Energy Hack 2018

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Melbourne School of Design
The University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010


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Ruby Brown

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There is a revolution taking place in the global energy sector. The extraordinary uptake of solar and wind power, energy storage and new renewable fuels means the traditional power grid is about to be turned on its head.

The rapid pace of change means there are questions being raised. How will our current system adapt to support these new technologies? What does a reliable, clean, affordable future energy system look like?

Be part of this revolution and help shape the answers. Join the University of Melbourne and founding partner Powershop for two dynamic days at ‘Energy Hack 2018’.

Unlock ideas, educate influencers and stimulate entrepreneurship in the energy industry worldwide. Get access to data, experiment with new forecasting and machine learning methods, test your ideas and collaborate with talented mentors. Learn about consumers’ motivations, discover emerging technologies, tap into Melbourne’s entrepreneurial fire power and shake up your thinking, all while growing your network.

This two-day hackathon will bring experts in industry and policy together with researchers and students from diverse disciplines. From the Melbourne Energy Institute and Powershop, as well as our partners AEMO, Arup, Siemens, Citipower Powercor, City of Melbourne, and the Victorian State Government.


With Australia’s energy costs continuing to rise, dealing with the challenges of adapting to a new energy system has become increasingly urgent.

Energy Hack 2018 will challenge teams to create new projects to make Australia’s energy system more affordable, reliable and reduce emissions. Teams will need to apply creative thinking to a pressing national challenge, and develop an innovative technical solution that will make cities more sustainable and liveable.

The full details will be revealed at the official launch night on Friday 19th October at 6pm.

Spaces are limited, so register yourself or a team now.



Program format

  1. Receive full details of the challenge at Launch night
  2. Two-day ‘hack’ at the University of Melbourne
  3. Collaborate with innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and end users
  4. Build and test your solutions
  5. Pitch to our panel of experts

Launch: Friday 19 October (6pm—9pm)
Energy Hack: Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st October, 2018

Anyone with a passion for learning and solving problems is welcome.

What to bring
All food and drink will be provided. Please bring your own tech, and of course, your creative mind!

There are some excellent prizes up for grabs, including $8k in cash prizes, Powershop power credits, and opportunities to pitch and receive feedback from top energy leaders.

Event costs
Registration for the weekend is $25 per person. This includes all food and beverages.
Please note spaces are limited, so hustle hackers

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