Hitachi Collaborative Creation
Hackathon for Digital Mobility 2020

8th and 9th February

Introduction

Through collaborative creation with customers and partners, Hitachi aims to address shared challenges, exchange ideas and create new value for society using data to improve quality of life of citizen.

We would like to invite you to identify unmet needs of citizens in the area of mobility and demonstrate how data driven social innovation can address these issues.

Every aspect of mobility can be considered for transformation to smart by using big data and Anything as a service (XaaS) business model.

These XaaS will have one objective, and that is to make a difference to peoples’ way of life by improving quality of life.

Hitachi Social Innovation

Social Innovation addresses the world’s social and environmental needs, and it’s bigger than an individual or company. It requires businesses and the entire society to work together toward a common goal. At Hitachi, we collaborate with our partners to make what is “Good” for the world that it needs, a reality. We believe the goal of Hitachi’s Social Innovation can be summed up with two simple words: Powering Good.

Hitachi has been contributing to society since its foundation in 1910. We strive to add value to society through our Social Innovation Business – a globally implemented framework that harnesses the combined power of our operational technologies and over half a century of leading IT expertise.

By promoting Social Innovation Business in the 2021 Mid-Term Management Plan, we will operate business to create three value propositions for customers: Improving social values, environmental values, and economic values. Hitachi has identified five areas where its solutions can increase these values: Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy, and IT. Hitachi’s solutions in these areas will improve the quality of life for people and provide added value to customers.

 

Read more about Hitachi Social Innovation at social-innovation.hitachi

Organisers

Hitachi has 9 companies in Australia employing over 3,650 staff across the region with a consolidated revenue in excess of AUD $2.4bn. With major shareholdings either directly or through one of its group companies, Hitachi has gradually increased its presence and has made significant contributions to the region over the last half a century.

With offices spread across all states and territories in Australia, Hitachi offers a wide range of products and services in the region, including but not restricted to; information & telecommunication systems and services, mining technologies and solutions, social infrastructure solutions such as power and rail systems, industrial products and solutions, and consulting services.

Innovation Dojo has been running successful cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship programs since 2016. With companies like Hitachi and Orange Fab Asia, universities like UNSW, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Kyushu University with a formula that sees talent solve social and business problems solved with an innovative approach.

Cutting edge startups such as VR for language learning company V-KAIWA have been formed, startups looking to enter Japan like health tech startup Beacohealth has been supported with Japan market entry and Japan based researchers such as the team behind LifeChair are being assisted for the launch of their product in Australia. A trusted group of experts run and guide Innovation Dojo and the company has unparalleled capabilities and networks across Australasia in the innovation and startup sphere.

Fusion Labs is a leader within the Australian corporate innovation space. We bring together international business experience, an understanding of corporate challenges and a rigorous methodology for delivering high impact innovation.

Fusion Labs brings together entrepreneurs from diverse industries and cultural backgrounds. People with mindsets and skillsets obtained through the process of starting and growing their own successful businesses. Our practitioners synthesise their experience, skills, backgrounds and qualifications to form an entrepreneurial task force.

Theme

How can we improve people’s Quality of Life through Social Innovation in Mobility?

In this hackathon we want participants to: Identify citizen’s unmet needs in Mobility and utilise data driven technology to develop business ideas addressing these issues.

For example, participants can design XaaS business ideas to reduce congestion, carbon emission, car ownership while improving the citizens quality of mobility experience including work commute and leisure travel. Demonstrate technical feasibility and business model viability through desktop research, Simulator for effectiveness evaluation, mockup prototype.

Evaluation: The business ideas will be evaluated for their feasibility to participate in subsequent business incubation phase with Hitachi and co-creation partners.

Impact: Evaluation will be based on business idea’s Environmental, Economic and Social impact.

Value proposition: Business idea should include assumed use case scenario evidencing the benefits to citizen and technical feasibility by IT service design.

Ideal Participants

We welcome participants from various background, particularly ideal participants will be Bachelor, Master, and Doctor degree students in :

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Marketing
IP statement

1. You and the Hitachi group may use and may allow any other individuals or entities to use all submission materials you submitted to the Hitachi Collaborative Creation Hackathon for Digital Mobility 2020 (“Hackathon”), all its contents, and any idea generated in this Hackathon (collectively “Provided Idea”) for any non-commercial or commercial purpose without any restriction. The Hitachi group may disclose or publish Provided Idea at its sole discretion. You will not receive any compensation or credit for use or disclosure of Provided Idea, other than prizes awarded to winner(s).

2. Your submission materials must be your own original work and should not infringe any third-party intellectual property rights, as well as not contain any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, that includes third party’s confidential information.

3. The winning team(s) have the opportunity to continue to work on the Provided Idea in collaboration with the experts from the Hitachi group and develop products with Hitachi’s co-creation partners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Hitachi group does not guarantee that the Hitachi group accepts the developed work results for the commercial purpose.

Prize

Prize of $5,000 will be given to the winners.

Selected participants will be considered for subsequent business incubation phase with Hitachi and co-creation partners.

These participants will be given Internship opportunities to incubate the business within Hitachi.

Schedule

Saturday 8th February
  • 8:30 Doors open & Breakfast
  • 9:00 Welcome & Introduction
  • 10:00 Team forming
  • 10:15 Hacking begins
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Mentor session
  • 17:30 Hacking ends, Day 1 Wrap-Up
  • 18:00 End of Day 1
Sunday 9 th February
  • 8:30 Doors open & Breakfast, Hacking begins
  • 10:00 Mentor session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Final Pitches
  • 16:00 Final Pitches finish
  • 16:15 Announcement of Winner/s, Networking
  • 18:00 End of Day 2

Location

Fishburners Sydney
Level 3, 11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

Q&A

Please click here and fill out the form

There will be $5,000 monetary prize for the winning team(s). 

Selected participants will be considered for subsequent business incubation phase with Hitachi and co-create partners.

These participants will be given Internship opportunities to incubate the business within Hitachi.

The hackathon is open to everyone 18 or older who wants to design, code, and build new and innovative solutions that solve the big problems. However, ideal participants will be undergraduate, master and PhD students in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Economics, and Marketing.

Yes, you can! Please register your team member’s name and email address in the registration form. The maximum number of people per team is 4. Are you a solo problem solver? Don’t worry! We will find you team members based on your skill set before we start hacking on the site.

Selection will be made based on how big the impact the solution can make in the market, how unique the idea is, and how realistic and investable the solution will become in coming months.

You are welcome to use our tools and data but it’s not required. If you decide to use them, the Hitachi experts will help you shape your ideas and answer your questions, which may increase your chances of winning the competition.

1. You and the Hitachi group may use and may allow any other individuals or entities to use all submission materials you submitted to the Hitachi Collaborative Creation Hackathon for Digital Mobility 2020 (“Hackathon”), all its contents, and any idea generated in this Hackathon (collectively “Provided Idea”) for any non-commercial or commercial purpose without any restriction. The Hitachi group may disclose or publish Provided Idea at its sole discretion. You will not receive any compensation or credit for use or disclosure of Provided Idea, other than prizes awarded to winner(s).

2. Your submission materials must be your own original work and should not infringe any third-party intellectual property rights, as well as not contain any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, that includes third party’s confidential information.

3. The winning team(s) have the opportunity to continue to work on the Provided Idea in collaboration with the experts from the Hitachi group and develop products with Hitachi’s co-creation partners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Hitachi group does not guarantee that the Hitachi group accepts the developed work results for the commercial purpose.

You can contact this email: kaoru@fusionlabs.com.au

Application

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