Accelerating the adoption of zero emission transport

The Zero Emission Transport Hackathon is calling on innovators, business’s, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and anyone who thinks that they have the next big thing in zero emission transportation.

We’re bringing together different communities nation-wide to conceptualize, test and present novel solutions that accelerate the accessibility to zero-emission transportation across Australia.

9 - 13 November 2020Online Event
Applications close 6th November 2020

ActewAGL & CBRIN Logo Lockup

$10,000 in prize money!

Plus 3x ActewAGL sponsored three-month incubation programs for the teams with the most promising concepts.

Not only will you be making an impact on climate change, throughout the week you’ll have access to ample resources, workshops, mentors, motivational industry speakers and judges.

We're serious about slowing down climate change


Do I have to register as a team?

Yes, to participate in ZET Hack you must be in a registered team of between 3 and 5 people.

How much time do I have to commit?

ZET Hack will run over a week with mandatory sessions throughout.

  • Monday 9th November
  • Wednesday 11th November
  • Thursday 12th November
  • Friday 13th November

I’m already working on an idea, can I use that?

Teams are more than welcome to compete in the hackathon with an existing idea that they are already working on, but will need to be willing to learn and grow their proposed solution.
The workshops and mentor sessions are designed to push teams to test and refine their solution to develop a compelling final pitch for the judges. During a hackathon, ideas may pivot or shift based on customer and mentor feedback which is all a part of the process!

Who owns the IP to the ideas generated?

All submissions to the hackathon remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organisations that developed them.
ActewAGL is committed to working collaboratively with ACT Government, customers, community and other stakeholders to establish a strong sustainable energy future.

Is this event fully online?

Yes. All of the sessions will be run online through a platform called Remo.
This is a collaborative workspace that will require you to use your desktop computer, camera and microphone. We suggest you check your digital compatibility here.
We will also be using Podio to record project progress and submit solutions.

More information

How might we accelerate the adoption of zero emission transport to put Australia at the forefront in this field?

Transport is the largest and the fastest growing source of emissions globally. In Canberra, 60% of greenhouse emissions are from transportation alone with privately-owned transportation being the single biggest contributor.

The use and implementation of zero emissions vehicles such as hydrogen powered and electric cars offers clean emission-free alternatives to vehicles with traditional combustion engines and will play a pivotal role in getting not only the ACT’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2045, but  Australia’s as well. There is also a need to innovate in how we implement smart vehicle to grid systems in order to accelerate transition to renewable electricity in our industries and communities.

Supporting partners

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EVC Logo
Jetcharge Logo
Nissan Logo
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Get involved. Register your team.