SINZ and PPC Present: Fix the Future – A Social Hackathon

Making its debut in 2018,  the “Social Hackathon” is a 2-day challenge run by Social Innovation New Zealand and the University of Auckland Public Policy Club, taking place over the weekend of 11-12 August. The purpose of the competition is to provide a platform for students to gain experience in real-world problem solving and analysis, ultimately strengthening their understanding of the needs and challenges of industry.

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The Social Hackathon problems will be based on five Sustainable Development Goals, with a different company aligned to each goal. The Social Hackathon will begin with the participants being presented with a selection of briefs by representatives from companies of different industries. In teams, participants will be assigned to a Goal based on their preferences and will then work towards preparing an in depth solution to the given problem.



Throughout the competition, participants will receive mentorship from SINZ, PPC, and the participating companies. The challenge will culminate in a series of presentations in front of industry judges. The following five, distinguished organisations will be working with us during the hackathon:


Auckland Council is the local body authority for the city of Auckland. The have a bold vision: for Auckland to be a world class city. It is a vision that unites them and drives their 9500 employees to deliver world-class services and experiences every day for our 1.5 million customers.



Consensus is the independent, online legal marketplace for Aotearoa New Zealand. Clients post legal jobs at and lawyers with the relevant expertise respond with fixed fee proposals.  

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Deloitte is a for-profit professional services organisation, with services ranging from regulation support to strategy consulting. They are a leading professional service provider in New Zealand, supported by a massive worldwide network of over 260,000 people.



EcoMatters Environment Trust (EcoMatters) is a charitable trust that was formed in 2002.  Our vision is “a society where aroha/love and wairua/spiritual connection with the environment (kaitiakitanga) is restored”. EcoMatters provides a environmental and sustainability services and education initiatives to the community in a wide range of areas.  Some of these include advice and consultancy in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, stream and ecological restoration, and waste minimisation.



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Remember first in, first served. We’ve got a 20 team limit so register soon to secure your spot and the SDG you want! Teams must consist of 2-4 members. Click here to sign up.

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