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Sustainability Hackathon Conducted by Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Shera) 150 young people have generated over 300 ideas for combating food waste in a sustainable way.
Co-sponsored with the Information and Communication Technology Foundation (ICT Fund) In partnership with BEEAH Education, the event coincides with the UAE celebrating 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.
Sustainability hackathon hosted by Sheraa. Image credit: Shera.
“This weekend has proven the fresh perspectives generated by today’s talented young people and established this generation as a cornerstone of the sustainability debate,” said Najira, CEO of Scherer. Al-Midfa said. “At Scherrer, we recognize that young people are key to unlocking innovative solutions and driving meaningful change. By actively engaging and empowering the young minds of our generation through our work, we ensure that their voices are heard as valuable contributors to our country’s sustainability agenda. .”
Focusing on the sustainability of food waste, BEAHEducationAs a result of the hackathon, 4 teams were selected from 10 finalists. Taqsim is an artificial intelligence-powered waste management application that allows users to track their waste management efforts. Daima is Eco-Karam, an agricultural project that offers farmers his two-tier greenhouse system. , an electronic catering platform focused on reducing food waste at large gatherings, and ZeroIT, a platform that helps small and medium-sized grocers sell expired products to customers at discounted prices. .
Taksim won the Sustainability Hackathon sponsored by Sierra. Image credit: Shera.
Speaking at the event, ICT Foundation CEO Omar Al Mahmoud said the hackathon is part of the UAE’s comprehensive efforts to create a more sustainable future, while BEEAH Education Managing Director Hind Al Huwaidi of It will also contribute to the formation of the modern economy.”
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