Livestream: Hack The Planet Competition Launch

22 April - 1pm
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We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Hack the Planet Competition organised by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the Commonwealth Secretariat and would like to invite you to the Launch Event on Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 13:00 BST. The event will include a keynote speech by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

To take advantage of this opportunity, RSVP now!

The climate emergency, demonstrated through ever more damaging climatic events, has intensified the need to attack the major sustainability challenges for life on this planet. The ocean, as Earth’s primary life support system, is central to solving these challenges. Covering more than 70% of the planet, it is the ocean that makes Earth liveable and allows people and societies to prosper. It has continually buffered us from the impacts of rising temperatures and rising atmospheric CO2 levels, but is now itself under threat.

Hack the Planet is an entirely virtual international ideas competition designed to stimulate discussion around the development of new concepts relating to the sustainability of the ocean, incorporating satellite data and technologies. Solutions will be aligned to the 10 action areas of the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

The competition will bring together ideas from diverse communities living on the front-line in facing the challenges of the climate emergency and ocean sustainability across the Commonwealth, together with the technical resources to support the innovation of new solutions.

Competition Highlights

  • 22nd April 2021 – Competition opens for entries
  • 21st June 2021 – Announcement of shortlisted entries
  • 1st July – 31st August 2021 – Delivery of Knowledge Exchange programme for shortlisted entrants, including training and mentorship from a range of technical and investment experts
  • 22nd September – Finalists announced
  • 14th October – Final pitch event and winners announced

For any interview requests or if you are unable to attend the event at this time and would like to watch the recording, please get in touch via

Satellite Applications Catapult
We help organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
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