Analog Limerick event focuses on climate change challenge

Mohamed Kamar, Liane Acasio and James McCarthy taking part in the ADI climate change Hackathon.

Analog Devices International (ADI) has hosted a brain-storming session to see how its technology and business models could be used to combat climate change.

Over 70 of the brightest minds from the company’s sites in Limerick Cork and Dublin, gathered for the ‘Hackathon’ event taking place in Catalyst, Analog’s new collaboration facility on the Raheen Business Park.

Split into teams of six, they worked for two days with the aim of designing and pitching original and innovative solutions to mitigate the climate crisis using ADI technology and sustainable business mechanisms.

Analog Technology Development Manager Donal McAuliffe said that climate changes a major issue for the company’s workforce.

” ADI technology is already being used by our customers around the world to solve some of the toughest engineering challenges in health, automotive and other industries.

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“Everyone is incredibly motivated and determined to use their effort, skills, and talent to identify new and innovative ways to make meaningful progress in addressing the climate crisis. It might not change the world, but the winning solution could make a calculable impact.”

The company organised a series of talks and workshops in advance of the Hackathon to help the hackers prepare for their pitches and understand what is being done or needs to be done to address the climate crisis. A variety of climate and sustainability experts shared thought-provoking insights around current progress in energy, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and bio diversity.

This Thursday, each team pitched their idea to a panel of judges, Dragon’s Den style. The winning solution will demonstrate how it addresses the problem identified, uses of ADI technology effectively and shows potential to make a real difference. The company will then examine the feasibility of developing the winning concept into a solution for actual deployment by a relevant organisation.