EMEA Hackathon
in SAS® Viya® 2020

Hackathon in SAS® Viya®

Sigma Technology

Topic of the Challenge:

Can we use SAS Viya to find the optimal transport route for El-kretsens e-waste transports?

El-kretsen is a nonprofit organization acting as Sweden's official system for collecting electric and electronic equipment waste. Working jointly with Sweden's 290 municipalities, some 20 transport carriers and approximately 30 recycling stations gives them control over the entire recycling cycle for e-waste in Sweden.

When the e-waste has been collected, it is transported to recycles, all of whom are experts in their field. This is where the actual recycling takes place: the e-waste is transformed from waste products to raw materials by being dismantled, sorted and shredded. However the transport of e-waste creates a negative environmental impact as it releases appr. 3500 tonnes of Co2 per year..

We want to fight climate change and its effects by reducing El-kretsens Co2 emissions thus contributing to the UN sustainability goal 13. We will develop a program using SAS® Viya®  to find the optimal route for transporting e-waste and we will create a performance report based on data analysis to visualize our findings..

Click on the Play button below and watch Sigma Technology´s contest contribution!

Team Name:


Johanna Bertilsson
Team Lead

Magnus Bengtsson
Team Member

Max Björkman
Team Member,
Chalmers Industri Teknik

Muthukumar Sivagurunathan
Team Member

Ulrika Kron
Team Member,
Chalmers Industri Teknik

Vidhya Madhavan
Team Member