Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition to generate solutions to Lake Erie’s challenges. The competition includes $100,000 in prizes for the most creative and effective hacks.
Ideation sessions held in March facilitated by NASA representatives for regional stakeholders generated a list of challenge statements. The teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations, and engineering solutions that build “the Blue Economy”: the emergent economic sector dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe.
The Erie Hack provides regional students and professionals the opportunity to combine their own expertise with solid mentoring to create technologies with the potential to invigorate Lake Erie’s environment and economy.
The semifinals for the competition will be held this evening (4/13/17) at TechTown Detroit .This event is free and open to the public. Click here to sign up!
Four teams from each location of the hack (Buffalo, Cleveland/Erie, Detroit/Windsor, and Toledo) will pitch their project to a panel of judges from environmental, entrepreneurial, and tech backgrounds to determine who will advance to the finals in Cleveland on May 2nd and 3rd. Only eight teams will move to the finals!