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By MT Bureau| Feb 18, 2021

Embassy of Sweden Holds Hackathon on Safe and Sustainable Transportation

The Embassy of Sweden, the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai and the Swedish Institute have organised a 42-hour digital hackathon on February 26-28, 2021 to tackle important issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation.

The aim of the meet is to create functioning solutions to predetermined challenges by the end of the event namely - Lethal accidents in traffic, Safe and sustainable transport, Air pollution/ emissions from traffic sector, Infrastructure for connected vehicle and Sustainable logistics using digital innovations.

 

Speaking about the initiative, Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India, said: “Sustainable transport and road safety are areas that our governments are deeply engaged in. As emissions, traffic accidents and inefficient traffic flows characterize more and more of the world's major cities, the hack aims to, develop solutions to these problems. We are delighted that the Swedish Institute is organizing a Sweden-India Mobility Hackathon on this subject in the end of February, with the Embassy of Sweden and the Consulate General in Mumbai as partners. It’s very encouraging to see that several Indian organizations and companies have joined the hackathon as partners.”

Madeleine Sjöstedt, Director-General of the Swedish Institute,said, “Sweden and India have come together to tackle important issues regarding safe and sustainable transportation. Issues that affect us all. Leading companies, experts and top talents from both our countries have joined, and we are full of expectations of what ideas, solutions and connections this hackathon will be the beginning of.”

 

Students, entrepreneurs, innovation enthusiasts, developers, designers, creatives and mobility experts across India and Sweden are invited to participate in the Hackathon. (MT)

 

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