The winner of the Nordic AI & Open Data Hackathon 2022 is “Just in Time” with their solutions on how to use road data to improve freight transport routes and travel times.
“Use of data are on the agenda, and we see a great potential in how data sets can be used today for new constructive solutions. We are happy that so many people joined our hackathons in Stockholm, Copenhagen and on-line and took part of the competition", says Svein Berg, Managing Director Nordic Innovation.
A few words from the final jury represented by Nordic Innovation and ITD Logtech Hub:
With an elegant and impact-driven innovative solution, Just in Time demonstrated how a combination of Nordic datasets can be used to solve imminent societal and environmental challenges of the Nordic societies. Just in Time tackles a real, growing problem of road congestion for last-mile road transport and freight due to e.g., increasing e-commerce. The solution Just in Time offers freight optimization and route planning for last-mile road transport to cut CO2 emissions and save time, thus targeting all the 3 SDGs set out in the challenge.
“Team Just in Time had a great and specific idea on how to use the data to not only create a feasible and scalable solution of traffic prediction, but also on how to use that specifically to improve routing and scheduling for trucks to be just in time, allowing more efficient and more ecological transports” says Anna Maija Sunnanmark Head of program AI & Data Nordic innovation.
Members of the winning team – Just in Time
- Mahammed Zeeshan Siddique
- Davide Di Staso, Arpad Fodor
- Daniel Benedi
- Lika Ashmarina
A total of 142 participants registered for the Nordic AI and Data Hackathon split over the three locations – Stockholm (49), Copenhagen (58) and online (35). The majority of participants were students (54%) and companies (30%). 77% of participants were men and 23% were women.
The Hackathon is part of Nordic Innovation’s AI and Data program. The AI and Data program is run in 2021 – 2024. The goal is to contribute to the following vision: “The Nordic region as a leading region in digitalisation, AI and responsible use of data”.
The main target groups of the program are Nordic public institutions who possess public data and innovative companies that can use public data to create new solutions with AI.
Nordic AI and Data Hackathon is the program’s fast-track activity launched in 2021. Ramboll and Happy42 were selected to execute the Hackathon through an open Invitation to Tender by Nordic Innovation. nordicopendata.com |