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Innovators welcome

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.

Announcing EnergyHack

EnergyHack is a one-day creative problem-solving event hosted by Xero, Alphabeta and Ministry of Data.

Happening on Saturday, 16 November 2019, EnergyHack is looking for new and exciting ways to help small businesses save money on their energy spend.

During the event you will be able to access data never before seen Xero data on small business energy usage. Here's a preview.

The Challenges

Building on the open data snapshots linked below, you can help solve one or more of these problems:

Data Sets

1. Small Business Energy Check (SBEC) - Xero data on small business energy usage.

2. Australian Energy Statistics - Find a number of tables detailing various aspects of Australia’s energy supply and consumption in aggregate and at the State/Territory level.

3. Australian Petroleum Statistics - Find data on oil, petroleum and data.

4. National Energy Analytics Research Program (NEAR) - Find a number of NEAR databases relating to energy use at the substation level, and drivers of energy use.

The Prizes








Free 6 Month Bloom Membership

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EnergyHack is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and Energy as part of its Business Energy Advice Program. The goal of this program is to help small businesses compare and save money on their energy bills.

About Ministry of Data

  • We are a bridge to government for existing initiatives and startups.
  • Ministry of Data provides qualified government agency problems to the innovator and startup community that can have global impact.
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