AquaHacking Joins OnWIN
Big news! After the inspiring success of the three previous editions of the AquaHacking Challenge, this year’s challenge – AquaHacking 2018 – Lake Ontario & Beyond – will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 as part of Ontario Water Innovation Week in collaboration with WaterTAP and Rethink Events.
Each year, over several months, the AquaHacking Challenge enables young innovators to apply their passion and tech know-how to solve complex water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Watershed Basin with demand-driven solutions.
Solving real water challenges
The Challenge final will take place at Design Exchange, directly after World Water-Tech North America. More than 350 participants will attend a keynote speaker presentation and a panel discussion, network with key actors in water and technology, and hear the five AquaHacking Challenge finalist teams pitch the clean tech solutions they have been developing since March, in collaboration with leading water-focused organizations, to solve issues facing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Watershed Basin.
Winning teams are eligible for $50,000 in prizes, including spots at local high-tech incubators.
“We are very excited to be holding the 2018 AquaHacking Challenge Final during Ontario Water Innovation Week,” says Claude Perras, Executive Director of the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation, which supports the AquaHacking Challenge. “The water sector is thriving in Canada, and we couldn’t think of a more natural fit to explore innovative solutions for today’s water challenges. We look forward to adding the voice of the young innovators participating in this year’s AquaHacking Challenge to OnWIN’s 2018 programming.”
“As an organization that supports the growth of Ontario’s water technology sector, WaterTAP is thrilled to partner with AquaHacking,” says Dr. Peter Gallant, WaterTAP President and CEO. “This challenge engages future water sector leaders in building creative, collaborative solutions for real-world water problems.”
Be part of the action! OnWIN Combo Package and World Water-Tech North America ticket holders are guaranteed admission to the final. Early bird registration for OnWIN events is now open. See all options here: waterinnovationweek.com/pricing/