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Join us as we crown the winners of the India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon

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Event date and time

Friday 19 Feb 2021
3:30 pm to 4:30pm AEDT


Online virtual event
Login details will be emailed to registrants

This February, Australian students, start-ups and SMEs are forming teams to develop, justify and present a solution to one of the four hackathon themes linked to the Circular Economy.

Theme 1: Innovation in packaging reducing packaging waste
Theme 2: Innovation in food supply chains avoiding waste
Theme 3: Creating opportunities for plastics waste reduction
Theme 4: Recycling critical energy metals and e-waste

Join us for a free, live-streamed Awards Ceremony acknowledging the efforts of the 8 winning teams who have pitched their innovative ideas to help reduce packaging and plastic waste to win part of a $52,000 prize pool.


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Dates and Times

Event date: Feb 2021

Friday 19 Feb 2021

Online virtual event

3:30 pm to 4:30pm AEDT

Login details will be emailed to registrants

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Why Circular Economy?

Each year, 90 billion tonnes of primary materials are extracted and used globally, with only 9 per cent recycled. With the Circular Economy model, we get to enjoy the benefits of safe packaging without damaging the environment.

Circular economy has been identified as a major commercial opportunity and could support the development of new industries and jobs, reducing emissions and increasing efficient use of natural resources.

Discover more about our research on Circular Economy

Key dates

Hackathon: 9 – 10 February 2021
Awards ceremony and winners announced: 19 February 2021

Important information


What will the winners receive? Pitch your idea to win part of a $52,000 prize pool.

In total the judging panel will select 8 winning teams; four student teams who will win $3,500 (total sum per team), and four start-up/SME teams who will win $9,500 (total sum per team).

Get in touch

This hackathon is held in collaboration between Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India and CSIRO. If you have more questions, check out our FAQs or email

For Indian participants please visit NITI Aayog’s event page:

Follow us at #IACEhackathon

Prizes sponsored by  Australian Government | Department of Indutry, Science, Energy and Resources