DeepHack: Sustainable Supply Chain

Join the Challenge introduction webinar on 21 March to get more information and prepare for the event.

A series of three Transatlantic AI Hackathons, organized by EIT Digital and the German American Business Association (GABA), is bringing together creative minds and thought leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.

The first hackathon, the Health and Safety Monitoring DeepHack, took place in September 2021 and engaged 67 participants from 16 countries.

This second edition is on Sustainable Supply Chain DeepHack and will focus on using Edge A, the technique of processing AI algorithms on a hardware device locally, to re-think supply chains, make them more resilient against crises and reduce their impact on greenhouse gases.

As an example, think of intelligent cameras and sensors watching weather, traffic, street conditions and other patterns, robots used for parcel delivery and for faster package sorting and smart stacking of boxes to fully utilize the limited space of a container. AI on the edge would allow optimization, recommend certain actions and routes, and adjust on the fly according to changes or sudden events.

Your challenge for this DeepHack is to develop Edge AI-powered sensors and computer vision solutions that can help eliminate greenhouse gases from supply chains.

Potential solution domains include optimizing delivery routes, reducing the return or discard quota, improving the detection of goods to allow for most efficient container loading, and other supply chain problems that can be addressed by utilizing Edge AI for IoT.


The winning teams will:

  • Receive a share of $10,000 in prize money

All hackathon participants will:

  • Receive One Luxonis OAK-D-Lite Spatial AI Camera

How to join?


This initiative is organized by GABA and EIT Digital and supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

Companies and organisations supporting the event

Application deadline

3 April 2022, midnight CET/03:00 PT

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Co-Funded by the European Union