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WWF Australia, ConsenSys (Ethereum Venture Production Studio), Schneider Electric and Hackathons Australia are partnering to bring you the Future Cities Hackathon.
Our cities of the future should be epicentres of creativity, innovation, sustainability – where people will thrive. But only if we get things right. On a planet that will soon need to support up to nine billion people, our cities also consume the most resources, produce the most waste, use the most energy. Added to this, we are witnessing the troubling rise of social and economic inequality. To enable a positive future for our cities, we need to start now by collectively building the new products, services, platforms and business models to achieve this vision.
Inclusive – How do we empower all citizens to be active participants, regardless of location, socio-economic status or privilege?
Accessible – How do we make sure our common resources (like energy, housing, food, green space, transport) are clean, safe, affordable and available to all?
Sustainable – How do we improve the way our products and commodities are produced, distributed and consumed, enabling thriving and sustainable local economies?
To ensure winning teams receive the support they need to develop their solutions over the long term, WWF and partners have also created a bespoke package of support, including cash prizes, a 1 week design sprint & production studio, mentorships, 1 – 1 training, access to networks and contacts, desk space, access to customers to test and validate and access to APIs and libraries.