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Will you help Thuis Wageningen to support people experiencing energy poverty? Wageningen University & Research offers a two-day (16h) extracurricular hackathon for MSc students of TU/e, WUR, UU & UMCU to find solutions.

A growing number of people in the Netherlands have difficulties making ends meet due to high energy costs (energy poverty) and other expenses. They make trade-offs between paying their heating and affording food or rent. This impacts their health directly or indirectly by making them stressed.

Thuis Wageningen, a collaborative effort between the municipality of Wageningen, housing associations, social partners, and residents, is working to address this issue by providing sustainable energy solutions that reduce financial stress for those in need. Thuis Wageningen needs your help to get the word out to reach those who could benefit from this!

The central questions are:

  • How to reach people experiencing energy poverty?
  • How to increase the accessibility of financial services and energy saving measures for them?

This hackathon is open for all disciplines, in order to bring scientific insights and other experiences together. Students who register commit to work and to invest time, in order to deliver a proof-of-concept for Thuis Wageningen.

More information and registration? Check this web page