20/10/2023, Brussels. On Thursday, October 19, we were part of a meeting held at the offices of the delegation of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Brussels, organized by Finnova Foundation, collaborator of the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project.

During the meeting, young participants from the Talent Factory School Hackathon had the opportunity to learn about the key details of the European project LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 and engage in working groups to brainstorm sustainable solutions for six municipal challenges related to: waste collection, water conservation, sustainable housing, more sustainable cities, and climate change.

The session was introduced by Elena Domínguez Cañas, institutional coordinator and delegate of the CSIC in Brussels, who presented the mission of the CSIC and emphasized the role of young talent in developing initiatives that promote creativity.

Ester Mbomio Lagar, from Finnova’s communication department, presented the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 project, highlighting how it promotes sustainability through its technology for generating renewable energy (biogas) in water treatment plant digesters by mixing putrescible organic waste.

About Finnova Foundation

Finnova is a foundation working to promote and develop innovation and entrepreneurship at the EU level. Based in Brussels, it operates through collaborations and partnerships in all European Union countries. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in creating businesses and supporting entrepreneurial programs such as accelerators, incubators, and event selection and awards.

About Talent Factory

Talent Factory is an initiative that aims to encourage entrepreneurship in an educational way, helping young people understand and prepare for the future workforce. They create talent detection programs in classrooms and, over the past 8 years, have trained over 15,000 young individuals in business skills.

About CSIC

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development, with its own legal personality, assets, and treasury, as well as functional and management autonomy, full legal capacity, and indefinite duration.