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Intelligent bins that could optimise waste collection routes in the city

Telecommunication Systems Engineering students awarded at the Donostia Innovation Challenge

FotoCedida/SorayaOrmazábal student and Marisol Garmendia, councillor of development Economic and employment of San Sebastián

23 | 03 | 2022

A team of students from Degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering has been awarded within the project of Donostia Innovation Challenge. Organised by Fomento San Sebastian , one of its objectives is to encourage the innovative spirit of young people to face the challenges of the future.

In the framework of the subject of Transmission Systems of Tecnun and pushed by the professor Andoni Beriain, the students took on the challenge to solve some of the problems of the city through the use of the IoT (Internet Of Things).

"Our project project consisted of improving the city's waste system with smart bins that would be able to determine how full they were, as well as carry out smart routes through an app," says studentSoraya Ormazábal . "In addition to saving costs, this would have a great impact on C02 emissions and on the quality of life of citizens, as many of them are bothered by the noise of the trucks that pass by every night," continues the Telecommunications Systems Engineering student.

Marisol Garmendia, councillor of development Economic and employment of San Sebastian, presented the student with the award for the "best presentation", who attended with the teacher Andoni Beriain and on behalf of the rest of the team formed by the students Daniel Arqués, Xabier Borrajeros and Ignacio Jiménez.

"Personally, I think it is a very good idea to carry out this kind of work, subject , as I am sure that some of us will one day set up a start-up. These projects give us an idea of how we should go about setting up a start-up.