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Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 11:00 AM to Sunday, March 21, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT

Are you ready to challenge yourself to make an impact in the Waterloo community? 

UW’s Impact Alliance and Global Spark are hosting a virtual solutions hackathon called the “SDG Impact Challenge''. This event has partnered with three local organizations who are tackling some of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE), the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and Food4Kids.

The SDG Impact Challenge will be held from Saturday, March 20 to Sunday, March 21, 2021, using Zoom and Discord. Students must register by Wednesday, March 17 at 11:59pm. Please see the Agenda below for more details.

Teams of four will choose one of the organizations’ problem statements and have 24 hours to develop an innovative solution to address it. These solutions will be submitted to the judging panel as a 5-minute pitch presentation. 

The three winning solutions are eligible to win cash prizes of up to CAD$400 per team! Please see the Terms & Conditions for eligibility details for winning the cash prizes (note: only University of Waterloo students are eligible for the cash prize). The winning teams will also have a chance to work with Impact Alliance in Spring 2021 to implement their proposed solution in the Waterloo Region! More details for implementation will be provided to the winning teams.  

The problem questions are as follows:

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM



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Our Opening Ceremony will feature remarks from: 

Dean Jean

Dean Jean Andrey

Dean Wells

Dean Mary Wells

Beth Eden

Beth Eden

 
 

Agenda | FAQs | Prizes | Terms & Conditions | Judging Criteria | Implementation


Agenda

Day 1

11:00am - Opening Ceremony (Zoom Link available upon registration)

12:00pm - Breakout Rooms to connect with teams and set up Discord

5:00pm - First round of questions using Discord

9:00pm - Second round of questions using Discord

11:59pm - Submissions are open! Submission link will be provided to participants

Day 2

10:00am - Third round of questions using Discord

11:59am - Deadline to submit solutions! Submission link will be provided to participants

12:00pm - Closing Ceremony (Zoom Link available upon registration)

 

Winners and Honourable Mentions of the SDG Impact Challenge will be announced in the week following the challenge. Keep an eye out on your emails and make sure you follow our socials @sdgimpactalliance & @global.spark!

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Please direct any further questions regarding the event to Jahanvi Desai (jahanvi.desai@sdsnyouth.org).

      Global Spark

          Impact Alliance

           SDG Student Hub

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