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EnergyLab Perth Smart Buildings Hackathon

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Perth, WA

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We have seen unprecedented changes in the past decade, but what will be spearheading transformations in the years to come? Smart technology and the IoT will undoubtedly foster breakthroughs in many industries. Join us to explore how making buildings more connected, more automated and more responsive could benefit the occupants, the building owner and the electricity grid.

We are finished talking, it's time for action. Following three panel discussions on smart buildings, we are hosting this two-day event to bring people interested together to brainstorm, develop and demonstrate related startup ideas.

EnergyLab is committed to growing new energy businesses that reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. We strive for equality, inclusivity and accessibility, and we encourage all people to participate in this event. If you have any concerns about attending this event, or the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance, please email events@energylab.org.au.





How it works


  1. Inspiration: We'll kick off with a couple quick presentations about problems you might consider solving.

  2. Team forming: You can register as a team if you want, but if you're missing a team member or registering as an individual then we'll help you find teammates.

  3. Ideation: Once teams are formed the brainstorming begins! Come up with a bunch of ideas and pick the one you want to work on for the rest of the hackathon.

  4. Developing: We'll leave lots of time for you to develop your ideas, build a prototype if possible, and prepare your presentation.

  5. Presenting: Each team will present to a panel of judges, who will pick the winning teams.

  6. Celebrating: Unwind and celebrate what you've achieved in less than 24hrs over a drink and something to eat.





Timing


Friday

  • 5:30pm: Arrive, have something to drink and eat, and start to get to know your fellow participants

  • 6:00pm: Presentations to provide inspiration, resources and information on what the next 24 hours will entail

  • 7:30pm: Dinner, team formation, and team registration

  • 8:30pm: Go home and rest (or work if you really want to)


Saturday

  • 8:00am: Doors open and breakfast served

  • Work in your teams with help from some mentors

  • 12:30pm: Lunch served

  • Optional presentation practice

  • 4:45pm: Submissions due

  • 5:00pm: 5-minute presentation by each team followed by questions from the judges

  • 6:00pm: Drinks to celebrate all you've achieved in 24 hours with winners announced by 7:00pm





Frequently asks questions (FAQs)


How many people are allowed in a team?

Teams must contain 2, 3 or 4 people. Teams with 5 or more people in them must break into two or more smaller teams. Individuals can't compete but we will help you find at least one other person to form a team with (see below).


I already have teammates, can I just participate with them?

Yes! As long as you have at least one other person on your team (and your team doesn't have more than four people in it).


I don't know anyone else attending, how will I form a team?

We have your back! We have built in a number of ways for you to meet other people in the same boat and will help you form a team with people you want to spend Saturday with. Friday night will start off with some casual networking over drinks. During the presentations, everyone will introduce themselves so you know who else is looking for team members. During dinner, the organiser will help match individuals together and make sure no one is left out. If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to events@energylab.org.au.


Can I still participate if I don't have an idea?

You can! We'll help your team find something interesting to work on.


Do I have to spend the entire time at the venue?

Nope, but we would encourage you to. It's a great venue and we'll provide a constant stream of food and drink. However, if you would be more comfortable elsewhere or have other commitments then you're free to come and go. Please just be back in time for the presentations on Saturday.


Who typically attends hackathons?

EnergyLab's hackathons attract a more diverse audience than most. While some hackathons cater to a younger crowd, we are careful to make sure our hackathons are welcoming to adults of all ages. We typically have a good mix of university students, young professionals and professionals with 10-20 years of experience up their sleeve. As long as you're at least 18 years old, you should feel welcome at our hackathons.


I have another question, who can I talk to?

Send us an email at events@energylab.org.au.





About EnergyLab


EnergyLab is Australia’s leading platform for launching new energy businesses. Our integrated approach draws on the community of clean energy entrepreneurs and offers a range of ways to engage and leverage their ideas, technologies and resources. To read more about EnergyLab head to energylab.org.au.





Want more?


This hackathon follows EnergyLab's three-part series on smart buildings. For inspiration on start-up ideas you may be intersted in attending one or all of our panel discussion events, of which more information can be found below:

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