MacGregor organises its first hackathon Hack the Sea at INTERSCHALT's Maritime Education & Training Center
"We invite brilliant and agile tech minds and digital talents to innovate how to utilise the potential to reduce the unnecessary maritime industry waste," says Alexander Nürnberg, Senior Vice President, Technology and R&D at MacGregor. "MacGregor has identified a lot of potential to improve the efficiency of cargo flow and load handling within the global maritime industry. While embarking on numerous in-house projects, MacGregor is inviting the stakeholders to co-create a more sustainable future together. We are organising the hackathon to boost innovation in this area," Mr. Nürnberg continues.
Lasse Eriksson, Vice President, Digitalisation at Cargotec says: "Cargotec is on a drive to become a world leader in intelligent cargo handling, increasing our focus on software, services and digital business. The results and feedback from our first CargoHack hackathon in April are very encouraging, and we see great opportunities now, as the next step in implementing our strategy, to work together with the external development community to solve the waste challenge in maritime industry. We expect to see a lot of interest towards this event, both locally around Hamburg, but also globally."
Teams and individuals may submit their applications for attending the CargoHack hackathon event online at www.cargohack.com. Additional information on the event and the challenges, as well as on results after the event, will be available at the same address.
First day of the event, Friday 11 November is open for the press. Members of the press are asked to pre-register for the event by contacting MacGregor Communications at communicationsmacgregor.REMOVE-THIS.com
For more information please contact:
Alexander Nürnberg, Senior Vice President, Technology and R&D, MacGregor,
tel. +49 172 981 3287, Email: alexander.nuernbergmacgregor.REMOVE-THIS.com
Heli Malkavaara, Senior Communications Manager, MacGregor,
tel. +358 20 777 4500, Email: heli.malkavaaramacgregor.REMOVE-THIS.com