The ARN startup team took the main prize at the international hackathon from Rail Baltica.
Rail Baltica is a new railway infrastructure project that will very soon connect the three Baltic states, Finland and Poland, bring the countries closer to each other and bring them closer to Europe.
The Rail Baltica hackathon took place on December 10-12 in an online format. More than 150 participants from more than 20 countries developed their ideas related to infrastructure. The goal is to connect people, nations and places in the Baltic States and beyond. All ideas fell into one of three categories: Interoperability, Sustainability, and Community. After 48 hours of working on their ideas, 10 teams advanced to the final and competed for a prize pool of € 9,000.
ARN’s team, named “Your story” won in the Community category. The winning idea was the mobile application “Arnee”, which offers an independent adventure-walk with elements of augmented reality, which local people can contribute to. An integral part of the team were two Narva 11-graders Vlada Lanbert and Ksenia Koreshkova, their participation helped the team win the main prize.
The participants were judged by an expert jury, which included the founding partner of ActNow Ventures, the CEO of the Lithuanian Sustainable Business Association, the co-founder and managing partner of Helve, the heads of departments at RB Rail AS and the CFO of RB Rail AS.