Europe is at a major energy and circular economy transition. The European Commission proposes to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, setting Europe on a path to becoming climate neutral by 2050.
For these goals to be met, there’s a strong need for rethinking organizations’ and individuals’ behaviour in order to reduce the global carbon footprint. Cities need to create climate-friendly and sustainable urban areas, build infrastructure, and create energy and environment policies.
The Circular Economy can also contribute to reaching emission goals. End-of-life products must be considered as a resource for another cycle, while losses and stocks of unused materials must be minimised and valorised along the value chain.
The use of data, information, and communication technologies (ICTs) opens new possibilities for preserving energy and making waste recycling more convenient and efficient. New innovations can be developed to aid with creating more energy efficiency and circular economy practices.
This DeepHack, organized by EIT Digital and EIT Raw Materials together with the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) in Estonia, will focus on data-driven innovation for climate-friendly applications.
The solutions developed in the hackathon will be designed to help Estonia reduce its CO2 emissions and reach its sustainable development goals; other countries and organizations could also take advantage to address energy efficiency issues and bolster the Circular Economy.