On 10 January 2019, 14 teams presented their respective projects at the technical University Vienna as part of the Sustainability Challenge 2019. The Sustainability Challenge 2019 gathered all major universities based in Vienna: WU, TU, BOKU and Uni Wien. The challenge aims to provide young students the opportunity to learn and to develop innovative ideas in an interdisciplinary way. Key to doing so is the idea to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals while bringing together research and economy. The event is designed to provide a first occasion for students to present their projects in the early stages of implementation.

Smarter Together Vienna also participated for the second time, fostering the science and research aspects of the H2020 project.

The teams participating in 2019 focused on diverse and innovative topics:

  • Team Siemens researches innovations of e-scooters and scooters in general
  • Team Saint-Gobain ISOVER looks for improvement in the use of waste insulation material
  • Team Klimaaktiv tries to make energy understandable
  • Team Wiener Stadtwerke focuses on diversity management
  • Team ÖAMTC makes research on the potential of biking
  • Team MA 25 – Smarter Together focuses on e-car-sharing in Simmering and will make an on-site survey on users in view of the elaboration of the future business model
  • Team Austria Glas Recycling focuses on Science Based Target in order to reduce energy emissions in the plants
  • The Start Up Track presented its projects as well
  • ACTion for a Cool Climate elaborates ludic workshops for primary schools 
  • Antiimpact is focusing on Community Empowerment
  • Beeanco is a new and innovative online marketplace. Carlos elaborates a concept for an innovative and user-friendly car-sharing system of private cars in housing estates
  • Climbing hold from hemp shall replace the plastic ones in climbing halls 
  • URBAN GREENS wants to bring the salad back to the city with microgreens

For more information, visit the original articles posted on Smarter Together Vienna’s page [in German]:

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE

(c) Daniel Schmelz / RCE