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.


This year’s prizes is still to be announced. It will be a combination of monetary prizes, and professional development opportunities. Stay tuned!

Case Study

This year, the Ideathon will be focused on improving personal autonomy and livelihoods for people in rural Cambodia through Assistive Technology.

The full case study will be released on 6th September. However, If you are keen to start early, purchase the early bird ticket and you will receive it straight away!

An excerpt of the case study can be found here