VTT is hosting an innovation contest on digitalisation of bioeconomy together with Helen, Lassila & Tikanoja and Valio. We will invite 12 innovator teams to solve three challenges provided by our partners, who support the participants before and during the contest, and will continue to work together with the best teams on a pilot project.
Industrial companies produce always two outcomes: the actual product and sidestreams, which are usually considered as waste from the process. One key problem in circular bioeconomy is that many industrial side-streams are not always disposed in the most economical and efficient way. Companies don’t have the means to find the best ways to dispose their waste. On the other hand, other companies might be willing to buy these sidestreams as their feed stock.
That’s why we want to experiment how it would be possible to collect data about side-streams from real cases in an easy and non-hassle way. How could we reach the right customers who need others’ waste as their key resources? How do we organise logistics of the material, and how could we facilitate a marketplace for these parties to meet? We are looking for new angles to solve these issues and provide three case perspectives to experiment with.
Proceed to the industryhack_ website for full information and to sign up!