The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon

Grant Organiser The Warren Centre
Grant Overview The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon is a weekend-long event, taking place in Sydney, NSW. This event is designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for pressing humanitarian challenges. Participants will be asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems that are submitted by the humanitarian disaster organisation, RedR Australia.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • International and national university students, domiciled in Australia and studying at any Australian University;
  • Students studying in any discipline but preferably “STEM-capable participants” studying for degrees in engineering and /or IT; the reason for this preference is because of the emphasis on “engineering” innovations;
  • Students must be studying an undergraduate degree – full-time or part-time;
  • Entry may be made by individuals but during the event you will be working in teams;
  • Entrants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility under these rules as a part of their submission.
    Details

    Submissions are to comprise of a short video (no more than three minutes) explaining the problem chosen and solution developed. A written design brief will also be submitted showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.

    Funding

    Anticipated Funding: $5,000

    Important Dates: Hackathon commences: August 16, 2019
    Contact Details:

    fiona.hearne@sydney.edu.au 

    How to apply:

    https://humanitarianinnovationawards.com.au/humanitarian-innovation-events-registration/ 

    Web: https://humanitarianinnovationawards.com.au/humanitarian-innovation-hackathon/