You've had the idea, you have done the research, and now you're ready to develop a solution. 

 

WHY

The key aim of Autism CRC is to translate our research into products and interventions which can make a practical difference in the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. The Hackathon provides a unique opportunity for CRC project teams to fast track the translation process with the support of experts in a range of fields.

 

WHEN

The three-day event will bring together CRC researchers to develop evidence-based research into an app prototype.  The event is open to CRC researchers with project proposals demonstrating research outputs that can be translated into an app and meet a need within the autism community. The research must also address Autism CRC program objectives and milestones.

 

HOW

Applications on 15 July for submission by 12 August 2016. 

Applications have closed and 5 projects have been selected:

  • SpeakSoon, led by Dr David Trembath, Griffith University
  • Resilience, led by Dr Ian Shochet , Queensland University of Technology
  • Peer Mentoring, led by Dr Sonya Girdler, Curtin University
  • ACT Therapy, led by Cindy Nicollet, QCIDD, University of Queensland
  • BOOST-A, led by Megan Hatfield, Curtin University

Each Hackathon team will be supported with a Salesforce team along with autistic adults, project managers, business analysts, app creative professionals and commercialisation experts to help deliver a prototype. 

One team’s prototype will be awarded $25,000 for further development of the app.