The sustainability programme is designed to find the most innovative solutions to problems faced by the water/power sectors.

Enzen hosts programme on promoting sustainable solutions powered by HackerEarth
Atom Environment Friday, June 15, 2018 - 17:10

HackerEarth, a leader in innovation and talent management software, has been chosen by Enzen, to host their first global programme in the field of energy conservation and environment protection called the Sustainability Programme. The programme is aimed at finding solutions to support the company’s vision for a sustainable environment.

Enzen is a global professional knowledge practice that focuses on gaining, refining and sharing expertise in the energy and utilities sector. 

Affordability, accessibility and availability of power and water are amongst the major concerns for governments, utilities and corporations across the globe. According to the UN, 52% of the projected 9.7 billion people will live in water-stressed areas by 2050. It is also predicted that by 2050, 70% of the population will be living in cities and they will consume 80% of the world’s energy. The key to any country’s development is to sustainably harness and judiciously manage resources, thus catering to the changing needs of society. The aim of this Sustainability Programme is to improve the quality of life across societies and to proactively address the current and future challenges that countries are likely to face. 

The online programme which began on June 8, 2018 consists of three phases. Phase 1, which is the registration and idea submission stage will end on August 19. In the next phase, ending October 15, qualifying teams will be required to submit prototypes of their idea. In the final phase, shortlisted candidates will be invited to Enzen’s offices either to Bengaluru or London on November 24 for the final presentation and demonstration.

Sachin Gupta, CEO and Cofounder, HackerEarth said, “We are proud to be chosen to conduct the Sustainability Challenge with Enzen. This is a new sector for us, and we hope to see some unique solutions from the community. It is important to leverage technology to build products that can bring a real change for the environment.”

The theme for the programme is Transformation into a Sustainable Environment. The jury will evaluate all ideas and base their final decision taking into account four aspects, namely sustainability, security, affordability and quality. The three winners of the Sustainability Program will not only receive cash rewards, but also will get the chance to further develop their ideas under the mentorship of experts from Enzen.

Uma Rajarathnam, Global Head, Applied Research & Collaboration, Enzen Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. said, “Enzen’s vision is to make power and water accessible, affordable and sustainable to support economic and social growth.  The aim of the Sustainability Challenge is to encourage innovators from around the globe to come forth with ideas that have a positive impact on our society and environment. We strongly believe that great ideas can come from anywhere, but not many are ready to go to market on account of lack of planning, resources or mentorship. This is where Enzen, winners in the energy and environment space can make a significant difference and help evolve and commercialise your idea, and in parallel, eradicate the power and water poverty that exists across the globe.”

To know more about the programme, click here.  

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