A extremely cool free hackathon utilizing house tech to deal with local weather change is arising in Canberra

A hackathon providing as much as $10,000 for a startup concepts that deal with local weather change by way of house might be held in Canberra subsequent month.

SpaceHack, on June 16-17, is a collaboration between the Canberra Innovation Community (CBRIN) and UNSW Canberra. Contributors can have 30 hours over the 2 days to collaborate and compete for money prizes as they develop concepts resolve the large problems with local weather change utilizing house know-how earlier than pitching them to a judging panel.

A group of skilled mentors might be available for steerage and assist, together with Dr Andrew Sutton, a former laser specialist for NASA, Courtney Brilliant, an area techniques engineer at CSIRO, and Arvind Ramana, director of house know-how on the Australian Area Company.

CBRIN CEO Petr Adamek mentioned representatives from main house corporations will participate too, amid quick workshops to assist members generate, evolve and pitch concepts to win the vote of the judges.

“SpaceHack offers up-and-coming house innovators, together with researchers and college college students, with a chance to sharpen their innovation abilities, construct their networks, and offers entry to unimaginable mentors and trade assets,” he mentioned.

UNSW Canberra Dean  Professor Emma Sparks mentioned SpaceHack might be elementary to addressing the challenges of local weather change.

“I’m excited to see what members provide you with. I’m proud that teachers from UNSW in addition to trade specialists might be available to offer steerage and mentoring to members to work in direction of concepts to create a greater future for Australia and the world,” she mentioned.

Everybody concerned within the free hackathon can have the chance to work intently with trade, educational and enterprise specialists to create impactful pitches of their space-themed concepts to handle local weather change for the prospect to win as much as $10,000 in money.

This hackathon is open to everybody and Adamek mentioned they’re eager for anybody with an curiosity in house, local weather motion, innovation and know-how to participate.

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