Launch Of The Hack The Planet Competition
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Hack the Planet
Competition organised by Satellite Applications Catapult and the
Commonwealth Secretariat and would like to invite you to the Launch
Event on Thursday the 22nd April 2021 at 13:00 BST. The event will
include a keynote speech by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth,
The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC
To take advantage of this opportunity, RSVP now!
The climate emergency, demonstrated through ever more damaging climatic
events across the planet, has intensified the need to attack the major
sustainability challenges for life on this planet. The ocean, as
Earth’s primary life support system, is central to solving these
challenges. Covering more than 70% of the planet, it is the ocean that
makes this planet liveable and allows people and societies to prosper.
It has continually buffered us from the impacts of rising temperatures
and rising atmospheric CO2 levels, but is now itself under threat.
Hack the Planet is an entirely virtual international ideas competition
designed to stimulate discussion around the development of new concepts
relating to the sustainability of the ocean, incorporating satellite
data and technologies. Solutions will be aligned to the 10 action areas
of the Commonwealth Blue Charter
The competition will bring together ideas from diverse communities
living on the front-line in facing the challenges of the climate
emergency and ocean sustainability across the Commonwealth, together
with the technical resources to support the innovation of new solutions.
* 22nd April 2021 – Competition opens for entries
After the applications have been submitted, the programme will run in
accordance with the following indicative timeline. * 21st June 2021 –
Announcement of shortlisted entries
* 1st July – 31st August 2021 – Delivery of Knowledge Exchange
programme for shortlisted entrants, including training and mentorship
from a range of technical and investment experts
* 22nd September – Finalists announced
* 14th October – Final pitch event and winners announced
For any interview requests or if you are unable to attend the event at
this time and would like to watch the recording, please get in touch via
PLEASE JOIN US TO ‘HACK’ SOLUTIONS FOR
SDG 14 - LIFE BELOW WATER
SDG 13 -CLIMATE ACTION
SDG 7 - AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
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