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Downer Spotless Hack The City | Hackathon

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YBF Ventures

L1 520 Bourke Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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Smart Assets, Infrastructure and Facilities

6 and 7 September 2018


  • $10,000 cash for the overall winner
  • 2 x $1,000 cash for two runners up
  • 1 month of space at Startupbootcamp’s workspace with weekly mentoring sessions
  • Various prizes from our tech partners


As we live and operate in increasingly complex environments, it is critical that assets, infrastructure and facilities are managed and maintained in a smart and efficient manner. Adding to the complexity is the need to balance financial constraints with growing expectations of tailored end-user experiences, on-demand services, and more sustainable and efficient outcomes.

To provide world leading services, Downer and Spotless are looking to engage the complete innovation ecosystem, from our employees, to start-ups, universities and our customers.

We are looking for solutions that can help:

  • Collect and process data from assets, infrastructure and facilities
  • Optimise their performance and reliability
  • Increase their lifespan
  • Improve their sustainability
  • Enhance their energy efficiency
  • Reduce their waste
  • Enhance their end-user experience.

To help you solve this challenge to the best of your ability, we have partnered with Microsoft, Telstra, Cisco, Schneider Electric and Thinxtra who will be offering you the use of their technologies, platforms and expertise throughout the event.

About Downer & Spotless:

Watch the video here.

Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and New Zealand Stock Exchange as Downer EDI Limited (DOW), we are an ASX 100 company that also owns 88 per cent of Spotless Group Holdings Limited (SPO). Together as Downer Group, we employee approximately 56,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

We exist to create and sustain the modern environment and our promise is to work closely with our customers to help them succeed, using world leading insights and solutions.

Downer Group is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand as a leading social infrastructure public private partner with PPPs across healthcare, education, defence and leisure, sports and entertainment.


  • Attendees from all backgrounds, genders, and geographies are welcome.
  • Downer and Spotless employees are welcome to participate.
  • All participants must be over the age of 18.
  • All participants must be registered via the Downer Spotless Hack the City Eventbrite (hyperlink) by 11.59pm (AEST) Tuesday 4 September 2018.

Judges and Judging Criteria:

To be announced at our Developing your Solution lead up event on 23 August. Register here.

Our Tech Partners:

We’re pleased to announce our technology partners for our Hack the City 2018 hackathon.

Microsoft, Telstra, Cisco, Schneider Electric and Thinxtra will all be present at the event offering the use of their various platforms, sensors, mentors and more!


8 Aug: Lead up Event 1 | Meet your Tech

Microsoft, Telstra, Cisco, Schneider Electric and Thinxtra will be showcasing the technology on offer should you wish to use it. Register here.

23 Aug: Lead up Event 2 | Developing your Solution

Hear from experts on how to develop a business solution, it's not enough just to create a great piece of tech! Learn how to pitch your idea in a captivating and memorable manner. Register here.

4 Sept: The Launch | Kick-off Night!

Your chance to come and talk to our subject matter experts and tech partners in a relaxed and social environment. Ask questions, meet people and begin formulating your ideas. Register here.

THIS EVENT 6-7 Sept: The Hackathon

Time to create!

Hackathon Rules:

View our rules here.

All intellectual property (IP) rights existing at the time of the hackathon event remain vested in the owning party. Any intellectual property created by the hackathon teams during the hackathon will be owned by the teams, however the teams grant Downer (including Spotless and its related entities) a licence to use the IP and the exclusive right to take steps to commercialise the hackathon ideas for a period of 12 months after the hackathon event ends (7 September 2018). If Downer (including Spotless and its related entities) do not take steps to commercialise the hackathon ideas within this period, the hackathon teams may commercialise the product how they wish. Downer (including Spotless and its related entities) reserve the right to work with the hackathon teams in commercialising the hackathon ideas upon their discretion.

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YBF Ventures

L1 520 Bourke Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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