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CleanTech Women Hack: Changing behaviours for a cleaner energy future

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Bldg. 25, 4-12 Buckland St

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How can we come up with a product or service to change behaviours for a cleaner energy future?


When we think about how we can move to a clean energy future, maybe the first question that comes to mind is how can we develop technology to enable this? But what gets ignored is the social and behavioural change that also needs to happen for us to realise that clean energy future. If CleanTech isn’t easy, accessible and attractive for people to ACTUALLY USE, then even the most innovative technologies will struggle to have any impact.The change makers having a real impact now are those who realise that we need to innovate for behaviour change.

See how Tesla made electric vehicles attractive. Think portable solar panels that you can take camping or on a boat. Think how LEDs have replaced light bulbs in most places, saving an incredible amount of energy. What could be the next step?

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to come up with a product idea that could radically change the way people consume or produce energy.


This hackathon is a CleanTech women initiative. We invite teams with female leaders to participate.

Currently, only 19% of startups are founded by women and only 7% of women lead tech startups which ultimately leads to very few female CEOs. Only 4.6% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO.

In STEM sectors and particularly CleanTech the female engagement is even lower. The energy transition is on the agenda of every country. The market for CleanTech products is growing and expected to boom in the coming years. Women can’t be left aside of this market. In 10 years we want to see female and male leaders equally represented at the top of major CleanTech organisations.





Cleantech women is an initiative to support female entrepreneurs on their journey. We are organising events to create a community and inspire women to take the next step in their career. We’re building a network of mentors to provide our fellow female founders with strong supporters and advice.




Details:

15 March (evening) Info Night Introduction to the problem statements and speed networking + Workshop with Stuart Auld, COO at EnergyLink

23 March (evening) Hackathon Starts + Design Thinking and Designing for Behaviour Change workshop with Catherine Raffaele (Learning Director at EnergyLab)

24 March (all day) Hackathon with access to mentors, judging and prizes

You won’t be alone to solve this challenge, we’ll help you find a team of 2 to 4 people and we will be providing access to mentors.

To understand all the nuts and bolts of energy behaviour, Stuart Auld, COO at EnergyLink will run a workshop on behavioural data they’ve collected on energy usage.Catherine Raffaele, Learning Director at EnergyLab will also run a workshop on Behaviour Change.

All meals, snacks and drinks are provided during the hackathon. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during the info night and the pitches.

You will also get access to:

  • Resources on behaviour change and design thinking

  • API from our partners to be announced




Rules

  • The idea you’re going to present can’t be an existing business
  • You cannot have won another hackathon with the same business idea
  • You cannot have been part of an accelerator program with the same business idea
  • All the teams must have at least one female leader
  • No discrimination of any kind will be accepted. Any participant not respecting this rule will be excluded immediately from the hackathon.




Mentors

We will have a few mentors to help you explore ideas, the full list will be announced soon.




Judges

Judges will be announced soon




Prizes

Free hotdesk at EnergyLab and mentorship to get your idea to the next stage

Possibility of collaboration with our sponsor’s teams

Guaranteed access to the CleanTech Women Fellowship for female founders in the winning team



Volunteers needed for the 15/03, 23/03 and 24/03 please email Sarah at sarah@energylab.org.au if you're willing and able

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