Challenge PLANETech 2022

Last October 2022, the international challenge to find technological solutions to deal with extreme weather events in mountain areas was launched jointly with PLANETech

PLANETech is the Climate Technology Innovation Cluster (Climtech) and Mountain Partnership (United Nations), an alliance of governments and entities working in a coordinated manner to promote more sustainable development in mountain areas. The project aims to connect local and international innovators to find new solutions to climate change challenges.


The challenge involved the search for innovative solutions to face extreme weather events in mountain areas, through technological solutions, in order to anticipate, manage and reduce the impact of forest fires, floods, storms, extreme temperatures, etc., events that are increasingly more frequent and intense due to climate that are predicted more and more frequently and with greater intensity due to climate change, and which have serious environmental, economic and social consequences.


The startup Hyds (Hydrometeorological Innovative Solutions) was the winner of the challenge and as a reward, a joint pilot project has been promoted in the Principality of Andorra.

Hyds through its ARGOS platform, created through the European project ANYWHERE (HORIZON2020) has worked with us to improve its capacity of anticipation and proactive response to extreme weather and climate phenomena of great impact.

Pilot test

In the first phase of the pilot test within the framework of the Andorra Living Lab, work has been carried out on the integration of hydrometeorological risk data available in Andorra into the platform, in order to monitor and manage possible emergencies caused by climatic effects. 

The work has been carried out jointly with the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (DPCGE), the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the Andorran Fire Brigade (DPEIS), the Ministry of Territory and Urban Planning and AR+I. The different actors have shared their needs to help in the decision making process, as well as to define the steps to be followed during the second phase of the pilot.