Polyus collaborated with Irkutsk National Research Technical University to launch the first Eco Hackathon for students who care about sustainable development and are looking to contribute to protecting the environment in their home region.
Students from different university departments will explore ways to mitigate the environmental impact from industrial facilities in the Irkutsk region. The assignments include developing a project for supporting plant and animal diversity, coming up with a way to use AI to boost environmental protection and proposing alternative energy sources for industrial applications. Students taking part in the hackathon will have one month to prepare their ideas for presentation, and Polyus experts will be available to help them.
In late April, students competing in the hackathon met an HR manager from the company who introduced them to the career opportunities and internship programs available at Polyus.
Participants will present their projects to the jury on 2 June, and the results from all teams will be evaluated to determine the winner. All hackathon students will receive additional points in their student rating and eco prizes from Polyus, while the winners will start an internship at the company.