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Erie Hack 2.0

June 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm


The Cleveland Water Alliance is looking for technology to solve Lake Erie’s problems, through its second $100,000 ErieHack competition.

Erie Hack 2.0, a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance, brings together researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives around the region to build teams, develop innovations and compete for the more than $100,000 in prizes.

The alliance is a five-year-old non-profit that leads a network of corporations, universities, research institutions, public agencies and utilities. The goal is to create an entire business ecosystem — from research and innovation to manufacturing — around Lake Erie.

Here’s the schedule for the event:

11 a.m.: Innovation in Action: Emergent Technologies in the Blue Economy

  • Buffet Lunch and Discussion

12 p.m.: The Role of Innovation in Advancing Environmental Protection

  • Peter Grevatt, CEO of the Water Research Foundation

12:40 p.m.: Keynote Speaker

  • Joy Mulinex, Governor’s Director of the Lake Erie Commission

1:10 p.m.: Team pitches begin

2:10 p.m.: Outmoded Laws, Overdue Goals: The need for real-time thinking in water policy

  • John Cronin, Senior Fellow at the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the

Environment at Pace University

2:30 p.m.: Team pitches continue

3:30 p.m.: Global Water Innovation

  • Introduction: Marsha Festen, McDougal Family Foundation,
  • Harro Brons, International Business Development Manager at the Water Alliance (Netherlands)

3:50 p.m.: Final round of pitches

4:55 p.m.: Where are they now? An update from 2017 Erie Hack awardees Erie Open Systems

  • Hunter King and Kelly Siman

5:30 p.m.: Announcement of Erie Hack winners

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.: Reception


June 20, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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