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 launch Discover Technata Hacks; a first of its kind 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 28, 2022 – 4pm-7pm
October 5, 2022 – 4pm-7pm
October 12, 2022 – 4pm-7pm
350 Legget Drive
Sign up as a team of 4 or as an individual and get assigned to a team. Registration opens on September 1st.
2022 Hackathon Winning Team
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
Do you want to help Kanata North be the green high-tech capital of Canada? People and companies do not realize the amount of water and electricity they use day-to-day. Most of the time, we rely on people to monitor their usage! This leads to an incredible amount of waste, which is costly for companies and harmful to the environment. We have seen the impacts of climate change, like the several natural events that have occurred in our city over the last several years. We want YOU to help us develop a solution to water and electricity waste using 5G, IoT, etc!
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!
Will Discover Technata Hacks happen in person or virtually?
Discover Technata Hacks will happen in person at Hub350 – 350 Legget Drive, Kanata.
When is the registration deadline?
Registration deadline is September 21st, 2022
How much will it cost me?
Nothing at all! Discover Technata Hacks is completely free.
Sounds great, but what do I win?
We’re in the process of confirming. Stay tuned!