May 30, 2020

FluroSat supporting the #H2OHack


In partnership with the Bridge Hub 2020 Water Challenge, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) and the Centre for Applied Water Science (CAWS) are hosting  ‘H2O Hack: technology to drought-proof the agrifood sector’ – a online hackathon from June 15-19, 2020. You can learn more about the hosts here.

The hackathon will be held over a five-day period, with online workshops and facilitated sessions taking place on three of those five days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and an Induction Night on the 11th of June.

H2O Hack aims to generate innovative solutions to future-proof Australian water.

Teams of up to six people will work together to focus broadly on the applications of technology to improve water-use efficiency in Australia in the agrifood sector.   

Do you have a team who could compete in H2O Hack? Sign up here

Register HERE

Prizes and more!

The hackathon offers a first place prize of A$2,500, a second prize of A$500, and an A$500 prize Crowd’s Choice award. Further, highly ranked teams will be given the opportunity to access an incubation program at CBRIN, attend CEAT- and CAWS-mediated workshops to develop linkages with researchers and industry, and participate in the CEAT Innovation Hub.

H2O Hack also provides a launch pad to the Bridge Hub 2020 Water Challenge, which includes a chance to win a A$25,000 prize and the opportunity for commercialisation. Blue River Group will commit up to A$100,000 cash investment into the prize-winning research; the investment commitment will be for the commercialisation of the research. Commercialisation support will be provided by Bridge Hub.

The Water Challenge is supported by representatives across research, government and industry. It aims to identify and commercialise promising research and new technology that will allow the agrifood sector to use water more efficiently.

Meet the speakers

  • Dr. Jane Doolan, Commissioner, Productivity Commission 
  • Mr. Oded Distel, CEO, Tal-Ya Agriculture Solutions 
  • Dr. Anastasia Volkova, Founder and CEO, Flurosat
  • Mr. Craig Shapiro, Co-CEO and Founder, The Bridge Hub 
  • Prof. Niall Blair, Professor of Food Sustainability, CSU 
  • Dr. Lorrae Van Kerkhoff, Director of ANU Institute for Water Futures
  • Prof. Elanor Huntington, Dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science 
  • Dr. Graham Bonnett, CSIRO 
  • Dr. Rose Brodrick, CSIRO 
  • Mr. Stu Adam, Co-Founder, Agronomeye

Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

  • WHEN: 11 - 19 Jun, 2020 | 8:30 am - 5:15 pm AEST
  • WHERE: Zoom

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