march, 2022

2022fri04marAll DayVirtual EventHumanitarian Innovation PITCHThe Pitch LAUNCH(All Day: friday) View in my timeCamperdownYear:World Engineering Day 2022Official WED::Competition

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Discover The Warren Centre’s 2022 Humanitarian Innovation Awards

Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Award” is a national submissions contest is for university students to develop innovative technological or engineering solutions that support human welfare through benevolent treatment or assistance to people for substantially altruistic reasons. 

The Awards consists of two competitions each year.  This includes “The Pitch” and the “Hackathon” 

The Pitch is an annual national prize aimed at Australian university students, awarded for an excellent technologically-based innovation that enhances human welfare through engagement with a specific target group of people in need. Participants can select a current and real-world problem and present a solution to it. Submissions can be made anytime while the competition is open (usually 6 weeks).  

Students are encouraged to select a real-world humanitarian problem (based on the focus areas identified) and develop technology-driven solutions, including a demonstration or other proof of practicality.  

To be considered for the prize, entrants must put forward a submission in which they:

  1. Identify by research, a real problem in a humanitarian context (post disaster, fragile state, development assistance or otherwise);
  2. Preferably, the problem will have a connection to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with consideration to the Equator Principles for new technology in developing countries.
  3. Problems and solutions that focus on needs which do not fit conventional commercial finance driven markets and are therefore “orphans” to traditional market solutions will be favoured;
  4. Especially propose solutions aimed to alleviate or address needs of disadvantaged communities or; 
  5. Address social groups that may be overlooked by traditional engineering and technology projects. 

Key Dates 

Entries open 9am, 4 March 2022 (AEDT) 

Submissions must be received by 6am, 18 April 2022 (AEST) 


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