Hack for Future Australia
FPX took part in Australia´s Hack4Future
Hackathons are playing an increasingly important role when it comes to drive sustained innovation and crowdsource solutions to address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. The 48-hour hackathon “Openhack Hack4Future 2020 Australia” was held last weekend and attracted over 200 participants from over 40 countries worldwide.
The online event was arranged by Openhack 2020 Australia and live-streamed by a team from Australian National University, based in Canberra. Three challenges was selected: Bush fires risk management, Corona virus spread checking and Smart cities – green energy. The participants included Industries professionals and researchers with a diverse set of expertise and backgrounds. The winners of the Global Changemaker Award will receive workshop sessions with growth experts form Canberra Innovation Session to further develop their solution. Also, all participants that submitted their final solutions receives a blockchain-based certificates backed with smart contract to validate it.
FPX was invited to be one the global jury, and CEO Henrik Dahl acted as judge for the ‘Best Pitch Award’.
– I was very impressed with all the team’s efforts; their presentations were very thorough and interesting. The collective response to these pressing issues has much to teach us all. Technology provides tools to help us manage through crisis, both present and future ones. I believe we should all start experimenting and this mindset is precisely what we need to turn challenge into opportunity, says Henrik Dahl.
Hi Kriti, you were the team leader for Plague.Inc, the team who won the Global changemaker Award. You also received the prize: Workshop sessions with growth experts form Canberra Innovation Session to further develop your solution. What was the main idea of your...
Hi Thiago, you were the team leader of team Intel Away. Your team was compiled online, how did that work out?– Yes, our team was initially composed by the distribution of the organizers with participants from all over the world. I am based in Brazil. Some participants...
Hi Chinmay, congratulations to the win! Can you tell us about your suggestion?– Our idea was concentrated around the use of drones in bushfires, both for real-time data collection and to carry out critical tasks such as extinguishing spot fires, providing aid...
Monika Lionaite is the founder and CEO of Openhack and she is the one who initiated Hack4Future Australia. Monika also participated in FPX:s hack Hack for Gälve earlier in March 2020, where she was doing research on hackathons. Today she is studying a master's degree...
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Take the escalator, located inside the entry door to the left of Åhléns.
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