Solve real challenges in the quest for environmental sustainability

On April 17-19, 2015, Sustainability at MIT and the MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will host a hackathon event like no other.  You will take on environmental challenges put forth by industry and academic partners. 

Teams will have two days to develop a solution to a real-world challenge of your choice. We are seeking participants eager to tackle complex puzzles and passionate about helping our community reach more sustainable practices and lower environmental impact. 

The hackathon is open to students and young professionals. Participants from all disciplines, backgrounds and work experiences encouraged to apply.

Registration is free! (See link above)  

The Challenge Areas

Natural Resource Management: Water, water and resource reuse and conservation 
Mobility in the Modern World: Transportation innovation for the 21st century 
Environmentally Conscious Design: Reducing the footprint of products and buildings 
(re)Fueling the Next Generation: Sustainable energy solutions 


Participating Companies & Organizations:



                                                                                                                                                    ... and more to come!

Schedule Highlights:

Registration opens: January 30, 2015

Registration deadline: April 1, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Companies and organizations will present their challenges and address questions regarding the challenges posed

  • Networking session to help participants find teammates and ask representatives further questions

  • Participants will form teams based on challenge interest and start crafting their solutions

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Teams continue to refine their solutions and begin preparing for presentations

Sunday, April 19, 2015:

  • Teams wrap up projects and present their solutions to a panel of judges

  • Judging and awards ceremony