ADRIATHON

16th and 17th September 2021

Online HACKATHON

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What is ADRIATHON?

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ADRIATHON is a hackathon organised by the Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (UNIZG-RGNF), on behalf of the EIT Raw Materials Regional Center ADRIA Hub, in cooperation with:

  • Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK)
  • Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia, Institute of Environmental and Nature protection (MINGOR-ZZOP)
  • Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG)
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering (UNIZG-GF)
  • Algebra University College (ALGEBRA)
  • Knauf Croatia (KNAUF)
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia (GEO-ZS)
  • Institut IGH d.d. (IGH).

ADRIATHON is designed as a competition in a digital environment, with an objective to develop innovative and efficient solutions for the activation of the Waste Exchange Market run by the Croatian Chamber of Economy, thus supporting the strategic objectives of Croatia set in the national Waste Management Plan (2017 – 2022), but also the EIT Raw Materials Strategy (2021- 2027).

The objectives of the Waste Exchange Market operation are as follows:

  • ensure that the required technical criteria for the specific waste category are met in order to make it suitable for recycling,
  • provide an interface between the producers of the secondary raw materials and the potential buyers,
  • promote sustainability through the utilisation of valuable secondary raw materials,
  • create a transparent market of the secondary raw materials.
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Adria RawMaterials Incubator Hackathon

16 - 17 Sep 2021
Online HACKATHON
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Why are we organising ADRIATHON?

EIT RawMaterials Regional Center ADRIA is dedicated to the implementation of the EIT RawMaterials strategy, therefore aiming to increase the sustainability of exploitation and consumption of raw materials, focusing also on the development of the secondary market of raw materials.

According to the data available in the Waste Management Plan of the Republic of Croatia for the period 2017-2022, one of the largest waste producers in the Republic of Croatia is the construction sector. Although the share of waste generated in the construction sector is estimated at 17%, it is noted that the data on recorded quantities for construction waste are of unsatisfactory quality. Namely, as stated in the Report on Construction Waste Management in 2019 (MINGOR), the quantities of construction waste reported by the waste producers make only about 30% of the actual amount generated.

The largest share in construction waste is soil, stone and dredging waste (45.5%) and mixed construction and demolition waste (19.1%). They are followed by concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics (16.1%), metals and their alloys (13.0%) and other types of waste represented by less than 7%.

Mineral non-hazardous construction waste (not including excavations) has great potential for reuse and recycling, and accounts for 40.3% of total construction waste generated in 2019.

At the same time, according to the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98 / EU), the target recovery rate for construction waste by 2020 should have been 70% of the mass of this type of waste. According to the calculation method determined by Commission Decision 2011/753 / EU (which covers only the selected types of construction waste), the recovery rate of construction waste in the Republic of Croatia for 2019 is 67%. The data on the recovery rate cannot be considered completely reliable, since part of the construction waste is not recorded in the system.

The general goal of organising ADRIATHON is to prolong the life cycle of the mineral raw materials by increasing the recovery rate of construction waste in the Republic of Croatia, with the following specific goals:

  • to reduce the difference between the actual and recorded amount of construction waste generated in the Republic of Croatia,
  • to increase the number of companies that aim to achieve a status of by-products for the waste generated,
  • to support the development of the secondary raw materials market in the mineral resources sector in the Republic of Croatia.

As the goals of ADRIATHON are fully aligned with those of the establishment and operation of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce's Waste Exchange, the development, visibility, and activation of the Waste Exchange are in the focus of the EIT ADRIA Regional Center and this hackathon.

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What is the time and venue of ADRIATHON?

ADRIATHON will be held on the 16th and 17th September 2021 in a digital environment.

The access link with technical instructions will be timely delivered to the registered participants. The official language of the ADRIATHON is English.

Shortly before the competition, there will be three introductory webinars for the registered participants, on September 1st, September 8th and September 14th, 2021.

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What is the challenge?

Participants are expected to offer solutions focused on the goals of ADRIATHON, and specifically on one or more of the following:

  • use of available data to improve the quality and scope of information offered on the Waste Exchange,
  • improving the functionality of the Waste Exchange in order for it to provide a higher level of service quality to its customers (possible upgrades),
  • strategies to stimulate the growth of supply and demand on the Waste Exchange (concepts of incentives for organizations to join the Exchange), which includes various behavioural change strategies, marketing initiatives, etc.
  • concepts of efficient connection of supply and demand within the Exchange, which includes technical and design solutions within the existing platform.

The two-day event should result in a developed Proof of Concept (PoC) for each team, or each idea, which will then be presented to the Evaluation and Selection Committee of ADRIATHON. Participants will receive detailed instructions in a timely manner by e-mail, through the RC ADRIA website and / or during the preparatory webinars.

Why should you participate?

In addition to the personal and professional benefits, gaining new knowledge and establishing business contacts, ADRIATHON participants can expect:

  • monetary prize for the best idea according to the evaluation of the Evaluation and Selection Committee - 3,200.00 euros (nett value, VAT is the obligation of the receiver)
  • rewards for participation
  • the possibility of further development of the idea under the guidance of a mentor and in cooperation with the organizers and partners.

The criteria for the evaluation and selection of ideas, as well as the composition of the Selection Committee will be published during July 2021 on the ADRIATHON website.

How to register?

The application is submitted by August 20th via an online form on the ADRIATHON website. Individuals or teams can apply. Registered individuals will be organized into teams by the organizers, of which they will be notified in advance.

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What is the workplan?

ADRIATHON is organized as a multi-day event consisting of:

FIRST PREPARATORY WEBINAR
WASTE EXCHANGE AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
SECOND PREPARATORY WEBINAR
CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR – PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
THIRD PREPARATORY WEBINAR
EXISTING DATA REGISTERS AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS
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COMPETITION – HACKATHON
FIRST PREPARATORY WEBINAR
WASTE EXCHANGE AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
01/09/2021
from 9:00 to 10:30

Lecturers:

  • prof. dr. sc. Nina Štirmer, Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Zagreb (UNIZG)
  • Dijana Varlec, Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK)

Webinar objectives:

  • Introducing participants to national and supranational strategic goals related to construction waste management,
  • Introducing participants to the possibilities and limitations of the legislative framework governing the management of construction waste in the Republic of Croatia, which includes the possibilities of recovery and establishment of the market of secondary raw materials,
  • Introducing participants to the key challenges in establishing a circular economy in the construction sector.
  • presentation of the objectives of the establishment and operation of the Waste Exchange
  • technical solution behind the Waste Exchange
  • challenges related to the efficient operation of the Waste Exchange.

NOTE: Registered participants are expected to participate in all webinars. The recordings of the individual parts, as well as presentations, will be available on the ADRIATHON website immediately after the webinar is held.

SECOND PREPARATORY WEBINAR
CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR – PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
08/09/2021
from 9:00 to 10:00

Lecturers:

  • Alenka Mauko, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG)
  • Representatives of KNAUF (TBD)

Webinar objectives:

  • to learn about the trends and possibilities in establishing circular economy in the raw materials sector (EU),
  • to learn the perspective of the industry representatives and existing challenges.

NOTE: Registered participants are expected to participate in all webinars. The recordings of the individual parts, as well as presentations, will be available on the ADRIATHON website immediately after the webinar is held.

THIRD PREPARATORY WEBINAR
EXISTING DATA REGISTERS AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS
14/09/2021
from 15:00 to 16:30

Lecturers:

  • Laila Gumhalter Malić (MINGOR)
  • Željka Korica (MINGOR)
  • Representatives of ALGEBRA (TBD)
  • Petra Grgasović (UNIZG-RGNF, RC ADRIA)

Webinar goals:

  • informing the participants about the existing registers of data on generated waste in the territory of the Republic of Croatia (type and structure of data, method of data collection and review, use of data ...)
  • introducing participants to the functionalities of the digital platform on which the hackathon will be held,
  • introducing participants to the way of working in teams and the work schedule,
  • detailed instructions on the form and expected content of the achieved results (checks of the innovative concept),
  • introducing participants to the way of presentation and criteria for evaluating ideas,
  • introducing the participants to the devices of participation in ADRIATHON.

NOTE: Registered participants are expected to participate in all webinars. The recordings of the individual parts, as well as presentations, will be available on the ADRIATHON website immediately after the webinar is held.

ONLINE
COMPETITION – HACKATHON
16/09/2021 - 17/09/2021
from 9:00 to 21:00
Who are the expected participants?

The targeted number of the ADRIATHON participants is 28, organized in interdisciplinary times of four people. Given the nature of the challenges posed, the aim is to include experts, researchers and students from the technical and social sciences, who will initially apply as a team or as individuals.

The targeted structure of the ADRIATHON participants is:

  • 25% representing researchers from the waste management sector / raw materials sector / environmental sciences,
  • 25% representing the professionals from the construction sector / waste management sector,
  • 25% representing the professionals from the IT sector / economy / marketing and PR,
  • 25% representing the students from the construction sector / waste management sector / IT sector / environmental sciences / economy.

Participants should ensure their availability in September, during the duration of ADRIATHON competition, as well as on the dates of preparatory webinars.

The perfect participant is:

  • Interested in problems of waste management in the raw materials sector
  • Willing and able to participate in a solution – oriented teamwork
  • Eager to acquire new knowledge related to the circular economy
  • Able to work constructively within a short deadline
  • Consistency and healthy competitive spirit
  • Interested in marketing and strategies of initiating behavioural and social change
  • Able to independently use the computer for communication and content development purposes
  • Innovative and creative in problem solving
  • Eager to face new professional challenges
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MEET THE LECTURERS AND JURY MEMBERS
Ms Nina Štirmer, PhD
Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb

Nina Štirmer is a full professor, Vice dean for science and Head of Materials Technology Chair at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb. She participated in the realization of numerous international and national scientific and research projects related to the application of recycled and secondary materials in cement composites and management of construction and demolition waste. She published more than 180 papers in journals and proceedings of international and national conferences.

Prof. Štirmer will give a lecture in the first webinar but will also act as a jury member evaluating the developed PoCs.

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Ms Željka Korica, mag. ing.
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (Croatia)

Željka Korica has a degree in agronomy and works as an external associate on the Register of Environmental Pollution in the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. She also works on quality control of the waste-related data reported to the Environmental Pollution Register database, on the database administration and other tasks within in the Department of Water, Chemicals, Industrial and Integrated Pollution and Other Sectoral Pressures in the Service for Waste and Sectoral Pressures.

Ms Korica will participate as a lecturer during the second webinar.

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Ms Alenka Mauko Pranjić, PhD
Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute

Alenka Mauko Pranjić acts as a Head of Department for Materials at the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute. She mainly works on sustainability of secondary raw material-based construction materials and construction works, including recycling od different waste flows, remediation, circular business modelling and environmental assessments. She is skilled in the microstructural analysis of geological materials, including 3D analysis. Since 2008 she has been a project coordinator of several international and national research projects and contributes as an evaluator of H2020 proposals and a reviewer for different national and international journals.

Ms Mauko Pranjić will give a lecture in the second webinar but will also act as a jury member evaluating the developed PoCs.

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Mr Hrvoje Jerković, PhD
Algebra College

Hrvoje Jerković was born in 1976 in Zagreb. He acquired his doctoral degree in the field of applied computing in 2012, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and has worked as a head of various departments for management and implementation of information systems in the business environment. As a researcher and lecturer at Algebra College, he holds the course in Disruptive technologies. Mr Jerković has completed several certified programs in the areas of machine and deep learning. He focuses on project management and implemantation in the field of data and information science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and their application in business, society and industry.

Mr Jerković will act as a jury member evaluating the developed PoCs.

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Mr Zdravko Kunić
Algebra College

Zdravko Kunić is an experienced technology expert, entrepreneur and data scientist. He is an expert in databases, decision support systems, computer modeling, information visualization and professional microelectronics. He has designed specialized information systems and databases in the field of insurance, telecommunications, public administration, meteorology, culture and traffic management, and led a number of development projects in the field of information technology and industrial electronics.

Mr Kunić will give a lecture in the third webinar.

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Mr Vječislav Bohanek, PhD
Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, University of Zagreb

Vječislav Bohanek was born in 1978 and in 2013 he obtained his PhD in mining engineering at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering. As an associate professor he teaches the following courses: Blasting, Drilling, Surface Mining and Tunnels, and Underground Chambers. He participated in several research projects under different funding programmes. He is also a quality manager at the Laboratory for testing of explosives and the Laboratory for the Calibration of Equipment for Monitoring Blasting Effect on the Environment and a member of many national and international research and professional organisations.

Mr Bohanek will act as a jury member evaluating the developed PoCs.

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Additional information

In case of any questions, please reach us at rcadria@eitrawmaterials.eu.

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