Countries need more energy to grow their economies and improve people’s well-being, yet they need to reduce emissions and manage water resources carefully.
Hydropower is definitely an energy source that our future requires. It has provided enough energy to support a sustainable and modern lifestyle for everyone, everywhere for centuries. It supports agriculture, develops industry, improves access to healthcare, and helps provide education and high-quality jobs.
Get on board and let’s join our forces to make hydropower an even stronger player for our sustainable and responsible future.
CONTEXT OF THE HACKATHON
Enter into the hydropower world of GE Renewable Energy and discover how it can contribute to build a cleaner world!
Your team is in charge of Strategy and want to find new outcomes that are relevant in the current “new world”. After identifying a new partner in Canada, you will define the hydropower or hybrid solution/service that you could design and commercialize with or for this new partner, who will play outside the energy industry.
NEW PARTNERS, NEW SOLUTIONS, NEW HORIZONS
How to engage with new partners to create new solutions?
LIVING IN A WORLD OF SERVICES & DATA
Metropolia is a very innovative North American city which has decided to become a leading “smart city”. Your hydropower plants produce large volumes of data that could be of multiple use and could become an active player in Artificial Intelligence.
Your team will propose to Metropolia Leaders a new service built upon data provided by the regional hydropower plants.
You will highlight its users, its unique value proposition, its revenue model, any required partners, potential barriers…
How to better leverage the data produced by hydropower plants?
Your team is in charge of industrial operations in North America and is asked to identify a change in its manufacturing process based on the usage of new digital manufacturing technologies such 3D printing, simulation technologies...
Your team will describe this change as well as the technology required to implement it. You will evaluate the benefits of this new process and address the barriers (cybersecurity, resources or skills management, culture change …).
HYDRO IN THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
How to benefit from the 4th industrial revolution in the hydropower industry?
Win your own drone!
The winning team members will bring back at home a drone.
Here are the steps you need to take to become an Aqua Agent:
A hackathon is a sprint-like innovation event, where you will be challenged to work in teams on a unique solution for a short period of time. You will learn, work on new methods with new people, and have a lot of fun :).
Who can join the Aqua Agents hackathon?
This hackathon is open to students from engineering, design and business schools located in Montreal.