Meet the winners of the Air Quality Hackathon 2023!
The Air Quality Hackathon winners create scalable solutions
The Air Quality Global Hackathon was a call to action to the tech community to explore how cloud technology can point toward solutions that support the goal of cleaning the air. The hackathon judges and final jury identified 7 finalists (1 per each challenge area) and among them, 3 winners that maximize value and will scale, are simple to use for the local actors, broadly accessible, and demonstrate creativity and strong alignment with the non-profit organization’s mission.
New Report: Technological needs of the organizations fighting air pollution
The hackathon was accompanied by the launch of a technical needs report and research “Fighting Air Pollution with Technological Innovations)” conducted by Tech To The Rescue. The report's findings include insights from interviews with leading non-profit organizations in the mentioned regions. These leaders are facing a multitude of technological challenges preventing them from scaling their proven interventions. Challenges include: access to air quality data collection, designing new sensors measuring the levels of pollution, creating open-source air quality databases, and crowdsourcing data. Furthermore, building awareness among the citizens by developing user-friendly interfaces to display air quality data in an attractive and actionable manner is critical. Another crucial component of the puzzle is to support advocacy work by highlighting the impact of new policies on the environment, people, and the economy.
Find out more about the Air Quality Hackathon here.
Fighting Air Pollution with Technological Innovations