IT Challenge 2021
The Challenge is split into 6 main phases.
Time left to develop your application
Come up with an innovative concept for an application based on Decarbonization
Nov 30, 2020 - Dec 17, 2020
First Jury made up of the Atos’ Scientific Community members selects the 15 best concepts
Dec 18, 2020 - Apr 25, 2021
18 shortlisted teams work on their app development with the help of an Atos’ coach
Apr 26, 2021 - May 25, 2021
App testing in Atos Competence Center.
May 26, 2021 - Jul 7, 2021
The shortlisted teams pitched their ideas in front of a Final Jury who have now selected the 3 finalist teams
The 3 finalist teams are invited to join our digital Awards Ceremony
This year’s Atos IT Challenge seeks to develop digital solutions that will support multiple areas of decarbonization and decarbonization initiatives, helping companies and society as a whole to tackle climate change.
- The following topics may be areas to explore when considering how digital solutions can support decarbonization initiatives.
- Power generation and demand – Supporting a shift to nuclear, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, solar, wind and tidal forms of generation.
- Power use and efficiency – Local power generation, distribution and community schemes; Use of energy storage solutions such as high-capacity batteries for homes; Use of digital technology to match demand to the supply of clean energy.
- Industry – Helping to optimise or reduce the usage of steel and cement, as production of these materials results in large emissions of greenhouse gases.
- Agriculture and farming – The use of inorganic fertilizers releases methane into the atmosphere. Additionally, Livestock farming (particularly cattle) produces large volumes of methane. Can we reduce these emissions, or use digital technologies to make better use of waste methane? How can digital technology help to prevent the destruction of rainforests, or aid in the recovery of deforested areas?
- Transport – Can digital technology support a shift from fossil fuels to electricity or hydrogen? How can digital technology maximise the use of public transport, car sharing and rental schemes? Can digital aid the distribution and delivery networks supporting increased online product and grocery shopping? How can digital reduce emissions in shipping or air travel?
- The environment – How can digital solutions help us develop and use carbon capture and storage technologies.’
- The Challenge is to develop a functioning application, mobile app, service or simulation to support industry, commerce or individuals in the drive for decarbonization. We are looking for interesting applications that could have immediate and impactful real-world applicability.
- For more information on this year’s theme click here