In Autumn 2021, the second edition of HackARIANDA took place. The assignment? Develop innovations using Galileo satellite technology to advance urban mobility and help our cities become greener, safer and healthier.

The second online edition of the #HackARIADNA carried the theme of ecology and social inclusion. After three weeks of mentoring with our ARIADNA experts, nine teams coming from all continents across the world were invited pitch and defend their project in the Final, which took place late October.

The Final addressed the two challenges formulated for the Hackathon:

  • Mobility for all: Leveraging geolocation capabilities to design mobility solutions allowing people to move with the best possible conditions, whatever the urban contexts in which they live (low-density territories, underprivileged or weakly-connected neighborhoods) and taking especially into account vulnerable groups such as elderly people and people with reduced mobility
  • Sustainable mobility: Promoting mobility solutions with the least impact in terms of carbon and other air-polluting emissions.

In the end, three teams have been awarded.

The winning team was ROTAM, from Colombia. This project developed a solution to track fuel consumption for individuals or fleets thanks to real-time feedback;

Furthermore, two projects were awarded a special “Mobility for all” price:

  • DABA’GO (Morocco). This project developed a solution for integrating informal transport in a multimodal route planner app to reduce air pollution in developing countries;
  • ACE Mobility (Kenya). This team created an on-demand ride sharing solution for vans with wheelchair accessibility.

Congratulations to them and to all participants!