Humanitarian
Innovation
Events
2020

2020 Program Announcement

 

With growing humanitarian needs and limited funding, innovative solutions are vital to assist the most vulnerable groups in new and efficient ways. The Warren Centre is thrilled to bring you the second annual Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Awards in 2020. 

 

 

Join us for two of Australia’s newest innovation events. These annual events include Australia’s first ever Humanitarian Innovation (Digital) Hackathon, which encourages and rewards university students to create cutting-edge solutions that could save lives and make a positive impact on people around the world.

 

2020 INFORMATION KIT

For more information about these events, download our information kit today.

EVENTS

THE PROFESSOR
RON JOHNSTON

Humanitarian Innovation Pitch

SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

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 and develop technology-driven solutions. Submissions are to be comprised of a short video encapsulating the essence of your idea. You will also need to provide a written brief showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.

The Professor
Ron Johnston

Humanitarian Innovation
(Digital) Hackathon

DATE: 24-26 JULY 2020

The Humanitarian Innovation (Digital) Hackathon is a weekend-long virtual event, taking place on July 24th-26th. This event is designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges. Participants will be asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems from a current international humanitarian response context. 

Pacific Telecommunications Council

The 2020 Humanitarian Innovation Awards are proudly brought to you by PTC, Pacific Telecommunications Council. One of the coolest orgs around. Click LEARN MORE to read all about them!

WHO IS PROFESSOR RON JOHNSTON?

Professor Ron Johnston, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Innovation (ACIIC), is one of Australia’s leading thinkers about the future.

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