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 pleased to bring you the second annual Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Awards in 2020.
Join us for two of Australia’s newest innovation events. These annual events include Australia’s first ever Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, which encourages and rewards university student to create cutting-edge solutions that could save lives and make a positive impact on people around the world.
2020 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!
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 and develop technology-driven solutions. Submissions are to be comprised of a short video encapsulating the essence of your idea. You will also need to provide a written brief showing evidence of how your solution could be achieved.
The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon is a weekend-long digital event, taking place in July 2020. This event is designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for pressing humanitarian challenges. Participants will be asked to identify practical solutions for real and current problems from a current international humanitarian response context.