We are pleased to invite you to the Piraeus Blue Hackathon Day organized by the Municipality of Piraeus and the University of Piraeus.
The Piraeus Blue Hackathon Day strengthens the Blue Growth Piraeus Competition that has been successfully organized by the Municipality of Piraeus for the last 8 years. This year, the Municipality, taking into account the developments in the field of blue economy and innovation at local, national and European level, develops a plan for the transition of business activity from "blue growth" to "sustainable blue economy" and entrepreneurship. The ultimate goal is the adoption of the principles of the "Green Agreement" and the adoption of green practices in all sectors of the blue economy.
How can the digitization of shipping or the use of bulk data, advanced technological applications or virtual applications contribute to the optimization of the shipping industry? How can pollution from shipping be reduced? How and where can new forms of energy be used? How can new practices or products save energy on ships? How can shipbuilding use smart practices for its sustainability? How can the reuse of materials from ship recycling (recycling) be enhanced? How does the circular economy contribute to sustainable shipping? How do new products or services contribute to sustainable shipping?
port-City: Sustainable Transportation and Mobility
How can combined green transport, electricity or other alternative fuels enhance sustainable port mobility and reduce the impact of the environmental burden on maritime transport? How does the digitization of ports allow better allocation of resources and improve their efficiency? How can automation, the environment and sustainable port mobility be improved with technological automation and innovative technologies such as dig data, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain? How can port cities adapt to climate change?
Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism
How do innovative applications and tools develop and promote ecotourism? How do new technologies help control tourism expansion? How could we use environmental indicators to understand complex phenomena affecting coastal and marine ecosystems? How can new applications improve services in the tourism experience? How can maritime and coastal cultural wealth be highlighted and protected? How can innovative ideas or green practices or circular tourism contribute to sustainable tourism development?
Sustainable Fishing and Marine Biotechnology
How can new products or services increase catches? How new products or services reduce or study the effects of overfishing or marine litter? How do modern methods or products or techniques contribute to the development of green aquaculture? How do blueprint-related new products or services enhance responsible nutrition systems and reduce environmental footprint? How do new techniques or new products highlight the richness of the seabed?
Climate Change and Energy Saving
How could the sea solve the energy crisis? How do new technologies and the development of high-definition models in real conditions help reduce climate change and / or enhance renewable energy sources? How does artificial intelligence and its applications solve issues of effective management of marine energy parks? How do new products or techniques contribute to marine energy production?
Digital Transformation of Sustainable Blue Economy
How can we use the new technologies for a better understanding of the blue economy? How do the new technologies and applications of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution contribute to maritime safety? How do the new technologies and applications of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution help reduce marine pollution? How new digital products or services support the transition to a more sustainable Blue Economy?
Business group of students / others
FIRST PRIZE: 2000 €
SPONSOR: APOPSI SA
B 'PRIZE: 1500 €
SPONSOR: PIRAEUS INDUSTRIAL CHAMBER
PRIZE C: Gift voucher 400 €
for certified training in Blue Economy - Sponsor APOPSI
FIRST PRIZE: 3000 €
SPONSORS: MARITIME TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION OF SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
B 'PRIZE: 1500 €
SPONSOR: NAVAL CHAMBER OF GREECE
PRIZE C: Gift voucher 500 €
All the awarded teams receive free total consulting support from the Center for the Promotion of Young Enterprises of the Municipality of Piraeus (StartUPiraeus) and the NBG Business Seeds of the National Bank !
Professor, Director of the MSc Sustainability and Quality in Marine Industry of the Department of Shipping of the University of Piraeus. Director of the Geochemical Oceanography Laboratory. Secretary and National Representative Div. VI, Chemistry and the Environment, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Professor of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Director of the Postgraduate / Doctoral Program of the Department of Economic and Regional Development Panteion University, Blue economy and MSP Expert, Eastern Mediterranean Sea-basin focal point, European MSP Platform.
Deputy Director of Innovative Entrepreneurship Development of the National Bank. Head of the NBG Business Seeds program and the initial coordinator of the Crowdfunding act4Greece program.
Chairman of the Board of WIMA "International Maritime & Industrial Association" (Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association).
Managing Director of Development Organization of the Municipality of Piraeus and head of the Business Innovation Center for Blue Development "Blue Lab"
Professor of the Department of Shipping and Business Services of the University of the Aegean.
Doctor of NTUA, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of West Attica.
Executive of the Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Sub-Directorate, with long experience in HR and lending to the National Bank.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
A) Start-ups or existing companies that implement innovative green practices related to the blue economy whether they are in the initial stage of implementing their idea or not.
B) Anyone who likes to turn challenges into solutions by working in groups (pupils, students, entrepreneurs or potential entrepreneurs).
There are significant cash prizes at the event. But the most important thing is the experiences, the acquaintances and the synergies that will be developed. The members of the jury and as mentors important market executives and the academic community related to the blue economy are also involved. At the same time, further communication actions will be organized by the Municipality of Piraeus and the Center for the Promotion of Young Enterprises of the Municipality of Piraeus.