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Have you heard of a Hackathon? Well get ready for the non-coding equivalent – The Ideathon.
Combining students, logisticians, professionals, developers, and anyone who likes to challenge the status quo… Get ready to disrupt!
The event will challenge teams to develop and present solutions to the following two problem statements:
Innovation Challenge A – Waste: Every year Australia sends 500,000 tonnes of recycling waste to China! With China’s recent ban on mixed recycling imports, Australia is presented an immediate issue to be dealt with nationally, and at the same time, presents a huge opportunity to dramatically develop the way Victoria manages the waste supply chain.
Innovation Challenge B – Last Mile Delivery: Consumers have never been more demanding on businesses. They want everything cheaper, faster and personalised. This puts incredible strain on a supply chain, in particular, the logistics of the delivery. Innovating the “last mile” is the key to unlocking value in this area. It’s never been more important for businesses to find innovative solutions to this part of the supply chain
To enter is easy – simply register for the event and show up on the day. We will be facilitating team formation on the day, ensuring all teams are equal. The deadline for entry is midnight, 15th June.
Remember there is no criteria to enter – the only thing we ask is a commitment from you to challenge the status quo!
What is an Ideathon?
An Ideathon is a short, intensive, workshop experience for participants to work together and address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Participants work in teams and use a hybrid of design thinking and innovative learning practices to ideate and collaborate on possible solutions.
You’re welcome if you are a student, industry professional, developer, or anyone who likes to challenge the status quo… Get ready to disrupt!
When and where is the Ideathon
Registration for The Ideathon starts at 830am on June 22nd at PwC Headquarters in Melbourne. Address: Level 19/2 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
Do I need to have a team to register?
No, teams will be created on the day and individuals are encouraged to register. If you have a team that you’d like to work with on the day, make it clear in your registration and we’ll do our best to accommodate!
How will the day work?
You will be provided with a thought-provoking problem statement at the start of the day and utilise design thinking methodology in a collaborative setting, to innovate futuristic solutions! You will have an opportunity to present your team’s solutions to the rest of the Ideathon cohort and judging panel at the end of the day!
Will there be prizes for the winning team!?
Absolutely! We don’t want to give too much away but there will be a cash prize involved and an exciting opportunity to progress the winning ideas further!
Will I need to bring lunch?
Don’t worry about food and drink – we’ve got you covered! Just bring your brain and get ready to have a good time!
What equipment should I bring?
We recommend you bring your own laptops, chargers, devices – anything you need to work! We will provide basic stationary items and access to whiteboards and butcher paper.