Singapore (October 26, 2022) — AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that applications have opened for FastTrack CityHack Singapore 2022, a weekend-long, in-person hackathon competition which will take place from November 25-27, 2022, at AECOM Singapore’s office.
The event presents a unique opportunity for an anticipated 80 participants with a passionate interest in advancing Singapore’s future resiliency, livability and sustainability to accelerate solutions to the city’s greatest challenges. Central to the competition will be the leveraging of technology and digital assets to drive innovation. FastTrack CityHack is specially designed to enable diverse talents to pool their expertise, experience and aspirations to co-create ideas that build better cities. The winning teams will receive cash prizes, and access to AECOM and leading expert advisors who will provide them with the professional support and guidance to help fast track their solutions to market.
“FastTrack CityHack is a valuable opportunity for participants to engage with digital trends, platforms and tools that enable their inventive ideas to be brought to life better, faster, smarter,” said Thomson Lai, Managing Director, Innovative Solutions.
FastTrack CityHack Singapore 2022 is supported by several partners, including Design Singapore Council, Institution of Civil Engineers, Urban Land Institute Singapore, as well as leading IT corporations, industry and business associations, universities, and learned societies. Supporting the diversity and inclusion agenda, the competition will see over 40 experts and top voices from a spectrum of disciplines take on roles as judges, facilitators, speakers as well as mentors to the teams.
Facilitators of FastTrack CityHack Singapore 2022 include Larry Yeung, Executive Director at Participate in Design, and Ummi Jameel, Design Researcher at AGENCY (Singapore). The list of mentors at the competition can be found on https://cityhack.aecom.com.
In line with AECOM’s commitment to ESG, the event will promote equity, diversity and inclusion through gender balance in participation as well as environmental responsibility by avoiding single-use plastics and donating registration fees to Garden City Fund’s Plant-A-Tree programme in Singapore.
“Our goal is to provide a means for Singapore’s immensely talented people to team up and complement the nation’s transformative objectives and actions with their collective passion and ingenuity,” said Jee Yi Yng, Country Representative, Singapore.
FastTrack CityHack Singapore 2022 is open to anyone with the desire to innovate, from engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, students, designers, planners, business professionals and programmers. The event will take place at AECOM located at 300 Beach Rd, #23-00 The Concourse, Singapore 199555. Participants can apply to join the competition from now to November 10, 2022 by visiting https://cityhack.aecom.com. Visit AECOM’s LinkedIn for more updates. The event will take place at AECOM’s office at 300 Beach Rd, #23-00 The Concourse, Singapore 199555.
About FastTrack CityHack
FastTrack CityHack is a global competition series developed by AECOM to inspire and facilitate the development of practicable, forward-looking digitally enabled solutions to build better cities. Innovators and creative thinkers from diverse segments of industry and academia will work together to change the future of cities around the world. Central to the challenge will be the leverage of technology and digital assets to fast-track solutions and results. For more information, visit https://cityhack.aecom.com.
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