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The Big Energy Hack

Dogpatch Labs, CHQ Building, Friday 21st October - Sunday 23rd October 2016

ESB presents Ireland’s first ever energy hackathon, The Big Energy Hack – bringing great minds together for 72 hours to disrupt, invent and innovate, with the aim of developing solutions for a low carbon future.

The Big Energy Hack will take place from the 21st-23rd October 2016, in Dogpatch Labs, CHQ, Dublin 1.

ESB is on the hunt for 150 of the best and brightest minds in Ireland from a diverse range of fields including computer programming, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship, to help unearth bright ideas that will lower carbon emissions and combat climate change.

Participants of The Big Energy Hack will be tasked with three ESB customer-centric challenges all aimed at reducing the Irish carbon footprint with cash prizes of €5,000, €3,000 and €2,000 up for grabs for the most innovative ideas.

The Big Energy Hack challenges will explore new ways of powering homes, transport and the network:

  • Challenge #1: How can ESB empower customers to be more energy efficient in their homes?
  • Challenge #2: How can ESB enhance the ecar driving experience?
  • Challenge #3: How can ESB improve the reliability and quality of the electricity supply?

Find out more on the event and how to sign up on

Friday 21st October - Sunday 23rd October 2016
Starts 5pm Friday and 8am Saturday and Sunday
Sign up fee of €20 which will be reimbursed 
at the event.
The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Ireland

Google Map of The chq Building, Custom House Quay, Ireland