social and environmental well-being”.