Qlik and C40 Cities Announce Inaugural Academic Program Datathon Winners

Student Teams From Across the Globe Participated in Fighting Climate Change Through Data

Today we’re excited and proud to announce the winners of the Qlik and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Academic Program Datathon! In the first of a planned regular series of Qlik Datathons, students from around the globe leveraged Qlik analytics software and public data to build solutions to help solve some of the issues at the heart of our current climate crisis in multiple geographies.

We received a large number of submissions from universities around the globe – more than expected – which made the judging process very difficult! We are overwhelmed by the response and are grateful for all students who participated, completing their submissions while also completing their semesters remotely. The dedication required to do so is truly inspirational, and Qlik and C40 Cities have identified real-world value and exciting ideas in every submission.

“To all the students, thank you and congratulations from C40’s Knowledge Management team for participating in the Qlik Datathon. We have truly enjoyed reviewing your app solutions and exploring the various ways you found to answer the challenges presented,” said Julia Moreno Rosino, Data Analyst at C40 Cities. “C40 believes in the power of data. Cities are leading the transition into a sustainable future by addressing some of today's biggest challenges, but to do so, they need to be able to effectively analyze, understand, and utilize their data. We hope the students enjoyed learning and working with real-life climate data and challenges. We also hope all the participants will stay connected in the climate movement and help us build a fair and sustainable future for everyone.”

The five well deserving winners include:

  • Challenge 1 - Nam-Mai Tran: Team Tran Nam Mai from Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
  • Challenge 2 - Pauline Guillet: Team DataGO from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
  • Challenge 3 - Simon Adda: Team SimonAdda_Micro from ESILV (l'Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci), France
  • Challenge 4 - Sri Teja Makam and Vinay Kumar Reddy Kandula: Team Young Hustlers from Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, India
  • Challenge 5 - Ying Xue Ng: Team NYX from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“I am so very pleased with the level of interest and participation in our first ever global Academic Program Datathon,” said Jennifer Danckaert, Senior Manager, Qlik Academic Program. “Given the challenges we have all been facing, it was wonderful to see students from all over the world digging in and working so hard during the Datathon, and the results were fantastic! It is obvious our students care about the climate and want to do what they can to help. Thank you to every Datathon participant for taking up the challenge and sharing your creative solutions.”

The Qlik Academic team is already working on another Datathon related to climate and sustainability for fall 2020, and we are excited to see what the world’s creative students come up with next! If you are a student attending an accredited university and would like to participate in our next Datathon, we encourage you to sign up for the Qlik Academic Program to receive free, full-year access to our software and training. In the meantime, join us during QlikWorld Online to watch each of our challenge winners present their solutions and to vote on your favorite.

Together, we will create the world we want.

@Qlik and @c40cities are proud to announce the inaugural #academicprogram #datathon winners - congrats! Read the latest blog post by our own @juliekae to learn more.


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