Innovate East; Tackling the most pressing challenges facing the water industry, our region and society

Innovate East is a joint innovation event between Anglian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water, bringing together 1500 people over three days to tackle the most pressing challenges facing the water industry, our region and society.

As part of this event we’re running two Hackathons tackling the subjects of water network resilience (avoiding customer disruption resulting from extreme weather events like the 2018 'Beast from the East') and leak detection (extracting maximum value from our new IoT network sensors), with prizes for both.


This is a fantastic opportunity for data science experts to demonstrate their capabilities, learn new skills and network with some of the industry’s key stakeholders.


As always, the hack is just the start! We want to turn the best ideas into reality – fast!


Visit the event website for further details and to register your attendance.

 

https://www.innovateeast.org/

Tuesday 10th September
Registration open from 8.30am – site closes 10pm

Wednesday 11th  September
Registration opens from 8.00am – site closes 10pm

Thursday 12th September
Registration opens from 8.00am – event closes for delegates 4pm

 

 

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Eligibility

To be eligible to particiapte at our hackathon, you will need to:

  1. Be 18+ to participate.
  2. Register here to secure your spot: https://www.innovateeast.org/

 

 

Requirements

For this event you will be expected to produce a demonstration of your project via a 5 minute presentation at the end of the hack.

This might be an App or an interactive tool, a useful data model/analysis , data visualisation, etc.

Judges

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Judging will be by a panel of recognised domain experts.

Judging Criteria

  • Best Overall Solution
    Prizes will be awarded in both hack areas for the solutions with the greatest potential to improve network resilience / leak detection efficiency.
  • Best Data Insight
    Prizes will be awarded in both hack areas for the best, most actionable, data insight into network resilience / leak detection efficiency.
  • Best Data Visualisation
    Prizes will be awarded in both hack areas for the best data visualisation, aiding understanding of the data and supporting network resilience / leak detection efficiency.