On 16 May 2022, the jury of City’ZEN Challenge announced the 8 finalist projects of the students who proposed the project-ideas (Competition Track 1) and who participated in the 2nd qualification round of this international inter-school innovation competition.
Each team is accompanied and supported by a coach at Berger-Levrault for 3 months and a half, who contributes to the development of their project.
The selection process is based on the evaluation given by the coaches and Kyle Mahoney, the creator and manager of the competition.
The Final Jury will be held on June 22, 2022 at Berger-Levrault’s headquarters to elect the winners of this promotion.
Context : environment / waste management / social action
The concept : An application to facilitate the organization and mobilization of local social action in order to clean up polluted areas in local communities and turn them into “green zones”.
Context : environment / education / local economy
The concept : A mobile application to educate children about the values and skills of urban gardening while promoting healthy eating and local economies.
Context : environment / early childhood education / video games
The concept : A mobile game application designed to educate children about climate change in a fun and entertaining way.
Context : environment / local community / social
The concept : A social network application that will propose a heat map of an entire city with its environmental and social problems in order to allow citizens to mobilize community actions.
Context : ecology / work
The concept : A digital tool to help companies and employees manage and optimize hybrid work organization.
Context : environment / local food production / local economy
The concept : A mobile application to promote a more sustainable, local and social method of food production and consumption via shared community gardens.
Context : environment / local economy / social action
The concept : A digital tool to measure the ecological quality of urban areas. For citizens, it is a green Yuka for neighborhoods.
Context : environment / recycling / social action / local economy
The concept : A clothing donation platform committed to a “zero waste” approach to allow users to reduce waste and CO2 emissions, and to engage in social solidarity actions.
The City’ZEN Challenge, created in 2015, is at the heart of Berger-Levrault’s international strategy to encourage and to invest in the next generation of leaders who will transform the life of the citizens through innovation and technological evolution. This initiative aims to support and to reward IT students in the crystallization of their technological projects in order to re-imagine the future of the territories and thus, to meet to the major societal challenges of the 21st century.