Wednesday, 5th June 2019

Climate Hack

Climate Hack

Climate Hack will bring together the best minds of the innovation ecosystem, the environmental science industry and students.

About this Event

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing our generation. Creative thinking and diverse perspectives are needed to solve the climate problems of the future. Climate Hack is a joint initiative from the Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and the Department of Environment and Science. It will bring together the best minds of the innovation ecosystem, the environmental science industry and students. Participants will spend a day working on one of ten key themes, building solutions, be they technical, policy recommendations or new ventures.

Climate Hack is taking place during Climate Week. The week includes a public program of arts, music, and panel discussions, a First Nations Summit, and climate leadership training with former US Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project for between 800 and 1,000 people. During Climate Hack, our chief entrepreneur Leanne Kemp and Aaron Birkby will guide teams through the hack day, which will be followed by a pitch and a prize.

If you are an existing company in this space, you are welcome to voice the opportunities around your product or service in addressing a climate issue.

Minister Enoch and the Chief Entrepreneur are keen to work with the winning team to progress the concept developed.

The winning team will benefit from an incredible prize which will include time with Minister Leeanne Enoch, Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp, and a special award to be revealed on the day!

The day will begin at 7:45am, with an official welcome at 8:00am. Teams will work in the tracks until 2:00pm before pitching, with an event close at 3:00pm.

The event will be catered, and drinks will be provided by Great Barrier Beer.

Event Details

Date:
5th June 2019 -
7.30 am - 3 pm

Location:
Room Three Sixty QUT, Y Block, Level 10 2 George Street Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Price:
Free