The demand for both humanitarian and development assistance is on the rise. With growing humanitarian needs and limited funding, innovative solutions are vital to assist the most vulnerable groups in new and efficient ways. The Warren Centre is excited to bring you The Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Awards, commencing in 2019.
Join us as we launch two of Australia’s newest innovation events, in conjunction with RedR Australia and the University of Sydney. These annual events, including Australia’s first ever Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, encourage and reward university students to create cutting-edge solutions that could save lives and make a positive impact on people around the world.
This 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. 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. Submissions are to comprise of a short video (no more than three minutes) explaining the problem chosen and the solution developed. A written design brief will also be submitted showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.