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Blog | 11/28/2016 07:31:00

Supply Chain did go Mobile: tracking application the winning solution in Junction

Iina Koukku

UPM Communications

Junction, Europe’s leading hackathon, was held on November 25th‒27th in Wanha Satama, Helsinki. During 48 hours, teams of hackers and designers competed in creating the best hack in 11 different tracks ranging from virtual reality and IoT to healthcare and fintech. UPM shared the IoT track with JCDeaux and Futurice, and the track was the most popular of all with 650 applications. There were 13 teams competing on UPM’s challenge and 1,500 people altogether in the event.


UPM participated a hackathon for the first time, and we had Tieto and IBM supporting us with the challenge. The experience was brilliant and the hackers came up with plenty of valuable and executable solutions. The winner of UPM’s track was project FindMyPaperRoll that presented a mobile solution for tracking paper deliveries.

“We were most interested in the IoT track from the beginning. We are Industrial engineering management students, so we are on the way of becoming Supply Chain Management experts, therefore we preferred UPM’s case to the others”, explains the winning team.

The second prize went to IOG Scouts presenting a solution to the same challenge with a different approach. The third prize went to team KUPI that was tackling the data analysis challenge.

upm-junction-powerstrips Does someone need a power strip? (Photo: Heli Aalto)

upm-junction-hoodies Our green hoodies were desired by all – and the UPMhackers were easily spotted! (Photo: Heli Aalto)

upm-hack-crew UPMhack crew is ready for Junction!

upm-junction-month-widenius Monty Widenius, the creator of MySQL, gave an inspirational speech during the opening ceremony on Friday 25th.

upm-hack-turkka-keskinen CIO Turkka Keskinen introduced UPM and Biofore to Junction audience.

upm-hack-people On Friday, UPMhack coaches met curious developers and hackers who wanted to know more details of Reframing the Supply Chain.

upm-junction-coach Coach Virve Räty helping answer questions.

upm-junction-working Hackers worked hard during the weekend to impress our jury with their solutions.

upm-coaches-dasha-agafonova UPMhack crew discussing the progress. (Photo: Dasha Agafonova)

upm-hack Hacker practicing pitching to Tieto’s crew.

upm-junction-pitch-material Pitching material.

upm-junction-solution Pitching material and easy solution to track paper.

upm-junction-jury-hearing-pitch Jury hearing a pitch.

upm-winners-on-stage FindMyPaperRoll won our challenge.

upm-hack-winning-teams Three best teams of #UPMhack IoT track.

upm-thank-you Thank you Junction!

 Main photo: Johannes Terhemaa


Iina Koukku

Iina Koukku

UPM Communications |