KAS Hackathon Cambodia
Hack solutions to clean energy challenges with a chance to win prizes and founding customers for your idea!

Date: September 2019

Clean Energy Hackathon
Bringing together ITC, business, engineering and energy talent to support innovation and catalyse startups in clean energy.

Get ready to bring your skills and smarts to hack solutions towards a clean smarter energy future. Efforts to encourage clean energy has resulted in more than 20 percent of global power being generated by renewable sources as of 2011. But still one in five people lack access to electricity, and as the demand continues to rise there needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the world.

Bringing together talent from inside and outside the energy industry can create powerful opportunities to develop unique and disruptive solutions.

Hack away!
Why a hackathon?
Hack (creative problem solving) athon (marathon)

It's a dedicated weekend to put aside distractions and work in a team to hack solutions: motivated with prizes, deadlines and unlimited refreshments. We've got challenges help keep focus and expert mentors to help you stay on track.

Hackathons are an efficient, low risk, low cost way to encourage innovation, catalyse startups and engage talent in the clean energy sector.
Who should attend?
Coders, UX/UI designers, energy experts, engineers, entrepreneurs, product developers, creatives, statisticians, data-lovers, finance gurus interested in creating smart energy solutions.

Successful teams need more a mix of software, energy experts, data analysis experts, product developers and designers and finance or project management wranglers.

You can apply as a team or as an individual. We recommend teams of 3-5 with each member bringing different skills to the table. If you don't have a team, we will help you connect and create a team at the Design Workshop.

To participate, please submit an application form. You MUST attend the Challenge Workshop.

Solar Viability for Large Energy Users

Comin Khmere

Installing solar for large energy users is now legal and can be a positive viable investment. However viability depends on some site specific factors. It is costly to visit all factories across Cambodia, especially if many turn out to be not viable.

Can your team determine a way to engage with the 100s of factories across Cambodia to understand easily if solar is a viable option for electricity supply for them? If it is viable, how could you convey the opportunities and who they should turn to for installation and/or investment?
Cleaner and Smarter urban mobility

Urban Mobility Incubator by Grab, Impact Hub and UNDP

As each year passes, traffic in Phnom Penh becomes worse: more cars on the road, more pollution, more traffic accidents.

Can you establish a business model that makes mobility (moving around via transport) in urban areas more sustainable (using less energy, improving fuel efficiency, or using alternatives to fossil fuels) and smarter (using technology and innovation to reduce vehicles on the road)?

Efficient Incubator for Solar Smartgrid

Okra Solar

In Cambodia, crickets are a lucrative farming activity (crickets sell for $4/kg). They are usually caught via a fluro lightbulb, usually run on expensive diesel generators in offgrid areas.

Can you establish a viable business opportunity through an 'intelligent, energy efficient cricket incubator' that can be energised with the smart controls available to Okra smart grids. Your goal is to optimise yields while minimising the energy consumed, enabling Cambodian off-grid villages to compete with commercial cricket incubating across the border in Thailand.

Challenge Prize Sponsors
Meet our Judges
KAS Representative
KAS Representative
Business Representative
Entrepreneurship Education, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Business Representative
Renewable energy marketing, sales, channels
1st August
Hackathon announced and challenges published
1st September
Applications close
7th September
Challenge Workshop
Find a team member, understand the problem, and explore the problem with the challenge mentors and your team.
Your team MUST attend to
enter the Hackathon
14th-15th September
Hackathon Weekend
14th September
8am Hackathon Kicks off
14th September
4pm: Pitch concept to mentors for advice and feedback, and to keep you on track
15th September
Hacking continues - opportunity for mentor support and pitch practice
15th September
1pm Hacking ends
Submission deadline
15th September
2-3.30pm Pitches!
15th September
Winner announcement and Awards Ceremony
15th September
1-7th November
Pitch for Grand Prize - 3 finalists pitch at Clean Energy Week
Thanks to the support of our sponsor
Meet our Hackathon Mentors
Nithya Melon
Firmware Engineer Okra Solar
Firmware, software, product design and development strategy
Jeppe Mariager-Lam
Technology for Development, PIN
Web development, product development, mobile aps

Rogier van Mansvelt
Comin Khmere
Renewable energy, utility scale, industrial and commercial solar systems
Luke Walley
Energy Lead, SEVEA
Solar and Business Development, Energy Analysis
Tickets and registration

Free to participate.

To attend the Hackathon, you must attend the Challenge Workshop.

Apply now! Click here.

Stay tuned for registrations, rules, more challenges,
Terms & Conditions.
How to enter

1. Submit the application form

2. Attend the Challenge Workshop

3. Find a team and start hacking!

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