Winning the worldwide SAS Hackaton!
With a solution for CO2 reduction and process optimization in the Food Industry
Team Notilyze has won the global SAS Hackaton with a case for automating and improving processes within the food industry. Notilyze is a key partner of HAI, providing Analytics-as-a-Service. Notilyze and HAI developed a SAS add-on for the hai-app software from HAI. This innovation increases food quality, reduces waste, facilitates energy optimization and predicts maintenance.
The food industry faces all kinds of challenges, such as a severe labor shortage, price increases due to raw material shortages, crop failures and high transport and energy costs. In addition, the food industry is working hard to reduce emissions and this requires large investments. These challenges require continuous monitoring of processes. The Notilyze team therefore decided to focus on developing an innovative solution to the problems facing the food industry.
The hai-app software from HAI focuses on process and quality control. Using SAS Viya and SAS Event Stream Processing software, Notilyze has developed a Manufacturing Insights tool for advanced statistical monitoring and prediction models. With this, you can make analyses focused on CO2 production, energy consumption and disruptions due to blockages and shutdowns. The add-on thus provides insight into the management of energy consumption and helps to optimize production processes. During the SAS Hackathon, this combination was applied to data from a distillation process in a Dutch factory.
“The purpose of the SAS Hackathon is to bring smart minds from different backgrounds together to create a commercially viable solution to business and humanitarian problems. It is a learning experience, incubator and testing ground for bringing innovative ideas to market worldwide”, says Einar Halvorsen, Global Hackathon Lead at SAS.
“The SAS Hackathon is a project that the whole team is looking forward to. Working together on a real problem, with social impact, and the use of the latest techniques are a huge challenge for our employees. We are very enthusiastic about the impact in the market that we will achieve with SAS and HAI with this solution in the coming period”, says Colin Nugteren Co-Founder of Notilyze.
Peter de Haer, CEO at HAI, agrees: “We see that many Food manufacturers are looking for scalable tools that are fairly easy to deploy, but that can evolve with them as complexity increases.”
“We see that many Food manufacturers are looking for scalable tools that are fairly easy to deploy, but that can evolve with them as complexity increases.“
On June 22, Notilyze was named one of the winners of the SAS Hackathon. The more than 100 expert judges awarded a total of 13 teams for their innovative solutions in different industries, technologies and regions. This is the third year in a row that Notilyze is participating, this year for the first time in the Manufacturing category. The Notilyze team was awarded two prizes. In 2020, they won the competition by developing a model that maps the essential humanitarian facilities of refugee camps.
The global SAS Hackathon is all about finding software solutions for important societal and business challenges. Hackathon teams composed of data scientists, technology enthusiasts and visionaries collaborated with experts and SAS mentors to address major business challenges at government agencies and universities worldwide.
The Hackathon encourages innovation and allows teams to experiment with the latest analytics, AI, cloud and open source technology. Microsoft – the sponsor of the event – and SAS provided an integrated solution for innovation. The hackathon participants were able to use SAS-Viya on Microsoft to build automated systems, models and more.
“The SAS Hackathon offers solutions to today’s problems. Whether assessing flood risks for real estate at banks, optimizing sustainable transportation in Madrid or creating AI models for the world’s largest companies, the Hackathon winners deploying SAS technology in ways that inspired our judges,” said Peter Lundqvist, Global Hackathon Program Manager at SAS.
SAS is the market leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS helps and inspires customers around the world to turn data into insights.
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