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FH Upper Austria Students Win WTUN Hackathon 2023

In an impressive display of technical skill and innovative thinking, bright minds from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FH Upper Austria) have taken places 1-3 in the highly competitive World Technological University Network (WTUN) Hackathon 2023.


This year’s WTUN Hackathon focused on Climate Action and was open for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students of WTUN member institutions. The Hackathon challenge was to offer a solution to a Climate Action related issue. Students from different institutions, study majors, countries and cultures have been combined into very diverse teams to work together on a chosen topic within the UN Sustainable Development Goals #13 (Climate Action) and #17 (Partnerships for the Goals) and develop their global citizens skills. For 48 hours students discussed new ideas, developed potential solutions under the guidance of academic mentors and experts of WTUN member institutions. During a live Pitch Event the teams were able to present their ideas and solutions to expert judges. 

Teams addressed topics such as food waste, air quality, circular economy, energy consumption or pollution. The winning teams were announced as follows:

First Prize: Team 12, ‘Green Titans for an app that supports and incentivises the general public to track, reduce, and improve their household consumption.

  • Stefanie Kölbl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • Shaik Althaf, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  • R.S. Bhumishaa Ratheesh, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  •  Emmanuel Kamoru Umoru, University of Bradford

Second Prize: Team 10, ‘The Crackerfor a service which supports key industry partners, such as restaurants, to sustainably manage organic waste, promoting a circular economy. 

  • Khush Agarwal, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • Ruby Jain, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria 
  • Charles Ogun, University of Bradford
  • Ebrahim Aliyou Wudu, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Third Prize: Team 29, ‘Greenerieefor a product providing local fishermen with access to vital data and insights to adjust feeding schedules through a product of sensors installed within the aquaculture of their surroundings. 

  • Siddhant Deshpande, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria 
  • Roghan G, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  • K. Thaniyasubhalaxmi Kanthasami, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  • Kanrawee Sisandsaup, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

FH Upper Austria is especially proud for having representatives in all three winning teams. This clearly shows our students’ dedication to tackle current global challenges and their understanding of the importance of global collaboration to work on a better tomorrow.

Congratulations to Stefanie, Ruby and Siddhant and special Thanks to WTUN and all member institutions who made this event possible!

For more information on the Hackathon please visit https://www.wtu-n.net/2023/12/hackathon-for-climate-action-2023-winners-announced/.

More information about WTUN can be found at https://www.wtu-n.net/.

Winning Students with Austrian WTUN representatives | Credits: FH OÖ

WTUN Hackathon 2023 Winners from FH Upper Austria | Credits: FH OÖ