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22 May 2018

ROCKWOOL sponsors Nordic Clean Energy Week hackathon ‘Clean Energy Hack’

Clean Energy Hack logo. Clean Energy Hack during Nordic Clean Energy Week in May 2018

Solutions to climate and energy challenges can come from surprising sources.  That’s why ROCKWOOL is sponsoring the Nordic Clean Energy Week hackathon 'Clean Energy Hack' during which approx. 50 young people from around the world are competing today to generate winning solutions to real challenges facing multiple cities.

Students from multiple countries will work in teams to propose solutions to urban challenges ranging from mobility and resilience to smart data and energy and the built environment. An expert panel will select four finalists, with ROCKWOOL Senior Vice President Mirella Vitale presenting the award for the winning team at Sustainable Urban Solutions events on 23 May.

Commenting on the Hackathon, Mirella Vitale says, “We’re extremely keen to see the solutions the students come up with. You never know where the next great idea will come from, and we’re counting on a few workable solutions emerging from the collaboration today”.

ROCKWOOL is also participating in various other activities during the Nordic Clean Energy Week, including ones focusing on energy efficiency and with the C40 Cities and the International Energy Agency.

Mirella Vitale speaking at Clean Energy Hack during Nordic Clean Energy Week in May 2018

Mirella Vitale speaking to participants at the Clean Energy Hack 22 May 2018

About the ROCKWOOL Group

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With more than 11,600 passionate colleagues in 39 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.