On 1st and 2nd July 2023, unleash your creativity and get involved by participating in the numerous challenges of The Big Hack – seventh edition.
Two days dedicated to technology and sharing!
The Big Hack seventh edition is promoted by the Campania Region and organized by Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition (the innovation fair promoted and organized by the Rome Chamber of Commerce) and Sviluppo Campania, in collaboration with the Federico II University of Naples at the Apple Developer Academy.
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Eni | GenAI for Sustainable Development
Today, more than ever, digital is a lever for creating value, aimed at making Eni’s business increasingly integrated, efficient and sustainable. Computing power, data and artificial intelligence support the energy transition strategy by accelerating the process of research, development and production. Digital transformation is crucial to ensure competitiveness and long-term sustainable growth by achieving strategic objectives.
Eni’s mission is inspired by the United Nations 2030 Agenda, launched in September 2015, when more than 150 leaders from around the world met to contribute to global development, promote human wellbeing and protect the environment. It is an action programme that incorporates the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which cover all areas of social, economic and environmental development, considered in an integrated and organic way.
Is Generative Artificial Intelligence, or GenAI, a threat or an opportunity/stimulus to broaden the horizons of our skills and abilities?
GenAI is certainly one of the most surprising and at the same time most controversial innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence. This technology has the ability to create synthetic data in various contexts and to support humans in their activities.
Therefore, exploiting the potential of GenAI means opening up to different possibilities, exploring new frontiers and overcoming limits. We use GenAI as a source of inspiration to develop innovative ideas, to create new products and services and to tackle complex challenges.
The goal of the “GenAI for Sustainable Development” challenge is to develop ideas based on Generative Artificial Intelligence (such as apps or software/hardware solutions), in line with at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
- Technological innovation: new approaches and tools, paving the way for more efficient and effective solutions.
- Involvement and participation: Actively involve people and communities.
- Customised and adaptable solutions: specific needs of communities and individuals maximising the impact.
🏆 Winning project: Gardenia
STMicroelectronics | #OneStepAhead: Your Personal Coach for Well-being!
One of the key features that customers demand from their personal electronic devices is “human-centricity,” meaning they are tailored to the human using them, helping them develop their well-being without being invasive. Sensors are undoubtedly the link between the physical and digital worlds. As they become increasingly intelligent and low-power, ST MEMS sensors play a crucial role in the journey towards a future of sustainable well-being for all humans. Personal electronic devices are becoming increasingly sensorized while maintaining sustainable energy consumption.
Our challenge is to create a platform that helps people improve their well-being. How? By providing suggestions to prevent injuries and adopt a healthier lifestyle. To achieve this, we propose the use of the innovative and versatile SensorTile.box PRO electronic board, the latest intelligent IoT multisensor device with wireless connectivity. This will enable the creation of a platform that can help anyone improve their health and daily well-being. Think of solutions that can combine sensor data to offer personalized advice based on individual needs. The use of Artificial Intelligence, both in the sensor itself and in the Cloud, can further enrich the suggestions and make them more effective. Finally, the use of the STBLE application for data acquisition will ensure maximum accuracy and reliability to create the best wellness app ever seen on the market!
Please, bring a USB Type-C cable to recharge the Sensortile.Box
- ST MEMS Sensors
- SensorTile.box PRO
- SensorTile.box User Manual
- SensorTile.box PRO quick start guide
- SensorTile.box PRO: quick start entry mode (Video)
- SensorTile.box PRO: quick start pro mode (Video)
- SensorTile.box PRO: quick start expert mode (Video)
- BLE Sensor App
- BLE Sensor iOS+Android App Source Code (You must accept the Software License Agreement)
- iOS App
- Android App
🏆 Winning project: Hangover
AlmavivA | Innovative Digital Solutions to Enhance Lesser-known National Heritage
In the era of absolute digitalization, AlmavivA has been accompanying the country’s digital transformation for years as a fundamental process to create a more innovative and competitive productive context. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) itself allocates 42 billion euros to this very objective, more than 20% of the total funds, promoting activities to support digital transition aimed at digitizing businesses and public administrations, with the idea that such investment can lead to better services for the entire community.
However, in this process, the community itself is still too little involved, as in the case of promoting and preserving national artistic heritage. While the Colosseum, the Arena of Verona, or the Archaeological Park of Pompeii are so attractive that they hardly require promotional activities, other lesser-known cultural assets lack the same visibility. The reasons are varied – among these, for example, unfavourable location or a lack of personnel to engage in the protection of the exceptional vastness of Italian artistic heritage – and often result in insufficient investments leading to deterioration and abandonment. We are talking about works that are often extremely important both for their historical and cultural value and for what they represent for the places and communities where they are located.
The challenge that AlmavivA presents is to develop digital solutions aimed at preserving and enhancing this artistic heritage, involving both Italian citizens and tourists. Think, for example, of solutions that incorporate new technologies such as Blockchain, Web 3.0, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Innovation comes from imagination, experimentation, looking beyond… and from the integration of multiple technological categories. The challenge is on!
🏆 Winning project: Arthur’s Quest
So.Re.Sa | SINFONIA: Enhancing Digital Healthcare
The Campania Region has initiated a profound innovation of regional information systems applied to healthcare to improve the regional healthcare system and promote more efficient organizational models, placing citizens at the center of the regional healthcare ecosystem. So.Re.Sa. S.p.A., as the technological account of the Campania Region, with the SINFONIA project – Sistema INFOrmativo saNità CampanIA – has launched the digitization process of the Campania regional healthcare system through the development of innovative methods, tools, and organizational models.
SINFONIA is the regional healthcare information system designed to support the entire Campania Regional Health Service. Its goal is to increase efficiency, contain costs, and improve responsiveness to the needs of healthcare professionals, citizens, facilities, and regional and central entities. Some distinctive elements of SINFONIA include:
- Integrated and interoperable platform
- An integrated approach and support for healthcare professionals and citizens: SINFONIA provides comprehensive support to both the regional healthcare system operators and citizens of the Campania Region.
- Collaboration with qualified technological partners: SINFONIA adopts an agile approach and collaborates with highly qualified technological partners to develop and implement services within the SINFONIA ecosystem.
The pillars of SINFONIA consist of the Citizen Health Portal and the Campania in Salute Mobile App.
Currently, active digital services include:
- Booking and payment of specialized outpatient services through the Unique Reservation Center (CUP).
- Selection and revocation of the General Practitioner/Family Pediatrician.
- Income exemption self-certification.
- Consultation of vaccination records.
- Telemedicine and eligibility process.
- Access to the Electronic Health Record (FSE).
The provision of these services occurs online, accessed through SPID/CIE/CNS authentication, and in compliance with privacy and security policies.
Thanks to the implementation of SINFONIA, the Campania Region is making significant progress in the digitalization of the regional healthcare system, offering citizens greater convenience and accessibility to healthcare services.
The objective of the challenge is to expand and disseminate the digital services offered by the SINFONIA ecosystem to the citizens of the Campania Region, making them informed and autonomous in their usage. The final solution should promote the adoption of digital services through innovative and user-friendly solutions, as well as the implementation of new functionalities. Think, for example, of solutions that leverage tools like AI, gamification, business intelligence…
🏆 Winning project: YMO – Soresa Salute Campania
Airbus Italia Challenge | AI for Space Application
Artificial intelligence currently boasts numerous fields of application and contributes to important applications and areas of research, such as smart data processing, natural language processing, autonomous vehicles and robots. The space sector is a field in which artificial intelligence has recently been receiving significant attention. The increasing diffusion of constellations of small or very small satellites in LEO (Low Earth Orbit), which often have limited communication capabilities, is pushing for a greater use of these techniques on board with the intention of helping to overcome these limitations. This allows the satellite to process and analyse data locally, rather than constantly transmitting it to Earth for processing. This not only saves on data transmission costs, but also allows the satellite to make faster decisions based on the data collected.
One of the fields in which artificial intelligence is most used is Earth Observation, in which, for example, images of non-optimal quality (those containing clouds) are discarded directly on board, guaranteeing a saving of bandwidth and time.
Propose a possible application of the use of artificial intelligence on board small satellites or drones highlighting their merits, the proposed AI technology and related critical issues with particular attention to the benefits obtainable in terms of environmental and social sustainability.
🏆 Winning project: MARSM
Consorzio Clara – Cisco DUO4All | Solutions for Digital Inclusivity
Today, we are living in a digitally dependent world. Through the use of digital technologies, life is meant to be easier and streamlined. This includes giving access to services that previously were unavailable to many due to disability. Although technology has evolved immensely over the past few decades, reducing the digital divide, authentication methods have changed very little. Authentication is the forefront of securing users’ information, services and technology, yet for many it still poses issues in terms of usability and security, due to specific characteristics of different disabilities. Cisco Duo is a cloud-based security platform that secures access to all applications, for any user and any device, from anywhere. Duo is designed to be easy to use, providing complete visibility and control of endpoints.
This challenge aims to create a new app or any technological solution to support people with disabilities during their security access or facing cybersecurity challenges day by day. We want to ease the access for disabled people to the digital world (digital interactions and communications, IoT, access to digital services).
Cisco will provide Duo licenses to test solutions and applications that can ease the usage of this identity protection solution.
🏆 Winning project: CyberAware
EAV | EAVolution: Revolutionizing Local Public Transportation
The Ente Autonomo Volturno (EAV) is the leading local public transportation company in the Campania Region, operating in both the railway and road transport sectors. EAV’s goal is to continuously improve the service offered to passengers, aspiring to become a leader in intelligent transport service management.
Thanks to the funding from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), EAV is investing hundreds of millions of euros to replace its train fleet and drastically improve the infrastructure. However, such investments require a significant amount of time. Over the next two years, numerous new trains will be introduced, and significant enhancements will be made to stations through the Smart Station project.
The Smart Station project aims to enhance EAV’s railway stations by implementing a Regional Transport Operations Center that coordinates and controls modernized stations equipped with advanced security technologies, thereby reducing management and maintenance costs.
EAV aims to consider the journey as a service that places the interests and rights of its passengers at the forefront.
EAV is seeking innovative digital solutions that improve the accessibility of offered services and the perceived quality by users. Through this growth process, EAV wants to encourage all potential passengers to take advantage of their travel offerings. The challenge is focused on implementing systems that enhance the passenger journey, even in inconvenient situations that will be completely resolved with the introduction of new trains.
Examples of possible solutions include:
- Developing a traffic condition monitoring system, station congestion tracking, and public transportation service offers (particularly those offered by EAV) to encourage passengers to make “sustainable” travel choices and optimize the use of local public transportation, thereby avoiding inconveniences. These solutions should leverage not only the latest available technologies but also information provided by third parties, such as crowd data from Google, telecom operators, satellite data, etc.
- Creating a system to access texts provided by EAV through QR codes and links throughout the journey, drawing inspiration from ATAC’s experience. This could include the possibility of building a community, organizing a literary contest, etc.
- Providing information on the availability of sustainable mobility options (such as scooters and bicycles) at stations and the road conditions along the desired route.
- Other innovative ideas to enhance the passenger experience in local public transportation are welcome!
Join the EAVolution challenge and help us build a more sustainable future for our planet together!
🏆 Winning project: Zenith
Federico II University | Smart FII800 Hack
In view of its 800th anniversary celebration, which will take place in 2024, the University of Naples Federico II, thanks to its experience, knowledge and actions in the field of both education and research is carrying out a “socio-cultural innovation” project for the enhancement, promotion and enjoyment of the university cultural patrimony, which is based on a creative vision of space, cultural routes, and sustainable tourism.
The specific goal is to develop a progressive system of innovative uses of the historical, monumental, and cultural heritage of Federico II University, in order to involve, interest, attract, promote and inform the national and international citizenship, through the opening, recovery and rehabilitation of spaces and monuments and the creation of an attractive tourist system based on the use of new technologies, contemporary languages and digital platforms.
In this exciting challenge, we invite talented developers, designers, and innovators to collaborate and build a groundbreaking mobile application for the University’s cultural sites. The goal of this Hackathon is to revolutionize the way visitors engage with art, history, and culture within university heritage settings.
Imagine an app that seamlessly integrates with the heritage experience, providing visitors with an immersive and interactive journey through the cultural sites. Some key features of the app could include: interactive maps, multimedia content, digital exhibitions and much more.
Remember, creativity and innovation are key to winning this challenge! Your app should seamlessly blend technology with the magic of cultural site visits, creating a transformative experience that leaves a lasting impact on visitors.
So, gather your team, brainstorm ideas, and let your creativity soar! Together, let’s redefine the way people engage with Federico II heritage sites and unlock the treasures of art and culture for a global audience. Good luck!