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We look for a hero, who can beat the smog!

Over 92% of the world’s population inhales unhealthy air and over seven million people worldwide die prematurely every year because of smog. It needs to stop and we look for a hero, who could solve the problem of air pollution! Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight the smog with innovations and technology. This year our idea is to get the best teams from all over the world to take part in data hackathon in Krakow and compete for 10 000 PLN in each category, 15 000 PLN - Special Prize donated by Allegra, and 60 000 PLN - Special Prize donated by Krakowski Park Technologiczny.
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How it works?

Application

Apply and join the game. At least 1 team's member must have competence in data analysis. If your application and background are really good, we will invite you to take part in data hackathon.

Data

Smogathon will provide unique data to help participants and support their projects. Exploit the full potential of data.

Hackathon

Safe the date: (7-8.12.2019, Krakow). Work with your team, be assisted with mentors and create your smog-fighting solutions.

Prizes

You are one step closer to winning the game. Present your solution in front of jury and compete for 10 000 PLN in each category, 15 000 PLN - Special Prize donated by Allegra, and 60 000 PLN - Special Prize donated by Krakowski Park Technologiczny.

Smogathon 2019

Do you want to fight air pollution with innovation and technology? We invite you to apply for taking part in data hackathon (7-8.12.2019, Krakow) to solve real life challenges and create projects in categories.

Main categories

Pollution Monitoring & Forecasting
10 000 PLN

Pollution Monitoring & Forecasting

10 000 PLN

“You can't control what you can't measure”. Monitoring stations may be established to determine background pollution levels. Maybe every man and woman could have a pocket sensor if it is comfortable cheap enough. If you know that it is a smoggy day you can adapt your everyday activity to it. What are the best indoor and outdoor air pollution measurement methods?

Health Effects of Air Pollution
10 000 PLN

Health Effects of Air Pollution

10 000 PLN

Air pollution causes 4,2 million premature deaths worldwide and over 45 thousand in Poland. Not everyone knows but smog decreased quality of life. Prevention is better than cure but not every human lives in the area free of air pollution. What is the available treatment for people affected by pollution? How to relieve symptoms?

Transportation Emissions Management
10 000 PLN

Transportation Emissions Management

10 000 PLN

How can we reduce emission in transportation? For example, aircraft causes about 3.5% of global warming as a result of all human activities. Are cars as harmful to humans as planes to the planet? Is there any alternative to the vehicles we currently use? How to encourage people to use public transport?

Identification of Pollution Sources
10 000 PLN

Identification of Pollution Sources

10 000 PLN

Energy management is a part of a smart, future house. Proper household heating and good optimization can provide an eco-friendly building. The pleasant warm temperature can be provided from different sources but which of them is the best for the environment? What conditions must be met so that the heating could be effective?

Industrial Pollution Control
10 000 PLN

Industrial Pollution Control

10 000 PLN

Do you have an idea how to effectively regulate issues related to the control of coal and fuel quality? How to start and what technology is the best to use? What stage of control is the number one priority? Use your knowledge and good ideas to make a real solution that enables to supervision of  quality of coal and fuel.

Partners Prizes

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Special Prize donated by Allegra
15 000 PLN
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Special Prize donated by Allegra

15 000 PLN
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Special Prize donated by Krakowski Park Technologiczny
60 000 PLN
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Special Prize donated by Krakowski Park Technologiczny

60 000 PLN

Do you have an idea how to improve public transport and communication in the Krakow agglomeration? Do you know what tools to effectively monitor and inform about the level of pollution? Do you want to propose a solution that efficiently identifies the main sources of smog and / or allows you to minimize them?

Selected teams will be invited to talks aimed at financing and implementing the project in one of the municipalities in Małopolska.

Terms & Conditions for granting the Special Prize at Smogathon 2019

7th December 2019
11:00
Registration
12:00
The beginning of Smogathon 2019
1:00
Lunch
7:30
Dinner
11:30
Pizza
8th December 2019
7:00
Breakfast
12:00
The end of work, lunch
3:00
Grand Finale
4:00
Results & awards
4:30 -6:30
Afterparty

Take part in Smogathon 2019!

Do you want to fight air pollution with innovation and technology? Join the game, we invite you to participate in data hackathon in Krakow.
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Smogathon 2019

Mentors & Jury

Damian Zięba

AGH University of Science and Technology

Damian Zięba

AGH University of Science and Technology

Damian Zięba born on 7.05.1985 in Strzyżów. Currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. During the Master’s degree he was involved in the measurement of trace gases in the atmosphere. During the Master’s degree, he did internships at the Polish Polar Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Hornsund, Svalbard). the practitioner was responsible for the installation of Lidar, a device used to measure dust in the atmosphere. From August 2017. works in the Krakow Smog Alert as a specialist of air quality measurement.

Edyta Litwin

Starszy specjalista ds. administrowania bazą danych o jakości powietrza i wspomagania ocen jakości powietrza w RWMŚ w Krakowie w Głównym Inspektoracie Ochrony Środowiska

Edyta Litwin

Starszy specjalista ds. administrowania bazą danych o jakości powietrza i wspomagania ocen jakości powietrza w RWMŚ w Krakowie w Głównym Inspektoracie Ochrony Środowiska

Starszy specjalista ds. administrowania bazą danych o jakości powietrza i wspomagania ocen jakości powietrza w RWMŚ w Krakowie w Głównym Inspektoracie Ochrony Środowiska. Pracę w rozpoczęła w 2014 roku od prowadzenia wojewódzkiej bazy emisji zanieczyszczeń do powietrza. Obecnie do jej zakresu obowiązków należą zadania związane z monitoringiem jakości powietrza: administrowanie wojewódzką bazą danych JPOAT, nadzór nad transmisją danych z poziomu wojewódzkiego na krajowy, lokalizowanie stacji pomiarowych monitoringu jakości powietrza.

Tomasz Frączkowski

Kierownik Krajowego Laboratorium Referencyjnego do spraw jakości powietrza atmosferycznego Głównego Inspektoratu Ochrony Środowiska

Tomasz Frączkowski

Kierownik Krajowego Laboratorium Referencyjnego do spraw jakości powietrza atmosferycznego Głównego Inspektoratu Ochrony Środowiska

Kierownik Krajowego Laboratorium Referencyjnego do spraw jakości powietrza atmosferycznego Głównego Inspektoratu Ochrony Środowiska. Od ponad 20 lat zajmujący się pomiarami jakości powietrza wykonywanymi w ramach Państwowego Monitoringu Środowiska. Zapewniający nadzór nad jakością pomiarów wykonywanych w sieciach monitoringu jakości powietrza. Przedstawiciel Polski w sieci krajowych laboratoriów referencyjnych Unii Europejskiej - AQUILA. Kierownik projektu realizowanego ze środków POIŚ, mającego na celu doposażenie sieci monitoringowych w sprzęt pomiarowo-badawczy.

Piotr Łyczko

Deputy Director of the Department of the Environment in the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region

Piotr Łyczko

Deputy Director of the Department of the Environment in the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region

Piotr Łyczko, Deputy Director of the Department of the Environment in the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region. He has experience working in public administration and dealing with air quality, environmental permits, waste management and eco-management systems. Project manager of the LIFE Integrated Project “LIFE-IP MALOPOLSKA”, which focuses on air quality with the participation of over 60 co-beneficiaries. Air quality expert in the TAIEX instrument by European Commission.

Clotilde Aubertin

External innovation Director – GSK Consumer healthcare

Clotilde Aubertin

External innovation Director – GSK Consumer healthcare

GSK aims to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

Within GSK, as External innovation Director I always seek and evaluate science-based innovations related to Healthcare to accelerate innovation within Respiratory Health and Pain Relief. I am passionate about connecting innovative thinkers and hunting the exciting next big findings to fulfil day to day consumers ‘health issues. I hold a master's degree in Pharmacy and Nutrition, an Information and Communication sciences PhD. By partnering with other innovators, let's create a currency of ideas and bring them together to market at a faster pace.

My daily work thrives collaboration between pharma, medtech, medical devices companies. All innovation collaborations aim win-win deep technical and scientific discussions and assessments to sustain a partnership and to launch a product including a co-innovation. Regulatory is key and challenging as we are upfront the market of tomorrow.

Agnieszka Chudzińska

Warsaw University of Technology/Arch Vis Studio

Agnieszka Chudzińska

Warsaw University of Technology/Arch Vis Studio

Agnieszka Chudzińska is an assistant at the Studio of Contemporary Architecture, Interiors and Industrial Forms of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology. Agnieszka received his Master of Architecture from WUT  in 2016. Currently working on PHD dissertation on smog removal with the help of architecture. Active architect, co-owner of Arch Vis Studio, author of graduation tower designs, single-family buildings and interiors. From 2017 member of the Mazovian Regional Chamber of Architects.

Jakub Bartyzel

AGH University of Science and Technology

Jakub Bartyzel

AGH University of Science and Technology

Alumnus of Faculty of Physics and applied Computer Science. He defended his PhD thesis in topics related to analytical methods in hydrology. He works on topics related to a problem of greenhouse gas emission and air quality. He focuses mainly on measurement and possibilities of its development. He is an author of innovative solutions in that matter.

mgr inż. Łukasz Pawlik

Zastępca Dyrektora ds. Zieleni: Zarząd Zieleni Miejskiej w Krakowie

mgr inż. Łukasz Pawlik

Zastępca Dyrektora ds. Zieleni: Zarząd Zieleni Miejskiej w Krakowie

Doświadczony pracownik administracji samorządowej. Absolwent Wydziału Leśnego na Uniwersytecie Rolniczym im. H. Kołłątaja. Ukończył także studia podyplomowe w zakresie zarządzania w administracji publicznej w Małopolskiej Szkole Administracji Publicznej Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie, szacowania nieruchomości na Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej, a także projektowania ogrodów i terenów zieleni przy Uniwersytecie Rolniczym i Politechnice Krakowskiej. Przez cały czas związany z Krakowską zielenią, początkowo jako inspektor, a następnie kierownik Wydziału Kształtowania Środowiska Urzędu Miasta Krakowa gdzie zajmował się sprawami ochrony zieleni, obecnie w ZZM odpowiada za jej utrzymanie. Od stycznia br. pełni także obowiązki Miejskiego Architekta Krajobrazu w Krakowie.

Andrzej Kukuła

Data Community Poland

Andrzej Kukuła

Data Community Poland

Niezależny konsultant z ponad 20-letnim doświadczeniem zawodowym w branży IT. Pomaga klientom w zagadnieniach związanych z analizą danych, systemami BI, big data, uczeniem maszynowym, chmurą i poprawą wydajności. Członek zarządu i lider śląskiego oddziału stowarzyszenia Data Community Poland. Prelegent na konferencjach krajowych i międzynarodowych.  Z zamiłowania programista, w wolnych chwilach żegluje po morzach.

Anna Dworakowska

Krakow Smog Alert/Polish Smog Alert

Anna Dworakowska

Krakow Smog Alert/Polish Smog Alert

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative, President of the Board, Global Compact Network Poland

Kamil Wyszkowski

Representative, President of the Board, Global Compact Network Poland

Kamil Wyszkowski, a Representative and President of the Board of Global Compact Network Poland (GCNP). Since 2002 he has worked in United Nations System. Between 2002 and 2009, in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was responsible for international and multilateral cooperation and for the development of programs in Europe and Asia. Under UNDP, he has worked in dozens of countries, implementing development programs based on transfer of knowledge from Poland. He has worked in UNDP headquarters in New York and Bratislava Regional Center (Service Center for the 24 Country Offices in (South-) Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union). Since 2009 to 2014 Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Office in Poland. 

Since 2004, a Representative and General Director of Global Compact Network Poland (United Nations Global Compact coordinates the UN system's cooperation with the private sector within the UN Business Action Hub and through the Global Compact programs are created involving business, cities, universities, government, NGOs: more: ungc.org.pl). Since 2011 Director of Know How Hub (established as part of UNDP Poland, currently managed by GCNP).

UN and EU policy expert, in particular in the field of business and administration cooperation as well as mobilization of the private sector to implement the UN development goals and standards. Specialist in development, multilateral and knowledge transfer, climate policy and anti-corruption activities.

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