HackMacPark (2-3 November) involved over 70 participants from corporate partners, students and entrepreneurs.This unique mix included equal parts students and professionals.
Teams addressed one of two challenges: solutions to improve mobility and connectivity in Macquarie Park or solutions to enhance the vibrancy of Macquarie Park.
11 teams pitched solutions on the final day including: peak-shifting apps, ride-share apps, sustainable food-truck platforms, district engagement platforms and active travel platforms
- 45,000 current employees growing to 85,000
- 54 per cent more professionals than the New South Wales average
- $B9.2 economic output growing at 6.8 per cent per annum
- Macquarie University with 2800 staff and 40,000 students
- 180 large life science, technology and digital corporations and 200 small businesses
- 1m2 of current office space doubling to 2m2 sqm
- Events spaces and food outlets
- Additional 12,000 new homes under construction
- New South Wales’ largest shopping centre
- Three train stations, Lighthouse Incubator and start-up space
- Macquarie University Hospital with a focus on clinical trials and breakthroughs
- Vibrant program of innovation, networking and community events
|Mentorship + Incubation||
Judges & Mentors
The judging panel was 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
The MPID Transport Hackathon is proudly facilitated by BlueChilli
Proudly supported by the NSW Department of Industry Boosting Business Innovation Program.