VIA INO21 Challenge 4: Tech-Innovation - Smart Solutions For Waste Management In Public Spaces
To participate in this challenge it is required that you are a student at VIA University College Engineering and take part in the Innovation weeks in week 5 and 6.
The potential in technology is enormous, yet not at big part of waste management – especially when it comes to public spaces. In the city of Aarhus we see a huge potential in using technology in many of our operations. We look for a more efficient way to operate, to optimize public areas, and direct traffic.
We are looking into a future with easy access to data and artificial intelligence that analyse huge datasets to see patterns, errors, or guide operations. With small chip and efficient sensors, global datasets and internet of things the potential is nearly endless.
When talking about smart solutions in public waste management, sensors monitoring garbage levels in garbage bins seem to be state of the art. But we see a much bigger potential and hope you will take the challenge and show us the opportunities in a smart public waste management system.
There are not many restraints in your design of potential solutions – but it must be within the scheme of public waste! Either related to public waste bins and how they can be “smarter”, smarter operations or related to litter in public areas (streets, parks, nature etc). Waste from private homes and companies is not part of the challenge.
Give Aarhus your take on the future and a smart solution for waste management in public spaces.
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Sources and Information
Here you can find additional sources and material for inspiration:
Kommuner og leverandører mangler et fælles IoT-sprog (betalingsartikel på ingeniøren) https://ing.dk/artikel/kommuner-leverandorer-mangler-faelles-iot-sprog-225631
IoT-sensorer løber hurtigt tør for strøm https://ing.dk/artikel/iot-sensorer-loeber-hurtigt-toer-stroem-222261
Find inspiration and knowledge at https://tomorrow.city/ (is free – requires login)
Smart cities: A case study in waste monitoring and management [paper – link to PDF] https://orbit.dtu.dk/files/179173094/Smart_Cities_A_Case_Study_in_Waste_Monitoring_and_Management.pdf
IoT Waste Management In Smart Cities https://wellthatsinteresting.tech/iot-waste-management-in-smart-cities/
Combining Cloud and sensors in a smart city environment https://jwcn-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1687-1499-2012-247
To what extent is the solution new to the world or new to the context (Aarhus)?
Is the solution original or a new creative mix of what is already known and exists?
To what extent does the solution have a positive effect on the environment?
Is the expected impact on the environment made probable and justified?
Use of profession
To what extent is knowledge, skills and competences from your education used in the solution concept?
How well is the solution presented?
Is it clear and concise?
Is it possible for the stakeholders to understand and use the solution based on the presentation?