Meet The Finalists!
The Modul’Eau team offers a turnkey service for mapping water quality in aquatic environments.
From INRS, this team offers real-time access to geotagged data for monitoring water quality in urban streams.
The EnviroScientys team at INRS has developed an intelligent probe, SWEEP which can monitor changes in snow cover in real time and predict the availability of water from melting snow.
The Rêver Haut team proposes Mapsense AI, a web-based platform integrating a GIS geographic information system and artificial intelligence capable of detecting sensitive areas from satellite images.
Sherbrooke’s Géomage team offers the Archipel solution to address the challenges of St. Lawrence River habitats. Archipel is the first decision-support tool for the management of sensitive environments.
THE WATER ISSUES TACKLED IN THIS CHALLENGE
Develop a technological solution to promote sustainable, responsible and safe navigation.
SURFACE AND GROUND WATER
Optimize the use of ground and surface water in areas of low availability.
ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
Create a sensitivity index for the natural environments of the St. Lawrence to identify sensitive areas and prioritize restoration, protection and stewardship actions.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Quebec has 3% of the world's renewable freshwater supply, spread over the entire territory. But over the past three decades, there has been increasing stress on Quebec's freshwater due to climate change, population growth and land-use changes.
Water has no substitute. This program creates solutions.
The top 5 teams receive :
- 2k seed funding
- Kick-start business development training & leadership training
- A spot in a local incubator
- Lavery Lawyer legal
All semi-finalists are welcomed into the AquaHacking Alumni community!
- You have between18-35 years of age
- A resident of Canada
- Enrolled in a post-secondary institution, a recent graduate, or a young professional.
- Interested in climate action
All specializations are welcomed to join!
How to participate
Register & create your water-hacker profile
Build your multi-disciplinary team
Choose a water issue & tackle it
Develop your solution & pitch it to the judges
March 6, 2023
Water issues are announced and Challenge registration opens
March - June 2023
Teams are established, meet water experts, develop their solutions and access on-demand workshops, and mentoring
June 17, 2023
Teams pitch their solution to a panel of judges, and 5 finalist teams are selected.
June - Sept 2023
Finalist teams participate in leadership development workshop, access entrepreneurship training, and pitch training
AquaHacking Finale (hybride)
TOP 5 Teams pitch their final solution and business plan to a panel of judges. Winners are chosen and awards given.
Program Manager, AquaHacking Challenge - AquaAction
President of the Board - Réseau Environnement
Coordinator, mobilisation and public politics - ROBVQ
Directeur STEPPE-ÉTS et Professeur - ÉTS
Professeur, titulaire de la Chaire industrielle en eau potable - Polytechnique Montréal
Directeur et co-fondateur, 2 Degrès
Directrice générale - Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien
CEO Kourant and President of the Board- Écotech Québec
Consultante en gestion, Développement durable, IBM Canada
Président - Nordikeau
Service de l'eau - Ville de Montréal
Directeur des politiques, Canada - Alliance des Villes des Grands Lacs et du Saint-Laurent
Co-fondatrice - Clean Nature - Alumni AquaHacking
Directeir général - RNCREQ
Senior Advisor - C.I.EAU
VP Finance d'entreprise et trésorerie - OVIVO
Directrice - M Expertise Marine