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 the solution developed. A written design brief will also be submitted showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.
Submissions will close on April 19th 2020
Evaluation criteria will include but not be limited to the degree to which the humanitarian engineering innovation:
Winners will be awarded:
The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon is a weekend-long event in August, taking place in Sydney, NSW. This event is designed for university students to work collaboratively in teams of cross-disciplines to create technology-driven solutions for the most 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.
Please note, the Humanitarian Innovation Pitch isn’t a pre-requisite of participating in the Hackathon. They are two standalone activities.
Click here to register for the Humanitarian Innovation Pitch:
Once registered, you’ll be emailed information regarding submission requirements
Congratulations to the finalist groups!
Watch the video below to find out the winners
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