Get a digital solution to make your water use more efficient!
The Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation and Design Terminal launch an international innovation idea competition, called: Aquathon: Find a solution to save water!
The application is open until March 1, 2020 for startups, college students and career beginners who are offering a solution that can be scaled internationally and their solution is for widespread responsible water use.
Today, about 2.5 billion people live in water scarce regions, but by the middle of the century more than half of the world’s population will have some form of water scarcity. Accompanying this trend is growing urbanization, with two thirds of the world’s population living in cities by 2050, creating unprecedented demand for reliable and secure water supplies. The Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation is looking for innovative solutions to promote the spread of responsible water use in households in cooperation with Design Terminal.
Startups, college students and career beginners who want to make a change to curb the daily wastage of water can try themselves in a 24-hour hackathon.
Applicants have to come up with a digital solution to prevent daily water wastage, which can significantly increase the efficiency of our individual water use at the residential level. Water management qualification or studies is not a prerequisite of application, anyone who brings digital innovation to solve the challenge can apply. The teams can refine their ideas with the help of mentors and present them at the end of the competition to a jury of national and international professionals. During the 24-hour hackathon, team members become involved in an extremely intense, fast-paced development process, with thematic workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions and could work with experts on their solution. The first three winners can continue to realize their innovation with valuable prizes.
Registration for the event is open until March 1, 2020 on the event’s website. The stated goal of the hackathon is that the innovative solutions chosen during the competition will be implemented in the future.
The competition will be held March 26-27, 2020.