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Hackathons as a Company – University Collaboration Tool to Boost Circularity Innovations and Digitalization Enhanced Sustainability

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Publication Details
Authors: Happonen Ari, Minashkina Daria, Nolte Alexander, Medina Angarita Maria Angelica
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: AIP Conference Proceedings
Title of parent publication: AIP conference proceedings
Journal acronym: AIP Conf. Proc.
Volume number: 2233
Issue number: 1
eISBN: 978-0-7354-1992-6
ISSN: 0094-243X
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


need to become more environmentally conscious in their actions and
business-based operations. In developed countries, there is an increased
pressure towards this direction enforced by legal requirements. Moreover, a
notion of sustainability is more and more perceived as a business advantage and
as part of a successful company’s business models [1, 2]. Companies have various
options on how to innovate their products, operations and business models to be
more sustainable by e.g. addressing growing income inequality [3] and
minimizing their own impact on the deterioration of our natural livelihood [4].
To identify suitable options companies often collaborate with higher education
institutions to develop innovative ideas. And within this realm, lies option
for collaboration in the form of hackathons and e.g. code camps. These events
are great sources of innovation and these special cases they also did support collaboration
driven sustainability innovation seeding too. This work is based on case
studies and experience-based evidence on how companies were successful in generating
ideas for their operations and new potential options for new implementation
directions to support higher levels of circularity in their supply chains.
Additionally, companies have been able to improve their services to support
their customers’ actions to minimize energy consumption and improve operations
to positively affect CO₂ emissions thus reducing their carbon footprint.

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