Raw Materials Hackathon “Change4Future” Announced the Winners

Ukrainian Startup Fund together with EIT RawMaterials hold the “Raw Materials Hackathon: Change4Future” and gathered 15 finalists in the DEMO DAY in Kyiv.

The teams developed technologies and solutions for:

  • improved and new mineral exploration
  • more efficient, responsible and sustainable modern mining
  • mineral and metal processing and for improved materials production
  • optimization of the mining and production processes of metals and minerals (increasing process efficiency, using less energy and water, reducing costs and waste generation)
  • alternative materials for pipes

According to the results of the pitching, the winners are:

  • Critical HydroMinerals Calculator (CHydroMC)
  • Fenite haloes of alkaline rocks and carbonatites
  • ThermoSalt
  • The MACSIO Expert System
  • Geoscaninform

Grants from the Geological Investment Group in the amount of $1000 were awarded to Critical HydroMinerals Calculator and Evaluation and ranking of zircon-ilmenite placers.

Moreover, The MACSIO Expert System are the finalists of the Regional Innovation Competition – an innovation programme with exciting, customised workshops, coaching vouchers, and local support via RIS incubators. Final Pitching Competition will be conducted in Athens this December.

Partners of the event: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, UNIT.City , ReThink, Greencubator, Geological Investment Group, DTEK Oil&Gas, European Business Association and National Association of Mining Industry.

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