15 Feb


Pre-Hack Webinar: Kvarkensat Innovation Challenge 2022 on Sustainable Forestry

seminars, workshops |
Spruce bark beetle in front of a semi-dead forest. In the background a blue and yellow map. Illustration.

To get familiar with the hackathon, meet the partners and participate in Q&A-session join our webinar on 15 February at 2 PM (time in Helsinki).

Link to the join the webinar here.



Names of the speakers

Webinar Kick-off: Opening words

14:00- 14:05


Kvarken Space Economy project introduction


Heidi Kuusniemi

Theme 1: The need for more timely estimations of soil moisture + Q&A

14:10- 14:40

Anneli Ågren, Aura Salmivaara, Kendall Rutledge

Theme 2: Changes in species habitats: prevent damage caused by spruce bark beetles + Q&A

14:40- 15:10

Johan Fransson, Markus Melin

Theme 3: How to reduce damage to forest ground caused by forest machines + Q&A

15:10- 15:40

Kari Väätainen

Theme 4: New digital concepts for forestry value chain + Q&A

15: 40- 16:10

Ville Kankaanhuhta

For all the themes: Forestry TEP Platform introduction - optional platform available for utilization in the challenge

16:10- 16:30

Renne Tergujeff

Who can apply

The hackathon is open to students, start-ups and researchers in teams of 3-5 persons. Relevant expertise to participate include: Space and satellite data, machine learning and neural networks, computer science, positioning systems, automation, image processing/recognition, engineering, logistics, business and communications and forestry.

The three best proposals across all of the themes will be awarded with a cash prize and possible continuation / acceleration within start-ups and innovation programs.

  • Date: 18.03. - 20.3.2022
  • Where: Online
  • Application deadline: Deadline: 10.03.

Apply here:

Acceptance based on submission, the best submissions may be approved early. Read more about themes and how to apply.


Time: 2022-02-15 13:00 - 15:30
City: online
Organiser: Kvarkensat