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LI concludes a virtual national hackathon in Jordan with 3 innovative solutions

The virtual hackathon, from 19 – 21 August, brought together Jordanian young entrepreneurs and representatives from three ministries to connect and collaborate on finding innovative solutions for three different challenges faced by the Jordanian government.

As part of our Idea Bank project, the hackathon aimed at advancing the country’s digital transformation agenda and fostering partnership between governmental institutions and young, budding entrepreneurs in Jordan.

During the hackathon, each ministry introduced and explained its predefined major challenge.

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Making peace with nature through green innovation

Human well-being is critically dependent on the Earth’s natural systems. Despite exponential economic, social, and technological advances seen in the past decade, environmental damage continues to spiral downwards, posing a serious and almost-inevitable threat to human prosperity.

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Supporting ecopreneurs to drive sustainable living

The world is facing unprecedented challenges caused by our current approach to consumption and production. In 2019 alone, 92 billion tonnes of materials were extracted and processed, contributing to almost half of the global CO2 emissions. As such, there is mounting pressure to shift toward a circular economy, whereby elimination of waste and safe use of natural resources are promoted.

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A look into the present and future of smart agriculture

Cities everywhere are opting to incorporate smart technologies to solve some of their most pressing issues, from transportation to healthcare. Similarly, agriculture has emerged as another component that can be significantly enhanced through the utilisation of “smart systems” and then successfully integrated within the wider picture of smart cities.

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Telehealth to make cities smarter

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the ways in which medical services can be provided in an unprecedented manner. On short notice, hospitals had to endure unusual strain on their services; which ultimately led to supply shortages and a great reduction in the number of patients who could be admitted to their facilities.