Kochi: Tree Tag, a start-up by climate-conscious individuals from Kerala striving to reduce carbon emissions through tech-integrated afforestation projects, topped Climathon-2022, a hackathon organised by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in collaboration with EY Global Delivery Services, UNDP, Startup India, Global Shapers Kochi, NASSCOM, TiE Kerala.
Tree Tag won the award under the category of Life On Land, addressing the problem statement by such as ‘monitoring and protecting existing forest ecosystems.’ The team included Abhijith Kumar Meenakumari , CEO, Aashuthosh B Sai – Chief Technology Officer, Mohamed Wazeer – Chief Operating Officer, Anoop Babu – Chief Strategy Officer.
The team received five lakhs rupees as prize money in the hackathon which was held in Kerala Technology Innovation Zone (KTIZ), Kochi.
“This shows that there is a promising chance for similar concepts backed with well-articulated solutions around the key environmental problem statement will have an extreme impact in making scalable data-driven sustainability reporting more legitimate for corporate and government bodies. Connecting with many cheerful and smart individuals from EY, KSUM, and other startups was an invaluable part of the event,” said Abhijith Kumar Meenakumari - Chief Executive Officer, Tree Tag.
The Climathon-2022 focussed on climate change with the theme- of securing a sustainable and climate-resilient future.
The hackathon which was held in four phases received 174 ideations across India for 16 problem statements under seven Sustainable Development Goals.