Unearthed Hunter Valley 2016

From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, engineers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems.

Unearthed will head to the Hunter Valley for the first time this year to offer local entrepreneurs and innovators an opportunity to show large resources companies what innovative technologies can be built in only 54 hours.  Hunter Valley developers, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers, geologists and passionate innovators - register now!

The Hackathon will take place at the region's newest coworking space Dantia Smart Hub (DaSH).

Significant cash prizes and future opportunities are on offer for participants!


27 Aug - 29 Aug


Lake Macquarie


1st Prize

$2000 Cash + $3000 AWS Credits & Support

Winner: ARNUT

2nd Prize

$1500 Cash + $2000 AWS Credits & Support 

Winner: CompSoc

Young Innovator Award

$1000 Cash + $1000 AWS Credits & Support

Winner: CompSoc


Trent Bagnall

Founder, Slingshot Accelerator

Jacques Labuschagne

Finance Director, CMOC-Northparkes Mines

Derek Lush

Economic Development Executive, Dantia

Chris Yeats

Executive Director, Geological Survey of NSW, NSW Dept of Industry