Sustainability Challenge

ESI's student innovation program in cooperation with partners - “Rimi Baltic”, “SEB banka” and AS "Eco Baltia" - invites high school and university students to participate in the Sustainability Challenge from March 18 to 26 to create unique ideas for solving various challenges related to energy and waste issues.

The Sustainability Challenge is a hackathon-type competition in which, through various tasks, mentoring classes and other activities, participants will have to develop creative solutions to various issues related to energy production and use, waste reduction and proper management. High school and university students (at any level of higher education, in any specialty) can participate in the competition. Also, other interested parties who are motivated to offer solutions to sustainability issues are also invited to submit their ideas. It is possible to participate in the competition with an existing idea, as well as create it from scratch.

Register here

Application until March 15

Challenge activities will be implemented in three phases : 

On March 18, there will be an opening event with a team and idea generation, so that each participant can get an accurate insight into the challenges, formulate their idea, create a team and present it.

In the period from March 20 to 24, there will be online mentoring sessions, work in teams and face-to-face tours of companies representing the industry, where participants can get ideas for project development.

On March 25 and 26, participants will meet with industry experts and relevant mentors for the development of the project, who will help to develop their idea more successfully, the event will take place on the premises of “Rimi Baltic” in Riga. On the last day of the challenge, the teams will present their solutions, which will be judged by a project jury made up of project partners.

All activities will be held in English.

The partners of the challenge - “Rimi Baltic,” “SEB banka” and AS "Eco Baltia" - have prepared several topics for the creation of ideas based on real problem situations observed in the company's operation and society. An insight into the challenges prepared by our partners:
- AS "Eco Baltia" offers challenges in two areas related to circular economy in Latvia - promotion of sorting, recycling and recirculation of textile products, as well as recycling of used electronic devices.