These Swiss teams won in the Climate Hackathon

We invited developers of all backgrounds and skills to participate in the Climate Hackathon on March 22-26. Two teams from Switzerland won in the categories Carbon and Ecosystem.

Teams of three to five members were able to participate in the Climate Hackathon. The goal was to develop contributions for an even more sustainable world in these four categories:

🌱Carbon: How to go low carbon, by reducing emissions and cut energy consumption?

🌍Ecosystem: How to preserve and protect biodiversity and health of the world’s ecosystem?

🗑️Waste: How to become more sustainable, by developing products with zero waste?

🌊Water: How to be water positive, meaning replenish more water than used?

Two Swiss teams succeed in the challenge:

  • The project Methane Leaks by Unit8 won in the Carbon track. In their own words: “Satellite images have allowed to monitor methane leaks almost in real-time. However, accesing and inferring the methane leaks is still difficult. That project provides a tool to monitor methane leaks.”
  • Purple Penguins from Zühlke won in the Ecosystem category by building the Intelligent Data Exploration Platform for laws and policies, doing similarity matching based on entity recognition and topic extraction powering a graph based interface.

Other honorable mentions to other teams participating from Switzerland go to LandPro from the Propulsion Lab Zurich Alumni group and IoT for Biodiversity. LandPro combines image segmentation with near-real time satellite data to give a quick evaluation of any vegetated area by examining the spatial and temporal variability of vegetation. The IoT solution supports a Swiss biodiversity project to gain new insights into their biodiversity measures like nesting boxes for local species.

Microsoft Switzerland thanks for all the Swiss contributions and congratulates the winners.

 

Related Posts

Microsoft’s AI Access Principles: Our commitments to promote innovation and competition in the new AI economy

As we enter a new era based on artificial intelligence, we believe this is the best time to articulate principles that will govern how we will operate our AI datacenter infrastructure and other important AI assets around the world. We are announcing and publishing these principles – our “AI Access Principles” – today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in part to address Microsoft’s growing role and responsibility as an AI innovator and a market leader.

LUKS führt automatisierte Dienstplanung in Zusammenarbeit mit Polypoint und Microsoft Schweiz ein

In a pioneering move, Luzerner Kantonsspital (LUKS), one of the first hospitals in Switzerland, is implementing an AI-driven automated shift scheduling system. This initiative aims to significantly reduce planning efforts, allocate more time to core tasks, and enhance employee satisfaction, in collaboration with Polypoint and Microsoft Switzerland. The automated scheduling system is set to launch at LUKS in the first half of 2024 after successful pilot tests.

Microsoft Receives Award for Most Popular Employer 2024

Handelszeitung and PME, in collaboration with market research company Statista, have announced the “Best Employers 2024”. For the third year running, Microsoft Switzerland has secured the top spot as the best employer in the category “Internet, Telecommunications and IT”.

Microsoft erhält Auszeichnung zum beliebtesten Arbeitgeber 2024

Die Handelszeitung und PME haben in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Marktforschungsunternehmen Statista die „Besten Arbeitgeber 2024“ gekürt. Microsoft Schweiz erreicht das dritte Jahr in Folge in der Kategorie „Internet, Telekommunikation und IT“ den Spitzenplatz.