Challenges will focus on mobility and connectivity in Macquarie Park, with a lens towards flexible working, the night-time economy, sustainable transport, community activities, last mile transport, asset-sharing, talent-sharing, and other areas to help reduce congestion.
Challenge questions will be shaped by employees, students and community members in-and-around Macquarie Park.
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BlueChilli Acceleration → Macquarie University Incubation | Cash prize pool of $6,000 | Gift Cards | Internships
- Winner – Challenge 1
- Winner – Challenge 2
- Winner – Challenge 3
with thanks to our MPID partner network
And there’s MORE…
- You’ll learn a tonne – idea generation, market validation techniques, project management, presenting on stage and much more!
- You’ll realise what you *do* know – you’ll teach others about what you know and uncover soft skills that you have and others value
- You’ll build something by the end of the hackathon – contributing to the future of Macquarie Park
- You’ll meet new people from across Macquarie Park – hackathons are time-sensitive, sometimes intense experiences that force people to work together. This makes for great bonding experiences.
Want to win a fabulous prize? Keep these criteria in mind.
Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 20 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:
|Simplicity (5 points)
|Creativity (5 points)
|Impact (5 points)||
|Design (5 points)||
Judges & Mentors
The judging panel is made up of experts from the MPID network and hack partner BlueChilli.
- Howard Caro, Sillicon Valley VC and Tech Veteran
- Dr. Lara Moroko, Academic Lead – Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Macquarie University
- Online Engagement platform: 09 Oct 2017 – 31 Oct 2017
- Hackathon: 02 Nov 2017 – 03 Nov 2017
You don’t need a team. All participants register as individuals through the registration page. On day one we will coordinate teams based on listed skillsets and areas of interest. At this time, you will have the opportunity to nominate individuals you would prefer to work with.
You’re not required to bring an idea with you – that’s what the hackathon is for! Prior to the event we will brief you on any of the information you need to know via the dedicated Slack channel.
View the Macquarie University Incubator location, see Google Maps for transit options.
Register for the hackathon
The event is free! We’re just asking for your time, enthusiasm and ideas.
You can build absolutely anything! As long as your team’s solution addresses the challenge statement, anything that you create to benefit mobility and connectivity in the Park is eligible.
Please bring a laptop, power cord and any other technology you would like to use. We will have basic stationery available for you.
We’ll bring the food, drinks and snacks!
The event runs over two days, from Thursday 2 Nov to Friday 3 Nov 2017, at Macquarie Incubator, 8, Hadenfeld Ave, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
The ideas you come up with during the hackathon belong to you and your team.
Anyone can participate! We’re calling on entrepreneurs, professionals, students and researchers – everyone has a valuable part to play!.
Build your network
The hackathon will attract participants from various organisations with different skills and backgrounds, and you’ll have a unique opportunity to work closely with them.
Win great prizes
Some great prizes are up for grabs, with thanks to our partner network.
See your ideas come to life
Watch as your ideas evolve throughout the event. There is also an opportunity for winning teams to work with the MPID incubator to commercialise the idea.
No, we believe rest is important! The venue will be closed overnight however teams are welcome to continue working elsewhere if desired.
The MPID Transport Hackathon is proudly facilitated by BlueChilli
Proudly supported by the NSW Department of Industry Boosting Business Innovation Program.