Three challenging days and nights for a greener industry: 6 IMT Atlantique students at GreenHack IT in Munich

From December 8-11, six IMT Atlantique students participated in the GreenHack IT in Munich, a challenge gathering 60 future engineers from the Institut Mines-Télécom and the Technische Universität München (TUM). Two students from IMT Atlantique and their team were among the winners.

The challenge: Helping Ariane Group reduce its energy consumption on their production site by 15%. And the future engineers had three days and three nights to meet it. Focusing on machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence, this hackathon, organized with the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA), aimed to contribute to a greener and less polluting industry.

During this GreenHack IT, students from the Institut Mines-Télécom and TUM schools had to take up the challenge proposed by Ariane Group, in mixed teams made up of French and German students plus a coach, to propose innovative and impactful solutions, with the environment in mind.

A Rewarding Experience

Six second- and third-year students from IMT Atlantique were selected to take part in this challenge: "Indeed, they had to have good knowledge in the fields covered in this hackathon, but we also and above all chose the students on the basis of their motivation", underlines Lina Fahed, teacher-researcher in the LUSSI department.

6 étudiants au GreenHack IT

Astrid Henry, Kouadio Aristide Kouakou, El habib Abderrahim, Souleymane Ouedraogo, Ilhame Bourahla, and Weizhe Jia

"For us, this hackathon was a great opportunity. We wanted to participate, first of all because the field of data interests us a lot. We were also attracted by the theme related to the environment, which is completely topical today," explain the six students.


"We learned a lot by working with different people. We created teams with students from the  Institut Mines- Télécom, but also with German students, which was really enriching. We all gave 100%, and the members of Ariane Group were very satisfied with our work," they said.

The jury, made up of researchers and professors from the GFA, the Institut Mines-Télécom, the TUM, as well as representatives from Ariane Group, chose to distinguish three teams at the end of the challenge. IMT Atlantique students Ilhame Bourahla and Astrid Henry and their team were awarded third place.

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Published on 13.12.2022

by Clémence BALLANDRAS

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