Engineers Without Borders Monash Presents:
EWB Ideathon 2021

Research, Ideate, Validate and Present your solutions towards

Engineering assitive technology for rural Cambodians with disabilities

EWB Monash’s Ideathon is a two-day hackathon-style event where participants must engineer an appropriate solution to a design proposal addressing humanitarian and developmental issues. The Ideathon is run in collaboration with National Office as well as industry representatives.

There will be a variety of workshops jam packed throughout the day, as well as the opportunities to interact with mentors and learn highly valued professional skills such as pitching, proposal development and resiliency under deadlines. Furthermore we will be providing the opportunity to expand on your idea post competition, as well as gain valuable CPD hours for your degree.

This year, our Ideathon case study will be focused on enhancing personal autonomy and livelihoods for people in rural Cambodia. We will be providing all the resources needed to tackle the case studies on the day, as well as workshops to help understand and empathise with local communities.

The event will be held ONLINE over the first weekend of Monash’s mid-semester break and will be easily accessible over Zoom. So bring your friends and sign up as a group of 3-5, or sign up as an individual and join a group of highly capable teammates!

The event is being held on Saturday 25th Sep 2021 and Sun 26th Sep 2021, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm AEST.


Research, Ideate, Validate, Present

Race to create the best human centred solution

During the event, we will go through the 4 stages of Ideathon:

  1. Research
    Empathise with the people. Learn what they are facing, their challenges and what can be improved in the face of a global pandemic.
  2. Ideate
    Armed with the understanding of the situation, you will create hundreds of unique solutions to address the challenges.
  3. Validate
    Eliminate difficult to implement solutions, develop and flesh out validated solutions into a product.
  4. Present
    Showcase your ideas and solutions with a short 3 minute presentation. Create the most innovative product and win prizes!

Curious? Download the Info Pack below to learn more!



Early Bird Tickets

Get your early bird tickets now! Get perks and secure your place in the Ideathon today! Limited spaces available.

No teammate? No worries! You can email us or message our Facebook page and we will find the best match for you!


2021 Prizes

As of September 21th 2021, prizes for the winners are as follow:

1st place:

A $500 bursary for the team (not individuals). A first-place winner certificate (physical copy).

2nd place

A $300 bursary for the team (not individuals). A second-place winner certificate (physical copy).

3rd place:

A $200 bursary for the team (not individuals). A third-place winner certificate (physical copy).


A digital participation certificate.


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