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The Ministry of Data (MoD) hosts hackathons to solve the most curious technological problems faced by Government agencies. Open to developers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, data aficionados, business analytics, and innovators for a better world, a MoD Hackathon is an opportunity to solve a real validated problem and deliver a product that has great market product fit.
AgHack, held between attracted 100+ attendees, 74 participant ticket sales, 11 teams, 10 mentors and 2 state ministers.
From pest recognition to sheep monitoring systems, AgHack saw some incredible applications born out of the weekend. With proud support from the Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science, and the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food, AgHack successfully brought together government agencies and innovators to showcase WA's incredible capabilities.
Ministry of Data's first hackathon saw seriously talented and impressive teams from WA create incredible solutions to the presented problems.
At the hackathon's inauguration, we received engaging speeches from Innovation & ICT Minister Dave Kelly, and Chief Executive & Government CIO Giles Nunis, where they expressed their support and emphasised the enormous potential of the solutions sparked by initiatives like the Ministry of Data Hackathon. And indeed, the ideas, approaches and solutions presented by the teams left our judges and government sponsors in awe and excitement.
Ministry of Data provides:
- Qualified Government agency problems to the innovator and startup community that have global potential if solved.
- Direct access into Government agencies so conceived solutions have an internal rainmaker and potential seed funding to move solutions forward.
- Access to pathways to accelerate solution commercialisation through some of Perth’s finest accelerator programs.
- The bridge to government for existing great initiatives and startups!