Fossils are for fossils

Design a solution/platform/concept to educate students about sustainable energy possibilities and help them to choose the right option for their home. 
Fossil free energy is one of the most important topics in the fight against climate change. But can you say what difference does choosing fossil free electricity actually makes? Or what production method (solar, wind, hydro or nuclear power) is the best option? 

If that’s not confusing enough, it doesn’t help that the energy market is in quite turbulence and the prices are higher than ever. That’s why we need your help in educating the young people to make the right energy decision for their wallet and the world.
The climate change, Ukrainian war and the political & economic issues create challenges for both the companies and the people in need of a new electricity contract. We always want that our customers get the best energy solutions for themselves, especially in these difficult times. 

Finding the best solution can be extra hard if you’re a student moving away from home for the first time, and everything related to your electricity contract is new for you. So the challenge is real but there are a lot of ways to solve it. You can use your creativity and freely choose your platform.


To get familiar with the topic, here’s a few links about the topic.

Compare different production methods: 

Read about the challenges in the market:

Read about the sustainability effects of fossil free energy:

what we'll bring

On the event, we will provide data on the sustainability, production methods and the electricity market changes to support the hackers. On top of that we’ll bring three mentors to help the students. 

The solution can be anything; an app, a web page, a Tiktok influencer campaign etc. Just be creative and think about what is the best way to get the message through. 

In the end, compile your ideas into a Power point presentation. We want to see the exact problem your solution is solving and how you are solving it.

We are looking for solutions to a real problem here. So if you come up with a great idea, it can really go into action. Just think about the difference you can make!


First place: Spend a day at Vattenfall's office and get to know the world of energy with our experts. Day's content is tailored to the winners' wishes. Also, the winners get a Vattenfall goody bag.

Second place: Vattenfall goodies

Third place: Also some Vattenfall goodies

Judging criteria

The most creative solution wins. But it also has to be a concrete idea, something we could actually do. You can get extra points if you can demo your solution in some way.

About Vattenfall

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 19,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. 

We want to make fossil free living possible within one generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system. You are that next generations and play a major role in this change. 
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