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
Partner Ideation 
  • 40 MPID partners attended a ideation workshop to formulate the challenge focus
MPID-ICONS-01-45000 Consultation
  • 400+ employees, students and residents in Macquarie Park had their say via the online survey to inform the Challenge Statement


MPID-ICONS-05-180large 2-day Hackathon
  • 11 teams designed, built and pitched solutions

MPID-ICONS-05-180large Mentorship + Incubation
  • Winning teams mentored by BlueChilli  and MQ Incubator to go from concept to start-up

Judges & Mentors

The judging panel was made up of experts from the MPID network and hack partner BlueChilli.




Partner Facilitator

The MPID Transport Hackathon is proudly facilitated by BlueChilli



PARTNER Supporter

Proudly supported by the NSW Department of Industry Boosting Business Innovation Program.