Specialists generate ideas for new data solutions for maintenance

14 specialists, 10 intense hours, and one unique look inside measurements and data from the Great Belt Bridge. In May Sund & Bælt in collaboration with Rambøll hosted the compressed idea generation discipline for the first time. A competition that cultivates new innovative ideas of how to use existing data from the Great Belt Bridge to streamline maintenance and increase safety.

A Hackathon is a development method. A time locked innovations process. If you take a closer look at the word itself, you will discover that it is put together by the word hack – to disassemble something and put it back together in a new way – and the word marathon.

It is a development type that in a short period of time can generate new creative angles and ideas.

The concept is simple. Sund & Bælt and Rambøll invited specialists in a narrow from ITU, DTU, Alexandra Institute and Rambøll. Divided into four groups, engineers, developers and machine learning specialists etc. dug into and out of data from the Great Belt Bridge including weather and wind conditions, vibrations on the Great Belt Bridge hangers and GPS signals from the past two years in the hunt for new connections and useful ideas

When all the hard work culminated into razorsharp pitches, champagne and confetti rain it was Team Yellow who was victorious. By combining different data sources, sensors in the asphalt and cameras placed high above the ground, the group illustrated how to show the traffic load on the concrete of the Great Belt Bridge in real-time.

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