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The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon (closed)

The Warren Centre
This challenge has closed.
Tags: Hackathon, Students, Human welfare, Humanitarian solutions, Undergraduate, Australian universities
Audience: Students
Anticipated Funding: A$5,000
Hackathon commences: August 16, 2019
Last Updated: August 16, 2019 6:38 AM
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The Challenge

This national submissions contest is for university students to develop innovative technological or engineering solutions that support human welfare through benevolent treatment or assistance to people for substantially altruistic reasons. Students are encouraged to select a real-world humanitarian problem (based on the focus areas identified) and develop technology-driven solutions, including a demonstration or other proof of practicality. 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.

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.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern the The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon  please refer to the website.

How to Apply

To submit an application to The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon  please refer to the website.

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