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The Challenges

Our teams were given the choice of three challenges backed and co-written by industry partners and experts:

Shortlisted Ideas

Over a 2-day hackathon, teams of researchers invented dozens of solutions to our industry challenges. Industry experts and innovation professionals provided regular feedback to all teams, and at the end of the event, seven of the most innovate ideas were pitched to expert judges.

We are excited to present the three ideas we have shortlisted. These teams will receive ongoing financial backing and industry expert mentorship to develop their ideas:

Other incredible ideas that were pitched to judges: Roof tiles that turn heat into into electricity, paints that transform cities into moss-covered greenscapes, a platform to streamline chemical safety management, and quantum tech education kits.


Not everything made it to the final pitches. Some of our favourite ideas that were left on the cutting room floor include:

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