H2O Hack: Solving water challenges from space

Presented by ANU College of Science

The 2021 H2O Hack is offering the opportunity for researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to make a difference, solve real life water problems across Australia - and win major prizes! 

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT),  ANU Institute of Water Futures, and Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN), in collaboration with the ANU Institute for Space, CSIRO and Charles Sturt University are calling for ambitious researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs to come together to participate in a virtual hackathon - 'H2O Hack - solving water challenges from space' - to collaborate, innovate and create new solutions to address Australia's water challenges using space technology.  

Are you or someone you know working on a solution that could solve these problems:

  • Explore how space-based technologies can be used to quantify water management challenges across Australia
  • Create a space-technology based idea which improves water use efficiency in Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries and has potential to be commercialised
  • Create a forum for industry, academia and government representatives to exchange perspectives and collaborate
  • Enable research to be applied in novel ways to create real-world impacts

What's in it for you:

  • FREE to participate in
  • Up to $20,000 cash in prize money!
  • You will have the opportunity to be mentored by experts from a range of different background and be inspired from a collection pre-recorded videos from long list well-known speakers
  • Highly ranked teams will also have the opportunity to access the Idea2Impact workshop program and coworking at CBRIN, attend CEAT-mediated workshops to develop linkages with researchers and industry, and participate in the CEAT Innovation Hub

Who can sign up: 

  • You must be 18 years of age or over, and be part of a team of between 3-5 people
  • This event will appeal to you if you are interested in water, space technology, agriculture technology and up for an exciting challenge

The virtual hackathon will be held from 11- 15 October, 2021, full schedule details are available on the event website

Do you have a team who could compete in H2O Hack? 

Registrations close Friday 8 October.