Hackster Impact is an annual global competition focused on solving pressing environmental and social issues by harnessing the powers of makers, engineers, designers, and citizen scientists worldwide.
The health of the world’s oceans is in critical condition. From coral bleaching to sea level rise, entire marine ecosystems are rapidly changing. The ocean is one of our biggest resources for life on earth, but human activities are having a serious impact.
This year, Hackster Impact will focus on developing open-source hardware solutions dedicated to solving the serious threats facing our planet’s oceans.
How it Works
Hackster Impact will connect leading technology companies, creators, scientists, and engineers to build and deploy open-source designs that will be fully open and readily available for anyone to test, improve, and deploy.
Participants in Open Blue will build, test and share open-source solutions over an 8-month period. Teams will receive technical mentorship, hardware, and cash prizes to help them develop, prototype, document, and share their creations with scientists and conservationists worldwide.
Submit a detailed proposal addressing a problem outlined in 1 of the 4 challenge categories.
Up to 20 proposals will be awarded with cash grants, access to mentors and other resources.
Connect with real scientists, NGOs, local governments and conservationists worldwide to share and deploy your solution.
Are you a seasoned engineer, marine scientist, or conservationist who wants to join Hackster Impact as a mentor? We're looking to partner with the world's best to support Impact's creators on their journey.
Calling on all engineers, makers, designers and citizen scientists to join Open Blue and improve the world around us. Collaborate with the best engineering minds to deliver scientific, technological, and product breakthroughs focused on solving the problems facing our planet’s oceans.
Support Hackster Impact and become part of the change we need to see in our world. Hackster Impact is seeking your partnership, funding and expertise. Your brand will be known as an agent of goodwill and change in our world. Read more here.
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