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Urban Utilities’ Water Startup Challenge ‘17

October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


From source to treatment, your water travels through a vast network of pipes and infrastructure.  These systems are becoming smarter and producing more data than ever through automation, predictive technology, and IoT (internet of things) devices. Customers also have access to more information than ever, allowing them to make better decisions on how they use water.

How can we best take advantage of these changes? What else could we do with the data to make customer’s lives better, aligning with our purpose of enriching quality of life? Are there new ways to visualise regional water systems? What tools can we put in the hands of businesses and home residents? Is there new technology, platforms, or applications we can introduce that would make it easier for customers? How can our water systems help make people in our cities more liveable, connected, and enabled?

Join us at Fire Station 101 this October for a unique opportunity as Queensland Urban Utilities offers technologies and data to hack a solution and possibly even start a new business!

Weekend Hack for the Water Startup Challenge ’17

20 – 22 October 2017

Your chance to create new solutions that will help take Queensland Urban Utilities to the next level.

You will be supported by mentors and have access to data to help make your ideas a reality.

We are looking for bright minds – whether you’re a creative, programmer, engineer or data scientist – to add onto existing solutions or come up with something completely new.

What’s on offer

• A chance to be one of three ideas supported to take to the next stage of development

• Access to cool technology and unique data sets

• Mentors with practical experience in engineering, IT/digital, planning, and business

• Delicious meals through the weekend

• Swag bag with t-shirt and more

• Opportunity to pitch your idea in front of industry experts

• Great networking opportunities

Join us for a unique opportunity to hack a challenge our industry is facing, make a positive difference in our community, and perhaps even take your idea to the next level!

Join in for just $20 (students $10) with all ticket proceeds going to charity. Please register HERE to secure your place


October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
October 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Fire Station 101
101 Limestone Street
Ipswich, Queensland 4305 Australia
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