The challenge statement is designed to get participants ideating the next exciting applications of ideas based around regenerative agriculture and climate change:
“How might we create the next groundbreaking company while tackling climate change through regenerative agriculture?”
The challenge is being run by RMIT Activator, RMIT University’s growth engine for innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2017, RMIT Activator has been unlocking entrepreneurial potential across founders, innovators, educators and student talent.
The main sponsor, Xylem Capital, is a venture capital firm that prioritises long-term environmental change. Xylem looks to identify aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs who will lead the way in eco-tech, empowering them with the expertise and financial tools they need to scale towards maximum social, environmental and financial sustainability.
The Hacktivator model is designed to foster a healthy competition, where real-time industry connections and challenges are present for advice and guidance throughout the experience. Hacktivator is pathway where industry partners can explore big ideas in a simulated ideation environment and spark a lifelong entrepreneurial journey in students.
Why do we run Hacktivator challenges like the Xylem Eco-hackathon?
- This competition introduces students to innovation frameworks and concepts, alongside a ground-up approach to accelerate circular innovation and sustainability as early as possible in their university journey.
- Committed continuous support from our industry partners, like Xylem and Helvetas is provided post-event to bring winning solution proposals to life
- Exposure for partner organisations to truly foster and encourage innovation first, including opportunities to pilot new ideas making you a powerful agent of change
The Eco-Hackathon theme combines a cause with repercussions around the world, climate change, with an emerging solution – regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is the idea of farming practices that reduce Co2 in the atmosphere, secure future food supply and restore the health of the planet through healthier plants and animals.