Shape our cities, shape our future

Our cities of the future should be epicentres of creativity, innovation, sustainability - where people will thrive. But only if we get things right. On a planet that will soon need to support up to nine billion people, our cities also consume the most resources, produce the most waste, use the most energy. Added to this, we are witnessing the troubling rise of social and economic inequality. To enable a positive future for our cities, we need to start now by collectively building the new products, services, platforms and business models to achieve this vision.

We are looking for technology and design solutions which focus on building our future cities, and utilising emerging technologies such as blockchain and IoT. 

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Prizes

"Reduced Footprint" Finalists (2)

Finalists will be invited on stage to pitch for $2,000

How might we use IoT technology to reduce the environmental footprint of people, homes and businesses?

"Civic Empowerment" Finalists (2)

Finalists will be invited on stage to pitch for $2,000

How might we leverage technology to enable civic empowerment in conservation programs and democratic decision making?

"Sustainable Products" Finalists (2)

Finalists will be invited on stage to pitch for $2,000

How might we improve the product life-cycle (Production to Consumption) to reduce waste and impact on the environment?

"Liveable cities" Finalists (2)

Finalists will be invited on stage to pitch for $2,000

How might we enable smart, sharable and / or circular service models to improve the liveability of our cities for all?

Blockchain Finalists (2)

Build an innovative decentralized solution to any of the four problem statements that takes advantage of the Ethereum blockchain and one of ConsenSys' tools highlighted in the "starter kit", such as MetaMask or uPort!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

You must be registered as a participant through WWF. 

Requirements

1. Must create a project page by 2pm on Thursday November 23, 2017

2. Must fill out all required fields by 10am on Friday November 24, 2017

3. Must have the a link to your code and 3 minute video uploaded onto DevPost by 1pm on Friday November 24, 2017

Judges

Farokh Ghadially

Farokh Ghadially
Director of Partner Projects, Schneider Electric

Claudio Lisco

Claudio Lisco
Strategic Initiatives Lead, ConsenSys

Lisa Wade

Lisa Wade
Director, NAB

Rodger Watson

Rodger Watson
University of Technology Sydney

Claire Marshall

Claire Marshall
University of Technology Sydney

Dermot O’Gorman

Dermot O’Gorman
CEO, WWF Australia

Judging Criteria

  • Impact/Potential
    Does it have an environmental and social impact? Has it focused on the Sustainability Development Goals? Are they solving a problem? What makes them different or ahead of others? Will their business model work? Can we continue to support this project?
  • Creativity/Innovative
    Have they identified who their user/s are? How well have they understood the persona/s? Is the solution user friendly? How easy is it to navigate the features and do they have clear benefits? Is it unique and interesting?
  • Technology
    What languages/platforms have been used? How clean is the code? Does the solution work? Has it been tested with the user?