There is a revolution kicking off in global electricity sector. The way energy is produced, stored and used is undergoing rapid changes. The exponential uptake of solar + battery systems promises to turn the traditional, centralised power grid on its head. But will the system be as distributed as current trends suggest? What does the future of energy look like?
At University of Melbourne we’re excited to be partnering with Powershop to bring together a community of hackers, hustlers and hipsters – determined to harness the consumer and technology revolution in energy. Join us for two dynamic days to discover and engineer opportunities in the brave new world of connected energy.
Get access to data, experiment with new forecasting and machine learning methods, test your ideas with business mentors, collaborate with the talented Powershop and Melbourne Energy Institute team, learn about the aspirations that motivate consumers, discover emerging technologies, tap into Melbourne’s entrepreneurial fire power, and shake up your thinking. This two-day hackathon will bring experts in industry and policy together with researchers and students from diverse disciplines. Unlock ideas, educate influencers and stimulate entrepreneurship in the energy industry worldwide.
Everyone with an interest in the energy revolution is welcome. The only pre-requisite is to have a passion for learning.
Energy Hack format
1. Two-day energy-hack in Melbourne
2. Collaborate with other innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and end users.
3. Build and test your ideas.
4. Pitch to the panel.
What you will learn
Through-out the weekend our diverse and highly skilled mentors, including members of the excellent Powershop dev team, will be available to help with everything from development, data, technology, whole of system analysis, market validation and positioning, growth marketing strategies, pitching - learn as much from researchers, business thought leaders as you can.
During this weekend you will gain access to exclusive data and gather otherwise unavailable insights into the business of delivering energy. You will collaborate with energy professionals and researchers and gain deep insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and how its potential for good can be harnessed.
Network and get your head around the sector, including business and employment opportunities.
There are some excellent prizes up for grabs. New sound systems that have barely hit the market, cash, free electricity and a cosy dinner with leaders in the energy and start up community including the CEO of Launch Victoria.
- The Virtual Powerplant
- Electric Vehicles
- Have we got data for you?!
- Community Power