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CONTEXT OF THE HACKATHON

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. 

Enter into the hydropower world of GE Renewable Energy and discover how it can contribute to build a cleaner world!

A MISSION FOR THE AQUA AGENTS!

GE Renewable Energy is calling on innovative spirits to be part of

the Aqua Agents league.

What's the goal of this special unit?

Join forces to reinvent hydropower.

YOUR MISSION ORDER

Teamed up with GE Renewable Energy collaborators, you will have to invent innovative solutions that can revolutionize hydropower, evolve existing processes and create new services.


You will have 3 days to complete your mission, starting on September 24th to 26th, during the WaterPower Canada Conference in Montreal.

Your presence is required for these 3 days.


For this mission, each recruited agent will be
rewarded 300 CAN$.

YOUR MISSION

To succeed in 1 of the 3 priority missions:

MISSION 1

NEW PARTNERS, NEW SOLUTIONS, NEW HORIZONS

How to engage with new partners to create new solutions?

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.

MISSION 2

LIVING IN A WORLD OF SERVICES & DATA

How to better leverage the data produced by hydropower plants?

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…

MISSION 3

HYDRO IN THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

How to benefit from the 4th industrial revolution in the hydropower industry?

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 …).

To complete your mission, you will join a team to:

Create a project page

Develop a prototype/mock-up of your solution

Present your project to a panel (in English)

YOUR REWARD

Get an internship with GE Renewable Energy

in Brossard or Sorel Tracy!

Visit GE Global Research Center

The Global Research Center (GRC) is located in the U.S.!

Win your own drone!

The winning team members will bring back at home a drone.

HOW CAN YOU BECOME AN AQUA AGENT?

Here are the steps you need to take to become an Aqua Agent:

BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10th

SEPTEMBER 12th

Announcement of the selected Aqua Agents

SEPTEMBER 24th-26th

AQUA AGENTS HACKATHON

3 days to complete your mission

WHAT ARE THE PROFILES WE'RE LOOKING FOR?

To create the best league ever,

we are calling on all motivated and fearless trainee agents!


Each team will be composed of 3 students from Montreal schools and universities...

Engineer students

Designer students

Business school students

... and 4 GE Renewable Energy employees from Brossard and Sorel Tracy.

Engineers

Support functions

Sales / Project managers

THE AQUA AGENTS AGENDA

WEDNESDAY

25th SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY

24th SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY

26th SEPTEMBER

07:30 am

Breakfast


08:00 am

Hackathon final stretch


10:00 am

Project presentation (in English)


11:15 am

Jury deliberation


12:15 pm

The winner team is announced and present its project during the closing ceremony of the WaterPower Canada Conference

11:00 am

Welcome!


11:30 am

Hackathon introduction


01:00 pm

Lunch


02:00 pm

Innovation trends conference

and round tables


03:20 pm

Icebreaker games


04:30 pm

Hackathon: Let's start!


07:30 pm

Project Deadline #1

07:30 am

Breakfast


08:00 am

Team work


01:00 pm

Lunch


02:00 pm

Pitch Workshop


02:30 pm

Team Work


03:30 pm

Project Deadline #2

VENUE

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

900 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, 

Montréal, QC H3B 4A5, Canada

CONTACT

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or contact us at marie@bemyapp.com

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