Brisbane 2018

13-15 July

Unearthed Brisbane is a 54 hour open innovation event featuring challenges from global resources companies. The event invites innovators to come together over a weekend to develop prototype technologies to one of the challenges on offer. Innovators will be supported by Unearthed and senior representatives from the supporting resources companies, challenge mentors, technology and innovation leaders – so that impactful solutions are developed to deliver impact and transform the industry.
Innovators include data scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and software developers. Top teams will be awarded cash prizes, credits and future development opportunities. All teams own 100% of the IP they generate at #UnearthedBrisbane.


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Cash, Glory & Opportunities

Thousands of dollars of cash prizes, credits, future opportunities and other awards on offer to the top 3 teams!

Real Industry Challenges

Real industry challenges and data sets plus access to insights from the field, from those driving the operations.

Proving Ground for Innovators

Whether you’re one year into programming or CTO of a startup, the Unearthed hackathon opens industry data which provides a platform to test current or develop new solutions.

Event Details

  • 13-15 July 2018

    Unearthed kicks off on Friday evening with an opening presentation, an introduction to the data and challenges, and a coding kickoff! Teams are hard at work well into the night on Friday & Saturday & most of Sunday. Sunday evening brings judging and the awards presentation.

  • Fishburners

    Unearthed Brisbane will be held in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD on Queen Street Mall, at co-working community space for tech startups, Fishburners.

  • Fully Catered

    Great food and coffee + Lots of data and creative thinking = good times!


1st Prize

$3000 + AWS credits

2nd Prize

$2000 + AWS credits

Young Innovator Award

$1000 + AWS credits

People’s Choice Award

Tech prizes

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Where to register?

Unearthed Supporters

Anglo American

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Can I participate as an individual? I don’t have a team, but still wish to come along, can I do so?

We recommend that you work as a team at Unearthed Brisbane as teams with a diverse set of skills have better chances of producing an impactful solution.

I won’t be able to make it for the full weekend, can I still come?

If you are unable to make one of the days/nights, that’s OK. Just let us know or let your team members know beforehand. If you haven’t formed a team yet and cannot make the Friday night, drop us an email and we’ll try to put you in a team so that you’re ready on Saturday.

Can I participate remotely?

Participation is in-person only (at least 1 member of your team must be present at the event).

What is the cost? And what does it involve?

Innovator tickets are for the full weekend. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple coffees and drinks all weekend!
Discounted tickets are available for students who wish to take part. Email for more information.

When will the challenges be released? Can we start working earlier?

Challenges Titles will be released the week before the event.

Who owns what we make at the event?

You do.
All teams retain full ownership of what is created during the event. (*barring any prior agreements you might have with employers, universities, etc…)