The Warren Centre
& Professor Ron Johnston

Innovation Hackathon

July 19th – 21st 2024

Register Here

Challenges released July 19th 2024!

Key Dates

Friday 19 July   4pm – 7pm

Saturday 20 July   9am – 5pm

Sunday 21 July   9am – 5pm

Team Prizes

$5,000 – 1st Prize

$3,000 – 2nd Prize

$1,000 – 3rd Prize

Note – All prizes are for the team, not each participant

Explainer Video

Attention all participants…. 
A must watch video!
Entry and Eligibility

• National and international university students domiciled in Australia or New Zealand/The Pacific Islands and studying at a university.

• Entries are limited to undergraduate students.

• Entrants will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility under these rules as a part of their application for entry. Example of evidence is a university ID card.

• An individual may only participate in a single team. She/he cannot work across multiple teams.

• Students must register as individuals. However, after registration, students can form their own teams of 3-4 students.

2024 Program

Open to all university students in Australia and The Pacific Islands/New Zealand.

Our Hackathon is a weekend long hybrid program with industry leading speakers, team bonding, facilitated mentoring, and exciting diversions that mix up the digital and face to face competition. Our Hackathon will fire up your creativity.

Participants are asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems from an existing international humanitarian response context.

Since our establishment in 2019, The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon has seen hundreds of students address significant topics including climate change-induced population displacement, educating for the future, aiding island communities and the provision of clean water.

2024 Hackathon Information Webinar

Find out everything you need to know for the 2024 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon in this webinar.

Wondering how you can connect with us?

Join Us Online or In Person 

The 2024 Hackathon is a hybrid event. There will be 1 in-real-life location that all participants can participate from. They also have the option of participating online, utilizing the live-stream on the website and Slack.

The location is: University of Sydney – Sydney Knowledge Hub

Getting to the Sydney Knowledge Hub

Hackathon Schedule
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4pm – Opening Ceremony Commencement

4:30pm – Mini Challenge: Make a Team Promo

5:30pm – Hackathon Challenges Announcement

7pm – Make a Team Promo Winner Announcement

9am – Official Kickoff

9am – Mini Moment: How to make a video

5pm – Closing Saturday

9am – Official Kickoff

12pm – Submissions Due

12:15pm – Dj Beth Yen

1:30pm – Welcome to the Judges

3pm – Finalists Announced & Closing Ceremony

our Judges
Meet our 2023 final judges
Chris Vonwiller
Chair, The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
Dr Bronwyn Evans
Chair, Building 4.0 CRC
Joanna Buldeski
Practice Lead Impact and Safeguards, Asia PacificDT Global
Jacqueline Thomas
Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering University of Sydney
John Hibbard
CEO Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd
Peter Thornton
The Warren Centre
Zahid Iqbal
DT Global

We set up a Hack Live studio in Sydney where the Hackathon is broadcasted LIVE across the country 

Become a Mentor

Wish you could participate, but your undergrad days are behind you?

Join our team as a Hackathon Mentor and be at the forefront of change in humanitarian innovation.

You will:

Meet new and likeminded people in the industry.

See what’s innovating a whole new generation.

Do something meaningful with your weekend.

Have something cool to put on your LinkedIn profile for once. 

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Become a 2024 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon Mentor 

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Meet our 2024 Sponsors

Watch Highlights

2023 Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon Highlights

Hackathon Weekend

We set up a Hack Live studio in Sydney where the Hackathon is broadcasted LIVE across the country

We recognise and pay respect to the Elders and communities – past, present, and emerging – of the lands that the University of Sydney’s campuses stand on. For thousands of years they have shared and exchanged knowledges across innumerable generations for the benefit of all.