Students from the University of Liechtenstein are participating in the regional final of the Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge with their Smart Waste Management project. The idea uses sensors to make waste disposal more efficient.
For this idea, team Promena, made up of masters students on the Information Systems programme, won the qualifying round at the University of Liechtenstein, announced the university in a statement about the Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge 2016. On 15th June 2016, Lora Delieva, Johannes Heinzelmann, Christian Holder, Ruanda Qamili and Sina Reubelt will participate in the regional finals at the Accenture Office in Zurich. The finals will see the best groups from Swiss universities go up against each other.
Smart Waste Management comprises an innovative solution for optimising waste disposal, according to the university. It reportedly uses sensors in bins to transfer refuse to central waste collection points. As well as optimising routes to disposal, it helps save time and money. The project has already received wide approval, said the university including from the waste management partner in Liechtenstein, which acted as an example of best practice and an interview partner.
The Accenture Campus Innovation Challenge is a cross-border case-study competition for universities. Held by consulting company Accenture, it sees top students from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein compete against each other. This years theme is Industrial-Internet-of-Things (IIoT), which refers to the industrial Internet of Things as a network of physical objects, systems, platforms and applications.