Kanata North technology hub, a globally significant innovation ecosystem in the heart of the nation’s capital, is leading a new wave of collaboration in-order to transform the 1970’s industrial business park to a complete and connected living lab community of over 500 businesses and 33,000 employees.

Together with the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College, we are thrilled to host Discover Technata Hacks; a hackathon initiative aimed at solving real world problems leveraging the power of 5G.

The Technata Hacks initiative will be hosted over a series of three evening events at Hub350, in the heart of the TELUS’ 5G Innovation Zone.


September 27, 2023 – 4pm-7pm
October 4, 2023 – 4pm-7pm
October 11, 2023 – 4pm-7pm


350 Legget Drive
Kanata, Ontario


Sign up as a team of 4 or as an individual and get assigned to a team. Registration opens on September 5th.

2023 Hackathon Winning Team

2023 Hackathon Winners

This was my first hackathon and it was an eye opening experience. It taught me how to collaborate in a team and look at this problem from a wider perspective. Thanks so much to the volunteers and the sponsors for making this event a reality

David Cronier, Advanced Technology student at Algonquin College and team member of HelloWorld

I’m so thrilled about the entry of the students, and their trying to come up with ideas in a very short period of time.. but they are smart, and they are intelligent, and I love mentoring them because what I can give them is some of the basic things that I know make businesses work. I think it’s a fantastic experience for them to be listening to speakers from the high-tech hub here in Kanata, and to rub shoulders with their peers and try and come up with solutions to problems that we all face

Dale Gantous, CEO of InGenius Software [retired]

It was a great event and thank you so much for giving me a chance to be a part of it. I enjoyed my time there and learned a lot! Made me think out of the box and the amount of wasted energy in the realm of Iot

Zahra Manochehris, BSc Computer Science student at the University of Ottawa and team member of Technocrat

Being able to do something like this with KNBA, especially working with companies like Ericsson, helps to make this very real for our students. So there is a very good chance that a team come up with a brilliant idea, pitch it to a panel, get a call from somebody, get themselves hired - that’s 100% what we really want to see

Stephen Gagne, Web & Communications Officer, - Applied Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College


Emissions tracking is top of mind for companies when looking at their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. This helps each company look at their role in assessing the urgency of the climate crisis. Currently, emissions are assessed using estimates and mathematical models but they could be more accurate.

Companies in the Kanata North Tech Park are looking for ways to better track their current emissions and where they originate from in real time. How can they do that?

It is also important that this information is made available to the public so they too understand their awareness of the climate crisis and become more conscious of their own emissions. How can companies target every day consumers to educate them on the climate crisis and encourage them to reduce their own emissions? This could be anyone from their customers to their employees.

When considering a solution, consider using 5G, Internet of Things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Hackathon Timeline

Day 1

Opening Ceremony
Guest Speaker
September 27

Day 2

Opening Remarks
Guest Speakers
Group Mentors
October 4

Day 3

Final Pitches
Winner Declarations
Closing Ceremony
October 11


Who can participate?

To participate in Discover Technata Hacks, you must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada and be able to attend all events in person. All students, at any skill level, from any field of study are welcome!

Discover Technata Hacks will happen in person at Hub350 – 350 Legget Drive, Kanata.

Registration deadline is September 22nd, 2023

Nothing at all! Discover Technata Hacks is completely free.

FIRST PRIZE: $2000 for the winning group, sponsored by Ross Video
SECOND PRIZE: $1000 for the winning group, sponsored by L-Spark
THIRD PRIZE: $500 for the winning group, sponsored by Fidus

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