The Beeco team believes that the way to a greener future is to work as a community, educating, motivating and helping each other - and this is the inspiration behind their idea. They envisioned the creation of an eco-centric platform that connects eco-conscious users with sustainability-minded companies. The underlying idea is an integrated application that channels educational content into one place, while also generating dialogues and building an eco-community. In addition to the possibility of calculating the ecological footprint, the application would also include maps, for example of the location of waste collection points or green shops. In the longer term, moreover, they also plan to integrate community features into the application, with the aim of empowering users to take action for a greener future not only on an individual, but also on a collective level.
Levente Farkas, Kristóf Hegedűs, Tímea Szende
Today's rising energy prices and ever increasing environmental impacts, such as unseasonal heat, have given rise to an idea that aims to make a heat wave bearable at low maintenance costs. ChillWell would reform the air conditioning technology currently used. Most of the devices available on the market today operate on similar principles and often have high purchase, deployment and maintenance costs. The novelty would come from the simplicity of the product, the idea being that the appliance would not need to produce the cold, it would just need to transport it, which would result in significant energy efficiency.
Péter Palla, Dominik Somogyi
The growing energy crisis is increasingly affecting the SME sector. The lack of technological and financing knowledge can significantly slow down the implementation of measures and projects that could provide a solution. Metrinergy's machine-learning algorithms and ecosystem offer businesses the opportunity to operate sustainably and profitably, even in the face of rising energy prices. We plan to map the diverse energy profiles of the activities, taking into account the role of location and revenue category. This way the exact energy risk levels and the interventions to reduce them, the costs and the financing options can be identified. Furthermore, the robust database built up from the surveys can provide a useful basis for public, energy and financial stakeholders in the design of new development schemes.
Imre Acsai, Bálint Rozs
The players of the energy sector are challenged not only by rising costs but also by a rapidly changing regulatory environment. To be able to respond effectively to changes, they need to monitor the market constantly and make dynamic, data-driven, rapid decisions. They should have an overview of current price forecasts and the analytics on which they base their decisions. This is where the idea of sight-E, which combines the latest machine learning and deep learning techniques to provide continuous forecasts, could help. The envisioned platform would be a "marketplace" where near real-time energy market analytics and optimal operational strategies would be available to the relevant market players, helping them to make informed decisions on their strategies. The platform would also allow for standardised and customised analytics.
Ádám Cimer, Mihály Dolányi
In condominiums, communication between residents is often ineffective, making it difficult to assert interests and make decisions on common issues. These are the problems Tenantly's team is solving by creating a digital community space that, in addition to providing a seamless way to manage condominium affairs, is truly focused on residents and building a community. Residents' communities currently use mostly the internet and social media platforms. Tenantly wants to create an application developed with agile technology that is easy to integrate, user-friendly and up-to-date. They claim that the digitalisation of communication between the residents of condominium would not only save the community time, money and energy, but would also make their operations more transparent and help to build community and coexistence. In addition to sharing common issues, the application would also allow for voting, interaction and communication.
Áron Bruck, Áron Dankó, Benedek Juhász, Boldizsár Mátyás, Bence Világi
At present, information on urban investments, constructions and public utility development projects is often less transparent for the public. Local people are directly affected by the renovations, but when they try to find out about them, they often encounter difficulties in obtaining the information they need, or even cannot get hold of it at all. The Transparencity team is developing a solution to tackle this problem. They designed a web-based service platform where information on renovations would be publicly available. The platform will not only provide a single repository for data, but will also allow municipalities, utility companies and construction contractors to manage their projects through it. The Transparencity team is keen to generate a dialogue between the stakeholders, so where appropriate local residents can also be asked for their opinion on a plan, or they may be informed sooner about expected closures.
Márton Ambrus-Dobai, Tamás Banka, Gábor Pál Berta, Gergő Tanai